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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Benjamin Griz de Tiger

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:  Benjamin Griz de Tiger aka Benji aka Mr. B aka 0011. And let’s not forget my other important dog title- I’m a therapy dog AKA Dogtor

Age: 1 year and 8 months

Location:  Florida

Web/Blog Page:  LifeofBenji

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? I’ve made it! I got my own bed, a nice home, lots of food, a big furry sister whom I adore, and lots of love.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? I’ve got a big sister with a furry tail to play with all day long!

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  Hmmmm, I guess that would have to be my “oops” moment a couple of weeks ago. I swallowed a crossbreed that turned out to be inedible. You can read all about it on my blog, see https://lifeofbenji.com/2017/04/03/oops/ M was not mad but she was very concerned about me. And I have to say, I didn’t feel so good either.

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? That would be M as she gives me more treats. Plus, if I do anything wrong she thinks that she did something wrong. And a negative times a negative is a positive says M.  I won’t argue with that. More treats are always helpful too. Did I mention that I like treats? Lots of them and all kinds! I will do practically anything if you give me some!

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  I would like to bring up a misconception about canines in general. Humans often think that we should be punished for something we did wrong. But it is positive reinforcement and redirection what works best for us.  What is positive reinforcement? Lots of treats of course! Luckily, a lot of doggie schools are now focusing on positive reinforcement and redirection instead on punishment.


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

 
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Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Kinley and Brinley

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:  Kinley and Brinley

Age:  1 year young

Location:  Plano, Texas

Web/Blog Page:  Kinley and Brinley

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? Kinley: OMD, I LOVE you!!!  Can I hug you?  Can I crawl inside you?  Seriously, I just wanna melt into you.     Brinley:  I luvs you too.  Oh, dat charm bracelet sure looks tasty.  Are it edible?  No??  Ok, back to da loving then.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  Brinley:  I knew I was in my forever home right when I got here and met everyone.  After all, how could they not love a three month old westie pup??  Kinley:  I knew I was in my forever home right when I met my momma.  I just tried to melt right into her – I knew my family was the one.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   Brinley:  Probably when I got caught chewing up the cabinets in the kitchen.  I was worried da peeps would be upset.  Ok, my momma wasn’t exactly happy about it, but I got forgiven.  Kinley on the other hand, she never thinks she’s done anything wrong, even when she has.   Kinley:  What, me do something wrong??  I don’t think I’ve ever done anything wrong.  I just smile and forget all about it. 

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  Brinley:  Probably my dad.  He was ready to let me run loose all over the house when I was a baby.  My momma (and Kinley’s momma) nixed that idea – she didn’t want me chewing something I shouldn’t or making messes everywhere.  Kinley:  Well, it would have to be my momma since I don’t got a dad (my momma are Brinley’s momma and daddy’s daughter).  But I has Brinley’s parents wrapped around my lil fluffy paw too – grandparents are great for spoiling you!

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  Brinley:  That I’m just a cute little fluffy dog.  People are always saying I’m cute on the walk.  I’m a tough terrier!  Kinley:  I gotta agree with Brinley.  It’s that I’m “cute.”  Even when I growl people, they say I’m cute!  What’s a girl gotta do to prove she’s tough?

 
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Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Twilight

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:  Twilight (or “Little One”) – But Shrimp calls me “Toast!”

Age:  About 7 months

Location:  Oregon, USA

Web/Blog Page:  http://cattitudechronicles.wordpress.com/  (When Shrimp’s sleeping)- but as soon as I’m old enough I’ll start my VERY OWN blog!

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? These people ADORE ME! They’ll feed me FOREVER! (And I told myself to be EXTRA CUTE)!

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  When I showed up in a thunderstorm in their backyard, wet and muddy and starving and infested with fleas and the human almost cried and took me inside immediately and gave me a warm bath and cuddled me and fed me and said “Welcome to your new home, baby!” (And Shrimp growled and the human ignored it)!

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   When I tried to cuddle up by the human in bed and Shrimp had A HISSY FIT!

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  BOTH of the humans! But especially Mom because she loves how I race her to the Keurig every morning and wait for her to brew her coffee and swipe at her while she does her workouts – and when she does push-ups and Pilates, I swipe at her hair (to keep the tangles out)!  She also loves that I don’t let Shrimp’s angry glares keep me from snuggling with her!

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  That I’m just a cute little kitty – I’m actually a tiger (I work for the government undercover so they removed most of my stripes)!
😺


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

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Daisy

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!


❤ NOTE – Daisy will be checking in throughout the day for any messages/comments.  Let’s show her some love my friends. ❤

Name:  Daisy

Age:  A Lady never tells her age!  So we guesstimate a year…

Location:  Pennsylvania….a long way from Tennessee (where I was born)! I was rescued from a high-kill shelter.

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? Is this really it?  Am I in my forever home?  Will they put up with all my shenanigans?  Will they keep me, even though I am a tad under the weather right now?  (THEY ARE!!!)

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  When I attacked my new brother and they did not throw me out!

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   One moment?…well there have been quite a few…I seem to have a penchant for knocking glass things off tables.  I have broken two so far.  

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? Hmmm, I think it is really pretty equal.  Mom puts up with some things and Dad others.  But, Dad does keep telling Mom when I do something naughty …” aw she’s just a kitten!”

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?   That I am a real push over because of my beauty!  That I suffer from blonde syndrome….well don’t mess with me.  I am beautiful, smart, cunning and  charming!  And I will use all my wiles to get exactly what I want!




