This week was tough on all of us. First Lexi had to be euthanized due to sickness and old age. And then we were adopting a new dog, due to an over-flown shelter. Ozzy had to get used to let one friend go and then become friends with a new furbaby, that has even more powerful gas, than he could ever produce. It got the best out of a young, very energetic cat like Ozzy. Mr. Ozzy “Meatball” Chester found his master, a female pup. So it is time for long naps on the ottoman.
This week was very busy. First we’ve got our hearts broken, because we had to let Lexi cross the rainbow bridge on Tuesday. Then I found out, that our local shelter is over-flown with dogs and cats, and they call this situation “CODE RED”. Last night, I talked to Kevin, if we are ready for another dog. The shelter needs relieve by adopting those sweet pups and kittens. Kevin agreed, we could take another furbaby in.
This morning, Kevin, Katelynn, Sara, Luis and I went to the shelter as soon as it opened. After a Meet & Greet, we decided we give Leti, which is now Zoey, a shot. We were told, she doesn’t like small dogs and no cats. I heard that before, and was determined that my pets all get along with each other. And sure enough, as soon as Zoey entered our house, Joshua waited patiently at the door (he’s cool with the ladies), Chewbacca watched her from a higher level in the dining area, and Ozzy’s back hair was standing up. But Ozzy wanted to play as a kitten. After a couple of swipes and nips, Ozzy and Zoey got along with each other. They chased one another in the house and played tag. After a nice walk, the dogs are tired and sleep in the frontroom.
Zoey, the Labrabull (Labrador/Pitbull-Mix)
*November 28, 2004 – †July 23, 2019
Lexi wasn’t feeling well for the last couple of months. She didn’t eat as much as she used to anymore; her interest levels went down; and she was napping for most of the day. Today, we made the decision that it was time to relieve her from her pain. Lexi was our companion for the last 14 ½ years. She was the “Queen” and she was “Momma” to pretty much all of our other adopted pets. She taught Katelynn how to walk. And Katelynn loved to share her sandwiches with Lexi, when they both were little.
Our sweet girl, may your body rest in peace. Run free in heaven. Ranger and Finley are waiting at the gate for you. They will show you around and make sure, you finally get your wings. You definitely deserved them. 🌈🐕
Say Hello to our new kitten, Ozzy, We’ve adopted him today. This morning I woke up, and decided, it’s time for a new cat to complete our house again, After Finley crossed the rainbow bridge, I had a hard time to even think about adopting a new cat for the last two years. But today was the day. I know Finley looks down from cat heaven, and is very proud that another animal found a furever home in our family.
Ozzy came home with us, and we introduced him to the gang. Luis sniffed out the box, while Ozzy tried to get out of it. Ozzy gave Luis a nose kiss, and they were buds from that moment onward. Chewbacca was next, he sniffed Ozzy’s butt. It’s funny, because this is usually the dogs’ job. But Chewbacca is a “dog” in his own way. Then our diva, Joshua, saw Ozzy. OMG, speaking of diva and drama. Joshua hissed and was mad, because he is so jealous. Chewbacca gave him a piece of his mind. And Joshua is mad at everyone, now. We have to give josh’ about 48 hours, and he will be alright. Even Lexi came out from her nap to welcome Ozzy into the family.
Sara played with Ozzy all afternoon. Now, they are both tired and take a nap on the couch. They literally pooped each other out.
Ozzy, the Cat
Kevin told Sara to help her sister to pick up dog poop, before he could mow the lawn. Sara was not happy about it. We could see it in her eyes, she wanted to talk herself out of it. But we put the foot down, and said to our sassy little Princess, that she has to help cleaning up after Lexi and Luis. After Sara got grossed out a couple of times, she actually started enjoying searching for the dog land mines in the grass. Katelynn and Sara made a game out of it. And everything was picked up and mowed in no time. I guess, parenting is not so hard after all. We just have to stay on top of it. 😉
Many times, we thought Lexi won’t make it to 10 human years. There were also a couple of times, we’ve considered to put her down, within the last two years. But Lexi keeps going. She’s a trooper and not slowing too much down. And today, she turned 100 doggy years.
🎂🎈Happy 100th Birthday, Lexi!🎈🎂
Lexi’s little biography: https://underthepecantreephotography.com/2017/01/01/my-pets-part-i/