1 Anymouse (Tessie) – I was always the one to take them on their last visit to the vet and couldn’t do it with this one. At least now the wife and son have some idea why I always wanted no more animals and then they always override my wishes. Got her an ice cream cone and she ate the whole thing just before taking her inside.
2 Col. Angus (Hunter) – He was with me for nearly 12 years until I had to call vet out to send him on his way to peace. I laid in floor with him that time and held him as he took his last breath.
3 F4UCorsair (Jack) – Here is Jack the day after I brought him home from a shelter in 2006. He died the early morning of the day (6/20/19) we were scheduled to take him in the last time. Called him my doggy scientist. He’s sniff something for minutes until he was satisfied he had extracted every scent molecule he could. Miss him.
4 Jaketopdog (Nyla) – This is Nyla. She passed on a few months ago and is probably now waiting for us North of the Rainbow Bridge. As a puppy she was abandoned in the forests of Northern California, and lived hunting her own dinner to survive. She became quite the huntress and companion for her almost 13 years, and left a huge hole in both our home and our hearts. Nyla is Gaelic for “Champion”, and that she most certainly was.
5 Claudia (Asher, Ivan, Zoe) Asher was my first kitty after I moved out on my own. He was a one-person kitty, never warmed up to anyone else. He was a goof ball for all of his 20 years. Ivan was the most loving kitty I have ever known. Broke my heart when he died at 10 years old. Zoe was my old lady kitty, lasted 22 years. Stubborn and a spit fire most of her life. Only slowed down during her last year. I miss them all.
6 jclady (My Sophie and Teddy) – In all my life, Sophie was the best ever! Teddy was a close second.
7 Misterdux (Kolby) – “Kolby” the Lab. We rescued him as a pup and he devoted his life to us with love and companionship.
8 Supernightshade (Cyrus) – Cyrus was the runt of his Chihuahua litter, born as several pups in a house of non-dog people even though they had Cyrus’ mother and a Rottweiler named Rocket. Seems Rocket had taken particular pleasure in tossing Cyrus around with his jaws, and my at-that-time future wife (many years later) heard about it and was sad because her living situation with a loving mother and ahole stepfather wasn’t great and she needed a full-time friend (I was just a boyfriend then), and Cyrus needed an angel, so her mother got him, and they were united. Cyrus came out of the box and ran STRAIGHT to my wife, Rocket scars and all, and basically never left her side again until he died, 15 years later. He grew from the runtiest small dog you ever saw into a 12 pound whopper (for a Chihuahua), who was the lovingest dog you could ever meet unless he thought you were threatening his Sissy (the future Mrs. SNS), then he was a holy-terror, tooth-snapping leg bomber.
9 WDS (Tara aka Terror) – Showed up as a emaciated stray in 2000. She tolerated us until Easter morning 2016.
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- Trump Supporting Critters: Be creative and snap some pictures of your critters with Trump paraphernalia (hats, shirts, buttons, etc.) or whatever you can think of!
- New theme idea from Jaketopdog: Critters that have rescued us humans (showing up just at the right time when we need them for companionship, etc).