Friday, November 12, 2010

Virtual Tour - Meet the Family

Welcome, and thank you all for coming to my first house party. Let me introduce you to the family.
This is my husband of 13 years, DD, and our 2 Boxers (More on them in a minute!) We met at work and quickly became best friends. We were married a few years later.

This is Laredo. He turned 5 on March 1st. We adopted him 2 years ago in November. He was a "spur of the moment" rescue situation. Normally, I would advise against something like that, but this has been one of best uneducated decisions I've ever made.

Next, please meet Layla, she just turned 1 year old on July 1st. She was rescued from a very bad animal shelter by Boxer Rescue. We decided to adopt her after we lost our elderly German Shepherd, Simba. We realised that Laredo was definitely NOT a one dog family kind of guy.

They were very happy with our decision to expand the pack.

We also accidentally adopted 2 cats last year. They were kittens found under a friends porch. Both she and her husband are dangerously allergic to cats, so DD and I decided to rescue the liter-mates and foster them until we could find a no-kill shelter to handle their adoptions. Yeah, well. Who knew all the shelters in the mid-state area would be full for the next 6 weeks?

First, please meet Fred. He's the lover (and talker) of the feline branch of our family tree.

(He has a thing for terrycloth.)

And last, but not least, meet Ginger. She is our little "feral kitty". She's the main reason we decided to keep the cats. It took her 2 weeks to work up the courage to come down the hall into the living room with the rest of us. She made about 6 inches a day. I didn't have the heart to make her go through that again with another family, and we certainly couldn't break up the set.

The great thing is all of our "kids" actually met each other like it was a reunion, not an introduction.

Well so much for the introductions. we're all so glad you could make it. Help yourself to refreshments and we'll start the house tour soon.


  1. So glad to meet your family and see your home!!

  2. Glad to meet everyone! What a lovely family you have. :0)
    Isn't it great when the kids all get along?

  3. your kittys look much like my sweetie and sunny... also gorgeous pups