Skip to main content

Meet My Pets

I am currently in Costa Rica. Yep! Pretty excited! In a couple of weeks upon my return I'll post on how my trip went! 

 Until then I'd like to introduce you to the 3 furry loves of my life. Well, my two furry loves and our dog Tucker whom I love on some days and can't stand on others. Let's just say that I am a diehard cat person.

This is Misty. She is my BEAUTIFUL princess! We adopted her on December 23, 2013. We were visiting Jonathan's aunt in Tennessee and she showed us this cat that she had rescued from a Subway the year before. Mind you she is known for rescuing MANY animals. It's not unheard of for her to open her car door on the drive home from work to pick up a stray. It's what she did with Misty. She went to Subway to pick up sandwiches for dinner and saw this skinny cat outside. She ordered her subs and before leaving asked if the cat belonged to anyone. They said, "No. She is a stray." She decided right then to take her home. They were VERY excited. She got into her car and opened the passenger door. When she called the kitty, Misty just hopped right in and they headed straight to a vet. 1 year later she was a very fat cat. Lol. Jonathan mentioned that after our move in August of that same year I'd started mentioning wanting another cat. I had gone through a stretch for a few years of not wanting a cat again. I'd had one for 5 years that didn't end well. Anyway, His aunt said this particular kitty was the perfect match for me. She was NOT wrong!

These are blurry pictures. Sorry 'bout that!

Misty was pretty comfortable with Elena. They just hung out one the couch and watched TV.

Here we are! A match made in Heaven!!! She is ALWAYS on me. She is pushing 20 lbs and prefers to sleep on my chest. 

I love her SO MUCH!

This really should be my car.


Anyway, moving on in order of when we added our fur babies to our family.

This is Tucker. 

Here he is at the Shelter the day we adopted him. 

Tucker came to be ours on June 3, 2014. My hubby wanted a dog and waited patiently to get one until he felt we were settled in our new home and financially ready for the responsibility. Tucker is a good boy. He has some nervous habits, but I suppose that is due to past abuse. I don't think he had a great life before we took him in. Apparently he was a rescue, but was returned to the Humane Society 2 or 3 times before we adopted him 3 years ago. Poor guy. He tends to tinkle on the floor every time we have guests over. I clean a LOT of Tucker Pee. *rolls eyes* Yeah. It's irritating. Add that to my not being much of a dog person and he just isn't my favorite pet. Don't hate me for not being obsessed. I am a cat lady after all!

He has fattened up quite a bit since this was taken!

He is a "swimmer".

Tucker always looks like he is feeling guilty. This moment however, he actually was. This WAS Allee's little Mickey Mouse couch. It quickly was dubbed the pet bed. 

Here he is with my girls on Halloween 2016 dressed as a pumpkin. My moms dog Yoga is also pictured here. I can't stand her dog. More on that later.  

Moving on...

This is Winter Cocoa. 

We adopted her December 22, 2016. We got her as a Christmas gift for Elena. While Winter is "technically" Elena's I do all of the taking care of her needs. Yes, we did start out with Elena doing it, but that didn't stick. *sigh* 

Winter has "chosen" Jonathan as her human. She sleeps as his feet and follows him around. He isn't thrilled. 

Here she is today.

She is spoiled rotten. 

So there you have it. Our pets! 

What pets do you have at home? 

Hoping you have a great day! See you next Saturday with an all new post!


This post was another brain child of my daughter Elena. Thank you Elena! 


Popular posts from this blog

Oh Chicago, How I love you!

I absolutely loved Chicago!!! We stayed in Pinegree Grove which is a suburb about an hour outside of the city, but we spent most of our time in the downtown area. We arrived on Sunday night and relaxed with dinner and some games. Allee even got some of the girls to play Barbies with her

I finally got to watch Rouge One with our host which was right up my alley! Monday went on the Big Bus Tours and got to see every single building in the city!  Listening to our tour guides describe different key points about the city made it so much more exciting than just driving by the buildings would have been. We also wandered through Millenium Park and I got to have a Chicago Style hot dog! I visited The Bean, Crown Fountain, Lurie Garden, Jay Pritzker Pavillion and walked through a bit more of Grant Park.

I also got to visit The Field Museum of Natural History and it was awesome! We were going to go to the Art Institute of Chicago, but we changed our minds once we walked into the lobby and saw th…

My 1st week at my NEW JOB!!

Guys I got the job!!!
I am so excited I can't even begin to express it! I'm paying for my girls to be able to go to school and I'm contributing towards bills and it feels wonderful!! I know that as a stay-at-home mom I contributed a lot to my family dynamic, but there's something about being able to give financially towards expenses that feels amazing! 
Anyway, my first week passed and I can't tell you how great it was. The first three days I was training and would have to say that while I had what I feel like we're "training wheels" I was able to glean a lot of information from the person training me. By the fourth day she sort of did the 50/50 of letting me work by myself and assisting me. By day 5 she had gone out of town and I was working by myself! I can't tell you how awesome it felt to be able to sit at my desk and do the job that I was trained to do within 5 days AND feel like I was doing it well. It's a great feeling.

It also doesn't…

Week 15 Day 1

I can hardly believe that I have made it to 15 weeks of working out consistently. I've been eating healthy and gluten free for that long too! It's amazing to see how my body has changed and my energy level has been impacted. I am so very happy about what  diligence has done for me. I never want to go back to being inactive. 
I have been thinking about different goals. Finding myself considering how I can best  take my workouts up a notch. Never thought I would see myself be the person that would need to tweak a work out because I've gotten stronger. I have never stuck to anything long enough to see myself get to that point. It is beyond exciting.
I was in the car the other day and was daydreaming about learning something new like kickboxing or MMA. The crazy part about it is that it is totally possible for me to do something like that. I mean, I have been active long enough to where I could see it being a definite possibility. Maybe I should take a look around in my area …