Friday, August 6, 2010

Furry Friends Friday 8/6/10

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I know it's almost 6:00 CST on Friday night, but I just found this blog hop and have to join in!

So, here are my furry (and some of my not-so-furry) friends:
This is Ginger
Ginger is the "doggiest" of the dogs in the house.  She's about 6 years old and is likely some sort of border collie mix.  She came from the Humane Society in Birmingham, AL.
Ginger loves to hang out in the yard, barking at passersby.  She's a beautiful girl.

This is Sassy
Queen Sassy is 5 years old.  We were told that she is a chihuahua mix.  Right!  She weighs 40 lbs and is almost as tall as Ginger.  She may have eaten a chihuahua, though.  Sassy came to us about a month before we moved away from Alabama.  She'd been the dog of my hubby's boss.  Her husband was allergic, so Sassy went to live with his (boss's husband) secretary.  But she had a dog that didn't like her, so she went to live with a neighbor of the secretary.  The neighbor wanted a small, calm lap dog and not a 9 month-old puppy who obviously wasn't gonna be small.  So hubby's boss called us and pleaded with us to take Sassy as her daughter was really worried that Sassy would never find a good home.  
Well, she's got one here.

This handsome man is Spooky
Spooky is also an Alabaman.  We saw him hanging around the neighborhood when we first moved to Alabama but he wouldn't let us near him.  Then we got a puppy (Ginger).  Spooky obviously was interested in Ginger and kept hanging around the house.  So, of course, we started feeding him!  Then he was ours.  He laid around the deck with Ginger.  He shared his food with Ginger and the raccoons (he was too afraid to come in the house).  So when it was time for us to move, we grabbed him and introduced him to the life of an indoor cat.  Now he loves to sleep in his sock-monkey bed and beg for cat treats whenever anyone goes near the pantry.  And he keeps those dogs in line - shooting out from under the bed whenever they come near.

Chili, our newest furry friend
Our newest friend is our little Chili.  She was rescued by my favorite animal rescue group (Hope Rescues ) from a trailer home crammed with more than 40 dogs and puppies.  She was 4.5 months old.  Her dad is a pug but her mom is only half pug.  The other half is chihuahua!  So she will stay on the small side.  She is a wonderful addition to our house.

Our reptile friend is Mamba.  She's a leopard gecko.  Sorry, no pic of her right now.
Our scaley friends are 3 goldfish.  No pic of them either.
And our shrimpy friend is Jacques

Thanks for stopping by!


Coffeypot said...

Nice family! My daughter has two pugs. They are so funny.

Marty said...

Glad you joined us for Furry Friends! Sassy looks so sweet with her grey hair under her chin. And you have a shrimp, how neat!
Thanks for sharing=) Hope to see you next week!

Cranberry Morning said...

Love the menagerie!! I've gotta join that blog hop next time too. Aren't our animals just the best thing! :-)

Leeuna said...

Love your fur-babies. We have two dogs and we just recently aquired a kitty cat. Your little pug-mix is adorable.

McGillicutty said...

um... never did get the shrimp thing? how long will Jacques live before you start seeing cocktail sauce every time you look at him?? heh heh

Pup Fan said...

Amazing photos... simply gorgeous. :)

Stopping by from Furry Friends Friday... glad I found your blog!

rxBambi said...

I can't believe you don't have a picture of Mamba up! You need to get out that fancy camera of yours and take some gecko photos. And fishy ones too. I love Jacque tho. He's da bomb.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

I told a friend last week when she "found" a kitten that I am a firm believer that we don't find animals....they find US! Then they work their way into our hearts.

You know I have a zoo, right?

Hugs and love,

BowWowPet said...

You have a great family of furry friends Hope you will visit my blog too