Thursday, May 16, 2013

Gratuitous Pet Pictures - I

I thought it would be fun to put up a post just showcasing my family's animal friends.  I've added the "I" to the title because you never know: I just might have a II or III down the road.  Enjoy the shots!  Pet Power!

First up, here's Cleopatra or Cleo or Crabby Patty.  We brought her home in October of last year when someone we knew had died.  They had hoarded nineteen cats.  She's missing her right eye, and her tongue sticks out most of the time.  She is six years old now.  She has adjusted wonderfully to all the other animals and to the human family members, as well.

Here's a shot of her I posted last year of her in her little abode.

This is Sparkly, a stray that never left over ten years ago.  She's a tough kitty and prefers to be outdoors most of the time.  But, here, she's resting in a computer laptop bag.  JK wants to make sure you know that her meow is the opposite of soft and sparkly, more like a "Reeoorrrww!"  She barely tolerates the others, and they stay clear of her.

Her innocent face.

 Sparkly loves the humans in her world.  Here she is sleeping back to back with JK.

At Christmastime, Charlene found the pile of ornament boxes and thought it a good place to snooze.  She also showed up at as a stray about fifteen years ago.  She gets along well with all family members.  She is now deaf and has one tooth, so she's extra pampered.

A close up of her cute face.

 Charlene convinced herself that she fit inside SR's puzzle box.

 Mindy, one of the two sister dogs, now two years old.  She's resting on one of the recliners.  This is GR's pup.

Here's Abby, Mindy's sister and SR's pup.  That didn't stop GR and JK from finding some Easter grass to top her head.  For those of you wondering, she is fully recovered from heart worm, thank God.

 This is a very common sight in our home: Abby snuggling with G.  She'll flip on her back and look him right in the face.  If he stops acknowledging her in any way (note the remote on his leg), she'll whimper.

 She'll even let Charlene join in the nuzzle time!  Different day, different outfit.

Abby and Mindy weren't too thrilled to be twin Santas at Christmas.  But...that's the price you pay for living with us.  Mindy's got a wink for you!

They are much happier here, ready to party down.  Mindy is on the left as a soccer "rufferee", and Abby is a fairy's sidekick.

 As a final shot, once the Blessings saw the photos I had uploaded, they all voted for me to add this one, as well.  They thought this expressed the dogs' personalities very clearly.  Notice how Mindy's lip is caught in her mouth, and we all love Abby's long, happy tongue.

That's it for now!  Hope you enjoyed the pics and getting caught up.  Your turn!


  1. Everyone is so adorable!

  2. So relieved to hear Abby is well. I was too afraid to ask. So sick of depressing news. Looks like a Blessed Life!

  3. These are such wonderful pictures! I love Cleopatra. What a sweetie. My cat is all black too and it's so cute when her pink little tongue sticks out!!!

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    1. I don't believe it. My comment has disappeared AGAIN. What am I doing wrong? It was so long, too, and I don't feel up to redoing it. Maybe tomorrow.

  5. I just want to add that I saw the comment appear before I left, but when I cam e back to see oif it was still here, it was gone. ?

  6. Such a sweet collection of furry family members! It shows well how much they love and are loved. :)

  7. Aw, your fur babies are adorable! :)

  8. I nominated you for a blogger award! Feel free to play along if you wish x

  9. Molly, thank you!

    SV, we are all so thankful Abby is alright!

    GFHT, thanks! :-)

    FF, I feel so lucky to have Cleopatra. She is such a great addition to our family. I love your kitty pics when she shows up, too!

    Andrea, oh dear, I do not know what's going on. Is it just with my blog or others too? Blogger can be so frustrating! I've left comments that have disappeared and I've had to rewrite them, but it's not been a regular occurrence. Don't stop coming by!

    Ingrid, thank you, we do love them so.

    Sage, thanks!

    Claire, thank you! I'll check it out. :-)

  10. I won't stop coming by but I've had comments disappear from this blog several times. :( I just wanted to tell you I had a cat who looked just like Charlene and I learned he was a lynx point Siamese — a accidental or on-purpose mix of Siamese and American Shorthair. I had no idea when I adopted him. He was such a character and a clever boy who shredded anything made of paper (including books and magazines) and could open high cupboards and knock jars onto the floor. I was a little nervous every time I came home.

  11. Andrea, I'm so sorry my blog is being such a bugger for you. I'm glad you're not giving up on me! Your kitty sounds just like Abby. :-)

  12. Oh, Sparkly and JK - I love it.