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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Kessy

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  Kessy – Though – which real name the cat has is a secret among the cat community.

Age:  Nearly 8 (7 years and ten months), yes I am a big girl, no kitten anymore, no matter what my female slave says.

Location:  Hannover, Germany

Web/Blog Page:  I do not blog, I am a snob, I am a deity, after all, I let blog – my female slave does blog, though.  inhannover.wordpress.com

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  Parents? Oh, you mean my slave? Strange fat human, why does she come over and disturb me in my basket when there are all the other cats she can interact with? Oh, she brings a present, good. Still, not showing too much appreciation, just a majestic nod – or what is the feline equivalent. Good, she leaves again.  Then a strange thing happened. The nice lady from the shelter shoved me into a basket (one of those things she took me and all my fellow inmates to the vet with) and brought me to a strange weird place. She let me out of the basket and I fled and jumped at the window, dang it was closed! But there was a second door. I sped past that fat human again and searched shelter under what I call now the big cat bed. There was a white and black tom, but he seemed ok-ish. He did not growl and not hiss. He just blinked. Cool guy. I settled there. I heard the slave say something to the not so nice any more lady from the shelter – and then they fell silent. We four waited with baited breath – but nothing happened. The humans let me be, The lady from the shelter even forgot me when she went home.  Later that day I heard the wood about my head creak and the tom went out and joined the fat slave on the bed. I jumped out and went into the third room of the apartment, where I found a Kessy sized cave, in which I curled up. All my friends were missing. Later at night I ventured back, the tom lay at the feet of the fat human. He was really friendly. The human spoke to me – so I fled again. That was my first day at the new home. And several days more.

What was  the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  When I hid from the human slave under the cover of the sofa and she brought me presents and laid them in front of the opening and then left me to it. Then I knew I had found my very own slave. She even played with me and gave me treats despite not being allowed to caress me at first.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   When I brought out a hairball on the freshly done covers on the big cat bed. I have done that several times, and the slave has the impertinence to try to shove me on the ground to vomit there. But most times she is too late.

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? There is only one slave at my home and she is firmly wrapped around my paw. Unless she decides to take me to the vet. She should know better by now. I have left some very stinky reminders for her that I do not like being put into that box and being brought there. Last time they even stole my teeth! My pride and joy! But apart from this strange affinity to the vet she is a good slave and gives me treats galore and plays with me. She even feeds me grass stems now that I find it difficult to plug them myself (your own fault woman).  Ok, my teeth hurt that much that I refused to eat, so maybe she did have a point.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  That I am tiny at heart. I am only tiny compared to human bodies. I am a tiger – or a lioness …Or maybe it is my fur colour (color in your part of the world) – it appears to be rather black-ish – but I am mainly red-brownish – which the sun reveals.



Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!

 
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Posted by on June 15, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Noel, The Christmas Cat

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  Noel, The Christmas Cat

Age:  10

Location:   Annapolis, Maryland, USA

Web/Blog Page:  http://dogdaz.com/

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  I was really scared and really sick, but the humans did not know that yet. I just wanted to hide. I had been on my own for 9 months already and all this commotion made me afraid. Then these humans took me from my cage into a box into a room where they made me feel better and they hugged me and loved me. I thought that this could be OK but I still was not sure about those humans.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  My new Mom held me for weeks and gave me medicine and held me more. Slowly, I realized that she was never going to let me go anywhere else and she was always going to take care of me and that this was my place forever. Mom is the only person that I let pick me up and turn me upside down like she did when I was first here at the Zoo and very sick. She protects me from the other animals in the house (especially that mean Stella cat) and makes sure I have safe places to call my own. If that is not home, what is?

