It was a sad day. We had to say good-bye to our last papillon, Spot. He was the youngest of our four papillons. His mother Cleo died in the Fall of 2018, and his two half-sisters, Pippin and Patches, died last year. He was 13 years old. He had heart problems for about a year… Continue reading The Last Papillon
Blue-eyed kitty, soft and white, Where will you sleep tonight? Curled up on my nice, warm bed, Or in the tissue box instead? Do you know I love you so? It’s so much fun to watch you grow. I hear you meow, jump, and play. I wonder what you’ll do today. We finally named you… Continue reading Evie
Welcome Louis and Frankie!
Our family has lost three dogs and three birds in the past six months. It has been difficult. The lifespan of most pets is not the same as the lifespan of human beings so it is expected that you may lose a pet or many pets at some point in your lifetime. Whether the death… Continue reading Welcome Louis and Frankie!
A Boy and His Dog
We just lost our 15 year old dog Pippin. She seemed to be doing fine until a few days ago when her breathing was fast and labored. Pippin was really my son Dan’s dog. My husband Bob became his substitute when Dan went to college and later when Dan started working out of town for… Continue reading A Boy and His Dog
This Blog is For the Birds!
We’ve added some birds to our “zoo”! Our middle daughter is living at home after recently graduating from college. She has been working for a “Temp” service while she studies for the LSATs and applies to law schools. She is a big pet lover. In the months since she’s been home, she has added three… Continue reading This Blog is For the Birds!
Our Family Dog Cleo Grows Old as My Kids Grow Up!
Cleo is almost 17 years old. She is a papillon, and the mother of three of our other dogs. She came to us from Kansas shortly after Christmas when my youngest was three years old. She was sent to us in a crate on an airplane during a big snowstorm. My husband and oldest daughter… Continue reading Our Family Dog Cleo Grows Old as My Kids Grow Up!
The Zoo at Our House
My love of pets started early in my life. As a child, our family had a rooster and a pheasant we hatched from eggs, a cat named Jenny, a dog that I brought home, gerbils and fish. We had them at different times but each of them contributed to my feelings towards pets. Fortunately, my… Continue reading The Zoo at Our House
Otis’s Big Day!
Otis had a big day today. Otis is my daughter’s 2 1/2 month old Cavalier King Charles puppy. He went to the Veterinarian for some shots. Then, he came over to our house to meet our dogs for the first time. My daughter held him closely as she brought him into our house. Nemo, our… Continue reading Otis’s Big Day!
Ode to Cleo
Right after Christmas, 16 years ago, We welcomed a puppy. Her name is Cleo. She came from Kansas, And flew to Buffalo. We picked her up from the airport, In 5 feet of snow. “My puppy!” yelled Tessa, When we brought Cleo home. We went over to her crate, To meet our new papillon. She… Continue reading Ode to Cleo
Welcome to the Family, Otis!
My oldest daughter and her husband recently welcomed a puppy into their family. They had been thinking about getting a dog for awhile. Then, they met Otis. It was “puppy” love at first sight. He is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. He has sad little eyes that appear to look in two different directions at… Continue reading Welcome to the Family, Otis!