Edited by: Jill Nuciolo
is my only girl in the house now, so at times she & I have to stick
together! I drove to just past Cleveland to meet her previous owner 1/2
way & bring Suzie home 4 years ago. At the time I also adopted Kwan
Do who has since passed away. Suzie was very upset when Kwan was gone
but after a few days she bonded with Shaney. Now she & Shaney are
best friends & they often chase each other all around the house. Funny
that's it's tiny little 5 lb. Suzie & my biggest-12 lb. Shaney! Suzie
is quite a hugger! She loves to be held up on my shoulder & she gives
me kissys on my nose. After a few kissys tho she bites my nose! Now that
I know what's coming I've gotten good at turning away but not after quite
a few bite marks! She's my precious little beautiful girl and I am blessed
to have had her come live here.
of course most of you know is my 5 yr. old longhaired German Shepherd
Dog. He had a rough time in the 2 yrs before he came here & he still
does not like people. But he loves all the other animals and has many
dog-buddies he plays with. He adores his cat family & often tries
to put his favorite stuffy toys in the cats mouth to play tug of war!
The cats aren't always thrilled when Max wants to run & play with
them. Poor Max can't figure out that 100 lbs. just doesn't seem to safe
for the kittys! Even on our walks Max will not chase squirrels, deer,
rabbits, etc. He wants to play with them all ! Max is my constant partner,
there is not often when we are apart. The few times I do have to leave
him home he will just sit in the front yard & wait for my return.
I love to see this big guy smile & enjoy life as he does so with such
gusto. He truly is ecstatic when I tell him he's been a good boy! It's
sad to think of what he must have gone through & what his life was
like but at the same time it brings tears of joy to see him so happy now.
HI FLUFFY BUDDIES!!!
HAPPY MAY &
SPRING FLOWERS TIME !!!
beautiful with all the pretty colors? I love all the flowering trees especially.
It is so gorgeous driving around with all the pinks & yellows &
Well- here I go again with eye surgery :( Thursday I have to have a catarac
removed from my left eye. Hopefully when it's done I will be able to see
all your lovely faces again! Right now they are just a little blurry-&
I know when I was visiting Sweetie, Bela, Humphrey & Junior last week,
that Bela was not too thrilled when I kept thinking she was Sweetie! I
sure hope the right eye takes awhile before it decides it want's more
I had a lot of fun with a new buddy-Emily.
Emily is a solid black cat and she is a huge fuzzy mouse catcher. The
whole time I was there I would throw mice & Emily would catch them.
Imagine how surprised Janice & Pat were when they saw all the fuzzy
mice! I don't know how many ended up there but I would get tired getting
up & having to pick up the mice to throw them again so I brought in
bunches so I could keep throwing! Max helped me when we watched Nella-
a young black labrador living with Steve & Mary. Boy-she was a handful!
& walking both her & Max-as usual where one went so did the other
& since they were both on leashes-so did I. Didn't we have fun
running through the streams & chasing the geese & poking at turtles.
I love labradors cause they remind me where all the muscles in my body
are ! Another new playmate for Max is a 5-day a week midday-labrador (ugh!)
MacKenzi. MacKenzi will be moving soon tho with her people Jim & Jill
( a different one!) so we won's see her for a couple months. I know Max
will miss her terribly & I will too. And another labrador (my aching
body!) -Shaq joined our buddy family along with Jean & Karle, his
parents. Shaq is a little older tho so he wasn't as rough on me. Then
I saw Norton the kitty-I hadn't seen Norton in a few years in fact-the
last time I watched her was when her people Mary & Rick got married
! This past weekend I watched Kate's gang-4 dogs & 3 cats! Alex the
Keeshond is an old friend of mine but they have a new dog ( a black labrador-
oh no!! ) Scartlett & Bolivia & Lakota who usually went to the
kennel. Bolivia is not very friendly to strangers so I did a trial run
before hand & after a few minutes of growling and barking she finally
did come outside so I figured everything would be OK. Well--on the first
visit Bolivia came running & right outside & when I went out &
threw the tennis ball it was Bolivia who first brought it back! I think
that was my fastest "build trust" buddy ever!
On a very sad note- I got a call from Melissa
to tell me that her & George's cat Speaker passed away suddenly. I
just visited with Speaker not too long before that & it was quite
a shock to me too. He was a wonderful cat & I will miss him too. I
know he is up in Rainbow Bridge with many of our other buddies having
a great time.
I've noticed a lot of animals seem to have allergies
& of course with spring here they are itching like crazy. I have a
terrible time with Max's allergies. I have tried so many different methods
& most bring some relief but not total comfort. If anyone out there
has had any luck controlling their pets allergies how about sharing your
successes with us? A lot of my customers ask me too so it sure would be
nice to have some information on hand that may work better.
As I mentioned before I took all 5 of my cats
to have professional photos taken! If I ever write that I have made plans
to do something like that again I hope you all come here with bats &
knock me along side the head!! I have no idea how these pictures are going
to look. I should know soon-they are supposed to be back any day now.
Suzie did OK once we waited for her to settle down & stop drooling!!
Shey did very good-ham that he is. Shaney curled up in a ball & wouldn't
move! So much for the idea that "show" is in their blood! Sammy
& Sidney I wanted together-one would sit nicely, the other would jump
off the table. As soon as I caught that 1 & put him back, the other
would jump! I was really surprised at Sammy since he is usually so docile
& if his belly is being rubbed he'd lay there forever. On the way
home I think I figured out the problem. It actually occured to me through
the smell that started to penetrate the truck!! Of course I had to have
both Sammy & Sidney in the same carrier as well so by the time I got
home I had 2 scared poop-covered cats tearing around my house! I wonder
what people thought as I was driving with all my windows in the truck
open during a snow storm!! Needless to say I was not exactly obeying the
speed limit signs either so I was curious what would've happened if I
had gotten pulled over! I wonder if after a whiff the officer would have
let me go on my way! I guess these things have to happen once in awhile
to keep our lives interesting & give us something to talk about. But
don't forget your bats if you ever hear me again---- !!
Oh- another sign of spring as I'm looking
out my window- our ducks are back! This year we have 1 female & 3
males (hmmm- like those odds!) that are coming to eat in our front yard.
My husband feeds them bread & they are getting comfortable enough
that if there is no bread out there they come up to our front door or
windows & quack until he comes out! They follow him to get the food
& then run to start eating. They are so adorable- & the female-when
she is running her little feet are going so fast trying to keep up with
Have any of you been watching the Kodak
Falcons this year? Last years male-Cabot-Sirocco didn't return this year.
No one knows why. A new male which Kodak named Kaver did come & mated
with Mariah & they are now sitting on 4 eggs! Expected hatching is
around end of May. The falcons in Ohio, Pennsylvania & Canada all
have hatchlings now. Also the bald eagles in Washington just hatched 2
babies. I really like watching them not just because they are bald eagles
but the camera updates the pictures every 5 seconds so there is not much
to miss. I often seen the male or female in flight from that site-they
are stunning! This morning I saw the mother sitting up in the nest &
these 2 little baby heads sticking up right in front of her-sooo cute!
I guess that will do it for this month.
I chose my own pets for the Pet Of The Month because I was a little behind
in calling owners to write their stories. So don't be shy-if you want
your pet featured and to be a star-send me a short story & we will
introduce them to all the other buddies!!
Hope all of you
are well & I'll be seeing many of you very soon!! Can't wait!
LUV YA BUNCHES-
JILL & the Fluffy Gang
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Last Updated 04//02/02