I TOLD you Mom would punish us for trying to paint the barn!

longhorn calves
Pistolo Pietro ("Pete") and Quasar Star ("Q")

Photo by: Shary Russell, Lexington, Texas

Paw-purr-ee selection, December 7

Posted on Dec 7, 06 02:11 PM | Comments (6)

A tisket, a tasket, fat cat in a basket

cat sleeping in basket

Photo by: Janet Meeks, Katy, Texas

Paw-purr-ee selection, December 5

Posted on Dec 5, 06 03:45 PM | Comments (14)

Pssst...some day I'll be big like you!

two Alaskan Huskies
Panik and Havok

Photo by: Patricia Merry, Endwell, New York

Little Havok meets his big sister, Panik, for the first time.

Paw-purr-ee selection, November 30

Posted on Nov 30, 06 01:31 PM | Comments (7)

Where are the fish?!


Photo by: Sheri Innerarity, Smithville, Texas

Sheri notes that Trailer is "ancient" but that he can still balance nicely to get a cool drink!

Paw-purr-ee selection, November 30

Posted on Nov 30, 06 12:01 PM | Comments (3)

Mom says this will make my eyes go bad, but I still have my tongue!

Bo the ball python

Photo by: Barbara Guckert, Alexandria, Virginia

OK, Odd Pets Week is over, but we had to share just one more. Barbara writes, "Rambo's (Bo for short) favorite pastime is watching TV from this old rocker. When he isn't watching TV he's watching the computer screen."

Wonder if he's watching Snakes on a Plane?

Paw-purr-ee selection, November 17

Posted on Nov 17, 06 04:30 PM | Comments (8)

Wonderful blessings in small packages.


Photo by: Sylvia Russell, Florence, Alabama

Says Sylvia, "'Chipper' has been our pet pal for a year now! When he first appeared he was just a baby! We put out pecans and raisins for him so he decided to STAY! We have a garden house which he has tunneled under and has several entrances and exits...amazing! When he comes out to play we can approach him quite freely and talk to him! My husband has Alzheimers and is now dealing with cancer, too. It has been a great daily routine for him to take the nuts and raisins to his feeding spot. Chipper has been a great blessing!! He's just the cutest thing ever!! We love him!!"

Paw-purr-ee selection, November 16

Posted on Nov 16, 06 04:13 PM | Comments (8)

OK, the picture is a little dark...

dog and raccoon
Buckley and Rocky

Photo by: Bolivar Repair Shop, Bolivar, Tennessee

...but raccoons are nocturnal, right?

Paw-purr-ee selection, November 15

Posted on Nov 15, 06 01:42 PM | Comments (10)

That's hilarious! Tell me another one!

black Lab mix

Photo by: Peggy Mills, San Francisco, California

Paw-purr-ee selection, November 8

Posted on Nov 8, 06 03:58 PM | Comments (7)

Patriotic pet!

blue and white budgie
Stormy the Patriot

Photo by: Christine Montgomery, Midland, Texas

Stormy informs us that although his "pet human" Christine had him for several years prior, a few days after September 11, 2001, she noticed that Stormy was naturally red, white, and blue. "...Mostly white, with a turquoise blue stripe around my body. Being albino, I also had red eyes. Hence, I asked her to add "The Patriot" to my name. I am very proud and honored to have the name, Stormy the Patriot!"

Paw-purr-ee selection, November 7

Posted on Nov 7, 06 04:44 PM | Comments (14)

The "star"-ling of the show

rainbow starling
Tyler Bird

Photo by: Douglas Lawrence, Pacific City, Oregon

Lately we've received a number of, errr, "unusual" pets--many with wonderful stories of survival, strength and love. For example, meet Tyler the rainbow starling.

Doug writes, "Tyler Bird fell out of its nest shortly after birth. He was nursed to health, and has survived to his present age of 3.5 years. Like some other bird species, he is capable of talking, and has acquired quite a vocabulary of words and sounds. Among his favorites is to mimic the sound of the telephone, and the theme song of the 60's "Andy Griffith" television show. This was a wild bird at birth, who was rescued, and has become very much the domesticated pet as any other. From time to time he is let out of his cage, and is allowed to fly about the house, with not the slightest desire to leave his situation. He dines on small dog food, and copious amounts of water. He lives with four dogs and five cats very pleasantly!"

Paw-purr-ee selection, November 2

Posted on Nov 2, 06 01:53 PM | Comments (21)

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