Sunday, 27 April 2014

Share It Sunday, Wag N Woof Pets!

Nominated by the previous week's guest blogger Heart Like A Dog

Throwback Thursday – Symmetry

 
 
When sharing an old photo of the two girls on the couch as part of my Sunday post, our friend Dolly the Doxie suggested I share that for her Throwback Thursday blog hop this week.  That got me thinking of another photo which I used back when I first started the blog in September of 2012, and then led me to thinking back to the days when we had four dogs and four cats.

Christmas of 2004 my sister gave me two photo frames to display our crew at the time.  We had just brought Sheba and Moses home and that completed our perfect sets.



We now had four dogs:  two males, two females, two golden retrievers, two beagles; and four cats: two males and two females.  Some people, including my own family, thought we were kind of crazy to have that many pets.  It hadn’t really been planned that way.  Don Juan was getting older and we got the two female cats to keep Conrad company when Don was gone.  We had only planned to get one more cat but came home with two.  The same happened with the goldens, we had only planned to get one but came home with two.



Didn’t it work out nicely that we ended up with perfect symmetry, which is defined as “balance, proportion, and harmony”?  If you had asked me before I got thinking about this I would have told you that our symmetry lasted for quite a while.  It seemed like it was a long time that I was telling people we had four dogs and four cats.  Now, when looking back, I realized it wasn’t.  Don Juan died in March of 2005, so our symmetry only lasted just over 3 months.  We had gotten the two female felines in June of 2002, and our plan worked….they were now here to keep Conrad company.



Don Juan was a great cat who got along with everyone.  Samantha is similar to him in that way, but she and Conrad, the two cats left now, are not close at all.  Conrad was extremely close with Katie, but you are more likely to see Sam with the dogs than with Conrad these days.


Don Juan loved everyone! On the right he is with our dog Maggie in 2001.




Katie and Conrad were super close……


….but Sam and Conrad are rarely together except when they’re eating.


Samantha loves her dogs…here she is with Kobi.
Now we are a three dog, two cat household; we lost Katie to cancer in August 2011, Moses to cancer in June of 2013, and Kobi to old age just over a month ago.  Although there’s not a lot of symmetry going on anymore, and we miss those that are gone dearly, we can work with these numbers.  They still fill up the couch…..


My first blog header!
Same location but different couch and one different character.
…..and they still fill up the kitchen when getting treats!


January 2005
From our latest treat review.


Continuing to give something back on my 'Share It Sunday'. We all share and we grow together. Pop over and say hello and make a new friend.

From the author Molly The Wally. 

30 comments:

  1. I loved every photo and every word of this post. i love seeing cats and dogs together.... as a new follower, where is Molly in your photos today...

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  2. what a wonderful house of furbabies...I think the most I have ever had at one time was three dogs and two cats...but they were all small dogs :)

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  3. I love seeing a home with so many dogs and cats that get along. We have 3 dogs and 4 cats in our home, and it's always entertaining.

    --Wags and purrs from Life with Dogs and Cats

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  4. LOOK at all those fun and furry friends! Oh the love....and you Miz Molly, HAPPY SUNDAY!

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  5. That was my mom's greatest wish: to live together with dogs and cats in a house like you. Today she has just me and my dad, lol. Have a super sunday, Molly and many thanks for sharing a post about such a wonderful furmily with me.

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  6. What a lovely looking pack. Our Lady would love to have that many members, but the Man says no.

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  7. They sure are a special bunch and they do fill up that couch nicely!

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing our post today, Molly! It is so nice to have some new people see our furry family, past and present. Happy Sunday to you!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  9. We love Wag 'N Woof's pack - great friends of ours. Have a great weekend.

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  10. Thank you for your Share It Sunday posts, Molly, it's a beautiful way to share the love and make new friends. Wag 'N Woofs is a great blog!

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  11. i love goldens AND beagles. AND cats, too. a whole lotta love there...

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  12. Woofable photo's guys. It used to be the same at our house, now there's just the cat and me to spoil.
    Luv's Cat Flap Cavalier X

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  13. That looks like a LOVEly home for doggies and kitties to live at!! Nice to meet you!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  14. What a nice bunch!! Enjoy your Sunday!!

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  15. I love love love love this post. No home is complete until it has furs, purrs and woofs
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  16. As long as there's no space left on the couch.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

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  17. We loves us some wag 'n' woof pets!!!! They are a wonderful family and a Pawsome blog!!!!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  18. We've been friends with their furamily for a long time, love them!

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  19. We love the Wag n Woof family! Thanks for sharing them. : )

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  20. What a nice family, symmetrical or no! It is nice to see the kitties getting along with the pups ;-)

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  21. I like those puctures. Lots of furry friends. :)

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  22. thanks for sharing Wag N Woofs I enjoyed their photos.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  23. That is a full kitchen. Do the Cats know how to Sit for treats too?

    Licks,
    Cobi

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  24. Wags and Woofs is an excellent choice and that was a wonderful post.

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  25. A great family indeed 2 pups and 4 cats here and we love it :) hugs Fozziemum xx

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  26. We really enjoyed meeting all these woofies and kitties, and we are going to hop over and meet those currently in residence now. Thanks Molly. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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