Meet the Family

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you’ll know I occasionally post a photo of one of our menagerie — usually the dog or one of the cats. In the interests of giving all the pets an equal opportunity to be oohed and aahed over (and because so many of you have asked about my mini-zoo), I thought it would be fun to corral everyone in one place for you. Not literally, because can you imagine even attempting a group photo with this bunch?!? <shudder>

So in no particular order — well, we’ll let the cats go first because, well, they’re cats, right? — here’s the fuzzy/hairy/scaly side of the family tree. πŸ™‚

This is Sylvester. At a grand old 18 years of age, he’s the ruler of the house — yes, even the dog knows to stay out of his way!

George, age 6. Alternatively known as Curious George, Gorgeous George, George of the Jungle, and Hug-him-and-squeeze-him-and-call-him-George. Much to his great disgust. πŸ™‚

Without doubt the cutest of the bunch, this is Momo. He was the runt of the litter (though you could never tell now) and is almost completely blind (total in one eye, sees large shapes/shadows with the other). Altogether now…”awwwww!” πŸ˜‰

Following the cutest, we have the most unusual. Meet Steve, our bearded dragon lizard. He’s getting on in years, having almost reached a beardie’s life expectancy of 10 years, but seems to be hanging in there pretty well for an old guy. πŸ™‚

Last but certainly not least, my walking companion, Charlie. Those of you following me on Twitter or Facebook may also know him as Moron, Giant Dog, or Jesus Dog (long story), though his most-used nickname is Charlie-horse. At 127 lbs, the reason for the latter name is fairly apparent. Don’t think he looks that big? Here’s another photo of him with my 6-foot-tall husband a year and 10 lbs ago:

Yeah. He’s that big. And if the first thing you said upon seeing this was “whoa!” then you have a good idea of why we call him a horse.

And there you have it. My pet-family album. Aren’t they awesome? Β πŸ™‚



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14 responses to “Meet the Family”

  1. Paul Anthony Shortt (@PAShortt) Avatar

    I love the pet family you have! Makes me wish we had room for more than just our two dogs.

    1. Linda Avatar

      They’re quite the collection, all right. A lot of work sometimes, but they more than make up for it in fun! What kind of dogs do you have, Paul?

      1. Paul Anthony Shortt (@PAShortt) Avatar

        One 3 year-old datchshund/jack russel cross named Pepper and a 1 year-old Japanese spitz/mini collie cross named Jasper. Pepper’s the boss of the two and very clever and attentive, especially towards my wife while she’s been pregnant. Jasper’s a bit of an attention-seeker and very cute, but not altogether very bright by comparison. πŸ™‚

        1. Linda Avatar

          They sound lovely! Boys? Girls? I read an article once on dogs trained for the armed forces. This particular trainer preferred working with female dogs because they bonded better with their handlers and were more attentive (and less distractable). After having owned both male & female dogs, I would have to say that’s been our experience, too…with Charlie falling into the “cute but not too bright” category! πŸ˜‰

          1. @PAShortt Avatar

            Pepper’s a girl and Jasper’s a boy.

          2. Linda Avatar

            Just as I suspected! πŸ˜€

  2. Qwill Avatar

    A very lovely pet family. I must say that Steve is magnificent!! Hugs to all of them.

    1. Linda Avatar

      Thanks, Sally! Hope your son likes the pic of Steve. πŸ™‚

  3. Sandy Coelho Avatar
    Sandy Coelho

    You have quite the collection – I’m so jealous! LOL

    1. Linda Avatar

      You might not be so jealous on cage/litterbox/backyard cleaning day, Sandy! But yes, they’re pretty awesome apart from that. πŸ™‚

  4. Diane Avatar

    What a wonderful family!!!

    1. Linda Avatar

      Thank you, Diane! I’m rather partial to them myself. πŸ˜‰

  5. BookaholicCat Avatar

    Lovely pet-family, they are all adorable. πŸ™‚
    And about… “we’ll let the cats go first because, well, they’re cats, right?” – LOL you are so right.

    1. Linda Avatar

      Thank you, Marcela! And yes, cat’s really are “special,” aren’t they? πŸ˜‰

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