March 31st, 2007, 12:29 AM
I should start in the order we got them, but no, first the cats:
Cinderella followed us home on a walk one night, meowing, purring, and velcro'd to us. The vet said she had had a litter and probably lost it, and that she was starving, and only about 6 months old. I got her all healthy and spayed and shot :laughing: - and tried to "give" her to Petsmart to find her a home. Well, they "educated" me about how that worked, and by the time I got ready to take her there, I was already in love with her.
Then came the sisters... I went to the pound to pay my dog license, and someone brought in a checkbook box with 2 still wet kittens, cords attached. Of course they said they would euthanize them, since they had no resources to take care of them. Like an idiot, I stepped up and took them home. Jammies eventually had to be put down, but PixieDust lived. She is BONE skinny and very timid, not like you'd expect a hand-raised kitten. But I would be a mess too, if I'd never had a human mom.
More in the next post.
March 31st, 2007, 12:36 AM
Much later, came my stint as a "cat rescue" person. It turned out to be a LOT more work than I had expected due to the group I worked with, and my health wouldn't allow the hours of standing required each weekend. I wanted them all, and I resisted them all until the very last bunch... along came 3 kittens which were supposed to be semi-feral. What a joke, it was all a ruse to get rid of these 3 litter-mates - they had never lived outside, obviously had a great mom, and were triplett purrballs. When the time came to "sell" them (this group gets $225 a cat as their donation!!), I ended up "buying" all 3 of them. NO ONE was going to take them from me. So here is Paisley, and then Polka Dot and Pinstripe (the only male).
March 31st, 2007, 12:48 AM
Stories, stories - are they allowed here? Hope so...
Zanzibar came as a playmate for our chocolate cocker spaniel, who sadly, was to die young of cancer. Zanzi was small and adorable, bounding around in a store window with her entire litter. A local litter, cheap in $$, and you could even go see the owner. She was described as BOXER-CHOW, and I guess I'll never know if there is any pit in her. She got big, and then bigger, and is 75 lbs now. She is VERY suspicious and protective when people come to our door, but has been raised around lots of strangers and after 7 yrs has never been other than cordial and friendly out in public. She is simply, MY dog, MY life. I look into her eyes and know she would lay down her life for me. In the pictures, she is the dark brindle dog.
Xena came as a playmate for Zanzi. We were about to go into the movie, ticket in hand, when we saw that our ASPCA had brought adoptable animals over to the mall and were having a little "show". The 2 dogs they were holding up were boxer mixes, sisters, and they had them dressed in little cowboy outfits, calling them Thelma and Louise. Of course I had a COW getting over there, begging hubby, and begging THEM to hold one of those puppies for US until after the movie.
When the movie was over, they were all gone. Everyone. Sadly, we decided to go over to the ASPCA office and check, and lo and behold, there was Xena, on hold for us! She fit into the family like the born zany comedian she is, a boxer-rhodesian, and she adores ZANZI first, and then she is Daddy's Girl. At 57 lbs, she can curl up so tight she can fit a kitty cup!!
March 31st, 2007, 12:51 AM
What a wonderful fur family :lovestruck: . Thanks so much for sharing their stories and pictures :thumbs up .
March 31st, 2007, 01:10 AM
What sweet dogs!
I love brindles. It's such a great color!
March 31st, 2007, 07:08 AM
mitzkity your animal stories are wonderful and expressive. The lives you have saved goes to show how caring a person you are. I loved reading the stories behind each photo of how the animal came to be living with you. What a great family you have there.
March 31st, 2007, 09:43 AM
I too enjoyed those stories. thank you! what a wonderful family you have!:lovestruck:
March 31st, 2007, 11:04 AM
Great stories! Beautiful furries! :lovestruck:
March 31st, 2007, 09:56 PM
Those are good stories.thanks for sharing them an the pics.they are beautiful fur kids.
April 1st, 2007, 03:12 AM
What lucky furries.... thank you for sharing your stories, they are all wonderful looking pets...I especially like the polkadot cat!
April 2nd, 2007, 07:14 PM
What a beautiful fur family :lovestruck: and, great stories to go with them. :cloud9:
April 3rd, 2007, 06:06 PM
Very good stories and gorgeous kids you got.
Even though I cannot see his face I am in love with Polka Dot lol.
April 3rd, 2007, 09:48 PM
Thank you so much for viewing my darling silly animals. They keep me entertained all day long with their antics.
April 4th, 2007, 10:27 AM
Gorgeous fur family, please don't hesitate to post more! :)