Hi everyone! This past weekend I was busy working on some home improvements I hope to share on a future blog, so I didn’t have time to do something crafty for today. I finally decided today would be a good day to meet the rest of my family-the furry ones anyways! They are a big part of our lives and very spoiled! So first up: Esmerelda (Ezzy for short).
The name comes from Disney’s Hunchback from Notre Dame .We figured she had lived a gypsy life. We adopted her from our local SPCA about 8 years ago and aren’t sure about her sordid past. We know she is about 8-9 years old, she was brought to the SPCA as a stray in somebody’s trunk, and she doesn’t particularly like men, although she has mellowed some in her older age. She is VERY protective of our home and especially us girls. She doesn’t like anybody coming in her personal bubble, which is about a mile wide space.
She hogs the bed and she stares us down when we have food. We are not sure of her breed, but she looks very much like this one, a Lancashire Heeler. Ezzy has a short tail and other color markings, but this is pretty close.
Next up is Chica. She is a princess and a Chihuahua/Terrier mix.
She came to us from a friend who was looking to find her a new home. My girls have been very involved in a 4-H Dog Care program, so we were looking for a second pup to train.. She is approximately 13 years old now, so she is my little old lady. She is very loving and sweet. She loves her treats and waits every morning for me to go to work so she can have her bone. Her favorite spot is in front of the wall heater in our hallway, so she can be cozy and warm.This is how we usually see her!
Her eyesight is not the best anymore and I am not so sure about her hearing either. I think it may be selective!
Last, but not least, is Scamp. He is just as his name implies. He is about 8 years old and he came from my niece, who couldn’t have him at her new place. He is a Shih-tzu/Poodle/Schnauzer mix, we think?.
He is always looking for attention and is not always the smartest dog on the block. He wakes up in a new world every day! But he does love everyone, except maybe the cats. He likes to terrorize those! We haven’t had Scamp very long, just a little over a year.
Next up, the cats.
This voluptuous lady is Kenya. We got Kenya from another friend back in 2009 when she was just itty-bitty.
Not sure what happened! She is huge! Kenya is her own personality. She is usually not very friendly, except when you lay down in bed. Then suddenly she is on top of you and your best friend! She is very beautiful, with great markings and gorgeous green eyes.
Too bad her personality doesn’t usually match!
Kiara is the baby of the family. We have had her for 3 years and she is so much fun and so crazy! She also has beautiful calico markings. She was soooo cute!
She loves water! and HAS to be in the bathroom with my daughter Haley when she takes a shower. She loves sitting in windows and watching the world go by. She love to steal our ponytail holders and I find them everywhere! We call them her ‘hairys’. She likes to terrorize the dogs next door too. She will sit on the fence and totally ignore them while they go crazy.
She is actually friends with one of them, but only when they are in the yard together.
So that’s the menagerie! I hope this brought a few smiles to your day!
Sunshine and blessings,