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   Mom says that I am not the sharpest tack in the pack (whatever that means). Because I have feline herpes and not socialized until almost a year old, she thinks that it provided me with special powers, unlike other cats. For example, I don’t like cat litter so I don’t use the same toilet as the other cats. It took awhile for me to teach Mom that I will use weewee pads in my preferred spots and though I still overshoot them from time to time, I don’t think that’s bad, is it? Truly, I don’t think about much. Mom doesn’t get mad at me ever because she knows that I am special. I live primarily in the living/dining room and kitchen (where the yummy stuff is) and mostly Mom has made it safe so that my big fluffiness can’t get hurt, or break too many things. I don’t really understand the “oh no, now I’ve done it” thing because everything I do is purrfect, for a cat like me. It is all the other cats that get in trouble or try to get me into some, but I am special, and I know to run and hide when they do stupid stuff like knock over plants or face off with the little dog. Not me! 

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? My Mom is the most important human in the house, as she says it should be. Everyone that lives here says that I am the most beautiful, sweet, giant white cat, they know and they all brush me (because I shed white stuff all year round) and pet me. I prefer Mom to all others but if one of my human family is sitting quietly on MY couch, I will talk to them and ask them for a brushing or a treat. Then usually I run away until Mom comes. I do like the big black dog, she is quiet too. I do my best to stay away from the pesky youngsters. Nine and Mini, who try to unthrone me from the top of the cat tree, or the blonde dog who chases me down the hall. The new little dog is smaller than I am, so I kind of think he is ok, but I am not sure yet.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  People thank that I am aloof because I am scared. If they would just be quiet I will come to them (maybe). I have a special sense that tells me when it is ok to come out of my hiding spots. I am a keen judge of character and Mom uses me as a barometer to see if the kid’s friends are worthy of being on my couch. I am a simple cat, with simple desires, if people would just be patient.




Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Reilly and Denny

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  Reilly and Denny

Age:  Reilly is 9 and Denny is 5

Location:  Jacksonville, Florida

Web/Blog Page:  http://cowspotdog.blogspot.com/

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  Reilly – I was 3 weeks old when I first met my peeps – my breeder had two shelties and two dachshund and was a very caring of wonderful lady. Mom picked me up and I snuggled right into her arms like I belonged there and promptly fell asleep – yes I chose her – I knew she was special. Dad was busy cuddling a baby dachshund and I wasn’t to sure about him. Mom and Dad came to visit me every week until I was ready to go home with them and Mom gave me my name straight away and my breeder called me that all the time so by time I was ready to go home I already knew it. Here I am tasting my first ever bacon beggin strip – I wasn’t sure what to do with it so I ran around the garden until I finally figured out how tasty is was.

Denny – I was already 11 weeks old when I met Mom and Dad for the first time – I was very tiny for my age and hadn’t had a lot of human contact so I was pretty timid but Mom snuggled me close and whispered lots of soft words in my ears. I took me a few weeks to get use to them and Mom was my favorite for sure – but eventually I knew they would protect me and care for me no matter what. It took nearly a year before I went to Dad for my first cuddle and since then he is my now my ‘go to guy’ for snuggles’

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  Reilly – I just knew right from the first time I met my Mom that this was the person who would love me forever. When we arrived at my new home there was a huge big fenced garden for me to run in and so many places to sniff. Mom had a basket full of toys for me and she would take me everywhere with her. I especially knew it was my home though when the gardener left the gate open after mowing the lawn and Mom went and told them off because I could of gotten lost.

Denny – I took me a long time to get use to being in a house and having people around but I knew it was forever home when Mom bought me a bed and put it next to her bed – it was my special spot and every night I would curl up in and felt safe and loved.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   Reilly – the very first night I was home with Mom and Dad – they had set up a little play pen for me to keep me safe. Mom was just going up the stairs when she heard me yelp she turned around in a panic wondering why I was crying and lost her footing and fell backwards down the stairs, She dislocated her shoulder and got badly bruised and even though she was in a lot of pain she called to dad and made him check on me first. There was nothing wrong – I just didn’t want to be alone in the play pen. Mom had to go to the hospital to get a pain shot and x-ray (she put her shoulder back in place herself) and even though she had her arm in a sling she still managed to drive from Minnesota to Nebraska the next day to where we were going to live.

