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Dear President-elect Obama

Posted in Pets with tags , on November 16, 2008 by gyma


I couldn’t agree more.  Our first dog was the cutest thing ever.  I’ll scan and post a picture of him over the weekend.  He was abandoned in rural Missouri and showed up one day on someone’s porch.  We had just moved to our 40-acres in the middle of nowhere and were without any pets.  The folks we bought our house from knew this and they were friends with the homeowner where our “Judge” showed up.  They brought him to us one evening, complete with a collar, leash, and some dog food.  He was adorable and turned out to be the most loveable dog.

He developed diabetes a few years later and we kept him alive for 7 years by giving him twice daily insulin injections, thrice daily feedings, and morning AND evening walks.  He was a high maintenance dog but we knew he was ever grateful for our having taken him in.

I hope the Obamas can find a rescue dog that meets their needs.  They’ll be richly rewarded if they do.


Doggie Window

Posted in Pets with tags , , on October 28, 2008 by gyma

Our pooch would love one of these as long as there was a squirrel on the other side of the fence!  I bet it wouldn’t take long for that window to be a complete slobbery mess!

Available from Pet Peek.


Posted in Pets with tags , on October 22, 2008 by gyma

Is this what you call a teacup chihuahua?  So adorable!

Winter’s A’Coming

Posted in Living with tags , on September 24, 2008 by gyma

Pete gets endless recreation chasing squirrels in our backyard.  He often runs them up the clothesline pole and waits patiently for them to make their escape.  I have no idea where this squirrel got that walnut, but it’s a sure sign winter will be here before you know it.

[um, don’t mind the very ugly backyard]

Pet Peccadillos

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags on August 28, 2008 by gyma

If you have a pet, you’ll know immediately what I’m talking about.  Each pet we’ve ever owned has had a set of behaviors we’ve found interesting.

Pete, our 5-year old Silky Terrier, is no exception (no that isn’t him in the photo).

Here are some of his peccadillos:

  • he loves catching flies, killing them, and leaving them on the living room floor
  • he loves dust and will lick all the baseboards about once a week
  • when riding in the car, he ducks whenever we go under an overpass
  • he’s a serious sunbather and has been since he was a puppy
  • he bugs me until I take off my shoes and socks and let him lick my feet, sometimes way too long
  • he hates cats and now recognizes when we spell it so we’ve had to switch to feline
  • one of his favorite play things is an empty pop bottle
  • he’s such a lover that he howls whenever someone visits and then leaves – even if your visit lasts only a couple of minutes
  • he’s an eavesdropper – when the neighbors are outside entertaining on the patio, he sits at the fence and watches every move – if only he could talk!

What are your pet’s peccadillos?