Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thankful Thursday~~Furry Family!!



Lynn at Unequal Marriage hosts this Thankful Thursday. Hope you will stop by and see what other grateful hearts have to thank God for today!


I don't know about you, but I cannot imagine life without my furry family members!! God really blessed us with three amazing pets!! They have all added so much joy to our home!!! Allow me to introduce them to you!!!

This is Penelope...we call her Penny for short. She is a 3 yo Rat Terrier we bought from a lady in Daytona, and weighs 12 pounds. She is the fastest dog I have seen in person, and is incredibly agile! She is extremely obedient, and such fun to play with.


If you put your hand toward her to pet her she immediately rolls over so you can rub her belly!!

I love this pose! So very dainty!!


Then there is "CRITTA" He is a male seal point Siamese, and along with his stunning good looks, he loves to chase a laser penlight, and play with Penny.

He often jumps up on the chair behind me when I'm on the computer and starts "necking" with me. It is too cute and completely irresistible! He hasn't been brave enough to jump in and play with both the dogs yet.


And finally we have Cooper, who most of you have seen already. We rescued him from a shelter in North Georgia last April, and he is the most wonderful dog. He was going to be euthanized (I'll share the whole story on another post)
and I am so glad that God moved in both my heart and Randy's to make the trip and save him.


Cooper is a Bearded Collie, which is an old British herding breed. He weighs 50 pounds, is medium sized and is the sheer delight of our family and all who come in contact with him.


My hubby likes to pull him up onto his side of the bed in the morning to give him some lovin'. I snapped these yesterday a.m. Randy pulled the covers up over him and he just stayed there! Too cute!!


What is really funny is that he totally has my hubby's temperament! People even say he looks like him.


What more can I say? Thank you Lord, for the gift of these wonderful pets in our lives. Thank you for creating them, and for blessing our world with the wonder of animals we can safely keep in our homes and love!!


PURE JOY!!!

Have you hugged your pets today and thanked God for them??

Have a sunshiney day!!
Becky


34 comments:

  1. Sweet post, I love my cat precious, she is my baby.

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  2. Becky they are all adorable but I have to say that Penny had my heart until I saw those pics of Cooper, so adorable!!

    Have a beautiful day in the LORD!
    Hugs~
    T

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  3. They're all cute, but there's something about Cooper that makes me wish we weren't allergic to dogs (and cats) here♥

    Have a good day, Becky☺

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  4. Hi Becky,
    I have been going back and forth to my computer just waiting for you to post!!!! lol I am just in love with all three, I have been working on my dh to get me one for inside company,after seeing these three, you gotta help me pray!!!! LOL He has two labs that he plays with ,I need just one to play with, now,, I ask you is that to much to ask for!!! LOL Have a great day and think of me when you are playing!!! Oh!! I will be showing this post to him!!! LOL

    Blessings,
    Sue

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  5. Becky,

    I agree 100%...there is no way I could go through life without a furry companion. They are my furry, four legged children!
    We have a Black Lab named Shadow( We call him Shay) Oh my gosh he is a 90 pound lap baby! He has every member of this family wrapped around his paw. He will not kiss the guys in the house...he gives them the paw for a shake...however...my husband calls him to our bed every morning and tells him to wake me up...and he licks my face until I am laughing so hard...He does the same to my daughter.
    We have little Joey...I rescued her mother from an abusive breeder...and gave her to my mother. Her 16 yer old cocker had passed away and she was heartbroken...Anyway...the little dog had 3 pups and Joey is one of them. When I go to visit my mom...I bring Joey to visit her mom.
    OH my gosh I better now type a bio on all of our pets or it will turn into a book. I could go on forever about them. We also have 2 cats Annie and Lucy...two cockatiels named Pete and Ollie...and a Russian Land Tortoise named Toby...he eats right out of our hand.

    Pets bring so much joy to our home. They never judge you...they live to love you.

    Great post Becky!

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  6. Becky, so fun to meet more of your family! I, for one, am so thankful we don't have pets at the moment. I love them, want them, but have concluded that we have plenty of mahem and training going on around here without adding furry friends to the mix!!!

    Have a blessed day...you are a blessing to me!

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  7. Becky:

    What a sweet post about your furried loved one. They are all three so sweet and I loved the photos. I think pets are good for humans.

    Have a Thankful Thursday
    from Roberta Anne

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  8. There is no greater love than the unconditional love our pets have for us. My home is no stranger to my other loved ones. 4 dogs, 1 bearded dragon, 2 hamsters, and 2 fish. They all love without needing anything from us in return. Much love in these photos. You can tell how much your pets love you. Your siamese cat reminds me of my first pet as a child. He was a siamese cat also and his name was Frisky. Have a great day. Jaime

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  9. Thanks to you I have just imagined myself coming home with a new pet (or 2 :-) Puppies and kitties are so easy to love,aren't they.

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  10. your "babies" are just precious! We have 1.5 year old that we got from the Humane society. Scarlette O'Hara Hood is a 50 pound sweetie that we adore!

