Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sunday Stills: Pets

The subject of today's Sunday Stills interested me, so I decided to give it a go.

Before I met my husband, my family consisted of only two pets: my cats, Prince

My deaf white cat

and Cleo.

My fat black cat

Prince has two different colored eyes — one blue and one gold — and is completely deaf. And yes, he understands mirrors. He was watching me in it when I took that picture. I was actually present when, as a young cat, he figured out what a reflection is — but that's another story.

Whereas Prince loves everybody and is very affectionate, Cleo is grumpy and choosy about who she likes. Most of the time when people come over, she hides. And when Michael moved in with me in 2005 with his dog, she stopped eating and developed fatty liver disease, a life-threatening condition that required me to force-feed her until her liver started operating normally again.

The dog that nearly killed Cleo:

Mastiff mix mutt

That's my stepdog Emma, our mastiff/Rhodesian ridgeback (we think) mix. Two and a half years ago, we added Grace, a rescued white shepherd, to the mix.

American white shepherd

Please excuse the crappy cell phone pictures of the dogs. For some reason those were the cutest current pictures I have of them.

And of course I can't forget Panama. He is as much a friend as a pet, but I'm still including him here because it would seem a shame to leave him out!

My favorite picture of him to date:

My horse Panama

There you have it — our menagerie!



At December 7, 2009 at 7:21 PM, Blogger Nuzzling Muzzles said...

I spy a Writer's Market behind Emma.

At December 7, 2009 at 7:30 PM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...

You have very, very, VERY good eyes. :o)

Sadly, it's two years old, soon to become three. I've found that most publications put their guidelines online, so I haven't bothered updating it in a few years. Perhaps this year I will.


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