Sunday, January 6, 2008

Fun Monday - My Dogs

This week's Fun Monday is hosted by Lisa at Lisa's Chaos (and judging by her photos, it's a lovely chaos, indeed). Lisa challenged us with this:

Let’s meet your pets. I think most of us have at least one pet and I would like to see your fluffy or scaly pal. If you don’t have a camera you can tell us about him/her/them. If you don’t have a pet tell us about a pet you had or a pet you want. If for some weird reason you hate all animals we want to know why gosh-dang-it.

I am going to limit myself to the pets currently living and currently living with us. Here is our Duck. Duck is a Catahoula/Sharpei cross who just turned 9 in September. She is the only dog I have ever raised from puppyhood. She is the queen of the bitches (literally) and a tennis ball retriever par excellence. She also has never lost a game of tug-o-war although we don't play as hard as we used to because of her arthritis. She is from a litter of 9 and all of her littermates were blond. She was the Ugly Duckling. Now she is The Duck.



The Duck at 8 months

Next we have Holly, complete name Holly Farms Chicken Lips. Holly is an American Boxer and will be 6 in March. Holly was given to us when she was 8 months old by my daughter, Julie. Duck was living with Julie at the time as a guardian while Juls' husband was out to sea. We thought we were ok being dog free (we drove truck cross country at the time). Julie didn't. She gave Lexy to her dad as a Christmas gift. He was not pleased. The dog was not returnable.

How can you not love this face, however? We changed her name, put her on the truck and we all adapted. Now, if we were ever to raise another dog from a pup? It would probably be a Boxer. She is just a sweetheart, albeit a counter-surfing sweetheart!


Holly at 8 months

Last, and maybe least, we have Buddy. Buddy is a Sheltie cross and will be 1 this month. Buddy belonged to a friend of mine who found out, post-Buddy, that her landlord did not allow dogs. Buddy and his mom had to be relocated. I declined to take Buddy's mom (we had a personality conflict) but I could not let Buddy be euthanized. When he came to live with us, his name was Hercules. I tried to change it to Fred, but Fred just didn't stick. My husband started calling him Buddy because my husband calls all unnamed males Buddy. I went to call the dogs that night and opened the front door. "Duck! Buddy! Holly!" Buddy Holly? It stuck.





Buddy at 8 months



I hope you enjoyed meeting my current crew - always subject to additions, you know! Please have fun visiting everyone else today!

Update:
Lil man got up this morning and I was browsing while he got ready for school. He asked where his picture was. I told him he wasn't a dog but he told me that he was, in fact, my 4th pet. He's right, so here's his picture, too. He was not 8 months old, though, he was 7 years.


My best buddy at 7 years

46 comments:

Pamela said...

I miss having a dog. If we had some land ... and not in the city limits (the city snuck up on us... and the open fields have
the hubby was raised with boxers.
I suspect if we ever have another dog that is what we'll get.

Peter said...

How could we help but enjoy meeting them Sandy?

kitten said...

How sweet!

lisa's chaos said...

Buddy Holly! How funny! Glad Holly is out of the doghouse so to speak. Duck and Buddy look like sweethearts too.

Crown Princess said...

Always subject to additions.....hmmmmmmm......thinks about the possibilities ;-)

Gattina said...

Hahaha, very cute story of your dogs ! and I noticed that they all have an eypatch ! and Buddy Holly sounds good when you shout it in the neighborhood !

my4kids said...

The Duck is an unusual looking dog! Cute though. I always like a good story on how people end up with their dogs and how they decided their names as well. Buddy Holly is cute.

karisma said...

And such a good looking crew you have there too!

The very nice man said...

Very funny! Wasn't there a dog like that in one of the old black and white comedy series???

susan said...

Awwww...such sweet babies. I love names (and the nicknames) you've given them.

ChrisB said...

Duck is so not ugly~ just look at that sweet face. I don't think I could cope with three dogs! I just doggy sit my niece's Dalmatian these days.

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh so wonderful! Love the names too. Duck is great. I love the markings. Holly is adorable as well as Buddy. You have three great additions to your family!!!

