Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Six-Mammal Family

Since buying our house in May, we've accumulated some new family members. In fact, our family has grown 50 percent, from a total of four mammals to the new population of six mammals.

First, we adopted a little orange cat who was free on Craigslist:


The last line of the Craigslist post was: She comes with food and litter that you can have, too.

So. That sold me.

She's not a fan of the other two cats and, despite her size, has no trouble dominating them, so we've named her Cleo (for Cleopatra) or, as I like to call her, Pretty Princess. Here she is resting on a sleeping Chris:


Then we got Rosie.


Ninety pounds of Shepherd-Rottweiler mix from the Baltimore SPCA. She's seven, so her adoption fee was waived. So. That was that.

Her favorite thing is running around outside (sorry for the poor photo quality):


SUCH A GOOD DOG!


Fetch with the favorite stick!

And now she's nuzzling me, reminding me that it's time to go out. Because this is primarily a knitting blog, here's what I've been wearing every day in the record-breaking cold weather:


Gaddani!!! Cold? You can make one in an evening! Here's the pattern link!

5 comments:

Rainy Daisy said...

We have problems with accumulating pets too. But they are so cute! How do your original kitties feel about the additions?

Barb said...

Love your new cat. Did you know that almost all orange cats are male and that female orange cats are extremely rare? We had one, Frannie, and she was the BEST. She could even chase, fetch and return a wiffle ball. She was no slouch and the absolutely the boss of the dog.

Spiffypaws said...

Your pets look very happy.

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Congrats on the new family members, especially Rosie (I am a sucker for taking in non-puppy dogs).

Deb said...

Lucky pets! Wishing you years of lots of love.