Friday, March 23, 2012

My Furkids

I thought I would share a couple pics of the loves of my life...............


This is Zeke, he is my 9 year old basset hound.  He came to me at 7 months old from Bluegrass Basset Rescue.  He loves to wear bandanas!  I took this the other day when we were having unseasonable warm weather here in mid-Michigan.  Don't you just love those swirls on his butt?

Last summer I was in our local hardware store petting the resident cat and telling the owner and some women shoppers how much I missed my kitty.  I had to put Ernie to sleep the first of the year and Zeke and I were missing feline company.  Well one of the women said she had a friend so I gave her my number.  It seems that a cat was left on the side of the road, duct taped into a card board box and she was giving birth.  Shame on her previous owners!  She was rescued and homes were found for the kittens but not her.  So I adopted her.  She was a skinny scrawny little thing, barely 10 months old and already a mom. She weighed 6 lbs when I got her.  This picture was taken in October, 3 months after she came to live with us,


And here is a pic of my little girl taken just 2 months later, I named her Slinky.  She lost most of her baby hair and grew in a brand new coat.  And surprise, surprise, she is part Maine Coon cat.  She has a fabulous mane around her neck and down her chest.  And such a bushy tail, it is shorter than a normal cat's but very full and luxurious.  She is a beautiful cat and such a love.


She and Zeke get along quite well.  They play and she is much rougher than he is.  She can't resist those big droopy ears of his and he usually gets bit by her.  He is a wuss and comes running to Momma when she plays too mean, lol.  But they enrich my life and I am truly blessed to have found them.

9 comments:

SandyK said...

Zeke is sure handsome and Slinky is a beautiful feline! They're lucky to have you and vice versa. Thanks for sharing the pictures and the story.

ednamburgess said...

Slinky is beautiful. Guess I'd never seen a picture of her before. And Zeke looks great for 9 years old. Glad you told the story again as sent it on to a couple of my friends that love animals. Guess our granddaughter is getting a Maltese for her 16th birthday. Someone just had a litter and she's so excited. So if she visits this summer will bring a guest with her. LOL Take care. Edna

Stamping Seasons said...

Oh she turned into a beautiful cat with all your TLC. Look at those huge eyes! So knowing! And as for Zeke!!!.. yep, cant miss those swirls on his backside!! LOL

MaggieC said...

Thank you for your visit and your lovely comments on my moonlight scene. They are much appreciated. I love your fur babies. Maine Coons are supposed to love water, aren't they. We have two dogs, both English working cocker spaniels, completely manic, but very easy to train. They love tracking and searching and just work for fun. Gemma searches as drugs dogs are taught and indicates when she has found something and cannot reach it. Have a good week with your crafting and your furry friends. xx Maggie

Karen W said...

They are both adorable, so neat they play together!! She's adorable and I can't imagine the shedding!!

Sheree said...

Both of your kids are so cute! I have three large dogs that I rescued and I love them to pieces!
Have a wonderful weekend Sandy!
Sheree

Linda said...

Wow these pictures are just beautiful!!~!!!

Bonnie Brown said...

Slinky is pretty! She does remind me of a cat my mom had and she part coon cat too. Zeke us a handsome guy!! We do love our fur kids!!

ajyoyo said...

Hi Beautiful Babies! I'm glad to finally see you Slinky! Awe :)