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My Pack: Part 5

My Pack

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Lily is my little sweetheart.  On August 1, 2011, someone found her in an alley just born she still had some of her transparent sac or membrane still covering her.  They put her in a towel and took her to a nearby pet store where my friend worked.  She took the newborn and nursed her for the first four weeks.  There was no difficulty in her growth at all.  We took her to the vet and they said we were doing a fine job and to keep it up.  I took pictures of her time growing up and she developed wonderfully.  There was a time when one of the dogs tried to play with her and she got a fractured leg, which healed just fine.  I crated her for about a week to let it heal.

She is now a feisty cat of two years in August.  She loves to play with the other cats and with her toys.  At times, I think she thinks she is a dog because if I waded up a piece of paper and threw it she would fetch it and bring it back to me.  When it is time to sleep, she found my lap falling fast asleep.

Well that is my pack family.  We are one big happy family.  They keep me company in my life’s journey.  I often tell people that my pack runs the house I just rent a room from them.  Of course, it is one expensive bill.  I love my pack anyway.

I have fostered many others but they have found forever homes elsewhere.


My Pack: Part 4

My Pack

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Bogie is my buddy.  All he needed in the picture to the left is a beer and he was ready to watch some football.  This handsome boy I was supposed to foster for a while but no one was interested in him so I ended up making my home his forever home.  He loves his catnip and his food.  He would bogart all the cat food so that is what I named him; Bogie for short.  He also knows how to strike a pose in the picture to the right.

One more coming…

My Pack


This week I was going to do a serious issue about some government corruption but I took a turn for the lighter and decided to welcome you to the Franklin Zoo.  This week I decided to introduce my pack of animals—six in all—and tell their story of how they came to be in my pack.  All of them are rescued dogs and cats.  I have rescued and fostered some others but these are the ones that I have in my pack.



First, I found Xena.  I had no idea what kind of dog she was.  After much research, I found out she was a new breed that was recently recognized.  She is a Carolina Dog or the American Dingo.  Her cousin is the Australian Dingo.

Her story started shortly after I bought my house.  I was looking for some pets because I always said that the first thing I was going to do after I have my own place is to get some pets.  Well I mentioned this to a friend of mine and about a week later, I received a call from her.  She had a friend that cannot keep her dog.  She could not put her in the pound they would have put her down because they said she was vicious.  I opened my house to her.  She was one year old then.  She is now five.

It was difficult at first since she was the only pet in the house.  She had separation issues and tore up the frame of the door to the back yard.  I tried crating her but she tore them up.  She went through six different crates.  I was at my wits end.  At that time, I received another call from my friend and she said she had another dog for me.  Well I thought about it and I figured if there was another dog in the house, she might settle down.  Well it worked.  She has been fine ever since.

Xena loves to play.  She licks your face as if it was an ice cream cone and tries to lick your face off.  She also loves the snow.  A link of Xena playing in the snow.

More to come tomorrow…




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