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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

time warp Tuesday....the first cat and dog....

You know Jen leads Time warp Tuesday, a weekly look back at your old snap shots....I was poking around the studio and was looking at this picture below of our old dog Petey...what a DOG!  The top middle photo shows him Christmas 2005, a few months before he passed, actually, when he was nearly 19, did not see or hear too well, and he looks, as he was then, a little tired and confused.  Top right is him on the couch with our 2 black labs Buster and Jack, but bottom left, him youthful in the snow barking at something:  that was him most of his life.  We had found him living on the streets of Chicago on a 100 degree July 4th, 1993.  He was a stray with bite marks on his face, but I showed him a leash and he was like "YAY, I have a home and we are going for a walk".  He was super smart and wonderful, and tough as nails.  I remember him being charged at by a loose and vicious German shepherd and he chased the dog back to its own yard, and pooped on the dog's foot.  That is a junk yard dog from the south side of Chicago for SURE ;)
Above is the wife with my bachelor cat Sammy, whose eyes inspired the glaze mix you heard me mention in posts recently.  He was a big fluffy cat, and this is when he and I married the wife and moved into her apt...20 years ago!  He was a stray kitten on the streets of Chicago until I took him home Christmas of 1990 and he was very sick and nearly died then.... but recovered (he lived nearly 17 years) .
Both of these guys passed just after we moved here, and are out in our backyard pet cemetery....the wife looks great, hmm?

Cyber Monday...all last week and hopefully continuing, oh GOSH business is good and so much to ship....I am back and forth to the can shop with me too, of course :)


smartcat said...

Oh so sweet! We do what we can one critter at a time.
How do you manage to keep Spike out of all those boxes?

Lori Buff said...

Cute, all of them. I'm so happy to see that you use recycled boxes too.

Jen said...

I love that your strays lived such long lives in your loving home!

Hilary said...

Lovely critters.. so sweet. And all of those boxes would make a great kitty condo.

smalltownme said...

That's a nice montage of Petey.

Janet said...

Petey reminds me a bit of my Max who passed this past March. What a gorgeous dog Petey was! And a lovely shot of your wife with Sammy :-)

Becky Brown said...

Yay for pets!

I loooooove the fact that Petey took a poo on that mean dog's foot. What a badass!

Navhelowife said...

I love the stories of your dogs! And that cat looks amazing!!!!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

You have the best pet stories. And, yes, the wife does look lovely--happy to have met you!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I just watched the interview--I was spellbound.

Emily SIL said...

RIP, Sammy and Petey!

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

Oooh, look at the giant fluffy orange cat! Petey looks like a good dog too. Strays are the best!

Busy Bee Suz said...

So awesome that you are busy busy busy!
I love your pet stories; it seems that you've rescued and given wonderful lives to them all.
Um, have you ever had a smallish cat though? They are all big cats! :)

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

You are such wonderful pet owners.

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