There are quite a few animals hanging out around here, all of which I could easily spend paragraphs describing, but I will cut if short:
Shep is the oldest, he is a 10 year old Schnauser/Bassett mix who spends most of his time asleep. When he's not sleeping he likes to roll over to display what he seems to believe is still there but what is not in fact still there. He doesn't like people. Any of them.
Walter is dachsund number one, and is a small brown dude of 3 years. He is a pain in the *** but can be cool sometimes.
Molly is big and black and has very large teeth. She is estimated at 2 to 3 years of age, but the date is not exact. The vet had been given puppy Molly, one of her feet had been chomped on by another dog and it was pretty messed up. The cats kept it very clean and eventually it healed, and she is very thankful for being taken in, which means she is extremely loyal and will do whatever you tell her.
Wilma is dachsund number two, and was not my idea. She Who Takes In Animals thought that the house needed another dog, and there was this little puppy, and it was so cute... Well now we know it is not a puppy, it really is that small, and it never shuts the **** up. Ever. I have personally heard it bark for 3 hours straight at nothing! It likes to drag things into it's home, a basket in the closet. It is really not bright.
And finally, my Squippy Girl! Squippy is a 2 year old Beagle who likes to stick her tongue out. In fact, that is what people tend to notice about her. They say a dog is man's best friend, and Squippy is my best friend. She gets worried easily, and tends to cry whenever anyone leaves, but that's ok.
I should stop, I'm starting to sound like some strange animal person...
...all of which I could easily spend paragraphs describing, but I will cut if short:
Which is why I've not really said much about mine, could go on about her forever. But I'm just going to say that she's made a better friend than most people have. I would like to get another of her breed one day, such awesome little dogs.
Cosmo (kid, Cosey etc.) is the baby, 18 months and our only non rescue. Mister doe eyes (Cosmo) is also my avatar. He is a sweet cat and quite an acrobat, check out the legs. http://img199.imageshack.us/i/cosmo1v.jpg/
We get a lot of strays here and I don't have it in my heart to turn them away. Most are feral and I just feed them outside but a few were indoor kitties that were dropped off to fend for themselves.
I have always had at least three kitties. The kittens were supposed to find homes once they were weaned but I grew attached to them and didn't try to find homes. I also couldn't do that to my daughter. She loves all those kittens and they love her.
I do have to stop at six though. It is getting quite expensive for the vet trips. Four females getting spayed is quite pricey. I do get the multi-cat discount at the vet though .
omg! i love animals and this thread is making me sad (bcuz i moved and i don't have a pet), but very happy and satisfying! lol!
the most pets i have ever had was 13, nine outside cats and four dogs or something.... Momma Cat had kittens... lol, good times. but we've always had outside pets, esp. cats, bcuz me and my sibs are allergic to hair/dander, idk. me, not so much with dogs, but i am with cats. i have grown quite fond of cats now and it sucks that i can't have one where i am living now. :/
at my mom's house, there are three dogs. two of them are sibs, Scrappy and Harley. they aren't HUGE dogs, but Scrappy is skinny and has had skin probs, but he is so gentle and he stays around the house. Harley, on the other hand, is a lot more wilder, def more meatier, and jumps a lot. he's lovable too, but his nails are a bit long. they draw blood sometimes... they are half-pits and half-labs i think. their mom, my aunt's dog, was a meaty pit with tiger-ish markings (i wanna say they are called tiger pits... idk. not a pit person) and she was so affectionate! the dad, my aunt's other dog, was a chocolate lab, i believe (or at least half of one), and he was very nice too. both are no longer at my aunt's house. i dunno what happened to them (something about the pound picked them up or they ran away...). parents were both pretty medium sized, and so are Harley and Scrappy.
the other dog at my mom's is named Bandit and my dad picked him up from someone one day. i had no idea we had a nice little addition until the next morning when i was on my way to school and wanted to see why there was so much barking. He is a pretty dog, eyes the color of the sky and pure white. i think my dad said he was half-husky, half-wolf. he looks very much like a wolf, lol. he's very playful, likes to jump as well, and is as tall as me when on hindlegs or just about.
all three of them are still young, under five years (i would say about 3 YO), and i miss them so much! they make good outside guard dogs too, bcuz there have been a few times where...yeah. they let us know when someone is there (most of the time) when we don't hear a car amongst our yelling at each other or whatever.
I have a golden retriever, Hermes, who just turned 2 years old Oct 10. He's a fantastic dog that is very, very people-oriented. All he wants is some attention and to have someone touching him. A lot of times he is content just to have my girlfriend lay on the couch, him just below her, and have her hold his paw. He can be pushy with wanting attention, but he has a great heart and is a pleasure to have around.
My girlfriend just adopted a long-haired cat 2 weeks ago. Her previous name was "Rosie" but she didn't like that so renamed her "Beba". She is 1 year old, was attacked by a dog but the previous owner couldn't afford the vet bills so the clinic took ownership rather than have her put down, paid the bills, and gave her to the SPCA for adoption where she found her. She's nice enough but still not completely sure about Hermes.
I have plenty of pictures of Hermes, including him as a puppy, on my facebook page if anyone cares to befriend me and take a look. facebook.com/vlondi
I have a golden retriever, Hermes, who just turned 2 years old Oct 10. He's a fantastic dog that is very, very people-oriented. All he wants is some attention and to have someone touching him. A lot of times he is content just to have my girlfriend lay on the couch, him just below her, and have her hold his paw. He can be pushy with wanting attention, but he has a great heart and is a pleasure to have around
My dog is like that. She'll squirm and whine and whimper, and as soon as you put your hand on her head, she'll calm down.