Denny – My oh oh moment was when I discovered the joys of digging in flower pots and decided one day to help Mom by emptying them all out on the deck. Mom wasn’t angry as it was the end of winter and Mom was going to empty the pots out anyway to get them ready for some spring planting. What was amazing is I didn’t get dirty at all 🙂

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  Reilly and Denny – without a doubt it is Mom she is a easy mark for that sad eye look or that sad little whimper- we have her well trained to give us our meals at a certain time – to go walkies when we rattle our leads. Mom also NEVER eats all her food so sometimes she will let us have a little bit of her meal – Dad is tough – he never shares.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  That they don’t think we understand when they spell something instead of saying it.  Trust us – we know what V-E-T means and B-A-T-H means.

 

Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2016 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Dear Bacon

 Dear Bacon – Really!?  Have you ever had one of those mornings?  There I was in the bathroom drinking out of my personal fountain when my pops got out of the shower.  Oh have mercy.  I threw my arms in the air like I just didn’t care and told him that I gave.  I mean really.  Should anyone be unfortunate to see their humans getting out of the wet shower… naked.  I think I may need psychiatric help for years after this.  I really thought he was trying to hold me up.  Shaking my purr head.  Signed Hands Up Among Other Things

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Dear Hands Up Among Other Things – Thank you my friend.  Now I among all of my faithful readers will now be in psychiatric help right there along with you.  Once has been read can now not be unread and we will all have this visions in our mind.  Thanks for sharing my friend.  I hope therapy helps for all of us – snorts.

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  Dear Bacon – Batcat lives.  My shadow says everything.  I am the real Batcat.  Be afraid.  Signed Batcat

Dear Batman – Well there you go then my friend.  The shadow never lies.  You are most definitely Batcat for sure.  Now be very still in that position.  I would hate to see you lose one of your lives since well you know since you are Batcat.

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Dear Bacon – Day 3 and the pooches have no clue of my secretive undercover mission here.  I tell you my friend – I have the power!  I get to hear everything that they talk about.  It’s not as exciting as what I thought.  Meows.  Signed Purr Thing on the Downlow

Dear Purr Thing on the Downlow – WOW.  Really they don’t have interesting conversations?  You haven’t heard anything exciting.  Tell us.  What do dogs really think about all day.  You can tell us. It’s about licking themselves isn’t it?  Snorts with piggy laughter.


Dear Bacon – Help me.  If this picture doesn’t scream HELP – how many other ways can I say that?  What human in their right mind would ever think this was awesome or fun for us?  Really?  Tell me the advertising for this contraption didn’t have those words.  Because I’ll tell you something Bacon – it’s not fun.  It’s not awesome.  It’s confining.  It’s hot.  I think I will pee all over my human in disgust.  What say you?  Signed Pussy in a Bubble

Dear Pussy in a Bubble – I’m sitting here just shaking my head my friend.  What moron came up with this idea?  Squeeze a purr thing in a book bag?  Really?  You look like you are counting the ways of getting even.  I kind of agree with peeing all over your human.  Let’s see how water proof that bag is right now.  Betcha he wouldn’t do that again.  Let me know if he does though… oh my!

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Dear Bacon – Look pig – even though I’m a dog I have to make my statement.  I’m not just an ordinary Yorkshire Terrier.  I’m much more than that.  I have personality.  I have to make my mark in today’s world.  What better way than having a creative hairstyle.  Hey, humans do it all of the time.  Why can’t us anipals?  Explain that to me huh.  What do you think.  Too Goth?  Not enough Goth?  Should I paint my nails black as well?  Signed Goth In Training

Dear Goth In Training – Let me tell you my friend.  I am impressed and slightly jealous.  I love your look. It gives you style.  It makes you stand out.  It gives you the umph that you need to say, “Hey, I am my own dog.”  I love it and think the little guy here Houdini needs to pay attention to this letter and make a stand for himself.  And yes why not to black nails.  I say you live once, live it to the fullest!

