Sunday, January 30, 2011

Happy Birthday, Casey!

Our Casey is 16 years old today!

Two sisters

I have never known two dogs who loved each other so much. Toby and Jessie are inseparable.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Destructo Kitty

Chaz is a new Super Hero - Destructo Kitty. He can destroy a house or a toy in no time flat.
He loves his tunnel. I have written about this before. Apparently, he now loves to destroy his tunnel, too.
The orange thing in his paws used to be a ball that hung from a string inside the tunnel [see below].
  This is what he has done to the door jamb in my office.
This is what he has done to the wall in the kitchen.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A kitty's memory

I had a very sad experience this morning. Lately, little Chazzy has been getting very excited when I come out of the shower. He sits on the toilet seat and cries while I towel off. He also gets up on his hind legs and stretches as far as he can get in an attempt to rub and bury his nose in my hair.
I just thought it was an odd quirk of his and let it go at that.
Then this morning it hit me what he was trying to do.
On many mornings I use a little dab of Obsession For Men's shampoo as a final rinse in my hair because I like the smell of it. It reminds me of John.
I had no idea it was doing the same thing to Chaz. Every time I bent low to allow him to sniff my hair he went wild, rubbing and crying.
The little guy was missing John too and the scent of John's cologne was making him remember his Daddy.
Who says animals don't feel?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Toby's favorite pasttime

This is a picture of Toby looking out one of the dining room windows. We have always kept that shade drawn up a few inches so she could look out. She just rests her chin on the windowsill and watches the world go by -  people walking their dogs, children playing, neighbors walking by. Toby also just loves to watch the street and the kids next door. From her vantage point she can watch them play basketball in their driveway.