Tuesday, January 03, 2006

The OCFs and The Dog

You've seen kid pics, now it's time to bring you up to speed on the pets in the household. This is our younger (yet bigger due to all the fur) OCF - Obnoxiously Cute Furball, Maizey. We call this picture "Cat & Mouse." She is obsessed with the laptop. One of the kids had a screensaver that was set up like a marquee with the words streaming across the screen. Well, Furball, here, being a cat, was desperately trying to catch the words. She would watch them go across the screen and the run to the back of the computer trying to catch them and was totally befuddled when nothing appeared on the back. It was very cute. This is a pic from last summer, she's MUCH bigger and furrier now...but THIS is what she looked like when we got her at 14wks:
She looked like a little rat with a tail and now she's a big ol' ball o' fur! Gotta love her. And she's SUCH an attention hound. I swear she speaks, just in Cat.

Here is my older, sleeker, and much more delicate cat, Charley, looking like she just came out of an afternoon in Foreman's basement (if you watch "That 70's Show", you know what I mean). She got her name due to her distinguishing markings: The part in the center of the black patch on her head and the little "mustache" under her cute pink nose. We only had two choices - if we were naming her for her appearance...we decided that naming her for Charlie Chaplan was much more suitable (and better, by far) than after the other person with the funky hair and the little mustache under his nose. Charley, despite her appearance in this picture, is much more aloof, sober, and more of your typical cat than Maizey. She has come around and gotten a bit more social since Maizey has joined our household...perhaps some of that aloof cat-ness is an Aspie trait?

That leaves the Dog. Yes, Ella. This was back in '03, I think, when she first arrived "home" She is a tad heavier now, but still, well, just a dog. She came to us as a "rescue" effort...not from a proper Rescue, but as we were still getting over doggy grief from '01 when we had to put down our beloved Buck. My sister called me at work and said, "There's a friend of a friend of mine from work who is moving and can't take his dogs with. If he can't find a home, he's going to put them down!" Gee, who's the sucker now? She is truly dumber than a stump, but the kids love her to pieces. The really funny thing about her is that she and her brother (no, someone else took the other dog) were a pair. Ella's brother's name was "Meemee"...guess what her name was? "Youyou". Could explain a LOT.

Well, there you have it - the Mommyguilt family pets.

7 comments:

Laura said...

This makes me miss my cat! But yours look like perfect specimens of the species! And I understand dumb dogs. We have a wonderful one at our house as well, Isabelle. Dumb, but very loving. Can't wait to see more pictures.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

So adorable..ALL if them! Aren;t animals the best friends you can have? These photo's are dear and just make yiu want to hug each one of these darling four footed sweethearts!!!

Moi ;) said...

They are all so beautiful! You need to get in with the Friday Ark and Catbloggers!!!

I love tortoiseshell cats. I have had a couple of them, they are SO smart. One of them was the one who lived to age 21.

mommyguilt said...

I have a feeling that Maizey will do that very thing...she'd stick around til 121 if we let her! LOVE my OCFs! I'll have to check those out! Oh, LOVED the cats in the sink, btw!

Cheryl said...

Awwww!!!

Dunzo said...

We people sure do love our pets huh? It's amazing. The pets and people are all very lucky to have each other aren't they? Indeed!

Lora said...

I love the pictures especially Maizey and Charley they sure do have a lot of character. I should put a pic of Griffin's service dog, Abby on the blog and our cat Pisgah. Thanks for the great idea and for making me laugh.