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REMEMBER my friends, Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU.  Please remember to send me your pictures and letters to my email address.  ♥

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2016 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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Dear Bacon

Dear Bacon – Darn that pesky cat.  She dared me to stick my head under the privacy fence to look at Bob.  Well you know I’m not one not to take a challenge so I did it.  Well guess what?  My head is stuck.  Bob tried everything he could to get me un-stuck but nothing.  I know I heard that pesky purr thing clicking pictures to post on line.  This does mean war.  Any suggestions?  Signed Stuck Between a Rock and Hard Place

Dear Stuck Between a Rock and Hard Place – Here’s what I would do… not that I’ve done anything like this before – looks innocent.  When the purr things goes to sleep, find the camera and change your face picture of being stuck to the purr things face.  Then put that picture all over the place.  Fair is fair, right?  Snorts.


  Dear Bacon – OMC – Make the winter go away please.  It is so cold in my part of the world – this is how you will find me every night – trying to touch the heat waves.  Is it still cold there in your part of the world?  Signed Stretch

Dear Stretch – Shaking my piggy head.  I am so with you my friend.  Some days are great – perfect temperature and skies.  While other days, the rain is falling and it is cold.  Hopefully soon Mother Nature will make up her mind and pick one season to stick to… I hope.


  Dear Bacon – What’s up?!  I just know you are eating or drinking something wonderful on the other side of this fence.  Just put it right there okay… right there on my tongue.  Many thanks!  Signed Beggar

Dear Beggar – If only I had something my friend, I would surely share with you.  Heck, if you lived closer, I would go get you an poochie ice cream.  Mom always makes sure that Houdini has some in the freezer.  They don’t taste that bad at all – I know cause I’ve had one.  Hope you get something soon.  Hang in there… well don’t hang.  Maybe take your tongue out of the hole.


  Dear Bacon – I tell my human this all of the time.  “Oh no don’t stop.  I love hearing all about your break ups and fights with your boyfriend.  You have my solid attention – do go on.  I’m sitting here just totally enthralled.  I would give you a hug but look – I’m caged.”  Signed Attention

Dear Attention – Snorts with piggy laughter.  Does this work?  Does your human take you out for a little hug?  I mean heck they should because you do look like you are giving them your full attention.  I’m really touched – snorts.

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 Dear Bacon – My human thought he was dreaming last night but it really was me in person scaring him.  Evil Purrs.  I dressed up like a doctor and put a light over his face.  Surely he thought he was going into surgery.  It was really hilarious.  For a human, he can’t jump pretty high.  Have you ever fooled your humans like this?  Signed Mischief

Dear Mischief – I like the way you think my friend.  Every chance I get it, you know I pick on my human father.  Our relationship is deep and has many levels.  Both of us think that we are the alpha here at the Hotel Thompson.  But we all know who that really is, right?  Keep up the great work my friend.  I’m highly impressed with your young abilities.

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REMEMBER MY FRIENDS – Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU.  Please keep sending me your letters and pictures to my email.

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2016 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Easy

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to our first edition of SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this new series!

Name:  Argentia Mists Easy Rider

Age:  6

Location:  Brittany/France

Web/Blog Page:  Easyweimaraner (Be sure to pop over and say hey – remember to tell Easy that Bacon and Houdini sent you.)

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  I have to be honest, right? Well… ok… my first thought was: they look simple, that’s easy going…

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  As I entered my bed… I had to place humans on efurry side to make sure that I will not fall out, but that was the moment I was at home.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  As I swallowed the brother of Sponge Bob, the infamous kitchen sponge… fortunately I could remove that guy via emergency exit and the two dogtors could pack up their knives.

