a dog for all seasons
a pug. What more
can I say? He is a whole lot of dog packed into a little dog body. He
can be snuggly and sleep on your lap, but still run with the big dogs.
All his friends are big dogs. Grizzy the black lab, Ripley the chocolate
lab, Molly the golden and Murphy the black lab.
He was actually
a gift for Aaron's birthday. He was born the same day as Chuck and came
home on Tina's birthday. They are his godparents and he is named after
them. Oscar de la Clarka.
to go to the vet, flirts with the receptionists "Hello ladies!",
struts for the cockapoos next door and barks furiously at anyone that
walks too close to the house.
more pictures of Oscar.
is more good Pug
why stand up, when you can lay down?
We rescued Stewie from a local animal shelter. He started pawing at us through the glass when we walked up to him and we were toast.
He is not what I thought was a typical cat. He comes when you call him, never hides, greets us at the door.
Oscar and Stewie are buddies, they share a water bowl and like to snuggle.
more pictures of Stewie.
but not forgotten
is Max. He was a weimaraner my family had when I was little. He
was the best. I used to hang all over him, drag him around the yard
and he quietly went along with it.
always have a soft spot for wiemaraners. Everyday I visit Oliver
Daily to look at the updated pictures of the weimaraners, Oliver
and Hugo that live in France.
was my first bunny. She was albino, with pink eyes. I got her for
Easter when I was a kid and I love this picture of her with that
years Easter eggs.
to carry her around the yard. She was a bit feisty.
got Chuck after Max passed away. Chuck was a German Shorthaired
Pointer. My family seems to like the German dogs.
was a nut. Ran around like crazy. Good at catching frisbees.
is Bunny. He was a Mini Lop. Aaron got me Bunny when I was in Grad
school and I loved him a lot. He used to lay in front of the TV
in a turkey roasting pan. He also liked to jump on Louie's bird
had a whole lot of personality and also got carried around the house
like a baby. He always let me know when he had enough and would
jump down. He passed suddenly and I don't think I have ever gotten
was my first hamster. I think she was a Syrian hamster, nicknamed
"black bear". She looked like a little black bear. She
was so sweet. A real cutie.
used to stuff her cheeks with seeds til I thought she would fall
over. One night in my apartment, she broke out of her cage and made
a run for it. I never found her. I imagine she took off for Vegas.
were my goldfish, Fish and Chips. I had them for about three years
which is quite a feat for goldfish under my care.
died rather mysteriously... each one during a different visit from
my family. Hmmmm.
lived to a ripe old age, 12 years. He was a bit crotchety in his
him when I still lived at home and in my first year of college.
He went with me to graduate school, back home for two summers, into
my apartment and now my house.
liked to chirp like mad when it was getting to the really good part
of the movie you were watching.
quicker than you think
Bunny died, I wanted a pet that would be around for awhile. Boris
T. Tortoise, Torty for short was a Russian
Tortoise. He was supposed to live for 100 years but he got sick and passed away early.
didn't get any bigger than my hand. He slept a lot in the winter
and come spring wanted to eat a lot. He would devour a large pile
of lettuce and veggies pretty quick.
wasn't that slow. When I took him outside I had to keep an eye on
him or he would take off and hide under leaves.
nuthin' but fluff
got me Ernie for Christmas two years ago. He was an English Angora
rabbit. I have to say was the the most laid back, easy going
bunny. I could carry him around or roll him over on his back.
had a toy called "bouncey bunny" that you put treats inside
and then he kicked the poo out of it to get the treats out.
lived inside, he was a house bunny. He lived in his hutch when I
was gone, and when I was home he came out. He was litter trained and
went back to his hutch when he had to go.
a lot of questions about Angora rabbits. Yes you can make sweaters
out of them. You save the wool you get when you brush them and spin
it into yarn.
I think he would have made a nice
and Ernie got along fine. Ernie was way bigger than Oscar when the
pup came to live with me, so Oscar didn't think he was the boss
of the bunny.
I never left them together unattended. Mostly they could be found
laying under the dining room table together. And when I called "Treat!"
they both came running.
also asked questions about getting an Angora rabbit. Although he had
one of the best personalities I had seen in a rabbit, he was a LOT
of work. He needed constant grooming. He got brushed a lot. The
wool has a tendency to matt and then you have to cut them out.
to trim him down in the summer so he didn't overheat. You also
have to be sure they elevated from their poo or it sticks to their
wool and then you have a horrid mess. I would not recommend getting
one unless you have a lot of time and energy to devote to it.
lots more bunny information at the House
Ernie passed away at a typical bunny age, comfortably at home.
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