Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Mooch

*If you would like to sneak a peek at Sia, Mooch's sister, look in the April Archives under April 6-Siamia. ~GS*
This Mooch, he's a Plott Hound and a goofy boy too.
He adopted us the first day that we moved her to North Carolina in 2003. He puts up with Shania our Husky and the 5 cats that we have. i found out that he was to be put down at the local shelter, because no one wanted to adopt a hound. :( So we took him in from our neighbor who rescued him, and now he is a happy member of our family. Oh something cute my siamese (Sia posted previous) will clean his ears out to. It's very cute to watch. ~Val

29 Comments:

Anonymous donna said...

Val, Mooch is quite the "hound dawg" :-) Bless you for taking him in. My heart just aches when I hear of an animal about to be put down. I also love his bed/cot thingy. I wonder if our cats would like something like that. A kitty hammock.

You wouldn't happen to have any pics of Siamia cleaning Mooch's ear do you? That sounds absolutely adorable.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Karen C. said...

Aww - what a sweet, happy face! I'm so glad he found such a good home with you. That must be fun with all those cats and dogs. I love his little bed. Do any of the kitties curl up and sleep with him there? (By the way - picture of husky, please!)

1:16 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

"Mooch the Pooch!" What a wonderful family he found!!! It breaks my heart that he was to be put down because no one wanted him. That is all too often the case. I glad you found each other!! I would like to see your other furry children too! Thanks for sharing!

1:56 PM  
Blogger Emma's Kat said...

Hi Mooch! What a cutie you are! I personally love the hounds. Never owned one, but my dad has 3 beagles and although they can be noisy at times, they have the best bark!! My sister had a basset named Rupert and again...loved the howl/bark! Love the cot/bed too! I wonder if they make them for bigger dogs. Sammie would love that! She needs a new bed.

2:12 PM  
Blogger Gheeri's Servant said...

We had a dachshund at one point. Really good dog, but chewed up EVERYTHING!!!! Loved everything, though. Loved my daughter, the cats (Punkin was his best friend), other dogs at the park. He just couldn't be trusted alone, and since we both work.... he eventually had to be given to a stay-at-home-mom. We tried putting yucky-tasting stuff on our stuff, but it ruined our stuff AND it didn't bother him! Bitter Apple, lime juice, Tabasco-he liked EVERYTHING. I wish we could've taught him. But I blame the pet shop we got him from. Poor baby was 4 months, still in a tiny cage.... Damned pet shops. Don't get me wrong people-I'm not a pet shop dog-buyer, but he was big, in a little cage, and no one was interested in a big dachshund (Everyone is into "minis" and "toys" and "teacups" here-I don't know how it is everywhere else. Miami is very "trendy"). We kept seeing him there for 2 months- so finally we just bought him. Anyhow, he had an interesting sound he used to make-we called it a roo. He could bark (boy, could he bark), and rarely howl, but most often, he would ,"RoooOOOoooOOOoo". We even taught him to do it on caommand. If we said Speak, he'd bark. If we said Roo, he'd rooooooooo. lol. I miss him, but he's probably better off. He hated being alone, and the cats only provided so much attention before they decided a nap was in thier best interest (you guys know how it is...). So it wasn't long before the sofa arm, pillows, coasters, socks, underwear, garbage, and various other things were destroyed. DON'T even ask about the Christmas of '03. LOL

3:19 PM  
Blogger Emma's Kat said...

GS, Dachsunds seem needy like that. All the ones I've known at least. My hubbies cousin and his wife owned one...Ginger. She was potty trained, but everytime they'd leave she'd go on the floor. And she too would tear things up. Seperation anxiety, I guess. THey too ended up giving her to their best friends who, the wife was a stay-at-home mom. Silly little hotdogs!

3:32 PM  
Anonymous Teresa said...

Hounds are a lot of fun. With Rufus and Erin-the-bardic-beagle in our pack we have lots of yodels and bays!
That is a great little cot though! WOuld that be Mooch's favorite blankie he's on?

3:37 PM  
Blogger Rose said...

