The Herd

If you’ve just stumbled across my blog, or even if you’ve been a long time reader (in which case, I thank you wholeheartedly!), you know that I am a huge animal lover. So much so that I have my own little *herd* as I like to call them. I try to post pics of them in posts from time to time, but thought this might be a good addition to the blog as well. All of my animals except for the newest addition to the family are what I would call seniors. The youngest, we think, is about 9 or 10, and the oldest is 15 years old, and I hope to have them all around for many, many years. All are rescued from shelters, and in Bonkers’ case, was a foster failure.  The newest member of the family is at the bottom of this page and his name is Snuggles.  Morgan was just adopted last November from Page, AZ, and we think she is about 3.

I’ve included pictures of two cats that have died within the past year –  Bonkers and Sebastian.  Sadly, now Osito is also gone since the beginning of April 2017.  All five cats made the trip to the southwest with me in 2015, and believe it or not, but they were pretty quiet in the car so I didn’t lose my mind.  So, without further adieu, here they are, in all their furry glory!!

My "Bonkie" (short for Bonkers). He is 14 and was my foster failure. We were only supposed to be together for two days. :-)
My “Bonkie” (short for Bonkers). He was 15 when he died earlier this year. He was my foster failure. We were only supposed to be together for two days. 🙂 He ended up having a tumor which signaled aggressive cancer.
Bonkers and Osito - my two oldest. They are both 14. Of course, right after this photo was taken, they separated, but I couldn't believe my eyes when Osito sought him out and laid down to snuggle.
Bonkers and Osito – I loved this picture of the two of them together. They were the same age – she is now 15. my two oldest. Of course, right after this photo was taken, they separated, but I couldn’t believe my eyes when Osito sought him out and laid down to snuggle.
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This was my youngest, Sebastian, who died in October 2015. He was only 7, and we think he had a seizure. He died enroute to the animal hospital that was 75 miles away from where I lived at the time. He was such a cat’s cat. Totally irreplaceable in my life and heart. He was such a good cat brother to Max, too.
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Solo photo of my baby girl, Osito, or who I sometimes refer to as Baby O. She’s all of 4.5 pounds, and she loves to sleep on her blankie on her dog bed. When she’s awake, her rule is we must be touching at all times. 🙂  RIP, Baby O.  [2001-2017]
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Max, being dramatic as only a cat like him can be. He’s the Alpha in the family, and I love him to death, when he’s not chasing his feline sisters (HoneyBun and Callie) around.
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The quintessential photo of Max. This is him to a T. He loves life, and is very confident in himself (can you tell he’s comfortable with all of his feet in the air?! LOL.
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My baby girl, Callie. In this stance, I know she is super happy and was purring at the time. I can tell by the way she has her paw behind her ear and has her body turned toward me.
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I treasure moments like this – it was taken a few years ago, since Sebastian is in it. HoneyBun is the honey-colored one in the foreground and that’s Callie, the calico, in the back. I love seeing them together like this.
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My baby girl, HoneyBun. Obviously she was named for her fur’s color and also the fact that she is a sweetheart. She’s shy and quiet and has the cutest little chirp of a meow. She doesn’t seek out attention as much as some of the others, but she is still my sweet baby girl, regardless. Love her!
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Another photo of HoneyBun doing, what else? Sleeping! After all, she’s a cat! It’s what they do! 🙂

Please meet the newest member of the herd: Morgan!! This picture was her picture on petfinder – so much better than anything I could have taken of her! She’s a three year old cattle dog (some refer to her as a heeler.)

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photo taken by Page Animal Adoption Agency
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The Little Man, or Snuggles, as I call him – we think he is about 9 or 11 years old. 

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed these photos of my babies! Please feel free to drop me a line and share a photo of yours if you feel so inclined!