    Thanks, Becky!

    Hugs,
    Susan

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  11. HAPPY THURSDAY BECKY. YOU HAVE ADORABLE CRITTERS! WE HAVE ONE DOG, SNICK. WE ARE VERY ATTATCHED TO HIM AND BLESS HIS HEART, HE'S GETTING OLD AND FEEBLE. JUST LIKE PART OF THE FAMILY. PETS ARE BLESSINGS!

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  12. I love your animals! What a hoot! Your baby Cooper isn't spoiled much...just like some of ours. Too cute!

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  13. awwwwwwwwwwwwww..what a precious post...

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  14. Such sweet pets, Becky! I can see why you are thankful for them!!

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  15. We don't have any pets right now, but I would love to be able to get the children a border collie pup in the future. I grew up having all kinds of pets ( cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, white mice, goats and pigs. :) I'd love for my children to be able to interact with animals too. It's therapeutic for anyone. :)

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  16. Oh I love that Cooper!! How sweet! And I'm not a big animal lover!!! Thanks for the cute pictures!

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  17. What adorable pictures. I just love my Tobi too. She, on the other hand, doesn't much care for other animals.

    I think your CRITTA has been hanging out on my street lately. We have a new cat in the neighborhood that looks just like that. It is discovering what Tobi thinks of it sitting in her front yard. :)

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  18. How cute! I love the one of the dog sleeping in the bed!

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  19. I LOVE your furry babies!!! I'm so glad you showed all of them to us. Thank God you rescued Cooper! He looks completely irresistible. What a beautiful dog. All your pets are just darling. I can see their personality's in the pictures. My home and life would not be the same without all of my babies either. So nice to find others who feel the same way!

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  20. I love your doggies' little faces!:) So cute. And I can't wait to hear the rescue story of Cooper.

    We haven't had a pet in quite awhile. Thinking of getting a dog- a really lazy dog:)

    I posted a TT yesterday too:)

    Have a blessed day, Becky!

    Linda C

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  21. Hi Becky- I'm back with a question. I noticed that you have a picture on your sidebar from Sparrow's Song Scripture Tag. Did you have any problem embedding that into your blog? I am having problems with a tag not showing up on my sidebar after I've copied the code in.

    Just wondering...thanks:)

    Linda c

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  22. Hi Becky, I am still reeling over those sweet companions of your, thank you for stopping by today , I always look to hear or read something inspiring that you have wrote.
    Thanks for reminding me of where my priorities lie, I have been spending way to much time on this computer and not enough with THE ONE that matters most.!!! Have a most blessed day!!!!
    Sue

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  23. What wonderful pets you have. I miss having dogs but we are traveling so much that it would not be fair to have animals.

    Your pictures make me want to run out and find a dog.

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  24. Dearest Becky, Thanks for these pics=knew we are kindred spirits from the get go. I have two dogs that I've been blessed with.
    Looking forward to reading more of you.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  25. What very pretty pets you have their pics are so cute.When you get a chance to come by you have been tagged.

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  26. Hi Becky!
    What beeeautiful furbabies you have! Cooper just stole my heart!
    It sounds like your Penelope is a sweet heart but I keep thinking what my vet said once: "The meanest dog in the world is...." a rat terrier with a pistol." (He musta known one meeeean rat terrier huh? lololol Penelope looks too sweet to be mean tho.
    We used to have a cat named Aspen that would jump up behind you in a chair and knead your back like bread dough. It felt great!
    I loved reading your list of gratitude!
    Have a great weekend!
    Holykisses,
    Lea

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  27. Dearest Becky - what gorgeous little friends you have! My husband grew up on a farm and always had dogs about, but I am a townie and never did. We always said we would get a dog when life settled down for us and we weren't travelling with work, and your post is reminding me to work on him again to see if we can't hurry that along!!

    Blessings to you for the coming weekend dear Becky - and many thanks for your very helpful comment on the back-up, it seems silly in retrospect that I didn't understand what you meant! Now it makes perfect sense!!

    Fiona x

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  28. Your pets are so cute and amazing! It makes me want a dog really bad. I lost my sweet Willy boy, Snauzer mix, in 2000 and I had him for 14 years. Just broke my heart when he died. We are just waiting for Mary to get a little older so she can really appreciate a pet and they can be buddies. I know she will love a puppy as she already is an animal lover. Thank you for sharing another part of your family with us. Love, Elena

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  29. Hello! you have an inspiring blog. May God bless you today and always!

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  30. That picture of Cooper on his back in your bed just cracks me up...It is great to know I am not the only one who treats their pets like our babies...well because they are...

    My husbands name is Randy too!

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  31. Hi Becky~
    Thanks for your sweet comment- you make my day:) I am so glad to be your bloggy friend too!!

    And thanks for the help with the tag question.
    I found that other tags would copy- just now my first choice for some reason:(

    Thanks for your help!!

    Hugs,
    LindaC

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  32. I am new here! What a great blog! Hope you are having a great weekend! ♥ Hugs :

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