Saturday, October 24, 2009

All Things "LIVING" in my House, Other than Plants

There is nothing better than the unconditional love of a pet (or two or three...) Our dog Mia we have had since 2000. She is our second Sheltie, I always had cats until our first Sheltie showed up at the door one night and never left. I had collies as a child but they were always outside pets. This was our first inside dog. Now I know I will never be without a dog again. They are wonderful companions, always happy to see you when you walk in the door, even if you have just been outside for an hour.
They are my computer buddies, Mia the Sheltie and Claudia the Chihuahua chilling under the desk as I type away the hours..
When my youngest daughter moved home after living at the beach for four years she brought back two Chihuahuas, she lived at home with them for two years and when she moved out again my husband had fallen in love with them and told her to just leave them both here with us. So we now have three dogs. She now has a Mastiff and a Chihuahua we got her this spring. Surprisingly they get along great!
Claudia is just the most loving dog I have ever met, she jumps up on the back of the compute chair and sleeps nice and warm between my back and the back of the chair. She is at least 13 years old now, and the most active of all three of them. Running and playing all day...Here is Keegan the 5 year old in front with Claudia resting her head on his back, basting in the sunny bay window. This is their favorite spot in the morning sun.

Claudia on the couch with her blanket and pup pup her favorite toy, ready for a nap...


These little dogs love to be all covered up in a blanket or under the blankets at night in bed with us.
This is Keegan on the couch with his head stuck out taking a breather from this warm blanket...
He is differently a woman's dog, he is my buddy for sure...

Mia, nice and cozy on the floor, No blankets for her. She get too warm with all that hair. The only time she is in bed or on the couch with us is if it is storming... She just shakes in the stormy weather. She has had such a good time playing with the other two little ones, she needed a buddy or two to play with...
Than there is the turtle that is probably 10 years old, another leftover of the youngest daughter. I think he will live forever!!! LOL if you are in Toms office he bangs on the tank to let you know he is there!!!
We call this our pet rock, a couple of years ago I got my husband a salt water tank for Christmas. Well I found out you had to put a live rock in the tank. I had no idea what I was doing, but that youngest daughter Amanda was the expert... So my mother bought Tom this rock for his Christmas Present. Mom is 83 and goes to the Spa to exercise three times a week, when she told her friends she bought her son-in-law a rock for Xmas they all got a kick out of it. Little did they know it was a $70.00 rock!!! BUT IT IS ALIVE!!!

Here are a few other living things in that tank... The star fish is so interesting all those millions of little suction cups that allow him to climb up the glass are really cool...

He is on the move up the rock now.. I loved to watch him...
Our red Nemo swimming through the anemone..
I could just sit and watch everything moving in the tank all day, it is so relaxing, I just took this video, everything is just getting so big and I love to watch the anemone move and it is cool to watch it eat. Grabbing food with those long tentacles and putting the food in it's mouth. Yes it has a mouth...
You will get a laugh out of this, when we first got this anemone, one day it all shrunk up really tiny. The tentacles were only about an inch long and really dark purple. I called the pet store to see If I was killing it!!! It looked terrible. She just laughed and told us it was Pooping. We just about lost it laughing. In a few hours it was back to normal. We get tickled every time it happens!!! I hope you have enjoyed all my creatures, big and small...

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Have a great week,
Lynn


















































5 comments:

Tootsie said...

you certainly do have a unique collection of lives in your house! I love how different they all are from each other.
I used to want a turtle...wanted to name him wax...but they are not legal here so I settled for a ceramic one! lol
enjoy your babies

Balisha said...

Hi Lynn,
Thanks for sharing your menagerie...all things great and small. Those dogs of yours are so precious. They photograph so well LOL
Do the little ones shiver? My toy fox terrier used to shiver in the cold weather and then we put a sweater on him and he wore it around the house. So cute!
Balisha

Darla said...

Very precious post...love the lives in the tank..

Balisha said...

I just had to come back and see those puppies again. They are so cute...what pampered lives they live...they don't know how lucky they are .
balisha

Jolyn said...

Hello Lynn,
How sweet your dogs are, I have two and just love them. They become so much of the family, and love us no matter what. Thanks for posting your precious ones for us to see. Have a wonderful week.
Jolyn from seasonsoflifejolyn.blogspot.com