Monday, January 07, 2008

Fun Monday- Show me your pets!

Lisa is our hostess for Fun Monday this week and she wants us to show our pets.

Daniel and I have had a lot of pets over the years. As I was always a cat lover and he was a dog lover, we have learned to compromise. The animals we have at this time is 4 dogs, a cat, a bird and a lot of fish.
Our Dogs:
5-6 years ago (I have no since of time, so I get confused on dates, that why I can't really remember exactly how long we have had Sammie)a friend of ours gave us Sammie, because their land lord would not allow them to have a dog. Dan Dan have a soft spot for animals so we gladly brought her in. At 1st she was an inside dog, which she was for a long time. Every now and then we would put her on a chain right out side the door step to get fresh air, because here in town we have a leash law. We never intended to allow her to have babies, but never got her fixed, soooooo. 3 years ago we had her out on the chain and I kept telling Dan she was going in heat and he told me I didn't know what I was talking about, so during us home schooling one day, the kids and I got a 101 on how dogs hook up. The neighbor's dog had got loose. Sammie had 13 babies that December. (I remember that time because it was our 1st year of home schooling. LOL) We were going to get rid of all the puppies, but the cat we had at that time got hit by a car, so I allowed each child to have a puppy. Don't ask me why 3 puppies have to replace 1 cat, but that's how it worked out. DJ named his KoJo, JB named his Buddy and KB named hers Vicious Rex. They all 4 stay in a pen in the back yard and every once in a while we will clean Sammie up and bring her in.





Our Cat: I have always loved cats, but there is something with this one. He is mean, but My little brother had gave KB a cat for her birthday one year and we were giving all the kittens a way, but before I gave them all away, the momma cat got in my van. I heard her when I got 1/2 way of where I was going and had planned on shutting the door before she could get out, but it didn't happen that way. So, we landed up with this mean cat.


Our Bird:
My sister in law bought 2 birds, then decided that they were too much trouble, so I told her to bring them here. The other bird died last year, but this one is still hanging in there. We have had her about 4 years.


Our Fish: KB wanted some fish for her 10th birthday, so we got her a lot of pretties. The all have died since, but a friend of ours gave her some guppies. I now know why they did, they multiply like crazy!
(Don't have picture of the fish because I need to clean the tank)

I couldn't end this post with introducing my mom's new play pretty. She bought her Border Collie for Christmas for she wouldn't get lonely. Her cat came up missing about 2-3 months ago, so she has decided to get a puppy. His name is Topper.

OH! Maw's (Dan's grandmother) horse she raised from a baby because here mom abandoned her.


And last but not least, my biggest pet of all. My big ole bear! LOL! He is hairy and can be a mean ass, but sometimes is nothing but a teddy bear.

26 comments:

susan said...

Isn't it amazing how we end up with so many critters? And end up loving them all...even the hairy bears!

Peter said...

You have certainly accumulated a lot of critters there.

Sandy said...

Critters, critters, critters! Your dogs are gorgeous and they were a lesson in dog anatomy at the same time. That's a bonus...lol.

Thanks for sharing.

Pamela said...

Hope the kids help take care of that menagerie. Whew!!!

Gattina said...

Your dogs look so cute ! What an adventure ! and then 13 babies, geez !

Joy T. said...

13 babies?! Wow that's a big litter of pups! I couldn't imagine having so many animals but they sure are cute.

Junebug said...

I know what you mean about losing sense of time on your animals ages. I do that all the time. Your cat sounds like a mama cat we used to have name Wilma. She was mean. She came up to our house one stormy windy day pregnant and we had her through several years with many more litters. Finally I gave her to my mom and my mom said the cat would jump on her leg and bite her when she came outside and didn't feed her soon enough. We would laugh because we were so glad we didn't have her anymore! He he.

The Rotten Correspondent said...

Wow. You have your own private zoo!

Karina said...

Aww, "Pretty" is adorable. You have quite the collection of pets there!

Tiggerlane said...

Okay - like, the bear? Looks meaner than the cat. Seriously.

I LOVE your dogs - they look fluffy and cuddly!

coloursofdawn said...

That is a lot of pets. Cute dogs. The cat is pretty despite being mean. The bear looks mean despite being a teddy bear.

lisa's chaos said...

I had been anxiously waiting for someone to name their spouse. :) Thanx for not letting me down. :)

You have a huge animal family too!

Blue Momma said...

You have quite a menagerie there, don't you? We had a bird (went to a more bird friendly home) and a fish (went down the drain while Punkin was "petting" him).

I think we'll stick with the cats for now!

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

You have quite the menagerie!

Robinella said...

Such a fun "farm" you live on. haha. I love the blue on the bird.

Cynthia said...

I understand about the exponents involved in pet replacement!

gibnjen said...

The three puppies equals one cat comment sounds like the logic at my house. At least they're pretty cute!

my4kids said...

I'm the type of person who would let each of my kids have a puppy to replace one also!
13puppies! Wow!

sirdar said...

Lots of babies from one litter of pups. Lots of animals for sure. The last one sure does look mean :-)

Jo Beaufoix said...

Blimey, you must be so busy with all of them. I bet you can get a cuddle anytime you want, even from the big old bear. :D

Sauntering Soul said...

13 puppies?! My goodness. They're super cute though.

Julie said...

Wow! 13 puppies...at once. That is just amazing. I loved seeing all your critters.

Kaytabug said...

I am still in shock over one litter of 13 puppies! That is a LOT! They are all so cute!! I thought I had a zoo, you win!

swampy said...

A menagerie of critters.

I can't bring my self to read the post above this. Just not emotionally grounded enough for sad right now.

Kerith Collins said...

hey...we have the same like of "pet" in the last picture...LOL
kerith
http://kerithskontest.wordpress.com

-Ann said...

Great pictures!

The new Fun Monday topic is now available. :)