Monday, August 30, 2010


I'm participating again this week in Angela's Tuesday Show and Tail.  For information on how you can participate and a list of this week's participants head over to her blog West Virginia Treasures.

This week I thought I'd tell you about our dog Sophie.  She is a ten year old Miniature Schnauzer, but we've only had her for four years.  After our dog Shelby died we were devastated.  We had gotten Shelby from the Houston Humane Society and knew we wanted another rescue dog.  I went on Pet Finder and saw Sophie.  She was being fostered by a Veterinarian's wife about 45 minutes from here.  We went down to take a look and met the sweetest dog.  We adopted her on the spot and she ran out and jumped right in our car.  She sat on my lap the whole way home.

Her original owner's weren't able to keep her because of the cost.  She ended up needing two surgeries which were done before we adopted her.  She's now on a special diet.  I believe they really loved her because there's no way she would have been such a sweet dog unless she received lots of love.

Living with cats has left her a little confused.  She thinks she's a cat and loves to have them take turns grooming her.

The ferals have decided to start stalking her in the backyard.  This is Sophie with Atticus.  I know the picture is a little dark, but we have a lot of shade.
There's a close up of Sophie on my sidebar, but I thought this one was kind of cute.  Sophie and the ferals have one thing in common...they all like to watch squirrels!

Update:  We caught another feral last week and now Jem has had his big boy operation.  With a little luck we might catch Atticus this week and then they'll all have been fixed.

I caught them sleeping in one of their favorite spots.
I no longer park the car in the garage.  It's their garage now.

Now head over to Angela's blog for a list of blogs featuring pets and/or wildlife this week.


  1. Awwww! Such sweet little kitties!!!

  2. That is so sweet how you got Sophie! She must had been well cared for and loved before but it sounds like she really wanted to go and live with you the way she jumped in your car like that!

    I love watching my dogs watching the squirrels! It is so funny to see. I'm sure it is a hoot at your house with that many cats and Sophie watching the squirrels!

    I love the picture of all of the cats just laying there in front of the garage like that! That is hilarious!

    Tuesdays' Show & Tail!

    PS I don't know why your link won't work. It looks right to me. I just clicked on your blog title to get to your page. Bogger..... I still have a few blogs that it won't let me look at. A box pops up and says Operation Aborted!

  3. I'm so glad you found Sophie and she found you. Great combo and the Kitties are just too cute.

  4. Hi Betty -
    Cute post today - those feral cats are very naughty!!! Sweet of you to catch them to have them neutered! I re-entered the link to your blog post for you once I found the Tuesdays Show & Tail post, because the first one seemed to be an email address. To have the correct link to copy, you will need to write your post and publish it, then when you view it, click on the title you gave it, and the url will appear above, copy that and past it in the correct area on "Mr. Linky". That should solve the problem for you! You have a nice blog!

  5. Those cats are something else!!! Glad you joined in for TS&T! Have a great day!

  6. Oh, Betty, the cats look SO adorable lined up along the garage.

  7. Aw...those kitties are sweet. I like this post, makes me smile! Hugs Anne


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