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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Rocky and Bullwinkle

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!

❤ Rocky and Bullwinkle are Facebook friends.  They will be checking in throughout the day to answer any comments/questions.  Let’s welcome them ❤


Name:  Rocky and Bullwinkle

Age:   One years young

Location:  Cumming, Georgia

Web/Blog Page:  Facebook – Rocky and Bullwinkle

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?   Our dad was scary at first.  He had to chase us to get us in the crate.  We ran away but eventually he caught us.  He was very nice but it was scary being placed in the back of the truck.  When we got to our new home, we met our mommy who was very beautiful ❤ and she was so nice to us.  We knew right away our mommy really loved us.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  After finishing our job of eating all of the ivy and brush, we knew they fell in love with us and built us a house.  And our new fur mom Sierra loved us a lot.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   Rocky here.  My big no-no was good.  I escaped out of the fence.  That’s bad enough but wait for it.  I then ate mom’s favorite plant.  Okay yeah that was definitely bad but wait for it.  I then jumped on the table outside and pooped on it.  Yeah, and they still kept me.  If nothing shows love, that does.  Bullwinkle here.  My big no-no wasn’t as bad as Rocky’s – trust me on that.  The worst I do is maybe scream and maybe complain when I’m hungry.  But don’t you complain when you’re hungry?

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  Rocky here.  I’m like dad.  People actually call us two peas in a pod and say that me and dad think the same and act crazy.  Bullwinkle here.  I’m very close to mom.  We love each very much!

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  People think us goats eat tin cans – we don’t even like the taste!  Actually we are very intelligent and we put things in/out of our mouths because that’s how we find out what things are like – you know like how dogs smell things.  And if anyone gets a goat, we need to come in pairs.  We don’t do well without a friend.  And let me tell you, a lonely goat is a bad goat.  And we are very loving.  We can act like big goofy dogs.♥

This is us – Rocky and Bullwinkle – with Sierra.  Happy Trails!


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Posted by on March 23, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Fiona

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:  Fiona

Age:  16 months

Location:  In Federal Witness Protection Program

Web/Blog Page:  Facebook page:  Fearless Fiona

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? When Mama drove up, I started jumping and wagging my tail!  I liked her a lot, and my Aunt Karen, who came with Mama, started loving on me too. Then Mama picked me up, put me in the kennel in the back of her car, and I started crying.  We had a two hour drive home.  Mama had put my kennel facing forward.  They tried their best to comfort me, but let’s just say I heard Mama thanking Aunt Karen for coming along, because driving with a crying dog by yourself  for two hours is not a lot of fun.  And there is no Daddy.  It’s me & Mama…Girl Power!

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  We pulled up in my new driveway and went inside.  My Aunt Michelle from next door came over with presents, and loved on me.  Aunt Karen had brought me presents too.  I checked out my house, and knew it was dog friendly.  There were toys, balls and several beds. I tested everything !

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   I am not completely house broken.  Now I potty outside, but I did have an accident that first day.  Mama said it was fine.  She knew I was smart and would catch on quickly.  I have, and now I potty like a big girl.

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? Mama had to buy PawPaw a ticket to the Bridge several years ago…so it’s 1000% Mama.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  That I am not a deep thinker…but Mama knows I am.  She watches me figure stuff out.  I get a lot of praise from Mama and our friends.




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Posted by on March 16, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Roxy and Tigerlino

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:  Roxy & Tigerlino (aka “The PURRfect Kitties”)

Age:  Roxy 10 and Tigerlino 7 years

Location:  Hmmm… good question!?! (*scratches head*) But it must be the land of fun, frolic and food since there’s plenty of that to be found here… 

Web/Blog Page:  https://purrfectkitties.wordpress.com/

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  Roxy: Yay! My very own servants!!! MOL.  Tigerlino: Ooh, look! New can openers! Let’s hope they serve tuna at their place…

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  Roxy: The humans had fancied my brother Romeo but then, when they picked me up I started purring like my life depended on it and human #1 said, „Ooh, I want this one!“   Tigerlino: When the humans took me home and gave me my very OWN bowl of food! That’s when I knew I was in HEAVEN!!

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   Roxy: When I spilled the human’s coffee over her MacBook. But hey, she should look on it from the bright side. Now that this silly thing is gone she can spend her whole time playing with us…   Tigerlino: When I “accidently” knocked the Christmas tree over and ruined Christmas. How was I to know it wasn’t a new scratching post?

