Friday, September 26, 2008

We are family

Sammi, my old girl, is a dachshund mix. She's 14+ years old, has gone almost completely white, is pretty much deaf and is loosing her sight. She had a scare several years ago with a ruptured disc (as is common with dachshunds), hence the stairs in the picture! This sweetie came from the pound. I rescued her when I was in college. I was researching for an advertising campaign project and went to the local pound for info. I rescued her and another dog (who was to be euthanized that evening). Before slowing down due to age, Sammi had been our active girl, loved going on walks, playing with anyone. She was the dog equivalent to a tom boy.

Kola, our chihuahua, is about 6 or 7 years old. She came from a local humane society. I saw her on Petfinder shortly after we lost our chihuahua/terrier mix to cancer. She had been abused by children. She thinks she's tough, but she's quite the little priss. She's not much for playing with the other dogs. She's rather burrow under a blanket somewhere or in a basket of laundry, or sit on the back of the couch and just keep watch.

Cissy is our newest addition. Last year, hubs saw a rat terrier at an adoption event at Petsmart. He decided to check out the local pounds, since those animals are on VERY limited time. He found Cissy and brought her home the day before Thanksgiving. She is a pure hot wicked mess. :) She is young, so she's constantly moving. Her favorite activity is shredding and destuffing toys, and doing the "Rat terrior 500," where she runs at full speed around the house, from room to room. We call her the "rat terrorist" or some other loving, endearing name, like "monster" or "beast" or "pest." She is very sweet. The other two dogs were not happy when Cissy came to live with us. The activity level in the house changed drastically.

Here are a couple of pics of the hubs and me.

This is our little family.


Sandy Toes said...

Cute know your "kids" well!
-Sandy toes

Shannon said...

Cute cute cute family!! :)

AJ said...

What a nice looking family you have, furry ones and all:)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Cute title...we are family! : ) Our pets truly are family!

I did a sewing tutorial last night. I know you sew and maybe would enjoy this one. Feel free to swing by. : )

Mojito Maven said...

I found your blog through Liz's (Mabel's House) blog and I just had to comment. I sqw your comment about leading a childfree life and the frustrations you feel with people not understanding your decision. Your comment really rang true to me. I just recently got married and already we are receiving these questions. Why don't people understand that having children is a CHOICE and is not ASSUMED???? Our decision to remain childfree is not selfish...personally I think it is very brave to admit that we don't wnat children instead of having children we don't want and feeling resentful because everyone else thinks we should have them.

ANYWAY, I am also a fellow Dallas blogger and I've really enjoyed reading your blog!

Stink Bone Jones said...

I am so loving Kola! I have a Lola. She was not abused by children until my two year old came along. He doesn't abuse her but I do have to keep her away from him. She is very sweet but is not fond of other dogs. Your kola looks like my Lola's black cousin b/c Lola is white with tan spots.

Also, your description about laundry and blankets and the back of the couch, is Lola too! I think being warm is a Chihuahua thing!

best wishes,

Gwen said...

Your "kids" are so cute. My "boys" would love your girls. ;) LOL Barney - ugh, wouldn't want to deal with him after that though. ROFL

One of these days, I'd like my family to meet your family.... Someday!

Shauna said...

We have a rat terrier too, that I call my brat terrier. She runs through the whole house so fast, too. Must be a rat terrier thing! Your family is so sweet!