My wife and I love animals and probably would open a zoo if we could. We have 4 pets in total: three cats and one dog.
Our oldest is Sunshine, our orange and white, fluffy cat. She has the softest fur of any cat I’ve ever come across.
She has gotten a bit grumpier in her old age, but she is surprisingly the most social of our cats as she likes to hang out with us when friends are over.
Sunshine likes to stomp around on top of us when we try to sleep.
We weren’t expecting to have a third cat at the time, but we rescued this little kitten and he stole our hearts.
We witnessed him nearly run over by a car in front of us and we quickly tracked him down behind an Aldi grocery store. We fished him out from under a dumpster with the help of a few of the Aldi employees. Obviously, we had to name him after the grocery store.
Aldi is super fast and likes to demonstrate his speed by doing laps around the house in the middle of the night.
DD is the youngest of our pets, only 7 months old at the time of this writing. She is a mini golden doodle pup with curly, apricot and white colored fur. She is one of the sweetest, floppiest, and funniest dogs I know.
DD stands for Diamond Dog, like the David Bowie song (and a reference to Metal Gear Solid, my favorite video game series), but also just stands for Doodle Dog.
DD loves meeting new people but is still sort of sketched out by other dogs. We are working on that, though. We have her attending puppy daycare where she can make all sorts of friends.
Beans is a lovely little gray, tiger striped tabby cat we adopted through the Loving Care Cat Rescue out of Lemoyne, PA.
I’m still not totally sure why we named her Beans, but it really seems to fit. She is as adorable as she is stinky and she is really adorable.
Nicknames include: Beans, Beanie, Beanie Baby, Princess Tiabeanie, The Bean, Teeny-Beanie, and as an added bonus… every type of actual bean (Lima, Chickpea, Baked, Green, Fava, Mung, Coffee, you know just any bean).
T3 was the oldest of our pets at 17 years old and was my wife’s friend even before I came into the picture back in ’08.
Her full name was
TwentyTwoToes, as she was a polydactyl cat with a couple of extra toes. She was a gray and white, striped cat with a pink nose.
She mostly stuck to the bedroom and was most certainly blind, but that didn’t stop her from cuddling up with my wife every night.
Rylie was a sheltie-pomeranian mix and a loyal friend to us, though not very nice to others. He had some behavioral issues, but we loved him and provided the best life possible for him.
We got Rylie in 2010 and he was with us for 12 wonderful years. We miss you, buddy.