Posted by at Nov 28, 2012 6:00 am

So yesterday, I was cruising on Facebook and the beautiful mug of an older golden lab caught my attention. She was up for adoption, the pet of an owner in Atlanta who had passed away. Nine years old, quiet, good with kids, cats and other dogs…

I have to confess, I clicked the link.

We have a dog. She’s a fabulous little dachshund named Lady who is sweeter than sweet, very quiet and not demanding. But my daughter has wanted a big dog for a while. I haven’t pursued this because of the cat. She and Lady co-exist simply because Lady pretends she doesn’t exist. But if any other dogs come to the house, mighty little Isis, our lynx-point Siamese, is not amused.

While I’m writing, Isis sits to the left of me on my desk. Here, I’ll show you…

She’s very good at staying out of my way because if she bugs me, I’ll kick her off her perch. So here I am, eagerly searching for more information about the golden lab…whose name is also Lady, so it has to be a sign, right? And Atlanta isn’t that far away, right? And I’ve been looking for an excuse to go up there and visit, right?

When all of a sudden, Isis stands up and walks right in front of my monitor.

And stares…

I have to confess…I didn’t get it at first. I was perplexed by my cat’s suddenly shocking behavior…trust me, she NEVER does this because it means immediate banishment. Then I realized that her look was something a long the lines of…”Seriously? Another one?”


I know this dog will get adopted, but the Queen has spoken.

Do you have any funny pet stories to share?

(Also…another funny thing happened to me yesterday. I live in the suburbs. Nice neighborhood. I’m driving to pick up my daughter from school and I catch sight of a thin woman with big boobs standing on a street corner dressed in a skin tight turquoise dress, bleach blond hair down her back and 6″ turquoise pumps. I immediately think…what is a hooker doing in my neighborhood at 2:30 in the afternoon? Only when I passed a guy dressed in shorts and flip-flops one neighborhood down did I realize she was a mom waiting for the school bus. Someone needed a fashion intervention!)


11 thoughts on “Pets

  1. 1
    Liza says:

    My dad’s chocolate lab would sit right next to me when I was on his computer. When she thought I had spent enough time on it, she would use her head to lift my hand off the mouse and put it on her head. She would do this until you moved away fom the desktop. My dad said she would do the same thing to him.

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    Eileen R says:

    that is such a cute story. No pets stories. no pets. my daughter got a puppy 2 years ago so I get my kicks out of her. She was all puppy but still has a bundle of energy. Its cute to see what spooks her.
    LOVE the bus stop story! :o

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    Leslie says:

    Hahaha…too funny Julie!!

    We were sitting at the dinner table last night laughing at our two dogs. The older one, Cassie, is an incredibly smart old girl, a total love to people but barely tolerates any other animal, including Dulcie, who we have had for five years! Dulcie is a spastic maniac who is about as dumb as a brick but is so very sweet and just wants everyone to like her.

    They’re Garfield and Odie.

    Anyway, Cassie decides when Dulcie gets to eat. And last night at the dinner table, we’re watching as Cassie goes over to take her usual spot guarding the food bowls. Dulcie lies there about six inches further away, totally flat on the floor, her nose pointed toward the bowls, edging closer and closer as Cassie growls at her. She then grabs a piece of food and runs off to eat it. It’s hilarious! (Of course, Cassie always eventually gives her the nod to go eat…amazing the world these little creatures live in!)

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    cates says:

    Go to Walmart…. you’ll see a lot of people needing a fashion intervention…

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    Eileen A-W says:

    Cute pet story & funny people story. We have a new puppy, a 5 pound Morkie, who loves to get into things and play. His latest trick is to hide his treats. He hides them under pillows, under blankets in his bed, or even under a candy wrapper he found. He’s a lot of fun though.

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    Donna M says:

    Julie, I grew up with black labs. They are great dogs. I can think of many pet stories from the past. At this time I have no pets but take care of animals for several couples when they travel. They give me all the pets I need. 8)

    We had a dog named Mille that was a poodle mix. She followed my oldest daughter home one day. We lived out in the country so we had no idea where she came from. We kept watch on ads in the paper & flyers posted in case someone was looking for her. I said many times “we are not keeping her”!! Ha! Did anyone listen? Silly question!! We ended up keeping her but couldn’t decide on a name. Every suggestion by each of us was met with nah, just didn’t fit. Finally one night at dinner I said I know what we can name her! There was quiet, suspense! I said “We can name her Millie after Joan’s mom”. The reason for that was because she was a big influence in us keeping the dog. Everyone loved the idea including Millie, the person! She had visited her daughter Joan & they came over for dinner one night. Millie, the person, was a pet lover. It was so fitting. Millie, the dog was a real sweetheart. She brightened life for many years. :snoopy:

    :rainman: My corner of the world is very wet today!

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    katie says:

    Funny bus stop story.

    The only one I have about pets is that we adopted (when I was growing up) a cat (we already had a couple cats and a collie dog). The cat used to nurse from our dog. I guess it’s not that uncommon(he probably was separated from his mom too early) , but still a funny story.

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    Laurie P says:

    My little Peepers is an 18 year old cat. She got her name because just like small children, as soon as I get on the phone she has to talk too. She also likes to help me when I’m online doing an author chat. She also thinks that if daddy is eating she should too. As in if you don’t feed me I’m going to pat your leg and if I happen to have my claws out when I pat your leg…oh well!

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    Martha mckenna says:

    My other cats have not forgiven me for kitten we got in early November. But kids love her and three year old potty trained to get the kitten. Other cats will eventually forgive me.

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    Connie Fischer says:

    When we adopted our kitten, Petra, to be a companion to our golden retriever, Sarah, I was wondering if there would be problems. Not at all. Sarah was totally smitten with Petra and they became best friends. They would chase the ball in the back yard and Petra would sleep snuggled up in Sarah’s belly every night. Their friendship was amazing!

    Another amazing thing is that I must share this with my plotmonkey friends today. Carly Phillips is having the most wonderful giveaway on Facebook. Check it out!

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