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03 August 2008

If You Are Owned By Pets, This Post Is For You

Until January, when our little one is born, Ryan & I are outnumbered by fur-clad roommates, who whine, sleep all day, shed & don't pick up after themselves. Some will call them pets & we live with three of them.

Kitten is my gray tabby girl who I have had since I was 18 and living in my first apartment away from home. She is opinionated, always right, a little stuck up & very classy. She gets embarrassed easily, loves to have her spotted tummy rubbed & needs to go to rehab for her catnip addiction -- though she'll tell you she doesn't have a problem. She often pretends not to care about us humans, but we know the truth -- she's a love bug & a bed hog & we couldn't live without her.

Lydia Deets is Ryan's fluffy black/brown mobster. She licks & chews your arms to wake you up in the morning, plays fetch better than the dog & has the loudest, most ridiculous meow you've ever heard. Her vocal chords were damaged when she spayed and now her voice is more of a throaty "meeeeeehhhh" than a "meow". She's a very chatty trouble maker who keeps trying to be friends with Kitten, but is met with only a hiss and a snort when she tries to play with her. Her and Kitten are about the same age & size, but other than that, they are complete opposites.

Winston Hendrix is my stocky little Boston Terrier who came to live with me in May of 2006. He's a brown & white terrorist who loves to chew & even though Ryan doesn't like him in the bed at night, he always finds his way under my covers by the morning. He's an attention suck, always wants to be near me & always looks fabulous in photographs. Winston is a smelly little poop machine and he's my baby. He loves children & I know he'll be a good big brother to the little one when he or she arrives.

So there you have it, the three beasts that live with us, without whom our lives would seem much emptier. If any of you are owned by pets I would love to see some photos -- especially photos of your kids with your pets! I know that my animals are going to be very interested in the baby & I would love to hear about how your lives changed when pets & kids collide.

Take care for now -- there's a stinky little pup who needs a snuggle (and so, I'm not talking about my man). Happy Sunday, friends -- peace.

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Blogger Ryan said...

hey don't stink...that much

August 3, 2008 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Desiree said...

<3 I meant it with love, darling.

August 3, 2008 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Insane Mama said...

YOu guys...so cute.

August 3, 2008 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger Desiree said...

@insane mama -- haha, are we making the internet puke yet?

August 3, 2008 at 2:38 PM  
Blogger Leanne said...

Ah. My little calico car was the BEST 'fetcher' ever. You just took me back, she passed away two years ago My new tabby is sweet but hasn't the fainest idea what to do with a ball. Sigh.

August 6, 2008 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger Desiree said...

@leanne: much love for your little calico -- it's so hard when they go!

as for the fetching I think they must learn it somewhere... maybe their mama cat knew how to ^_^ we had another kitten staying with us for a while who definitely picked it up from lydia! perhaps they just need an example.

August 6, 2008 at 9:43 PM  

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