Furry Family

I mentioned last week that I am the proud mama to a fluffy kitty whom I adore and spoil endlessly. What I did not mention is that my roommate also has furry bundles of love to adore as well. With the combination of her three cats and  dog, our household is full of four-legged love!! I thought that I would take the opportunity today to introduce you to these darlings as they will probably crop up in my blog a time or two.

First is my angel-faced demon…

This is Disney, or on formal days, Disney’s Magic Princess. She is the light of my life, and loves to cuddle up with me. In fact, she absolutely hates it when I leave the house and runs to greet me everyday when I come home. She also loves to terrorize the boys (my roommate’s cats) and tears through the house like she’s insane on occasion. She came into my life when she was 10 weeks old and just turned 4 last month. I cannot imagine my life without her. If you couldn’t tell by her tag in the picture, her signature color is pink.

Next is Pico, he is the oldest of my roommate’s kitties, coming in at 10 years old. He is known as the grumpy kitty, because he prefers to be left alone, unless he wants attention. He also feels that he should get any food that no one else is eating. He absolutely loves popcorn and ice cream and seems to spend most of his day curled up on my bed asleep, unless his mama is home.

Then comes Tonka, also known as Disney’s boyfriend. Tonka is around 3 or 4 and is a very special kitty. He loves to play with Disney and hangs out in our room as much as possible. He is a total love and is always trying to climb into my lap when I am working at the computer. He also talks to himself, chatters to the birds outside and sometimes seems to have a few loose screws. There has been talk that when I eventually move out on my own again,  Tonka may join me and Disney in our new place.

Meet Rivers! He is probably the sweetest of all the cats in our household. Of course he is also the one who Disney loves to terrorize play with the most. I am not sure exactly how old he is as he was a rescue. He keeps to himself most of the day and will wrap up in anything he can find, a blanket, sweatshirt, whatever. He has tons of personalityand will carry on a conversation with you if you talk to him! If you scratch the places he can’t reach (had a leg amputated due to injury and infection), he will be your best friend for life!

And finally we come to Maddy, the other female and only canine in the group. She is 8 years old now and spends most of her time curled up on her pillow when she’s not basking in the sunshine (when we have some). She absolutely LOVES to ride in the car and go with us wherever we go, even if she has to sit in the car while we go grocery shopping. She is probably the sweetest and most well-behaved dog  I have ever met. It may be difficult to tell in this photo, but she is a Boxer.

So there they are!! All five of the furry, four-legged “people” who share their home and love with us. There is will an upcoming blog devoted solely to Disney soon, but I as I said, the others will make appearances here and there as well. As a matter of fact, Maddy already appeared in yesterday’s blog!

Do you share your life with furry family members?


2 responses

  1. About 2.5 years ago, we got two cats from a shelter. One was 2 years 4 month old, and the other was 4 months old. The older one, Christabel, was calm and quiet and pure white. The little one, Ash, was very loud and social, not just from being a kitten, and he is almost all pure black, with one little tuft of white under his chin. We had the two cats together for about six months. Not a month after we’d had them, Christabel developed a huge lump on her neck. After multiple vet visits, they discovered she had lymphoma (thankfully not contageous). Ash is a very dominant cat – he likes to be the king of the house – so he used to terrorize Christabel as she grew weaker. Eventually, about six months after we got them, we had to put her down. She was so sick and miserable at that point. 😦 And since Ash is a very territorial cat, there have been no new additions. It’s funny, because these were Jason’s cats. I didn’t want pets. I grew up with so many pets in the house – up to 15 or 16 at times! – and I was just tired of taking care of them. I was already a stay at home mom taking care of three toddlers! But since I was home all the time, Ash grew into my cat. I still let Jason and the boys take care of the litter and clipping his nails and all that sort of thing, but I’m the one he comes to for love. 🙂

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