Monday, June 23, 2008

Our Furry Kids

My husband has a daughter, Alicia, from his first marriage. She has 2 children. I have 2 sons by my first marriage, Wade and Scott. We never see Alicia or the grandbabies (her choice), which is why I never mention them. Wade & Scott are a big part of our lives even though they live an hour away. Hut and I don't have any human kids together, but we have our furry ones. We have 2, Miss Piggy and Max. Back in March we had to put another one of our furry kids to sleep. Cosmo. He was 14. We miss him very much, but Miss Piggy and Max keep us going. They are such a treat. Max is our quiet one. We got him from an abusive home. He was kept in a cage, only getting out twice a day to eat and go potty. We've had him for 5 years now and he is just now coming out of his shell. But he is a very loving dog. Max would get car sick anytime you put him in the car when we first got him. Now he's the first one in. And his favorite place to go is the ball park. He LOVES to run. I think it's because for the first 2 years of his life he was confined to a cage. The ball park is a great place for him ,because he can run and run and run. He has just discovered stuffed toys. He doesn't really play with them, but he won't let you have his. Miss Piggy was found abandoned on some rail road tracks. My next door neighbor found her and brought her home. My neighbor ran ads in the local newspapers and put signs up all over town. No one would claim her. My neighbor was going to take her to the pound, but I took her to the house to tell Hut about it and Piggy jumped in his lap. He said she wasn't going anywhere. Piggy is a wire haired daschund. She was fixed. I couldn't believe no one claimed her. We've had her for 3 years. We've had Max for 5. They are such a joy.
Any one who is a dog lover knows what I mean. They love you unconditionally and never expect anything in return. Of course a treat or belly rub wouldn't be turned down. I've had many pets growing up, but dogs are my life.

This is my Cosmo. I miss him terribly. He was always a clown. He was abandoned and we took him in. We had him for 14 years. We also had a black daschund/cocker spaniel mix named Earnie. We had him for 10 years and had to put him to sleep in 2003. I don't have any photos of Earnie downloaded, so will have to share pics at a later date.
This is one of my favorite pics of Miss Piggy. She is sound asleep in her daddy's arm.

This is Max, smiling. I know, you think he's showing his teeth because of the pizza, but Max is not an aggressive dog. He really is smiling.


Trina said...

Furry kids are sometimes the best.All you have to do is love them and feed them and they are yours forever.I live in a zoo. I have 2 dogs, 2 cats, a bird and a sugar glider. I wouldn't have it any other way. Have a good night.

Cecile said...

Hi Bonnie
I am a animal lover too!!
I have Paris,Daisy,Molly,Mr Bubbles and Mrs Bubbles(Cole's Fishies).
Our pet food bill is high but I could be wasting that money on something not as important:))

Missy's Blog said...

Your fur babies are adorable ... and they are lucky to have you and Jerome as parents.

I miss having a dog ... we miss Wyatt alot. The other day Griffin saw a picture of him, Mike, Wyatt and me and I pointed to Wyatt and said who's that ... he said, it's a doggy. It made me sad that he didn't remember Wyatt's name. Of course he was only a year and a half old when Wyatt died, so I shouldn't expect him to remember him. One day we will get another dog.

Simple Man said...

Max and Miss Piggy are the coolest and spoiledest dogs in the world. I miss Cosmo also, he was a part of our family for a long time.

Susie Q said...

They are just wonderful! I love those faces.
I love my doggie and kitties. Can't imagine life without them!