Thursday – A little Personal

Thursday – a little personal is the times for me to give open the door a little on my life other than that of a writer. Last week I did a feature on Frankie Blue Eyes my number one fan. Of course, the minute I did, I had a virtual revolution by the other three fur children in the house. (My non-fur children could care less about giving recognition to Frankie) So in all fairness I was forced to give some space to them as well.

 

The first one who protested the loudest was Stella. She is Frankie’s sister, and we found her with Frankie and three other siblings in a wild part of San Antonio. She and Frankie were about two weeks old when my wife captured the feral mother, got her spayed and released. We kept the kittens and bottle fed them until they were ready to eat solid food. At eight weeks, we found them good homes. (Except for Frankie and Stella. They were forced to live with us). This picture of Stella is typical in that she is trying to avoid the camera.

 

The next one is Lucy. She is our rescue Boxer. She was living on the streets of San Antonio and after being hit by a car brought to a shelter. My wife is a rescue volunteer, and Lucy knew a soft touch kind person when she saw one. At an adoption event, she came up to my wife and asked to be taken home. She is living the high life ever since. This picture is a pose that has the name of “Lucy Cold Stone.” I did ask her to smile but was told to take the photo as it is.(by Lucy)

 

The final of the quartet is Bailey. She is a brindle Boxer and keeps Lucy constantly worn out. She is full of energy and keeps all on our toes. In case you wonder about her regal pose her nicknames are Princess and Brat-zilla. I’ll let you figure out how she got those nicknames.

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  1. Love how Bailey is apparently hamming it up.

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    1. She loves the camera.

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  2. You know I’m a sucker for these posts on your furry friends. And my namesake! Oh, John, that’s so sweet 😉 (Yeah, I know … we didn’t know each other then so it doesn’t count.) Actually, I’ve often thought of having a pseudonym where Bailey is my first name. Thanks for sharing. Frankie, Stella, Lucy, & Bailey are all very lucky to be in your lives and vice versa 🙂

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    1. We could change her name to Marie. (not sure she would listen any less.) Thanks

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  3. I love the way different pets react to cameras. Thank you for sharing your home with some needy animals and for sharing them with us.

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    1. Thanks for the visit. Don’t know why rescue’s need rescuing and wish all humans could behave themselves and wish I had room for them all (animals that is). Nice comment thanks.

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  4. My daughter had a female poodle that ‘smiled’ every time she saw the camera. What a ham.
    Nice to meet all your pets. They’re lovely and add so much more to our lives. ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. They certainly do. Thanks

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  5. Aww…they look so comfortable, Lucy especially. You’ve given them a wonderful life 🙂

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    1. We always hope so. Wish we had room for more.

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  6. Once you give a dog access to the couch, he will never go back to a mere cushion on the floor. But you knew that…

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    1. Yup. We have a sign that goes on my wife’s car when she is on duty that reads “Adopt a Boxer for your couch.”

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  7. An 11-year-old female dog and two cats (one of which is 13 years old) keep us company. Both cats are extremely silly but very cuddly. The dog is my gift to my wife when our previous dog died and she was feeling really depressed. She still says that it was the best Christmas gift ever and I honestly can’t outdo it.

    We have always believed that we are dog people until the first cat landed its paws in a flower pot and then the second one was abandoned by some terrible neighbours pretty much in our garden. So, we now are dog people with a strong penchant for cats. Yesterday evening my wife asked if all 12 paws of our household were indoors. It’s a lovely way to see things…

    The only sofa that we have saved for humans rather than felines or canines is the sofa in our living room. All other sofas/cushions/chairs/armchairs etc are now shared between all species. It seems to work!

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    1. I know how it is. We don’t have a piece of furniture which is off limits. The best we can do is cover the most used. Thanks for letting me know about your pets as well.

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  8. I loved meeting your fur children! We used to have a cat that wasn’t really fond of people, but whenever we got out a camera or camcorder, he totally hammed it up.

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    1. Our cats disappear when people come in. Hard to find them too.

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  9. I’m in love with Lucy. She and I have the same stare. Bailey is a princess when she’s sleeping, I bet, which isn’t often… Her job is to keep everyone young and probably takes it seriously. Too cute!

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    1. Yes Bailey is a princess awake or asleep.

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  10. Cute fur-kids, John! Thanks for sharing. Lucy looks a little like how I felt fighting food poisoning this past weekend.

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    1. Yes. Perfect rendition

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  11. Thanks John!

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  12. Fabulous team of animals. Stella seems to be the cat version of the actress…who the heck was it? “I vont to be alone.” I’ll think of her name the minute I click send.

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    1. Marlena Dietrich I believe

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  13. I KNEW It, Stella is Great Garbo with fur and stripes

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  14. MTM wants a boxer, but I keep telling him it won’t fit in our car. Lovely family members, John.

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    1. The boxer can always drive. Make a great DD

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  15. aFrankAngle · ·

    You have quite the active household … cheers to the crew … and thanks for the rescues!

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