Friday, June 30, 2006

Friday (& holiday) Trivia!!

*OK folks.... I dare you to answer this question WITHOUT looking it up on the internet... That's cheating, and it spoils it for those playing...*



What is the ONLY OTHER ANIMAL BESIDES HUMANS that have sex also for the pleasure of it?
(jeopardy music playing)

Buddy

*Special Service Post!*

This is my service dog, Buddy, in front of his trainer's house, when he was about a year old. He'll be three in about a month. I've had him for a little over a year and a half. He keeps me company, picks up the many things my fumble- fingers drop, carries things in his backpack, helps me get out of bed, get up from a stooping position, pulls hard on his leash when I'm trying to walk up a hill or ramp, and makes me laugh. I love him. ~Valinda

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Midnight & Boots


*Err... sorry for the confusion, everyone! ^_^; ~GS*

These two Maine Coon brothers lived with my mom until recently, when they passed on after long lives of love and pampering. I'm proud to admit that I "removed" them from a very bad situation when they were only tiny kittens. Someone had given them to my dad's neighbor, who left them outside on the cold concrete without food or water. When they cried, he yelled and kicked them. When I heard about this (the neighbor wasn't home at the time), I went right over to get them. Next stop: my mother's house, where they lived the rest of their lives. She loved them as much as any kitty has ever been loved. The neighbor was later overheard saying that he was glad to be rid of them. He assumed they had run away.
~Karen C.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Gizmo


This is Gizmo. It's being sent just for Rosie and her FB's. I don't really like this picture to well as you can't see his pretty eyes. He is suppose to be our daughter's cat but when she left he stayed with us. In a way it was for the best, he is used to being around this place and the other cats. Lori, our daughter, was afraid that if she took him he would get out and get lost, which he probably would do. The bad side of it is, he ignores Lori when she comes over now. He is intimidated by Casper and Cleo, they won't leave him alone. Sometimes Gizmo starts it as if they are just walking by him he strikes out and growls at them. I am the peacemaker. ~Monica

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Sassy


* ONE of Debra's cats, Sassy! ~GS

Monday, June 26, 2006

Shania

This is Shania, our red and white Siberian huskey. She is going to be 8 years old this year. She likes to play with stuff animals, and de-stuff them. She loves her Mooch who was also on PDJ. She also liked playing in the snow, but now enjoys the warm sunny life in Florida. She also has 5 kitty roommates, who she loves as well. ~Val

Friday, June 23, 2006

Friday Trivia!!!!!!!!!!

MATURE READERS ONLY!

I have posted the trivia question inside this time in order to give anyone who may be offended a chance to not see the question. If you are offended easily, do not read the question. It is rated "R" ! lol ~GS

Icelandic Dog
















*More from Bil & Donna's Bogus Journey... (j/k, lol) ~GS*
These two pictures are of a dog that escorted us on a horseback ride we took on Icelandic horses. We rode 6-8 miles, she probably ran 9-10 by the time she was through running along side us, doubling back, running ahead, running down the hill to a meadow, etc. Apparently she follows all the rides that these people hold. And she's not even their dog, she's their neighbor's dog. How funny. I think they said she's an Icelandic dog (Icelandic Sheepdog?) and I don't remember what her name is. ~ Donna

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Oscar

















*Kim's other kitty, Oscar! (she didn't send me any info with these...) ~GS*

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Donna & Bil's Excellent Adventure part 3
















These are a couple of pictures of the Icelandic horses that we rode.
They aren't tall, but they're not really all that short either! They struck me as very smart and playful, not to mention beautiful. Neither my husband nor I fell off during our ride I am pleased to say. ~Donna

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Ducks/Geese




*Granted, these aren't personal pets, but I think everyone agrees that when you have ducks/geese at a lake, they're kinda like community pets. That's why I've posted them. Those are Kim's kids feeding them over there!!! ~GS*

Monday, June 19, 2006

Icelandic Street Cat


















We were taking a walk not far from our hotel in the core of Reykjavik, when this beautiful silver kitty popped out of the bushes to say hello.
It seemed to be enjoying our attention and we sure liked the opportunity to pet a cat, missing ours as much as we were. It hung around for a few minutes, then wandered back into the bushes and off to who-knows-where. ~Donna

Friday, June 16, 2006

It's Friday Trivia!!!!

What is the only animal that suffers from NO DISEASE?

