Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Mama

Lucas. Lucas was thrown into a friend's backyard one day, discarded there because someone did not want her. So naturally, me being the animal lover that I am I couldn't say no to this poor lonely kitten. She was about 2 months old.

She was pissy as hell when she first arrived to the house. Hissing at everything in sight, but a dear to us humans. After a few days, Lucas and the dog became really close friends and they were just a sight to behold when they were together, as you can see. They loved each other.

Lucas enjoys rubbing up against you when get out of the shower. She actually enjoys accompaning you in the bathroom and waiting for you to finish your shower so she can come and rub up against your leg and leave it full of cat hairs.

She loves to chew on my hair after I've washed it, sometimes she can get pretty nasty and bite my head too. She also loves to roll around in dirt, not sure why, but suddenly you'll see her running up to you and she's fool of dirt! And of course falling asleep on fresh laundry, she just loves that.

Lucas probably has the youngest spirit besides the kittens in the house and of course the puppy... but he's another story. She's actually kind of crazy, that's why she's called Lucas (hard to explain, don't ask) she once tried to climb up a window and I don't mean climb up on a perch and sit on the window, no. She truly believed she was like spiderman and that her little paws could adhere to the big glass door and she would just climb it without any effort. Needless to say that did not end well.

So here's to Lucas a proud mamma, most of the time, loving cat and great for enteraining!

Monday, February 2, 2009

The Dog

Rita! Named after my mother because she looks just like her and because mom was the one who rescued her and brought her over to my house. Rita is the happiest dog ever, she loves her relatively new home.

Rita was found roaming the streets and abused dog, who knows how long she had been without a home, she was injured and bitten all over her poor little body. As soon as she came home, she made herself fit right in. She jumped on the bed and went straight under the covers with me. Ever since, she can't even let me pee in peace!

She follows me everywhere and loves when you rub her tummy or give her any kind of affection at all. Rita hates The Cat though and vice versa. She does not let him live in peace. Rita watches The Cat like a hawk, every move he makes, it's very annoying sometimes. She's also overprotective of the house and the other cats, so any small sound she hears she starts barking, and doesn't stop!

Something terrible happened to Rita in the first months we had her. I sent her to get groomed, to somebody who was trusted dearly by my family and she came back with a broken leg. The broke her elbow to be more specific. She had to have surgery, a pin was inserted in her elbow and one was left outside her skin. She looked like The Frankendog! Poor Rita *sniff* She had to spend the nex 2 months inside a kennel and couldn't even be let out to pee. Suffice to say that those two months were terrible, for all us of.

After 60 days, she went back to surgery to have the oustide pin removed and it turns out that her leg didn't heal well, so Rita is a 3 legged dog. She has all her four legs, but she only uses three.

Don't feel sorry for Rita though because she is amazing! She is fast as a rabbit and as a agile as a frog on those 3 legs, I swear she should be a circus dog with how high she jumps. And she's as happy as ever. Except when The Cat's around.

Rita is a wonderful mother too, she loves babies or baby animals and she looks after them as if they were her own. When the kittens were just born we had to have a bed or box big enough for Rita to fit because she slept with them and the mamma every night.

I love Rita and she love's everyone. Except for The Cat that is.

And yes! That's exactly who The Cat was looking at in the previous picture. Check it out:

Here is Rita right after her first surgery:

And here's Lady Rita in all her glory:

She looks a little grungy I know, but that's her thing!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Cat

As promised, I am posting pictures of The Cat. His name is Piju (peejiu, not sure how to spell that out) aka Lord Piju, The Lord, The Cow and some more that I can't remember right now. I decided to introduce the family one day at a time in the order in which they entered my life. That way I have at least 9 days worth of posts that I don't have to think that much about hehe.

I rescued this cat when he was about 2 months old, he was so cute! He looked adorable, I never ever thought he would become the grouch he is! He hates everyone (except me of course hehe), especially the dogs.

He is the king of the house, The Lord yes. He is The Cat basically, whatever he says goes. He owns the entire house and everything or everyone in it.

He likes: waking me up by kissing my nose, when I rub his stomach, to lie out in the sun, and being pissed off all the time. I'm sure there's other stuff he likes, but I'm not sure what at the moment.

Here are a couple more pictures of this gorgeous cat:
Out in the shade
He's huge I know!

He loves being outside

I guess that's enough for today, I'll post one more and then show you tomorrow what he was looking at! Stay tuned...