Just wanted to send you a quick picture of Winston - it is by far one of my favorites of him! He still loves his daily walks with us and his new love is peanut butter! Any time we take him to the dog park or doggy day play, we always hear that we have such a handsome and well-behaved dog.
He constantly reminds us how lucky we are to have him in our lives.
Vito is doing wonderfully! He has really come out of his shell--quite the contrast to the quiet, timid kitten we brought home a few months ago. He is playful, cuddly, curious, chatty, and quirky. He and Conan (our 4-year-old extremely high-energy Yorkipoo) get along famously and love to chase each other around the condo and steal each others' toys. For a long time, Vito would follow us around the condo just as loyally as Conan, but now that he's in adolescence he has developed a more independent streak and goes where he pleases, as long as it's not too far from us (average time between us closing a door--any door--in the condo and him meowing to be let into whatever room we've unwittingly shut him out of is about 45 seconds).
He is getting stronger by the day and more bold in the distances and heights he attempts to jump. We're keeping an eye on it, but he seems to be managing just fine. His litter box usage is meticulous and he only claws at the furniture in order to climb it--a habit he is breaking quite well now that his ability to jump has improved so much.
We've attached some of our favorite pictures. Really, we couldn't have hoped for a more perfect addition to our family!
Beejay is doing very well, and we have decided to keep his name as is. He went to his first vet visit today and was deemed to be healthy and normal, just underweight as I had assumed. He is adjusting well and getting along great with all dogs. I've signed him up monthly at mutt cantina and he seems to be enjoying himself! Very happy pup, and we love him!
An email from Operation Kindness about NT Giving Day reminded me to send you guys a gift of thanks for my little fella [Moonbeam formerly Casanova] I adopted two years ago. He’s still deaf and can’t see very much, accidentally walks into the pool a couple of times per year, but he’s such a well-behaved, happy, contented little guy and I adore him. He is pure, cuddly goodness!
Just had to share... This is a picture of "Da Vinci" (renamed "Rocky") who was with us only a short time before my daughter and I decided he needed to be adopted by my mother. He was a VERY scared little boy when he arrived a couple years ago. He would not even come out of the crate at adopt-a-pet. I don't know what happened to this poor little guy, but he was not treated well by someone. He would not eat food out of a bowl when he got to my mother's house - she would have to drop some on the ground and he would snatch a piece and run away to eat it. He was terrified of everyone and jumped anytime he was touched and would go hide if you even looked at him.
My mother is retired so this was an ideal match for a little guy that needed a lot of attention and patience. He is loved, adored, and spoiled. It took a long time, but he now lets most people give him love and petting, although he is still wary of some men. He is most happy sitting in my mother's lap or napping on the couch. He has a neighbor Dachshund friend named Jack that he has play dates with and sleep-overs when Jack's parents go out of town. You can see by the picture, he is a happy, healthy boy now that has nothing left to fear! :)
Here is an updated photo of our puppy Charlie. We adopted him in February. Charlie loves to go for walks and is very affectionate. He loves to play with other dogs and our cat Sienna. He thinks car rides are the best! He has been a great addition to our family.
Kosmo is doing great! He has put on a bit of weight . . . too much weight. . . so we're currently going through the process of getting him to lose about 5 lbs by exercising and cutting back the treats. He is just so cute I cannot resist giving him a treat!
Attached is a picture of Kosmo and Rico [formerly Isaac - 2011 alumnus] from the other night. I couldn't imagine not having them, thank you all again for what you do.