First Posted August 29, 2008
Updated Oct 10, 2011
Boo Bear is our very newest pet. Boo is a Yorkie-Poo. As of July 14, 2008 she is about 5 months old and weighs about 3 1/2 pounds, making her the smallest animal in the house. (The largest is Orpheus, who comes in at 18 pounds). Boo is being trained to be a service dog for my wife Noni. So far, she seems to be coming along quite nicely, and seems to be a natural at learning things. The trainer that found her for us really picked a great little dog.
She is a very active little dog....and when she conks out...she conks out.
She is very helpful around the house....she keeps the cat food dishes spotless.
And she keeps a sharp lookout for cats.
She does get along with the cats. Here you see Boo, Spots (on the right) and Orpheus (left). The picture kind of lies...Orph really is huge compared to little Boo. Orph was walking along one day and tripped over Boo.
It is a lot more comfortable sitting in this chair with this inflateable donut.
This is a photo of Boo at about 8 month old. Photo taken around October 2008.
Boo in her Halloween costure on October 30, 2008
This picture, taken on December 15, 2008, is Boo in her new sweater. It was a gift from a co worker who purchased it for her dog, but it was too small. Boo really seems to like it. It may not get all that cold here in Santa Barbara, but still, when it does get in the 30's, she really appreciates it.
This is Noni's Service Dog. Lucy just turned 16 only a few weeks ago. She is a very sweet doggie. Spots and Lucy seem to get along fairly well and quite often are to be found sleeping together.
Adopted September 2010
This is Pumpkin. The above photo was taken on October 8, 2011. He is, at this time, the biggest dog in the family, but not the biggest pet. Orpheus still lays claim to that title. Pumpkin was about 2 years old when we adopted him, however, we are his third home. It would seem that his first home experience was not a good one. When we first got him, he was just totally shut down. I thought he was kind of a dud of a dog when we first got him, but hey, he was so quiet. Well, that has all changed. Now that he is in a loving home, he is finally starting to be himself again. He now plays, and is a very loving dog. Plus, he tries to talk. I am hoping to eventually get that on video tape, but by the time I get the video camera, he stops doing it. But, as you can see by the above photo, WHO CAN RESIST THAT FACE.
BECAUSE I CAN!