Tonks claimed my desk chair the moment we set it in my office. (A cat and a chair? That was a no-brainer) But we assumed we fixed the problem when we bought her her OWN chair. Turns out, we were only kidding ourselves.
Ask any greyhound owner, and they'll assure the dogs are big couch potatoes. So we weren't sure what Juniper would think when we took her on her first hiking trip. But she loved it! And she's turned into a regular backpacker ever since.
Some cats are more vocal than others - that's just how things work. But Ekko is a genuine TALKER. Er, make that a real SQUEAKER. We hear him constantly chirping at us. It makes Squeak's little sounds less impressive, to tell you the truth!
The decision to say farewell is never easy. And while 14 years can sound long, depending on your perspective, it comes up short by other reckonings. Firefly has been such a huge part of my life - and my husband's - and that makes saying goodbye even harder to say.
We knew Tonks and Ekko were smart. (Probably TOO smart) But we didn't realize HOW deep that intelligence well went until we brought home our first puzzle feeder. And now? Well, now we're in deep.
Birthdays are important milestones for our furry family members. And if they have the kind of medical history Firefly does, they take on a new importance. Especially when you're talking 14 YEARS. He's our champion lemon - and we wouldn't have it any other way.
The Minions all get along (for the most part). And when we introduced Ekko to the household, we knew he came from a foster home with dogs. Juniper, of course, tolerated cats. So we never anticipated a problem. We also didn't foresee the eventual bond that's sprung up.
When most people think of a 70-pound dog, they consider them "sturdy." In other words, you wouldn't expect that pup to run and hide from something unexpected. Such as little dogs they could otherwise step on. But Juniper's - well, not like other dogs. As we've come to learn.
You guessed it: There's a new Minion running around the house. In true rescue fashion, he wasn't planned; fate decided he belonged in our family. So settle in and get to know Ekko, our little monkey child. (You know you want to see cute kitten pictures)
If you bring furkids into a relationship, you know there's an ultimatum involved. A potential significant other needs to meet THEIR approval to continue hanging around. It doesn't always work out. Other times it does - and your husband ends up being the favorite of those little feline traitors.