Henrietta & Billy-Bob















These are my brother's, mother-in-law's...Lena's moo moos. Did everyone get that?! lol...She and her husband raised cows when they lived in Alabama and these are just a couple of her babies. Henrietta is the cow giving Lena a kiss. Lena says, she would just have to ask for a kiss and Henrietta would lick ya! Billy Bob is the other baby w/the big ears. Isn't he adorable! ~Kat for Lena W.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Farm Cat

*For those that don't know, this was taken during Donna's trip to Iceland & Sweden-where she competed in a marathon... ~GS*
This black and white kitty lived on the Laxnes Horse Farm where we took our horseback ride. I never did learn its name. He/she was friendly and liked to be petted. It roamed the barn and around the horses and wasn't remotely afraid of them. I asked about its tail and found out that before it came to live with them, it had gotten hit by a car and lost half of its tail. But its doing just fine. ~Donna

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Shiloh


*This came to me via Kat-this is her sister-in-law's dog! Thanks, Kat! ~GS*

This is my dog Shiloh. She just turned 4 yrs. old on Mother's Day and still acts like she's a puppy! We call her rabbit dog, because she will hop across the yard...like a rabbit. -Marnie S

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Simon!




Simon is an adolescent who showed up in our garage one day. After a few days of him hanging around, we realized he was a stray and wanted a home.
We cleaned him up and treated his fleas, he was infested with both fleas and ticks. It turned out he had the softest fur and the sweetest personality!!!
We introduced him to our other cat, Oscar. Oscar gave the thumbs up and from that day on, Simon became a member of the family. He's very outgoing and friendly. He is between 5 and 8 months old. He fits right in and we all love him very much! ~Kim

Monday, June 12, 2006

Benji! (before, and after!)



















*AHEM.... I would have posted this earlier, but I was waiting on an email from Kat.... lol.* ~GS
Benji came to me as a 6 week old foster. He and his 3+ siblings (only 4 came to me) were rescued from behind my sister-in-laws office bldg. There is/was a colony of ferrals living back there. We were able to catch...(I always have to stop and think)...ten kittens. There were more that were young enough to successfully rescue, but we couldn't get them. Benji's pappa was orange and in the group of kittens we rescued, there were 3, yes 3, orange girls and 2 orange boys! Very unusual! You may remember Sonny who was on TDK and his brother Shadow. They were brothers (different litter) we think of Benji too. I am working on getting pix of Benji's two orange sisters, Emma & Gracie, who live w/my sister-in-law. Anyway! Benji from day 2 was different than the rest and my son asked his dad if we could keep Benji for his b-day. And to our surprise and delight, Dad said "yes"! He will be 1 year old July 9th and is almost as big as my Marley, who btw is 15 lbs. of snuggly furbaby! I'm anxious to see how much he weighs now! Benji is such the sweetboy! He loves to cuddle and have tummy rubs and give head butts! Benj sleeps w/his boy, Jared (my 7 yr. old, soon to be 8!! Yikes!) most every night and we love him bunches! Ok, I'll stop now!
-Kat

Friday, June 09, 2006

Trivia!

OK, so, I know I said I was gonna do this, but I didn't get around to it for a while.... so here's one for ya!

Which pet has a better memory, Dogs, or Cats?

~GS (as Rosie would say, Discuss.)

Schatzie





















Please meet SCHATZIE, my schnauzer. The name Schatzie name means BELOVED in German.
I got him from the local shelter in 1995, when he was 1-1/2 years old. Actually, he adopted me. I walked into the caged area and he cocked his head at me, as if to say, "you looking for me?" I was a goner!
Schatzie will shake hands, sit and speak on command. He says "out" when he needs to go out. He absolutely loves his sister Terri and begins to cry the minute he sees her car approaching.
He is quite popular with all the little girlie dogs in his neighborhood, especially when he wears his dashing Harley hat. --- Lynn

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Swimmy Turtles!





As promised, here are Fred and George...
A friend gave us Fred and George the "swimmy turtles" when they were the size of quarters - that was almost 5 years ago. Approx. dimensions of shell now - 7" long and 6" across. They're also much fatter than the ones you usually see in pet stores. They eat sun dried baby shrimp and enjoy their heat lamp, waterfall, and bubbles. These pictures were taken in the small aquarium, while I was cleaning their much larger one.
~Karen C.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Max

This is Max and his Amazingly Long Tongue. He was a very sick, skinny, dirty kitten who didn't trust people and was hard to capture. After taking him to the vet, I took him home for a bath. As soon as I put the struggling little guy in the warm water, he relaxed and started purring. After that, he was even good about taking his medicine. He's now a healthy 20 pounder who has been adopted by my ex-husband, so I still get to see him all the time.
~Karen C

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Jake

:Special Support Posting:
*OK people. We MAY have homes for all the kittens (Deb is working with someone on the last two), but Grace still needs a home. Alas, someone else needs our help, so there are no kitten pics today. Jake, Danielles' cat and Spots' brother, is sick. They need our love and support. Hopefully we'll know soon what is troubling poor Jakey. We're all pulling for you, Jake. We love you! ~GS*

p.s. You can find more pics of Jake and "his" boy in the April archives. His date is April 7, and his brother Spot was April 11.