Have a great Fun Monday!

laurie said...

they can't be ugly if you love them. love makes them beautiful.

what great dogs....

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Is it terrible that I've NEVER seen Man from Snowy River???

Guess I need to get moving on this one...

Hallie
http://wonderfulworldofweiners.blogspot.com/

Megnificent said...

I really want a dog, but I just hate having one here in town where there isn't as much room to run around. :/ Your 4th pet is just precious! Great pic of him!

Kerith Collins said...

i love holly...we want a dog like that...BAD!
kerith
http://kerithskontest.wordpress.com

Nan said...

I love how Buddy got his name. Your furry kids are so cute! (And of course your unfurry pet too.) :^P

thefoodsnob said...

They are all so cute!
(And The Duck- NOT ugly!)


Lisa

Kaycie said...

What a cute bunch! Especially the little human pet.

coloursofdawn said...

Nice tribute to your pets, they are very cute. It is so cute when they lose their teeth. Oh and the dogs are adorable too. Our nephew has a boxer, Molly and she is like a big baby and the sweetest thing.

SwampAngel65 said...

They are so cute!!! I bet Buddy is a real character. Very nice to see picks of the furry members of your family.

Joy T. said...

Awww Lil man is adorable! As are all your pets. Love the 'counter-surfing' and 'tennis ball retriever' LOL

nikki said...

Duck is such a cutie. I love his markings. And yes, Lil man definitely qualifies as a 4th pet!

Catwoman said...

Cute pups! All four of them!

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

I'm so glad your grandson appreciates his position in your pack. And, your ugly duckling is one fine looking lady.

Mariposa said...

Lovely...I wanna play with them all! I need to get myself another "baby"!

Alison said...

I love your dogs..especially Buddy!! Those are my favorites..I grew up with boxers!! My Baron is a counter surfer also...drives me nuts...oh and my son is 7!!!

The Rotten Correspondent said...

I think they're so cute! They all have so much character. I like your names, too!

Karina said...

I love the names. Duck! Too cute! And your 4th pet? He's a handsome one! ;-)

mjd said...

You have fabulous pets with fabulous names. The fourth pet is rather cute too.

Cynthia said...

Ella, my daughter, says that they are soooooooooo cute!

Blue Momma said...

I think I'd like a cat named Duck! Love the dogs. We really do need one.

Robinella said...

Love those names. My Mom has a Buddy.

Retrohipster said...

Duck is adorable. Buddy Holly was always playing in our house when I was growing up...(Thanx dad) He would totally get a kick out of how you named Buddy!!!

Sandy said...

Thanks to all of you for your lovely comments. Duck's name did lead to a little confusion. When my grandson started school and the teacher asked, "What does the duck say?" My grandson of course answered, "Woof, woof."

Faye said...

I loved that you didn't let l'il man get lost in our pet orgy today. Looking in those faces on a daily basis would crack me up--especially Chicken Lips in profile.

Simply Jenn said...

Great pics of your dogs, we're dog lovers too! I love that your son thinks of himself as a pet too, that's so funny!

sirdar said...

Looks like some great dogs you have there. That last pet of yours....he sure has a great smile :-)

bermudabluez said...

All very cute!! The Duck is quite distinguished!! Many of my relatives have boxers and they love them!

Tiggerlane said...

Too cute that the young man wanted to be included. Don't blame him a bit!

He might not eat dog food, tho.

Julie said...

They are all too cute! I kind of like the last one, your best buddy...now he is adorable! :)

Sayre said...

I am totally bummed that I missed Fun Monday this week, since I have such lovely animal people at my house. I like your's too.

Debs said...

Love the pics :)

Jo Beaufoix said...

Ahhh they all look lovely. Miss M (nearly 3) thought the name Duck was hilarious. Fab.

Christine said...

Awwww...such sweet furbabies. I just love their names. Your last pet, has a darling smile. My son is 7, too, and those toothless ones, are the best.

-Ann said...

Great pictures - I've never seen a Catahoula before. i was going to guess that it was a cattle dog of some kind.

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