Hi all!
I'd never heard of a Plott Hound, but I clicked on the pic and he's so SWEET! I'm a Basset Hound devotee - Baggins used to have a sort of RoooRooo-after he'd been goin for a while-he'd start with a wwwha..wwwha..I taught him to ask for water by making that sound-"Baggins, you want Wa-Wa?" well, you can guess...cute little party tricks...Baggins thought he was kissin'cousins to my 3 cats at the time, never a problem-but I DID keep him away from my dwarf bunny!
I'm looking forward to seeing him at the Rainbow Bridge...Bless you for taking this Big Ol' Boy into your hearts!

4:27 PM  
Anonymous donna said...

Hi Rose, speaking of dwarf bunnies. Have been to cuteoverload.com today? All-bunny Tuesday.

My sister had a mini-lop bunny (Jo-Jo) who lived to be almost 11 years old. Her vet couldn't believe it. He'd never heard of a rabbit living that long. Well, being indoors and getting lots of love tends to do that to a furry friend.

4:36 PM  
Blogger Emma's Kat said...

Rose, you a Lord of the Rings fan? Baggins? Frodo Baggins? lol I love LOTR! Specially Langolai(sp? butchered it didn't I!?)!!

4:38 PM  
Blogger Emma's Kat said...

Donna, you following me?! LOL

4:38 PM  
Blogger Emma's Kat said...

More like me following you!

4:39 PM  
Anonymous casper's mom said...

I like that bed Mooch is on. At least he won't get cold laying on the floor in winter. So nice that you added him to your family, looks like he's a really nice dog. Cute that Sia cleans his ears. Patches wants to love Amber up but she doesn't want anything to do with it. Amber does not want anything to do with the cats. Don't know if it has any thing to do with jealousy or not.

5:20 PM  
Blogger Gheeri's Servant said...

LOL, kat, maybe you guys just have ESPN (lol, yes, I know thats not right-it's an inside joke...) Yeah, I think I read somewhere that if they don't have human company like ALL THE TIME they go nuts on your house. Uh, kat, were you talking about Legolas? Cuz he's my fave. I think it's just the fact that it's Orlando Bloom :::sigh::: Anyhow, yeah.

Hounds + bunnies = disaster. We had a little white bunny with a black eye. We called him Commander Bun-Bun (seriously). He was great. LOVED the cats-he would play with them and run around on the couch. He was well behaved, too. Never pooped out of his cage. Gheeri used to play with him the most. He died after a few years-we never knew why. Only the ferret wasn't allowed to play with him.

So sad about the Patches-Amber mismatch. I heard that cockers are very jealous dogs.

5:30 PM  
Anonymous donna said...

Actually, Kat, I think I usually end up following you and Kim! :-)

As for LOTR, I think I mentioned that one of my previous kitties was named Pippin? I'm a serious book fan but I watch the movies for Viggo. Orlando ain't shabby, though, either. But for performance, I give it to Sean Astin as Sam.

BTW, Mooch doesn't "mooch" much does he? Like at the table? We used to feed our Sheltie, Geni, at the table off of a fork. Well, after we were done eating and with Mom and Dad's permission of course. Very cute. Geni is post-digital, so GS, I'm working to scan in some of my earlier pet pics and send them in if that's OK?

5:43 PM  
Blogger Gheeri's Servant said...

That would be great, Donna! And you're right about Sean Astin-I love his acting...have you seen 50 First Dates???? XD

BTW-I don't think I've explained this (well, I did to Rosie, thats it) but for those that don't know- if you look at XD sideways it's someone cracking up!!!!

wow, someone that sits a few offices from me was just robbed. We followed them down & got their license #, but we're still waiting for the police. We got them on camera, but who knows... the question is-how did they get in? After 5pm, our front doors are locked. You need an electronic badge to get in all doors-only the front ones are open during business hours. And we have 2 people at the front desk to watch for intruders. But this was 6pm. All doors are locked. So we're wondering how they got in. It was a pair of girls (what is this world coming to?). I'm just glad it wasn't me, although I feel very bad for Andrea. They'll never be able to use her debit card, because she's cancelling it now-but she is so inconvenienced now. They took her license too. :( The car seemed stolen, too. I think they were too young to have the car they had.

