Aug 142011
 

I started to title this post as “An Introduction to Our Fur Children” but that would have left out our scaled family members. You see, we have 3 dogs, 1 cat, and 2 aquariums with 8 fish.

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We will start with Rambo, our Boxer. Rambo came into my life when my 20-something year old stepson, Glen, decided he wanted a puppy. Mind you, he did NOT ask first. I absolutely HATED this dog. He was nothing but a gangly, long-legged oaf that destroyed everything in sight. Fast forward a few years and the stepson decided to buy a house and left without his dog. You see, I am a stickler for the fact that if you are going to have a dog, you MUST have a yard to let him in and out. He did not have a yard and I knew he had no intentions of walking him every few hours. Nor would he have picked up the “loads” that this now 90lb dog would leave. So, he stayed here. He is now 7 years old and he belongs here. My stepson is now married with a baby. He also now has a female boxer named Reba.

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Next is my Sadee. She is my 6 year old screw-tailed English Bulldog. She is a big old baby.She is also an expensive baby. Bulldogs can be quite expensive and she will probably be the only one I ever own. My mom gave me the money to buy her. She is spoiled rotten and loves to have her butt scratched. I call her my Sadee Belicious.

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Next up is Sophie, otherwise known as Puppy Pia. She is a Shih Tzu that Mom bought for me for my birthday a few years ago. I nicknamed her Sopapilla and Caden could not say that-so it became Puppy Pia. She is known as Caden’s Puppy Pia, not mine. As you can see in the picture, she loved the snow this past winter.

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Here is our Momo kitty. She is a real sweetheart. I am amazed that our dogs let us have a cat. They were very accomodating of her from the time we brought her home. Of course, this is Caden’s kitty. He lugs her around and just loves his Momo.

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Next are our fish. Most people don’t name their fish and we did not name ours first tank of fish. It wasn’t until we got George that we named our fish. George is a Jack Dempsey Cichlid. He is a pretty awesome fish. He interacts with us when we go near his tank. George and Rambo spar with each other through the glass. When Caden rides his bicycle in front of the tank, George tries to attack him. We also have Perry the plecostamus. He has been relegated to the other tank with the bala shark, cory cats and the gouramis. George did not seem to like the company.

So, that is our pet family. There is never a dull moment around here with all of these animals. Did I mention that all of the dogs and the cat sleep in the bed with us. LOL!!