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  Roxy & Tigerlino: BOTH!! They are easy to manipulate… MOL

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  Roxy: That just because I’m awake means I’m ready to do anything…   Tigerlino: That they are my owners (but you and I know better…;-) )



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Posted by on March 9, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Teddy

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:  My Dad had a name picked out before they even FOUND me at the Shelter – I am “Teddy Kimmell” but Mom calls me “Teddy Bear”

Age:  Eleven months old – I’ll be one on March 4th!  (Happy early birthday our friend XOXO Bacon/Houdini)

Location:  Warrenton, Virginia

Web/Blog Page:  http://onespoiledcat.wordpress.com/

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  I was in a small cage at the shelter and when I saw them I thought “all I have to do is act adorable and I’ll get my forever home!”……….I did the ultimate smart thing – I stuck my little ginger paw through the bars on my cell to shake hands.    That was that………done deal.    Why?  Because when Mom and Dad had adopted my Angel brother Sammy 17 years ago that’s what HE did – stuck his paw through the bars and VOILA, got his home!

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  When I found cat beds, blankets, toys, food bowls all over the place – I knew that they had them there for ME and I knew that this was the home for me!

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   Well I’ve only been here since February 11th so I’ve been very, very good and have had NO “uhohs” ……….yet.   I don’t jump on counters or get in potted plants or ask to go outside or scratch on the furniture so I’m making SURE I don’t get in trouble!

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  I have both of them wrapped around my ginger paws…………AND I love them both and follow them both everywhere – hop up in both of their laps – I’m as in love with both of them as they both are with me.    This is just plain HEAVENLY!

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  Maybe that my parents adopted ME because I remind them of my Angel brother Sammy.    They adopted me because I was what they wanted – a kitten but not tiny, and a LOVE BUG who would be a “lap cat”………….not because I’m a ginger tabby like Sammy was.   



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Posted by on March 2, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Tink

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:  TinkerToy (but everybody who wants to live calls me TINK)

Age:  2 last October (that makes me a teenager, according to Mom, and that’s when she promised I could get my learner’s permit and start blogging, so I did – and I do)

Location:  A great big apartment with a teeny tiny porch facing a little tiny yard next to a really noisy road in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mom works there, too – so we spend most of our time together. In her office.

Web/Blog Page:  Mom hogs our only computer (no offense meant, Bacon!) – so I only get to be a Guest Blogger on ADDandSoMuchMORE.com every once in a while.  Here’s a link to my very first blog post, Blogging Tips from a Shih Tzu    

You can find others from there, using the Guest Posts drop-down on the bottom center of Mom’s menu bar – at the top of every page – scroll down to my name, and then click for a blog roll of what I’ve blogged (so far).   

Except for just a few other 2-legses guest posts, she wrote the rest herself – 2-legs stuff, mostly (and kinda’ boring if you ask me), but she did write a GREAT one on the day she went to pick me up for the very first time.  ALL I want for Christmas is . . . A Shih Tzu Puppy

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  At first I was sort of confused.  Aunt Peggy took the trip with Mom to come get me in upstate Ohio.  I’ve since figured out that Mom could get lost in a bathtub, so Aunt Peggy came to keep it a day trip instead of a weekend with a hotel stay in Kansas, she says. 

I thought they were both really nice, but Aunt Peggy was holding me and making little cooing-clucking noises while Mom did some other stuff with my birth-Mom’s Mom. I couldn’t figure out what was going on until after the l-o-n-g ride in that big noisy wheelie thing that I now know is a wanna’-ride-in-the-car.  

Mom held me on her lap wrapped in a really soft blanket inside a big purse with windows for the whole long trip — while Aunt Peggy pretty much ignored me, kinda’ dizzy from the whizzing in the big front window she kept staring at, I guess. 

I wasn’t really sure we weren’t on the way to a new vet or something until Mom and I got out and Aunt Peggy kept on going.  I was even more confused when we went inside.  There was a big tree IN the house, with lights on it and a bunch of other stuff – and she kept putting me in scarves and things to take my picture. 

NOW I know that’s how she celebrates Christmas, but I don’t mind sayin’ it was really weird that first day.  But I figured Mom was a pretty understanding two-legs, since she didn’t leave my side for several days and nights. So I knew I’d be okay until somebody came to take me back home where all the trees stayed outside.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  That one’s easy – the treats.  Mom already had my food, a couple of special beds, blankets, toys and stuff for me, and she knew that I was used to going potty on peepee pads. But I was afraid I’d have to go without my treats in this new place. 

The first time she came near me with a piece of banana, I suspected that maybe I wasn’t going back home – that this WAS gonna’ be home now.  When she finally noticed I was getting a bit tired of bananas and handed over the carrots and the broccoli, I knew my suspicions were right — and I pretty much figured that I had it made! 

Not having to share helped me get over missing my brothers and sisters too. FAST.  I didn’t even cry once.  I actually love to be with mostly two-legses now.  None of the four-legses ever have any treats.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   That would have to be a tie between shredding the toilet paper,, tearing up the peepee pads, and pulling the stuffing out of one of the couch pillows and burying it in special places all over our apartment.  (I think the two-legses aren’t as fond of a change of texture now and then, and they get crazy when we four-legses LOVE it).  