6:25 PM  
Anonymous donna said...

Oh my gosh, Gheeri, that's awful! I am glad, though, that everyone is OK. I hope they catch them.

6:30 PM  
Blogger Emma's Kat said...

GS, I knew I had butchered the spelling of Legolas. I had forgotten how to say it also, part of the problem. Donna, Some day I will read the books. For know, I just can't seem to make the time to read! Viggo and Orlando are painfully good looking! Orlando, I would have to say is my fave! Besides Johnny Depp. Can't wait to see Pirates...POTC P2, we'll say for short. OMGosh, Johnny and Orlando in one movie together!!
GS, make sure you check out conversation on Kat's Cat yesterday. Well, it will be yesterday's post when you read this. Maci's post. You NEED to get your computer at home straight!

7:30 PM  
Blogger Rose said...

Kat1, I got Baggins in 1978, and at the time, my brother was reading the LOTR books...I actually had "purchased" Baggins from a breeder outside Chicago while he was still in his mum's tummy! I was pregnant with that bitch the whole time! (that sounded vulgar, but it's really "correct"! Sort of like a female cat is called a "Queen"? 'Course, you're not telling them anything they don't already know...!) The breeder sent me a pic of the expectant mother, and I'd stare at it and try on different names, for male & females, since I didn't know what God had in mind. My brother loaned me the book, and gave me 2 suggestions - "Bilbo Baggins" or "My Precious"...I just glanced through the book for descriptions of each, and decided they were the choices...You've got me curious, though, about the film versions...no Bilbo?? but Johnny Depp?? Mmmm sounds tasty...

7:49 PM  
Blogger Rose said...

Oh, Donna - Thanks for the tip about All Bunny Tuesday! My bunny, named Bunny (?!!) was black with a few white hairs on her chest and front paws...she lived in my brothers old room which we converted into a "study" for me-I kept my piano, Jon's old desk & TV
and his old bed, dressed like a day bed. For the most part, Bunny was litter trained!! A "few" stray
pellets, but she really DID prefer the litter! When I got home, she'd make these little um, chirping sounds? and run around my feet until I picked her up! Fun doing music theory with a bunny on the music rest! She went to the Rainbow Bridge when she was only 8 months. I noticed her neck very stiff one morning, and the Vet said it was some sort of virus, and one of his Techs just lost her Rabbit to the exact same thing. He gave me some kind of med (I thought a seizure med) but she crossed over the next day. She was a bright spot for sure in my life!

I ws thinking about a Lop Ear, but now I'm in an apartment, it's not fair to keep a rabbit of that size from not enjoying an outdoor pen...

My, what a ramblin' post..."Ode to Bunny"!

8:01 PM  
Blogger Emma's Kat said...

Rose, Have you not seen the film versions of LOTR?! Johnny Depp is in POTC (Pirates of the Carribean), not LOTR, but yes...tasty! If you've read the books, I heard they were better. But I haven't, and I love the movie trilogy!! I like to have the visual of a story. Did that sound right? You know what I mean!

8:09 PM  
Blogger Rose said...

