I am a big animal lover. I grew up with more "pets" than I can remember. We had horses, multiple dogs, cats, ducks, chickens, calves, goats, iguanas, snakes, salamanders, birds, chinchillas, ferrets, rabbits, rats, fish and crabs. Even though that list seems extensive, I am positive I missed a few. Additionally, we also rescued many animals, including a baby owl, which may or may not have been illegal to have. Speaking of rescues, I even remember the time my little sister decided to rescue a gopher and upon getting it through the door, it bit her and was loose in our house. Ooops! My love for animals started at a young age and I considered a career as a veterinarian multiple times throughout the years. In college, I volunteered at the animal shelter, which probably wasn't the best idea as it just made me want more!
Since moving to Bozeman in the summer of 2003, we have accumulated two cats and two black dogs. Here are a few pictures and short descriptions about each of them.
TIGER: Born on May 17, 2004 and brought home from a pet shop that July after a family reunion in Helena.
|During our move to Seattle, Auntie Krissy decided to take care of them for us until we can get out of an apartment and into a house with more room. They are spoiled rotten and spend their days sleeping, eating and cuddling.|
TAJI: Born on May 18, Taji was bought from the same pet shop as Tiger, but they weren't from the same litter. We second guessed our purchase on the way home from Helena, as he cried almost the entire trip back to Bozeman and we weren't exactly supposed to have pets in our apartment. And by "not exactly," I mean we would have been kicked out if we were caught. They were worth the risk!
|Soon to be 7, he is a bit more lazy these days. Even taking resting breaks on the way to his food dish.|
|Every now and then, a catnip mouse will get the best of him and he'll toss it around a bit before lying down.|
|He also has an annoying obsession with plastic bags. In the middle of the night, you can hear him chewing on them and he won't stop until you get out of bed and get rid of that dang bag!|
|Typical Taji look, he considers himself superior to all other creatures and finds it irritating |
that humans are so easily amused.
BEA: Adopted 8/25/2006 from Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter. She was thought to be between 3 and 5 years old at the time of the adoption. Her name was "Beauty" so we shortened it to Bea and we typically call her "Bea-Dog."
|Lola & Bea|
|Presently, she is staying with her grandparents, Deb & Craig :) |
If she's not playing fetch or eating, it's a good bet that she's sleeping!
LOLA: Born on April 9, 2007 and I brought her home on June 9, without Dane's full permission. We had talked about getting a second dog in the future, but as soon as I saw her, I had to have her. She stole my heart with those floppy ears and white paws. I now understand why her brothers and sisters had their tails docked upon purchase, it is more like a weapon than a tail.
Her first car ride home to Plentywood to meet the family!
|She loves going on car rides, whether it is to one of the many dog parks or to run errands.|
|She also enjoys naps on the furniture, usually with one of her toys nearby. |