Our Best Friends
From early morning walks through the neighborhood to mad dashes around the back yard, Leslie’s dog Daisy does her best to keep the family in shape. When she isn’t busy herding people, her favorite activity is flushing birds away from the yard. Not an especially brave soul, Daisy leaves the biggest birds alone but gleefully pursues anything smaller than a robin. With a gentle spirit and all the playfulness of a barrel of monkeys, Daisy taught Leslie’s family the importance of second chances and rewards for good behavior.
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.
Stella is a Bernese Mtn. Dog and joined Lisa’s family on Leap Day of 2008. She is very easy going and loves giving hugs! She’ll lift up her body and place her paws on your shoulders gently and give you a big hug. Stella lives with two very unusual diseases; Addison’s Disease and Diabetes Insipidus . Thankfully with amazing veterinary care her health remains good. She is being managed with close veterinary supervision as well as daily medicine and monthly injections. She continues her life of luxury taking long naps and cuddling on the sofa.
Lisa’s most recent addition to the family is named Lily. Lily is an Entlebucher Mtn. Dog (Entle’ for short), which is native to Switzerland and the smallest of the four tri-colored Swiss Mtn. Dogs, which also include the Appenzeller Sennenhund, Bernese Mtn. Dog and the Greater Swiss Mtn. Dog. Lily is a bundle of energy and is obsessed with chasing balls. Lily is an extremely loyal and happy dog. She waits at the end of the bed patiently for Lisa to open her eyes every morning. She knows not to wake Lisa as she sits waiting for Lisa to wake up so she can greet Lisa with unbridled excitement. Lily loves her family, especially her big sister Stella. Lily joined Lisa in October 2012.
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.