Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Corner View: Pets

We have had a sister and brother set of cats
for ten years now.
A friend rescued the pair
with me in mind.
It was a perfect match!

They have moved with me from Seneca Lake to Cincinnati
and to two different homes in Barnesville.
Hopefully this farm house is their last move
and ours too!
Scruffy loves to sit in window sills
or curl up in just about anything.

George isn't a 'curler' - he prefers stretching out when he rests.
For the past year his favorite reclining position on the couch is

We recently added a dog to our family.
We adopted her from a Siberian Husky rescue.
The woman has a waiting list from animal shelters
but can only handle six at a time.
I saw Ginger online at Howl at the Moon Siberian Husky Rescue.
The rescue home was about an hour from us.
One evening Mike and I drove there after making an appointment
to meet Ginger.
We bonded immediately.
She came right to me and licked my face.
The lady was surprised because Ginger had never done that before.

Ginger is a one-year-old red and white Siberian Husky.
She has the brown eyes of the breed, not the strange blue ones.
She had had everything done and was micro chipped, crate-trained,
and housebroken.
We took her home that night 
and she fit right in.
We love her.
And I especially am happy now that I have 'my dog'.

She lies on a blanket on our couch,
but prefers Mike's old jacket.
In the above picture we are both happy:
the couch is covered and she has her comfort coat.

With a bought bone the first night here.

In our front yard last night
after the "big winter storm" (not so big that first day).

The cats have had a time adjusting.
They were not thrilled,
but have resigned themselves to Ginger being a permanent part
of our household.
I think they hoped she'd go 'home' after a few days,
like my son's dog does after we have dog sat.
But she didn't!

They have stopped hissing at her and will now rub noses.
But neither one will curl up next to her yet.
I think that will eventually occur.

For more corner views on pets,
please go to Francesca's Fuoriborgo.


  1. Nice to meet people, who are animal-loving. Nice stories about your pets.

  2. That's a wonderful rescue story and Ginger is a beauty! I hope you have a long fabulous life together! All of mine are rescues also. Rescues are the best!

  3. Ginger is a beautiful dog! I love your kitties too. :)
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Oh, she is GORGEOUS! And how lucky that she is so well-trained. She sounds like a darling. I love huskies (but have never felt it was fair to have one in this tropical climate.) I'm so happy for you (and her :)

  5. She truly is a beauty. What a great home you will provide for her. Blessings for a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  6. She looks like a sweetheart...

  7. what a beautiful dog! and I like *her* jacket too :)

  8. So cozy at your house!!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Beth!

  9. Congratulations! She's a beautiful girl. Rescue dogs make the best pets. (And you know I am partial to the big dogs :-) ) I am sure that she is going to enjoy her first Thanksgiving in her new forever home!

  10. you give rescue animals a LOVE home!!

  11. I just realized that I missed your last 2 Corner View... I really admire your new dog, she is so beautiful! And your cats don't seem stressed :) Scruffy fur is beautiful, he's a beautiful cat too.

  12. What a treat for you to now have so many blessings through the cats and dog. AND being in a house that's large enough to give everyone a chance to move around and be filled with comfort. You are blessed, and you are blessing.


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