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?   I think both, but in a different way. My dad is my best friend but a rival too. So we always have to duke it out, that I’m the king of this castle and that this mom there is MY mom. And speaking of mom she knows that I’m the boss and therefore we have no hierarchy battles.  I’m her best friend, no if’s no butt’s,  butt that’s exhausting sometimes….

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  They sometimes overestimate my abilities. Yes. I’m eggs-tremely smart and YES I’m a Weimaraner. And that means I’m the dog with the human brain… so how shall I know things they don’t know? To err is human counts for me too :o)

 

Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend Easy – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!
 
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Posted by on January 28, 2016 in Bacon, Houdini, Spotlight Thursday

 

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Dear Bacon – Tongue Edition – Snorts

Dear Bacon – Help!  Let alone I had to get a bath.  Let alone they wrapped me up like a tight burrito so much so that my tongue hung out.  Then the human had to take my picture.  Really?  I can’t even fight it I’m wrapped so tight.  Any thoughts on how to handle this fiasco?  Signed Burrito in Training

Dear Burrito in Training – Let’s look at this on a positive note.  Your humans love you so much that they (1) bathed you; (2) wrapped you up to dry you so you wouldn’t get sick in this awful cold weather and then (3) took a pic of you.  Sounds to me like they are working hard towards next years Christmas cards.  You can never plan too far in advance my friend.  So this is what you do.  Wait for them to go to sleep – you know the snoring, tongue hanging out and drooling from the mouth.  Then take their picture to replace yours.  Simple as that.  Snorts.


Dear Bacon – I’m not sure about you but us dogs, we can spell.  We know exactly what you are spelling when you say V.E.T.  I’m not the kind of dog that runs but you spell V.E.T. and I’m gone like the speed of light.  Nobody likes those guys at the V.E.T. office – I don’t care how many treats you get.  What say you Bacon?  Signed G.O.N.E.

Dear G.O.N.E. – I concur.  Nobody likes the peeps at the vet’s office.  No way!  I mean my goodness they think giving you a treat makes up for the violation they give to your captain’s quarters – I don’t think so.  I mean heck, at least you can buy me a Mint Julep or something first – snorts with piggy laughter.


      Dear Bacon – This should serve the human for leaving their camera phone on last night.  I left them a little something to find on their camera roll.  What do you think – do I have it or what?  Signed Hot for Hollywood

Dear Hot for Hollywood – Oh absolutely my friend.  How could anyone resist that cute little face and tongue?  I wish I could be a fly on the wall when your human finds that picture on their camera phone.  I bet they laugh and then oohh and aaaww for hours!


Dear Bacon – I don’t get it.  I live in the south and every time someone new sees me, they say, “Bless his little heart.”  I don’t get it.  What does that exactly mean.  You live in the south – do you get that often?  Signed This is My Happy Face

Dear This is My Happy Face – You see here in the south, that is a term of endearment.  Peeps often say that for no apparent reason.  I’ve heard peeps tell this to babies, older peeps, anipals and to each other.  I don’t think they mean anything by it.  Nope not at all.  How could they?  I look at you and see a masculine little guy that is going somewhere in the world.  You just accept that term as a compliment, hold your head up high and march right on into 2016!


Dear Bacon – I was asleep – you know taking one of many naps during the day.  I had my little hoodie on for some added heat.  My human woke me up and said, “Say Cheese?”  All my tummy heard was cheese so I stuck my tongue out.  Don’t you know that was the moment my mom decided to snap my pic.  Why – tell me why – do these humans do this?  Signed Sticking Tongue Out

Dear Sticking Tongue Out – Personally I think sometimes the humans try to catch us off guard in an attempt to get an amusing look from us for their cameras.  Every once in a while, I let mom *think* she has me and I do something for her amusement.  What can I say?  It keeps the humans happy therefore we get more treats.  I say play it for all its worth my friend.  Work it!


Remember my friends – Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU.  Please continue to email me your letters and pictures ❤  

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2016 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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