I could tell Mom was really mad because she used her bad-dog voice when she turned her eyes from that little box thing with the sounds and earmuffs she talks to all the time and caught me at it — and she growled every time she found another little bit of something I’d hidden somewhere new.  

She still hasn’t put the stuffing back in that couch pillow, by the way. It’s on some list, she says – even though anybody could see it plain as day on the table.

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  I don’t have a Dad . My friend Xander doesn’t have a Mom, so I guess some dogs only get one or the other — and boy am I’m glad I got the one I did.  Uncle Jason is great and all, but Mom’s a push-over.  

She plays frisbee with me, fetch toys down our long hallway, and is pretty much always good for a quick game of find the ball under the furniture. She also keeps the tangles out of my coat (mostly), cooks special treats like sweet potato chewies, and fixes special food so I’m not stuck with those dry health-food chunks all the time.  

When its nice outside and I’ve been really good she takes me to play with these little two-legses in the park. But the best thing is when we walk to a lake near where we live – and I get to play with the big 2-legses who are trying to rescue the fish on these sticks with strings.  Before we head home I get up on one of the benches and she gives me a big drink of water – and treats, just for being such a great dog! 

Oh yeah, and her bed is MY bed now.  The ones I started out with are now reserved just for naps.  I even have one on my own chair next to our computer – with a little step stool so I can get down if I get bored watching her work.  Since we’re in the same bed anymore, I can sometimes even wake her up (when she’s still sleeping and the sun is really bright and some dogs want to go outside!) But not always. 

I wrote all about the pain of having to deal with her sleep disorder in my extra-special article for N-24 Awareness Day.  Sleeping with the Enemy: Mom’s N-24

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  That I am a GIRL!  There’s this great Cheers bar on my route (where everybody knows my name). My fan club hangs there, and we check in during our night walks. But they keep saying “she.”   Haven’t they ever seen a topknot before?  It’s not just girls who want to be able to see, for pete sakes – and my bangs grow really fast. Sheesh!



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Posted by on February 23, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet General U.S. Grant and General W.T. Sherman

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:  General U. S. Grant and General W. T. Sherman

Age:  7 and 5 months

Location:  Southern California USA

Web/Blog Page:  http://threecatyard.wordpress.com/

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  We came from the same cattery Rhea and Davout came from, although Grant is a British Shorthair. He seemed nice, but Sherman was coming down with a cold and sneezed a few times on the trip from San Diego.  Both were very good and brave.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  We had a different safe room to start than the others had, since Anna has the old one. It has fewer cubbies, but there is a big wood desk you can run under and feel safe. We took to it right away, and soon met Rhea and Davout and like them fine. Sometimes we sleep in safe corners around the house but are coming out.  Grant likes to rub against everyone and Rhea sometimes gives him a swat to make him stop, but he’s working on her patience.  Sherman likes to purr when held, but has things to see and won’t hang out with you for long.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   Neither boy has done anything bad or scary. Anna and her hissing doesn’t bother them when they invade her room, but Davout will sometimes pin them down by the scruff to keep them out of her room and upsetting her.  He does this to Rhea too.

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  Grant tries to beg for extra meals and since they both are growing boys they often get one. Mostly Grant just watches Dad and both follow him around to see what he’s doing.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  Humans are still learning about us like we are learning about them.

General W.T. Sherman

General U.S. Grant


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Posted by on February 16, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Anna Comnena

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:  Anna Comnena

Age:  8 and a half years

Location:  Southern California USA

Web/Blog Page:  http://threecatyard.wordpress.com/

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  I had been abandoned by my family to a shelter. First they had a kid that abused me, then there were lots of cats in the shelter that worried me. I had a special place by a flower I liked, the picture on the internet was taken there and that’s where I stayed.  When they took me away across the yard for introductions, I was polite but soon worried that some cat would take my spot away so I went right back to it.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  He put me in the same room the Rhea and Davout stayed. I loved it! So big! Dad soon learned not to put his hand over my head or I would swat it hard, but since I have no claws there it didn’t hurt so I’d snap with teeth too. After some learning, I learned to trust him enough to stop that.  After a time, I started to explore but Rhea and Davout coming close made me hiss at them over and over and run back to my room.  If they come in I get up high and hiss at them.  After a while Rhea started to chase me back to my room and we would fight, so the door is usually closed. I purr and purr when Dad comes to visit, but if I think another cat is outside the door. I start to fret and get upset.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   I always do the same thing and never change much, except I’m not as afraid of people as I was before.

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  I have a room of my own, with lots of safe cubbies to sleep in and a window. That has to count.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  That I am extremely stubborn. I am way more stubborn than that.



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Posted by on February 9, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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