Birds and Dogs and Furballs – Oh My!

Birds and Dogs and Furballs – Oh My!

I must be needing some ideas for posts I guess, so I joined up with Fun Monday.

This week’s host is Lisa’s Chaos she says: Let’s meet your pets. I think most of us have at least one pet and I would like to see your fluffy or scaly pal. If you don’t have a camera you can tell us about him/her/them. If you don’t have a pet tell us about a pet you had or a pet you want. If for some weird reason you hate all animals we want to know why gosh-dang-it.

OK… pets? Did you say pets? Boy howdy do we have pets!

First of all there are our cockatiels, Tizzy and Rascal. That’s them on Downtown Dad’s shoulder.

These birds LOVE their Downtown Dad. All he has to do is clear his throat and both birds go wild, cheeping and peeping and calling him with wolf whistles so he’ll come let them out of their cage so they can climb all over his head.

Next is Chako. He is our purebred 6 year old Samoyed… with white fur….lots of white fur.

His full name is Cheechako which is what Downtown Dad’s nickname was when he was a lobbyist in Alaska – it means ‘greenhorn’ or ‘the new guy.’ Did I mention he has lots of white fur?

Then there is Zoey, a 3 year old Sheltie. Her fur is brown on top, but it’s white underneath.
Between the feathers, and seeds and white furballs, we keep the lint roller companies in business!


  • Posted January 6, 2008 11:32 pm 0Likes
    by lisaschaos

    I used to have a cockatiel who would wolf whistle and constantly sang pop goes the weasel. Crazy bird! I imagine you have your share of hair and seeds floating around. :)

  • Posted January 7, 2008 2:13 am 0Likes
    by susan

    I really like birds. I'd probably let Shaun talk me into having one if they weren't so darn loud though. Not that we need anymore critters or anything :)

  • Posted January 7, 2008 3:54 am 0Likes
    by The Electronic Firefly

    So, who needs the most attention?? I bet it's the birds?!!

  • Posted January 7, 2008 5:15 am 0Likes
    by Laura/DaPFG

    :)thanks for the tip about the Lysine tablets. i've gotten so behind on your blog with the holidays, and playing catch-up at work from all the crap i DIDN'T do in december :P i'm freaking out right now. this thing is the size of my other news…how cute are all those babies?! oh, dude, my word verif is mrgoat. lol.

  • Posted January 7, 2008 6:34 am 0Likes
    by Tot's Mom

    Lovely pets. Here in Hong Kong, people are vary of birds as pets because of the possibility of a bird flu outbreak. Sad, really! :(

  • Posted January 7, 2008 6:43 am 0Likes
    by Kerith Collins

    holy crap…fun monday…i totally forgot…i gotta gokerith

  • Posted January 7, 2008 6:59 am 0Likes

    Super pet shares! I love this week's theme,—–getting to meet the 4 legged families!Thanks for explaining what "Cheechako" means….that's a cool name.Have a super FUN MONDAY

  • Posted January 7, 2008 9:58 am 0Likes
    by Pamela

    maybe you should train them to enjoy being vacuumed? I had a dog that loved the blow dryer, but never the vacuum. Both were equally noisy, just must have been the feel of it.I love Shelties – our neighbors have two old ones named Woody and Lily.

  • Posted January 7, 2008 10:31 am 0Likes
    by Sandy

    Pamela's right about the vacuum. I used to drive truck cross-country for a living and the dogs went with us. I dust-busted them every morning. They liked it just fine…

  • Posted January 7, 2008 11:11 am 0Likes
    by ChrisB

    All the moulting is the downside of long haired dogs. That's one of the things I don't miss now we no longer have a dog.

  • Posted January 7, 2008 11:35 am 0Likes
    by Tiggerlane

    That is a BEAUTIFUL Samoyed – I absolutely love those dogs. Our short-haired dog sheds like mad, so I can only imagine how much white fur you could collect – enough for a sweater?

  • Posted January 7, 2008 12:48 pm 0Likes
    by BipolarLawyerCook

    Zoey looks like a smart girl. Which means she looks like trouble. The good kind.

  • Posted January 7, 2008 2:05 pm 0Likes
    by Kim

    Beautiful birds and beautiful dogs. I especially love that white fur, even though I'm sure it's the bane of your existence. There is nothing prettier than a clean, fluffy white dog.

  • Posted January 7, 2008 3:44 pm 0Likes
    by Joy T.

    Long haired dogs and birds…yep…I bet your lint rollers get a good working out! Great pictures of all your adorable pets.

  • Posted January 7, 2008 8:39 pm 0Likes
    by Alison

    Cute pups..I used to have a cockatiel way back when, his name was Buddy. We were told he was a boy. We eventually gave him to a friend who had a female and they fell in love…they both started laying eggs!!

  • Posted January 7, 2008 10:02 pm 0Likes
    by AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC

    I thought I was the only one who said boy howdy! Glad to see it's still being used. I so want a bird!! Yours are adorable. And, yes I can imagine the lint rollers.

  • Posted January 8, 2008 11:11 pm 0Likes
    by sirdar

    Love your birds. Very affectionate.We used to have a Samoyed out on the farm. She was such a good pet. Zoey is pretty cute!!

  • Posted January 9, 2008 6:22 am 0Likes
    by Jo Beaufoix

    Gorgeous pets. I bet that samoyed takes some grooming. I used to groom a couple and they took forever. Lucky they were nice pups. :D

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