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

 
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Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Tribute to Nellie

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!

NOTE:  Dear friends, it is with a weary heart that we have to relay the news that Nellie passed over the Rainbow Bridge on April 14th.  This is one of the last interviews that Nellie did and we so wanted to share it with you.  So for today, let’s remember our feisty girl Nellie and please leave your comments for Nellie’s family for support


Name:  My name is Penelope, but my furrends calls mes Nellie or Nellie Bellie. And mes used to be (and still am sometimes) called The Cat From Hell.

Age:  Us lady cats does not usually tells our age…but mes has been celebrating my birthdays on my blog for YEARS!!! Wes will be celebrating my 19th birthday on May 15.

Location:  Me lives in Richmond, BC, but me has lived in Midway, BC, Calgary, AB, and Edmonton, AB. Mes has lived in 9 different castles.

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

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? Hmmm, that was so long ago and mes was so furry angry at peoples mes prefers to forgets. Mes was a totally terrible cat me bitted and scratched and was thoroughly unpleasant. And that is how mes gotted the name The Cat From Hell.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  After mes had been living there about six months mes started to sit in my Daddy’s lap…it was a long long time after that before mes would let  my Mommy touch me. Now mes a cuddle bunny.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   Purrhaps when mes climbed the shower curtain after mes jumped in the shower when mommy was having one…or shedding a whole sofa… or when mes gotted losted when wes was camping and spended a whole week in the wilds with the coyotes, the owls and the other wildlife…or maybe when mes locked Mommy and Daddy out of the truck, while it was running and the hairy slobbery sisters Bob and Sam and Kozmo were sleeping in the back seat…But the worst must be when mes shut down and deleted the Cat From Hell Blog. 

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? Mes thinks mes has everybody who meets mes wrapped. Since mes started being nice, mes likes to kiss peoples!!! And my pawrents — mes them both wrapped! First though, mes was a total Daddy’s girl. But now mes lives with Mommy in Vancouver and Daddy lives in Midway and mes does not see him furry often.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  That mes is a cute and tiny sweet cat! Mes is 5 and a half pounds of HELL!

❤ In Loving Memory of Sweet Nellie ❤


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Posted by on April 27, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Lucy Sandy

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:  Lucy Sandy (Nicknames: Lucy Goosey and Lucy Lou – so far )

Age:  1 year

Location:  Chattanooga (well, really Soddy Daisy, but no one knows where that is, including me) Chattanooga

Web/Blog Page:  www.lexitheschnauzer.com (because my Angel Lexi sister said it’s ok to use her blog)

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? I was being taken somewhere called “the pound” when Amy saw me and said she would take me home with her. I thought maybe I was on vacation. I got good food and a soft couch and a nice dog bed. Then a man walked in and I cowered because I thought maybe he would hit me. But he knelt down and spoke very softly to me and I fell in love with him right then and there. His name is Jeff. I didn’t realize these were my new parents for a few days, so I was on my very best behavior.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  Amy left me with another lady who took me to the vet’s and left me there. I went to sleep and when I woke up I had a big owie on my belly. I didn’t understand, and I thought she had left me there for good. The next day Amy came and took me back home. I think that’s when I realized that really was my home.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   I had gotten comfortable in what I now knew was my home, and started “testing my boundaries,” according to Amy. I tried different places to pee and poop in the house and Amy just quietly cleaned it up. Then, one day, Amy called me over to an extra big pile of stinky stuff and pointed at it and told me, “No!” That really scared me. I mean, why didn’t she just tell me that to begin with? Once she explained it was not acceptable to potty in the house at all I stopped doing it.  

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  Amy feeds me and plays with me and lets me out except in the morning when Jeff lets me out. So I think it is her.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  Amy and Jeff call me an AmStaff. They don’t say the words Pit Bull because a lot of people are instantly scared. So, I guess it would be that I might bite them?? I really don’t understand that ’cause I like everybody and just want them to like me, too.



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

 
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Posted by on April 20, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Sundae Keen

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:  Sundae Keen

Age:  7 years

Location:  Southeast Virginia

Web/Blog Page:  http://www.thesedaysofmine.com/

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? My  mom came to the Humane Society alone. I heard her tell the ladies working there that she didn’t really care what color kitty adopted her, that she just wanted a lap kitty.  The volunteers took me out of my cage and handed me to my mom, and I immediately lay down in her lap.  She was hooked!

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  When I got to my new home, I had all the necessities: food, water, a litter box. But I could tell that my mom was concerned about me. I cried a lot the first few nights. And I heard my dad remind her that everything here was new to me. He said that I’d been used to living in a cage, and now I had free run of a big house, and that I would adjust in time. So I knew they both cared about me.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   Sometimes I decide to run down our (long) hallway in the middle of the night and “sing the song of my people” as loudly as I can.  I don’t think my parents take too kindly to my running and singing, especially that time of night.

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? Definitely my mom.  I’ve heard them say that the kitty they had before me (Beezy) was very docile, whereas I’m more of a little spitfire. I really think my dad would like me to be more gentle and loving.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?   Hmmm… that’s a tough question. I’m pretty good when we have company. But, I do have a bad habit of nipping people sometime when they’re playing with me. So, I guess the misconception would be that that I’m not going to bite. (I know: I need to work on that bad habit.)



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Posted by on April 13, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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