Thursday, May 20, 2010

Theme Thursday – Pets

It’s the Millie and Willie Show!

Nancy: This is Millie. Some of you may recognize her as the wearer of a chic nasturtium leaf beret. She came into our lives seven years ago. She was a "Media Pet" which means she was featured on Pets on Parade. My daughter fell in love with her and she came home with us. She was a stray and had soft tissue damage to her front legs and we were told not to exercise her. Nobody told her though and she often runs through the house with her tale tucked to be more aerodynamic and runs a course through the furniture like a greyhound. She pays for it afterward and lays around licking her front legs. She's very pampered and content to lay around all day soaking up attention, but sometimes goes on forays through the backyard remembering something from her long ago past...searching for something she never finds.

Do Not Disturb
Tracy: Willie is the old man of the family. We adopted him when he was 6. Now 16, he barely sees or hears, but can smell a banana from a mile away or has this strange sixth sense that tells him the refrigerator door is open. He used to hate the number “9”. Back when he could still hear, we would say “Number 9, Number 9” and he would start howling. Maybe he’s not a Beatles fan. I don’t know how we figured that out, but it was a cute trick for awhile. Now we mostly see him like this, sleeping. He’ll do a few laps around the house when one of us comes home, but that’s about as much exercise as he can handle anymore. He may be a senior citizen in canine terms, but he’s still our baby.


For those of you who played TT with us last week and tried to guess our mystery feature, here is "who" it reminded me of. These are the Mystics from the animated film "The Dark Crystal" - Magpie

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10 comments:

Kathy said...

Ahhhhhh...what beautiful four-legged people! xxoo to both, no all four, of you! Happy TT.

Brian Miller said...

nice. they are both cute...number 9 lol...i wonder if i can get the doc to say i need to lay around all day...hmm...smiles.

Kathy said...

If you guys are cousins, does that mean Millie and Willie are too? I can see the family resemblance between all of you.

Thérèse said...

Happy Dogs!

lizziviggi said...

Wonderful pictures of your family! These dogs have such sweet faces.

Hood Photo Blog said...

Adorable 4-legged children you have :)

My first Theme Thursday posting!

Cheryl said...

They are both precious. Thanks for sharing them.

Diane AZ said...

Thanks for introducing Millie and Willie. They look so sweet. My 20 year old cat is named Billy. :)

Jingle said...

perfect pets!

PattiKen said...

I love the number 9 bit. Too funny. They look like wonderful pets who enjoy life to the fullest.