Saturday, January 9, 2010

Meet the Dogs!

Back in September y'all met our kitties. Though they were unhappy kitties, since they had all just had baths and then the humiliation of having their picture taken.  How I could forget the dogs, I don't know. But I just realized that I never introduced the rest of our household - our dogs.  We have 3 of them.  It makes for an interesting house - 3 cats/3 dogs.  The cats are all boys and the dogs are all girls.  When C & I combined houses into this one - I came with the 3 cats and a dog and he came with 2 dogs. All in all everyone has adapted very well to everyone else.

First we have Shadow.  She is a wonderfully, sweet Black Lab.  She has been part of C's life for a long time and has been his ever faithful companion, having been through it all.  Her favorite toy is a plush duck with a squeeky in it - how fitting - a lab with a duck in its mouth. I am so happy that she has welcomed me into their life with open paws. She sticks close to me when he isn't home.  He says when I'm not home she looks for me.

Then we have Molly.  Molly is my contribution to the canine population at our house. She is an adorable Rottweiler/German Shepard mix (I call her a "rott N shepard").  I have had her since she was 6 weeks old and we've been together through thick and thin.  She is now 13 years old (this is a younger pic of her - but I love it!).  When Molly & Shadow first met they didn't like each other much and there was quite a bit of snarling. Since we have moved into the house, we have only had 2 dog fights and those were early on.  Both brought blood.  Each time it was Molly's - she may be a rott - but she's a wimpy one.  They have now come to terms with each other and get along very well. 

And then... there's Sugar.   Miss Sugar is a Chihuahua - and an itty bitty one at that.  She is C's dog from a previous marriage.  This little gal may be tiny,  but she thinks she is at least as big as the other dogs. When someone comes to the door, she is the one that does all the talking - but Shadow and Molly are there to back her up if need be.   The big dogs are afraid of the vacuum cleaner - they run from it, but not Sugar, she chases it.  As you can see by the pic, she is dwarfed by Harley, but then he is a large alley cat.  But for her size she has a big heart, for she too, has welcomed me into their life, as she keeps close track of me.

With this mixture of animals it makes for us never having a dull moment.  Someone is always doing something.  We try as hard as we can to make them happy and keep them healthy so we can continue to enjoy their company for a long time. 


Julie said...

Aw, how cute. I can totally see Sugar being the boss. My little Yorkie Gracie is the same way. She has no idea she's only 4 lbs. She thinks she's a German Shepherd!

My Aimless Infatuation said...

Got to love these babies,they make us feel wanted,don't they. Thank goodness they accepted each other so well. Stay warm.

Aunt LoLo said...

Ooooh....what cute babies!!! :-)

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Can't wait to see your projects!

MA Fat Woman said...

Totally cute kids you have. Thanks for lurking at the MA Fat Woman's place. All are welcome, lurkers or not! :)

ceekay said...

Sweet dogs. I know how special dogs and cats are to a family. We sure don't know what we did before our Bentley boy!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh, I am a dog person! Those little eyes just melt my heart! It was a pleasure to meet your furbabies. Thank you for posting our button on your sidebar. That was very nice of you. Have a nice week! Twyla