Joshua is so tired of sitting in the house day in and day out. But it is still way too warm to let him in the catio outside. Chewbacca loves to spend his morning outdoors. But he stays in the yard. Joshua loves his freedom and walks around in the neighborhood, where he gets himself in trouble. Now, he meows in the house until he can enjoy the outdoors with some fresh cat grass and catnip, again.
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. 🌈🐕
Today, Ozzy is with us for three weeks now. He’s such a little “fur tumble”. Everything has to be checked out and becomes a toy. Sara took the cat tunnel in her room, and Ozzy went to town with it. She said: “Finally we have a cat that makes use out of that toy.” Card board boxes and wicker baskets are also a favorite place to hide and play. Ozzy startled Joshua and Chewbacca several times, when the two older cats walked by, and he jumped out of the box.
Joshua finally gave up being a diva. Him and Ozzy play, eat and sleep together most of the times. Joshua has to adjust when there is a new family member coming into the house, every time. As he gets older, the longer it seems to take for him to get along with a new fur ball. When he was younger, it took him only days. Now, it takes him a couple of weeks. But we have to respect his space.