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Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Rest of the Fam

I thought I'd take a bit of time today to introduce the rest of my little family. These are the "city kids".

First up are "the girls". They are having a nap on their favorite spot, our bed. On the left is Lola. She is a Ragdoll and turned 1 year old at the end of May. She's been part of our family since late September. On the right is Chloe. She is a Siamese and will be 6 later this summer. We've had her since she was a kitten.

Chloe is "the boss" of the house, meaning of Lola and the dogs. I keep telling her Lola will be bigger but she doesn't care, she can still kick the crap out of her.



Here are our poocheros! Misty is on the left, she is a Golden Retriever X Rottie. She is quite timid (we think she was abused before we got her) but also very protective. Comet is on the right, he is a Labrador X Border Collie. At least that's what the SPCA told us, we think maybe Great Dane in there because he's huge! His whole litter was dropped off at the SPCA in late winter, all the puppies were given the names of Santa's reindeer. I tell him he's lucky he wasn't named Prancer! He's a total sweetheart, loves kids and all other animals. However his size is intimidating (I'm 5'7-5'8 and when he jumps up his paws are on my shoulders). And when you come to the door his bark sounds like he's going to eat you! This is perfect to me because I'm home late at night by myself a lot.



This pic shows why it is hard to get a nice photo of Comet, he creeps towards the camera! The bush behind them is the hedge that separates the yard from the dog kennel. Both dogs have been trained to go straight to their kennel to do their potty business when they're let outside, yay no poop bombs on the grass!! We got Comet in December of 2001, he was 8 weeks old. We got Misty in January of 2002, she's a month older than Commie. They are the best of buds. He gets very upset when she goes to the groomers. Its one of the few times she doesn't mind being away from him, probably because she gets all the attention! :)


This is my fav pic of Misty, I think she looks gorgeous in this one. You can barely tell she doesn't have a tail. (The people who owned her mom docked all the puppies tails in case they "looked more Rottie" when they got older. :( The mom was 7/8 Rottie and the dad was pure Golden Retriever)


Now you all recognize Raincloud (Applejack) and this is his proud "dad", my hubby Pete. Pete and I met in the late summer of 2000. We were engaged in February 2002 and married in September 2003.

Applejack & Pete have a great bond. In fact Applejack will give me the cold shoulder if Pete's around. And I'M the one who feeds him!!

To think, Pete grew up in a family that didn't have ANY pets... and now he's got this furry family!



5 comments:

  1. Cute pets! It's great that your hubby likes pets now. I only have 1 cat and 1 dog - trying to convince my hubby to get another cat...

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  2. Cute pics - I also introduced my dogs in my blog. Figured since I occasionally talk about then I might as well have a few pics of them.

    Ya know and they are such a big part of your life.

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  3. I LOVE all the photos of the fur babies! and the one of AJA and DH is so CUTE! LOVE that the dogs are rescues... what's the story on the kitties?

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  4. Thanks for the nice comments! I love my fuzzy kids :)
    Hubby always liked animals, his parents are old-fashioned "Old Country" people and animals were always considered dirty.

    A more detailed story on the kitties will come in the future. There is a sad twist as it was originally Chloe & Sophie not Lola.
    :(

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  5. Wow, what a beautiful family. I have a couple of furbabies too and I love them to bits.

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