Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Update on my Pets

Yep, it's that time again.  Time for you to catch up on what all animals are at my house, and what they've been up to lately.  First are my own pets...

Remi - a four year old Harlequin Great Dane.  We adopted him when he was one and a half.  He'd already been through several obedience classes, and came to us well trained.  He gets along great with other dogs, and lets the cats walk all over him (literally).  He is my dog and prefers to be with me as much as he can.  Until 8pm which is his bedtime.  Then he goes and waits to be let into the bedroom so he can go to sleep.  I don't know how he knows what time it is, but he always knows. 



Noelle - Totally a Daddy's girl.  She follows Dave around the house, and he lets her get away with anything she wants.  She is the most loyal, loving dog I've ever met.  She loves to cuddle, and loves to show how much she loves us.  Lately she's taken to climbing up onto my lap while I type on the computer.  All 60 pounds of her.  And of course I let her, because I love her too. 





Merlin - The last official member of the family.  I am crazy about this cat, and Dave is going crazy because of this cat.  It's a nice balance, I think.  I let Merlin get away with anything he wants, and Merlin thinks he owns the house.  He meows to get attention or to have a door opened for him.  He jumps on counters and steals people food.  He follows me around and sleeps on my pillow at night.  And I encourage him in all of it.  I love this cat.   





Now for the foster animals... in order of arrival at my house. 

Scribbles - arrived Jan 2009. This is Her Fluffiness when she takes on one of the dogs.  Scribbles eventually got tired of living in our spare bedroom and has joined the rest of the family.  She now usually hangs out in the living room or the kitchen.  And what is great is if any of the dogs decides to bother one of the other cats, Scribbles jumps to their defense.  And ALL the dogs keep their distance from Scribs!


Simon and Sampson - arrived Dec 2009. These two have made themselves at home.  Usually one or the other is sitting on my lap, and they both enjoy drooling and then rubbing their face on my face.  Someone told me its a sign of affection in cats.  Its one I could do without.  But I am glad they like me.

Ziggy - Arrived Dec 2009.  Ziggy has improved greatly since I brought him home.  He gets along well with all the other dogs, and loves to wrestle with them.  All those possessive behaviors he exhibited when I first brought him home are gone, and other than being so mouthy, he's turning into a very good dog.  Which means he is sure to get adopted soon.  Because as soon as I get them trained, they get adopted and I have to start over again.  It's the curse of a foster mom.

Rudy - Arrived February 2010.  This is my newest foster cat.  He kept trying to sneak out the door at his previous foster home, so I offered to let him come to my house.  Three or four large dogs trying to come in or go out whenever I open the door have prepared me to handle door-darting cats.  Rudy is a sweet cat.  He's very affectionate and seems to be fitting right in. 

And that's it right now for fosters!  Only one dog and four cats - its like a vacation at my house!  Duke the Beagle/Coonhound is still at my friend's house.  He's still doing well, and up to his usual antics (more on that later).  Babette the Persian cat went to stay at PetSmart, and she appears pleased with the change in environment.  I am hoping to take Kermit the Heartland dog home, but have to wait for approval from his shelter caretakers.  So my next foster dog is probably going to be Emma's sister, named Shadow.  Another black lab - hopefully this one doesn't mind baths so much!

12 comments:

Bobby said...

Well I have had just five dogs at one time and two were pups, and no cats. So I take my hat off to you.

Frankie Furter said...

Gosh, Remi goes to bed even earlier than I do!! I can manage to make it to 10. Butt, what time does he get up???? 9 am for me... at the earliest. hehehe Love the update on everyone. Super post. Thanks

hero said...

Wow... that's quite a number of canines and felines in one house to manage... hats off to you for the noble deed. I think Ziggy is working his way up the list category.

Licks, hero

Princess said...

Here's hoping for some more adoptions! Although Ziggy's so cute I wouldn't mind seeing him more!

Schwang said...

Wow, I can't imagine! I thought our 2 dogs was enough. No wonder you have such exciting adventures!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Wow, what a great group! I am sure the fosters will have great homes soon - they are all too cute! And Ziggy has such a cute face - who could pass him up!

Kari in WeHo said...

What a great family :)

havetailwillwag said...

i'm in love with ziggy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love his little pirate eyepatch!!! he's so cute i can't take it!!

meowmeowmans said...

What a fantastic house of animals. We hope and pray that your fosters will soon find homes of their very own, but until they do, we suer are glad they are in a place where they are so well-loved. :)

kissa-bull said...

wow that is one great big pack you got there
good job on being such a loving pack leader
we send you lots of
pibble sugars
the houston pittie pack

Dennis the Vizsla said...

It's very cool that you're fostering so many animals!

fosterdoggies said...

It's fun to read all the "Wows" haha. and here we are - just a regular day! (me with 5 of each - and another dog coming over tonight - and here just two months ago when I started reading your blog - never ever thought I'd outnumber you!! AHHH I guess reading your blog keeps me grounded! There are other goobers out there with huge hearts for animals!!) Have fun!!