The pets who rule the roost....

"You can say any fool thing to a dog, and the dog will give you this look that says, `My God, you're RIGHT! I NEVER would've thought of that!'"
Dave Barry
Skippy, a Shi-tzu/poodle mix, aka The Mouth of the House

Charlie Brown, Lab mix, a mere whisp of what he will become....

Ollie, the escape artist, JRT rescue.  Napping after the run!

Ollie in stealth mode,  "They can't see me.  I'm incognito!"

Smoky, the Maine coon, rescue kitty RIP
"A cat sees us as the dogs...A cat sees himself as the human."

Ollie and Charlie napping.
"Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole."  ~Roger Caras

The grown-up, Charlie "damn dog" Brown
"Dogs have owners, Cats have staff" ~Anonymous

My beloved JRT, Ollie, died not too long ago...he got out of the house and was hit by a car. It was a horrible accident. Ollie used to drape himself like a living fur stole on my shoulders while I typed or sewed. He was my constant companion when I was too depressed after Tyler (our son) died unexpectedly. He curled up next to me in bed for nearly two years, eye to eye, and licked away my tears or nuzzled my neck in sympathy. That dog loved me through and through but we never could tame his urge to run and run as fast as he could. He was an escape artist. He hated wheels, bikes, lawn mowers, vacuums, and other people. He was my "mistreated, misunderstood" rescue dog. I adored him and I miss him greatly.
Just look at that face!! Aw boo, I miss you.

Meet Molly aka Mollycita, our new rescue
Molly and Charlie bonding!
And now we have Lola, a rescue pug!