Friday, January 30, 2009

This CoTTage is goin' to the DaWgS!

Oh! My! Gosh! How cute is this?!?

Awwww!! A~D~O~R~A~B~L~E, huh!! We had a visitor come a callin' yesterday! Look at that face! Precious! I could get attached to this little fella pretty darn quick. What a sweet snuggle-bug! He is a baby Shih-Tzu and couldn't weigh more than a pound and half of his weight is fur!
I think my furbabies know that their "Daddy" has told me, "No more dogs, honey".

OK, it's actually more like...

"No, Donna!! You CANNOT have another *@#*^`@ dog!"

When Mr. Simplicity calls me "Donna", I know he means business! I have to agree with him when it comes to this...the dogs outnumber the people in our "pack"!

Punkie took one look at li'l bit, she was not happy that a real lap dog had the very nerve to sit in my lap! Punkie Brewster is my 55 pound lap dog! Punkie is a bit needy because of her "past" -- I will blog about that later! The Boxer is my sweet Maggie Mae. She wanted to mother the baby -- she was in protect mode.
This sweet puppy is from a litter of four -- three boys,one little girl. My niece, Candi brought them (yes, the whole litter!) over for a visit. I'm sure she had an ulterior motive...she knows that I am a fool when it comes to animals...OK, my whole family knows it -- it's no secret! Heck, all the strays know to come to my house and they will be fed and brought in out of the cold until I can find them a forever home.
Three members of our pack. from left to right: Punkie Brewster, MaxieMan, and Maggie Mae

I haven't learned how to "just say NO" when it comes to critters. We've had three strays come here since we moved into the cottage. I have found homes for them all.
The little black and cream chihuahua warming-up by the fire, is a rescue dog. His name is "MaxieMan". I got him from Operation Kindness, a no-kill shelter. His "momma" passed away and he was used to sleeping "in bed, under the covers with his mom". There was a story about him on our local news station. I went and saved him because I didn't want him to go a single night of not sleeping under the covers with a mom! We've had him 6 years now!
Punkie Brewster is NOT happy! I think she might be saying, "OK Buster, enough is enough! You need to find your way back to your home, this is MY home! MY mommy does NOT have room for you in her's MY lap!"

Old Girl a.k.a OG
My daughter, Joei lives next door and Old Girl (OG), the first stray who came around lives with her now and has for more than two years. Sorry the pic is so dark but OG prefers to nap with the lights OFF! I think OG is part Wolfe. She is the smartest dog ever! I really believe that dogs sense when you come to their rescue -- they are grateful and show it in various ways. Do you think animals can rationalize something like that?
Oh! And this is Chloe. She is the snob, diva, queen bee, princess of the palace! You see, nobody has told her she's a dog! Shhhhh! She belongs to my daughter, Joei...or maybe I should say, "Joei belongs to Chloe". She just stuck her tongue out and blew us all a big fat RaSpBeRRy!

Punkie followed suit with a big ol' RaSpBeRRy!

Chloe was not in the least impressed with our sweet li'l visitor...

Puhlllleeeeease, turn off the lights...this party is OvEr!


jen said...

Just discovered your blog. Your kitchen is darling!!!


Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

OMGosh, I just love all your furbabies. They are just precious. I too am a dog lover and the two I have now are rescues, as was my sweet, sweet Bailey who went to Rainbow Bridge just before Christmas :0(.
I literally lol when you said you know your hubbs means business when he calls you by your first name. Mine does the same. I've been asking, trying to convince him that we need another dog in our pack...he is unconvinced and says "No Rechelle!" tee hee hee.
I've enjoyed my visit. i will return.
Hugs and enjoy your day!

The Junkin' Yaya said...

What an adorable and funny post! Loved it! Give all the "babies" a kiss from the yaya...xo...deb

Cottage Rose said...

found you thru Jen

5 doggies, you beat me by 1!

Would love to see more pics of your sweet kitchen

Reese & Marie said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and for all your sweet words! I can't wait to see pics of your home - it looks so charming and relaxed and like a place I'd love to spend the day drinking tea and chatting! I will be back to visit again!

~Reese & Marie~

JUST ME said...

You have some beautiful dogs!

peace to you,


Nicole ~ said...

I love your babies, they are so cute! And, your little visitor was really cute as well.

I am also a animal lover. They are so sweet, loving, and smart. Nothing can beat the love and happiness they bring into our lives. I have one dog and two cats.

I am so happy I discoved your blog. It is so wonderful.

Have a great day.


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hi Donna, I see you have lots of fur babies. Thank you so much for your sweet comment.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Donna, that has got to be the sweetest poem I've ever read. You really touched my heart in ways you'll never know. Thank you so much for this!!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

As the mama of a shih tzu, I think I can say that there is nothing cuter than a shih tzu puppy!

Welcome to blogging!

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Thanks for stopping by my new blog. I too have a 13 year old helper. Love all your babies!

Susan said...

Just so you know... I have 3 dogs, 2 birds, a ferret, 3 kids and a husband. We used to live in Wichita Falls, TX. Animal lover, oh yea!