This week's Pet Photography is "No Place Like Home". Now, I personally believe it was Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz who made this phrase so famous for me - what do you think?
I'm going to share a few 'snapshots' this week in our pet blog because that's typically what shows what home is all about. It's been a crazy week for us - a lot of things going on in our little world here...computer issues, losing friends, dogs having a few little disagreements, and who knows what the two days of solid rain will bring. Our household consists of 4 dogs and 2 cats. One cat is primarily outdoors, so he is hanging out on the patio because he doesn't want to come in and it's raining (but not cold or thunderstorms). Thunderstorms - inside in a flash!
I have noticed that when we return from a vacation, our dog Jimbo, is the last thing out of the truck or car. He doesn't want to be home. Why is that? I'm not totally sure, but I am beginning to think that when we are on vacation he is with us just about 24x7 and when we return home, well - that's not usually the case. So perhaps being home for Jimbo isn't all it's cracked up to be?
Now, Jimbo does love being home - he just likes going places a lot too and there isn't anything like going somewhere with his people. He doesn't care that any of the other dogs go with - in fact, he would just prefer they stayed home (we have had Jimbo the longest as an 'only child').
Our pets do their fair share of sleeping - and that can be another challenge in our house. Jimbo only likes the bed if he has it to himself. However, the others, well, they will do what it takes to all get on the bed at the same time. Looks like we only have half of this full bed....let's line up and see if we can all fit (just before I went to get the camera, they were all snoozing).
Sometimes they have to share with the indoor cat, Torie because she got there first. In this snapshot, I can't say that either of them look particularly happy - but Rue (dog) is one for taking what she wants in hopes that you get annoyed enough to move first.
When the puppies were younger (just a year ago), the older dogs - Abby is 1 year older - had to sometimes teach them a few things about household rules.
And Jimbo had to share the bed (sometimes when they were playing).
And sometimes being home is just about waiting at the front door for Dad to come home.
Lot of our furniture now has blankets (easy to wash), but the dogs love blankets so they don't care - maybe they prefer it? So there you have it - a peek into our home shared with lots of furry children.
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