By Lisa Batten Kunkleman
I could write all day about our menagerie and explain that Hubs and I usually have three dogs, one cat, and two horses. That number changed when our college kids flew back into our empty nest bearing two more critters. A puppy named Tucker and a kitty named Zor. Let’s just say, life has changed. It’s busier, louder, messier, and if I have to admit it, sometimes even happier. Animals sense that we’re suckers immediately and play us like a dog whistle. Those baby animal eyes are hypnotizing. I think I’ll let these photos do most of the talking.
Four dogs trapping me in the pantry where their snacks are stored.
Daisy Cat and Zor Kitty sharing the same play tower without hissing.
Zor Kitty in a very nasty-looking black cat hair-covered climbing tower.
Tucker Puppy asleep on his surrogate mama, Mandy.
A miraculous video of Sadie Dog and Tucker Puppy sharing the same chewy horn.
Sadie and Tucker worn out from chewing a horn together.
Remy Dog scolding Tucker for playing in the trash.
Me, exercising with Zor Kitty planted on my back .
June 28, 2017 at 10:16 pm
You’ve certainly got your hands full, Lisa. That last photo is great!
June 28, 2017 at 10:24 pm
Thanks Jill. It’s a real zoo. Luckily we are pretty laid back when it comes to chaos. If not we would have snapped long ago.
June 28, 2017 at 10:53 pm
Aww, I love how much you love your animals ❤ Aren’t they the best?
June 28, 2017 at 10:55 pm
Absolutely. At times the only ones I want to count on or be around. Not that there’s anything wrong with people. I’m just saying.
June 28, 2017 at 11:03 pm
Oh I get it! My Mum always said she preferred animals to humans…
June 28, 2017 at 11:18 pm
Looks like you would get a bunch of eye rolls if you ever complained you were lonely.
June 28, 2017 at 11:21 pm
June 29, 2017 at 12:42 am
Pictures of happy loved animals, yes please. I bet you wouldn’t have it any other way. Lovely happy post.
June 29, 2017 at 12:46 am
Thanks so much. They’re delightful almost all the time. Except that house breaking part. Oh and don’t chase the cats part. Oh and don’t chew on the older dogs mouths or ears or try to nurse from Sadie hound. It’s a fun ride.
June 29, 2017 at 1:00 am
Since I’ve had the recent pleasure of being in your home I can visualize everything you said in your blog. What a wonderful family and home you have.
June 29, 2017 at 1:26 am
Aw thanks Scott. It’s nice getting to know you up close and personal. You’re welcome anytime.
June 29, 2017 at 3:37 am
love those guys
June 30, 2017 at 6:50 pm
Never a dull moment at your house. We have a number of pets that started out with our kids and found their way here. They make life richer. 🙂
June 30, 2017 at 7:03 pm
Life gets richer and we get poorer. Ha. I just made that up. Ha
June 30, 2017 at 7:16 pm
Ha ha. I can relate. We go through a lot of pet food, and don’t even mention the vet bills! But all worth it. 🙂
June 30, 2017 at 8:25 pm
I’d say Tucker is running the house! But they are all cute. Thanks for visiting The Glasgow Gallivanter.
June 30, 2017 at 9:46 pm
I’d say you’re correct. He had left for the night with my daughter. That’s why I’m actually having time to work on blog. Yay. But I’ll see him tomorrow. Ha.
June 30, 2017 at 9:38 pm
Looks like a happy house to me!
June 30, 2017 at 10:23 pm
Those of us with animals know they are ALWAYS running the house!! What an adorable crew you have there, and how lucky the cats got along so easily. The kitty on you while you exercise – yeah – I had one of those. My “yoga assistant”!
I’m glad you stopped by – I have been soooo behind, and in my own blogging, too.
July 1, 2017 at 2:27 am
This really brightened my day
July 1, 2017 at 3:13 am
Thanks. It’s nice to hear that.
July 4, 2017 at 3:05 am
Your pets are adorable. They look like they are a lot of fun.
July 4, 2017 at 3:46 am
Thanks so much. They are a blast. They all know how to bat their big eyes and melt hearts.
July 5, 2017 at 12:25 pm
Awww – so cute! And you´re right: no one could resist those lovely puppy eyes!! 😀 Love your little menagerie, Lisa!!! 🙂 <3
July 7, 2017 at 12:19 pm
those pictures can make anyone happy.. its lovely seeing it…
July 7, 2017 at 12:36 pm
Thanks so much. They are pretty cute.
July 7, 2017 at 2:47 pm
Is Remy a Border Collie? They are usually ‘the police’ dogs who keep others in line!
July 7, 2017 at 6:50 pm
His color says border collie but his rescue papers say Shellie. Either way he is definitely the police dog. If I call them to go outside and potty if Sadie is not moving fast enough for Remy’s liking he goes behind her and tries to push her. And nips her hips at times. He herds all of us and is my complete protector. If I get up for a second he usually does too.
July 7, 2017 at 3:16 pm
Aww they are so cute. I love pets too. I also have dog at home and my 1.5 year old daughter is so possessive for him.
July 7, 2017 at 6:53 pm
I think kids learn so much from having pets to love and care for.
July 7, 2017 at 6:57 pm
True Indeed 🙂