Our Pets


my two lovely ladies, Alice and Olivia

I love animals and I love watching animal videos on YouTube. Both my daughter and son are the same way. My husband on the other hand, is not an animal lover and does not care for the cute animal vids at all. So the three of us will snicker and giggle and then, overwhelmed with curiosity, he deigns to look over, only to find us crowded over my iPhone over another animal vid. Hahaha.

What’s funnier about this is that somehow we got this man to agree to letting us have not one but TWO dogs! Admittedly, before we got Alice and Olivia, we had our Choochie (AKA Akuma) a sweet, adorable yet feisty Malti-Poo who had died and left a huge and gaping hole in our hearts, even in the heart of the one non-lover. Even my husband was won over by that little guy.

Six months after his death, somehow we ended up with two puppies. Two, little puppies, I thought I was crazy but our 70ish neighbor didn’t want the two split up. They were sisters and he insisted they stay together. And the kids, they really needed the dogs, something to love that would love them back.

When my son was very young, he was deathly afraid of dogs. In my opinion, a child should never be that afraid of animals. So I started working on my husband when my son was about two about the need to have a dog and when he turned eight, we finally got our Choochinator (AKA Choochie, AKA Akuma -he was only six pounds, by the way). That was a huge stepping stone for our son. He quickly got over his fear of dogs and now, he is crazy for any kind of dog/animal just like his mom and sister.

So now it’s been about a year and a half since we got the two girls and we are all, and by all I mean all four of us, in love with the girls. Alice is the feisty runner, and Olivia is the obedient, bundle of nerves and I would not have it any other way.


About needlestiks n chopstiks

I love to crochet and knit and I love photography and though I don't love cooking quite as much as the other three, I certainly do a whole lot more of it than the three combined! As far as cooking goes, I care hugely about what I'm feeding my family and that it's healthy, fresh and appealing to all the senses particularly to the eyes since that's half of eating! View all posts by needlestiks n chopstiks

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