Posts Tagged ‘pets’

Merry Christmas from our house to yours …


… Talulah (Russian Blue “watch cat”), Pandora (multi-colored California speckled “people cat”), Outback (Australian Cattle Dog, aka “CrazyDog”,which is said as all one word), Roy, and Jill …

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Everyone has things they have to do every day.  Many of us find it useful, particularly when we’re trying to accomplish things in life, to make “to do” lists.  No matter how big, how small, or how much we think we’ll remember it, making a list is the key to success and getting everything done that you want to get done.


cat to do list


This is true if we’re a human … a cat … or whatever … we must know what we need to do every day to move our plan forward in life.

My cats have this same list and occasionally they’ll add in a few other things just because they know they have to get more done that particular day.

We all need to do the same.








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here kitty kitty


Roy and I have had many cats since we’ve been together.

We had many cats before we got together.

We love our cats dearly.

They all have different personalities and needs.

However, we also both know … all kitty cats are the same.




Big or Small


Striped or Solid

 Trash Can Talulah

In Cold Weather or In Hot Weather


People Oriented or Independent


Wild or Domestic

… or …


Cat in a Box

They all love to get into a box.






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… they’d look like this …




I’m glad I’ve learned in my “being healthier” quest how to eat fast food in moderation.










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Hogging The Bed

This completely illustrates our cats … and what happens at night.  If the cats and the dog could get along, I’m sure they would all be up there with us, but there would be too much hissing and growling and yowling and barking at night if we allowed them to all sleep there.  


The dog sleeps on her pillow in her kennel … and … well … and the cats sleep wherever they darn well please, which is stretched all the way across the bed with us hanging off the sides.  If they could get the tips of their noses on one side of the bed and the tips of their tails on the other side, I’m sure they would, just … well … just because they are THE CAT.


sleeping cats


We do have one blonde stripey kitty cat.  We have one that LOVES to sleep on her back but she’s grey.  Then we have one grey tabby that just likes to be in the middle of everything.


Hey, this picture is pretty dang close to Roy’s and my respective hair colors too.








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In keeping with the “instant bitch” post of yesterday …

… always remember the following:

if you’re ever having a bad day …

… here is our opinion ..




Cuddling a nice soft warm purring kitty cat will ALWAYS help.









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As I’ve said already, Roy and I have a love for our pets.  They are our current “children at home” since the human ones have left the nest.  A friend sent me this link … and it matches our pets to a “T”.





First … there’s Outback …

who thinks *EVERYONE* is her friend …

… *SUCH* a “watchdog” … 

… she barks more at us than anyone or anything else …

… but she’s adorable …

… and she’ll do anything if you’ll give her love or throw her ball …



Outback 1












Then there are our cats.





Talulah would fit the picture above the best in personality …

… but that cat LOOKS most like Pandora …

… however, personality-wise, Spike comes in a close second …

… with Pandora (the friendliest of the kitties, following along …

They all think they can do anything.

So with all of that … we offer these pictures …

… because they give us way funnier pictures than the dopey dog does.



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No … you *CANNOT* see the kitty cat …


Computer Aged Spike

… delete delete delete delete … those damn typos …



I am Queen Pandora … bow down …


Trash Can Talulah

There’s nothing to see here.  Move along, now.  The kitty is busy.





… DANG it’s cold outside …













“Can I help you?  Did you require assistance?  I’m quite busy up here with my hard hat, clipboard, and cup of coffee, supervising you peons that are supposed to be feeding me and cleaning out my box.  Now get back to work, human.”


We do love our animals … whether they’re our best friend …

… like Outback …

… or …

…  whether they tolerate our existence …

… like Talulah, Spike, and Pandora …



We used to have 5 cats … at least we’re down to 3 now only.

I think I need another barn cat.

I’m sure that Roy needs another dog too.









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This is particularly true on nights you have to get up early the next day.


At least this is the case with our cats.







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As I’ve shown before, we have 3 cats that all have their specific duties and resumes.  Cats will do as cats will do … and are quite opinionated about it.  We also have a dog … an Australian Cattle Dog to be exact … named Outback.  The illustration below pretty much covers her opinion of being petted … as well as the cats’ opinions of it.






So … with that … meet Outback.



Outback 2



She is a “rescue doggy” in that we rescued her from a corn field behind a farmhouse where friends live in the California Central Valley (see www.lostandfarm.wordpress.com).  She was abandoned as a puppy … and they found her “out back” … which, at least in our feeble minds, seemed like the perfect name for a dog that vets tell us looks to be full-blooded Queensland Heeler/Australian Cattle Dog.  She wasn’t chipped.  She wasn’t claimed when advertised.  She is now ours and she is now chipped.  Her nickname is “CrazyDog” (and you must say it as all one word because it fits).  She is also known as Snoopy (for carrying her dish around and dancing around the yard) and Yappy, because barking is one of her favorite pastimes … particularly if there’s a squirrel or a rabbit or deer nearby.  She’s a love … and a very smart doggy that will chase a ball for hours if you’d let her.


Outback is part of our menagerie of animals … and she loves to play … and she protects Roy and Jill to the maximum … although she does *NOT* like our kitty cats … and they don’t like her either.


We’ve worked out a good truce for them though … and we’re all happy.



Outback 3



She has the goofiest little tail that, when wagged, makes her entire back end wag … which is pretty much all the time when we’re around.


She has two “buddies” also … a big German Shepherd named Sydney that lives nearby and my daughter’s rescue doggy, Leia.  She loves to play with them both.



outback & leia

Outback & Leia



Outback’s other favorite thing, other than chasing balls, carrying around her dog dish in her mouth like Snoopy, barking at some random item, or playing with Sydney and/or Leia is …



Outback 4

… riding in Roy’s 4-wheel drive …



So … meet Outback … CrazyDog … Snoopy … Yappy … our absolutely awesome doggy!





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We have 4 “children” living at our house.  Our “human children” have all left the nest, so we now have 1 doggy (Outback, our Australian Cattle Dog) and 3 kitties (Spike, a big dumb blonde 15 year old tabby; Pandora, a multi-colored 10 year old “People Cat” tabby; and Talulah, a 5 year old Russian Blue “Watch Cat”).

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So … to introduce my kitty cats (the dog will be later) … into a bright new year … I offer the following:


cat's resume

  1. Spike is our “Food Disposal”.
  2. Pandora is our “Singer”.
  3. Talulah is our “Ninja”.


We need to hire them out so that we can pay for Taxmageddon as orchestrated by the most bumbling person occupying the White House of all time.

Carry on, all!  Happy New Year!  We never ever ever did say we were “PC”.


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