This is my last post, promise! (especially since I have to make myself dinner before "House" comes on! (Mmmmmm, Tasty Too!) I like to read a book version of a film before seeing it, because I had an English teacher in HS explain, and after stagemanaging, I understood better,that the original author's ideas of, say, 400+ pages are not diluted by a 120 pg screenplay...
So Serious and Scolarly all of a sudden
~~~~~~HYAK~~~~~
Check in on everyone tomorrow -

ps. Gheeri-hope your co-worker's okay, it has to be so traumatic-look out for yourself...

8:44 PM  
Blogger Gheeri's Servant said...

LOL, kat is correct, the delectable Johnny Depp is in POTC (OMG, Kat, if we lived closer to each other, I would SO go see #2 with you on opening day!), and the yummy Orlando Bloom is in LOTR, in which yes, there IS a Bilbo, but not for too long.

Rose, how many times must I tell you all not to worry about posting?!?!?!? I MYSELF post quite often (and lengthy, as well). I LIKE when you guys ramble. But I know how you feel, because I hate when I feel myself rambling as well. Keep it up guys.

The only book I read BEFORE the movie came out was CoN: tLtW&tW (sorry, but that's A LOT shorter than the whole name!)- Everything else I've read afterwards-Jurassic Park, The Lost World (there are more-just can't think of them). OH! Also- I've read the Da Vinci Code(my most favoritist book EVER!) AND CAN'T WAIT until it comes out!!! (5/19!!! 1 week!!!)And who better to play the lead role than Tom Hanks?!?!?AAAAAHHH!!! I've been OuT oF mY mInD since I heard they were making it into a movie!!!! I even bought another copy of the book to make Bryan read (the original hardcover copy is MINE! MINE I TELL YOU!!! MUAHAHAHAHAAH!!!!!) See? I told you I was going out of my mind....

p.s. I haven't even ATTEMPTED to read the HP's. I think the directors have done a good enough job with the movies, so I haven't had the urge to read them. Same with LOTR-I thought the movies were spectacular-no need to read the books. L,W&W's movie did it MORE than justice (except for the part where Aslan brings the stone statues back to life-I was disappointed that they had left that out....) so I'm glad I read/watched it. See, now I've gone and rambled. As Rosie would say....Discuss.....

9:58 AM  
Anonymous donna said...

HP and LOTR books both better than the movies :-) IMHO, anyway. In LOTR they took some liberties and even though I loved the movies, they made some characters behave in a way completely contradictory to the way they should, the way they do in the book, the way Tolkien defined them. Oh well. As for HP, the movies had to leave out quite a bit for length and some of the more subtle details that can only be described in the books. But I plan on buying the movies anyway.

I'm glad everyone is OK out there. Weather is rather boring here in the PNW but at least we're seeing some sunshine this morning.

11:25 AM  
Blogger Karen C. said...

I've been reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy over and over since I was a kid. There were a couple places in the movies where I noticed small changes, but overall it was a really excellent adaptation. The Harry Potter books to movies are a different story. I've read all the books several times and, though the movies are entertaining, there just isn't enough time to cover one book in one movie. So many characters and events have been left out. It seems to me that the movies are just highlights of the major action scenes from the books. It makes me want to explain everything in detail to people who haven't read the books and are missing out on so much.

2:47 PM  
Blogger Gheeri's Servant said...

haha, thats how I feel about Lion, Witch, & Wardrobe! I always want to tell people, you know, Aslan is the one who freed all the stone statues.... but it's too long... haha

3:21 PM  
Blogger Karen C. said...

I won't watch that movie till after I read the book. However, the book is actually one of 7, so I have to read all of them first. They're next in line behind the one I'm reading now.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Gheeri's Servant said...

I read L,W,&W the week before the movie came out SPECIFICALLY. But I've put off reading the others... I'm also reading Rage by Johnathan Kellerman. He writes these psychological who-dun-its that are based off 1 character, so when you get to each book, you already know so much about the main character, so theres more room for other stuff. I love his stuff. He writes other stuff, but I ONLY read the Alex Delaware novels. Rage is the newest one, and I'm trying to find the time to read it. I started a new book by Michael Crichton, but this one is so...blah.... in the beginning (it has to do with oceanography-you know, the study of waves and stuff) that I just couldn't keep up with it, so Bryan is reading that one right now (he lost my place, damnit!). Plus, I'm writing a fanfic right now, so I have, like, no time for ANYTHING when I'm not working... lol. But I'm happiestt when I'm busy-I'd go nuts if all I had to do was watch TV or something...

3:38 PM  
Blogger Karen C. said...

My oldest daughter (15) reads and writes a lot on the fanfiction site. What are you writing about? I'd rather read than pretty much anything else, but don't have much time. I work 6 days a week with at least an hour's drive each way, plus I have to take 3 kids here and there, take care of 3 cats and 2 turtles, and do housework. I've been reading P.G. Wodehouse recently because I love English humor and need a good laugh at the end of the constantly busy days. I'll normally only get a few pages read before Cocoa jumps up and head-butts the book until I pet him instead!

4:49 PM  

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