A House Covered in Fur

It’s been awhile since any of my adorable critters have been featured on the blog. Not for any lack of cuteness but because they’re mostly featured over on Instagram. (I fully admit that Instagram is a lot more fun that I thought it would be.)

I’ll do a mini-intro for each pet for anyone new to the blog.

Blanket thieving once again.

Zelda, our second pet together. (The first being a rat named Wednesday.) We’ve had a love/hate relationship. She likes to do bad things. But since we’ve moved to the house, we’ve seen a whole new cat. We now have a nightly ritual that if I’m not in our bedroom at the correct time, I hear persistent mewing.

Snowed in.
Meanwhile, this one likes to make snow angels.

Ozzy, our first dog together. We’re dog people, thru and thru. We adopted Ozzy from a high-kill shelter in Flint. Michigan when he was 10 weeks old. He was malnourished, dehydrated, had roundworms and mange. He’s the first animal that I nursed back to health and 100% the reason I got into animal rescue. By my own estimation he’s lab/chow/pit bull mix. He’s a big, laid back baby who kicks all the ass at cuddling.

Brisk morning romp in the yard.
Gaming with Dad.

Samus. Oh, Samus. We were planning on getting a second dog a year later than we did. My grandpa was dying, I was depressed, my husband decided I needed someone to take care of who couldn’t take care of themself so I wouldn’t dive further into depression. His irresponsible coworker at the time had a new litter of puppies. Inbred puppies. Mom had had one litter of puppies by a neighbor’s dog, they kept a male puppy and when he was old enough, he knocked up his mom. She’s 3/4 mini-Aussie and 1/4 Rottweiler. To top it off, mom stopped nursing the puppies at about 5 weeks and the people couldn’t handle the puppies cries so they locked them in a bathroom. One which, they did not clean and eventually threatened to throw them all out in the snow if the people who wanted one didn’t come pick them up. That’s how we came to have a puppy at 6 weeks old who shouldn’t have been separated until 8 weeks. She’s an adorable pain in the ass. She’s high energy of course but also has anxiety and OCD, along with severe trust issues.

15 thoughts on “A House Covered in Fur

  1. Awwww, I’m more of a cat person (I have a black kitty with cool yellow eyes called Salem!) but I also love dogs… in fact all animals. I also used to have rats as pets when I was in my teens, they are strangely intelligent and loyal creatures. Your fur family look awesome, my friend. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks. πŸ™‚ I really like all animals but I’m definitely a dog person in that I couldn’t imagine not having a dog in my life. I miss my rat! My husband won’t get another one because he’s positive it wouldn’t be as cool as Wednesday lol.

  2. Awww, so much cuteness in a single post!!. πŸ˜€ ❀ ❀ ❀
    Adorable photos. They all lucked out by finding their way into your lives. They've got it real good now. πŸ™‚

  3. How anyone could mistreat an animal I don’t know? Good on for the rescuing. My next dog will be a rescued one. Currently we have two dogs. Ralphie (fox terrier) and Edward Brian Bruce or Eddie haha. Eddie is boystrois and nuts but wel trained. Ralphie is old, cenile but cuddly. Guess who’s my favourite? I used to have a dog called Thunder. He was my best mate. He was a cross between a boxer and a malimute. People were either terrified of him or charmed by him. He was big and handsome. He only ever barked once when we had some punks kicking our bins over. He was extremely protective of me and didn’t like my ex at all. When we’d have arguements, which was a lot, I’d go out back and sit with him and he’d just rest his head on my lap and look at me as if to say “you’ll be right Dad.” I miss him all the time and hope to get him tattooed onto me eventually. Nice post cupcakes. What’s the tattoo on hubby’s wrist?

    1. You can definitely count on your dog to accurately judge other humans! If Ozzy doesn’t like someone (which is so rare), I think, “Wow you must really suck.” The tattoo is stitches he did himself when he got a tattoo gun (which was later stolen) when he was about 19. He wants to get it redone.

  4. We just got another little fur baby this weekend, because I needed something else to love and spoil. Reading about what happened to Samus and his family is the reason I want to burn shit to the ground. I’m probably more of a cat person, but that’s more because I don’t have to energy or space to have a dog. Every time I see one, I cry a little inside, because I want a puppy so badly. It was torture going to she shelter on Saturday. So many puppy faces, so many wiggle butts D:

    1. OMFG yay! You better crank open that Instagram and fill it up with baby pics! πŸ˜€
      Even though I love dogs more, if I could adopt another cat I probably would, but my cat is much happier being the only cat in the household.

      1. On it! That’s how I feel about dogs. I love cats a little more, but it’s more like cats are more convenient for me. I pretty much melt into a puddle when I see a puppy, and they’re ALL puppies. I don’t care what age they are.

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