Our Best Friends
After being cat-less for nearly 3 years, Leslie’s family adopted a scrawny kitty from the shelter. Since then, the now 12 pound Rudy has become a cherished family member, chattering at the birds outside the window then curling up for a snooze atop the kitchen cabinets. Rudy’s affectionate nature was obvious right from the start, and he is named for the legendary film heartthrob, Rudolph Valentino. Rudy comes fully equipped with the best feline options, including Insta – Purr, automatic alarm clock and four-paw traction control. While he can yowl with the best of them, Rudy’s most common vocalizations are chirps and squeaks.
Penny joined Leslie’s family in time for Mother’s Day in 2021. Penny has a gentle soul and makes friends with every dog she encounters. She loves toys of all kinds with the notable exception of yellow duck stuffies. The noise toys make really intrigue her, and she will surgically excise squeakers within minutes, no matter how “tough” the toy is said to be. We think she’s a Great Pyrenees Golden Retriever mix but will verify with DNA someday.
After a one-time peak of 3 dogs and 3 cats in his life, Michael’s finally lost his one remaining cat “Crash” to cancer in the spring of 2014 and found himself “petless” for the first time in 29 years! After he and his son’s hearts healed, they headed out to the local humane society to find a new kitty for their household. Little did they know they would be coming home with a brother and sister later that day! These two kittens are now the joy of their life and they sleep in front of Michael’s computer screen almost daily as he works.
For months, Tera was looking online for the perfect play mates for her two young daughters. She accidentally came across the perfect pair of fur babies in a small town newspaper ad giving away puppies. With their sweet, playful spirits, and abundance of cuddles, Tonka and Trixie add so much love and joy to the family. Being brother and sister, they are inseparable and refuse to do anything without the other. They love playing dress up with Tera’s daughters and stay close by their sides making sure the girls don’t get into any mischief without them.
The Conner home offers plenty of cuddles with three dogs, one cat and three chickens; there’s always someone to feed, cleanup after and play with. Molly is the black Shih-Tzu, also knowns as “Boss” and she’s clearly the leader among the group. Gizmo, the small white Shiz-Tsu/Bischon mix is the most playful and demanding of the bunch. Emma was a sweet surprise that a college kid brought home and left behind and is the most cuddly one of the group. Axl, aka. Mr. Meowgi, is the most vocal of the group. It took him several months to get comfortable in his new surroundings, it’s now as if he’s been with this crazy bunch his whole life.