Visiting with sweet little Popoki this week! This girl LOVES her treats, and here she is licking her chops after I spoiled her with a handful of yummy snacks. She is SUCH a special girl. 😽❤️
Well it's an end of an era for us, Peaches time was up tonight 😥
It's been over 19 years of loving her to bits but age and illness caught up, so will see her next on the Rainbow Bridge.
Gonna be off for a few days, see you all soonish.
One more from this set of the little one for now.
He's ten-ish months old and I couldn't imagine being without him. In six months he's been to the vet more times than our two other cats in two years combined, making him our most expensive cat, but we'd do it all again. He's helped heal our hearts after loss and he's such a sweet, sweet soul. Even if he does like the taste of wool a bit too much. <3
When he was a kitten I couldn't give him enough treats to make him stay in the basket. Now he thinks it's the bees knees. As I type this I am watching him sleep in the basket, basking in the afternoon sun.
One last post for #caturday today-- His ruff is really grown, while he's grown into his ear furnishings. His sisters chewed off his whiskers in the shelter, but now they are quite fabulous.
We are so pleased to have Cortez, he has truly enriched our lives, and is a great playmate for his siblings.
This sweetie was found running in traffic on a major road and it was pure luck that someone was able to catch her. When no one came to claim her, we adopted her. That was 2012, and she's been with us ever since. I mean, come on, who could resist that face?
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He would put his little front feet on the rim of the basket and lean forward, as if he could make us go faster by sheer willpower. Oh, how he loved to fly. I always had him clipped in, so he couldn't fall or jump out. "Safety first," I used to tell him as he wiggled, waiting to get underway.
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Back when it didn't really heat up until later in the day - we used to go hiking with the fur kids. Here's a couple of #TongueOutTuesday pics of Kaiser & Pepper at Devil's Punchbowl in Valyermo, CA. (2015)
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Could you say no to this face?? If you could your willpower is much stronger than mine... This little thespian gets an obscene amount of treats out of me. 😆
Fun in the sun with some of my best buddies! 🐶🐶🐶
A friend and I took a day trip to Bainbridge Island and brought along 4 pups (George the black lab isn’t pictured), and we all had a blast! We thoroughly enjoyed the gorgeous day and the ferry rides back and forth. A beautiful experience all around, and the best company I could’ve asked for. ❤️
Frankie, my Bouvier, taking a rest on the upper porch while guarding her brand new soccer ball. Typically she will deflate the ball within a few days of use, but still loves to chase it, toss it, chew it and shake it around the yard. I tend to replace it once or twice a month. #AltText #AltTxt #DogsOfMastodon #PetPhotography #BouvierDesFlandres
Up close and personal with sweet little Bella! 😍
This girl is ALL about the love and will get as close as she possibly can to you at all times. Such a sweetheart. She makes me love my chosen career even more than usual! ❤️
Atticus was a red Devon Rex kitten belonging to a friend - I popped over to get some photos of him, tried some action shots and was lucky enough to catch this shot of him having just missed batting a toy he was swiping at with his paw!
For #Caturday here's an old photo of a friend's cat called Boris when he was a 6 week old kitten. His eyes were just starting to gain their colour (from the initial kitten blue).
His coat is a mix of tabby and white.
Shot using a Tamron 90mm macro lens on a Nikon D90.
The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming... Spring has sprung!! Things are definitely looking up. ☀️ 🌸 😊
This is Beau, Ollie, and Sizzle doing a pose among the cherry blossoms for me. All my good buddies and all exceptionally good pups. ❤️❤️❤️
A tiny Tongue Out Tuesday from Sizzle today. Just enough to earn that extra treat, but not enough to be obvious. Sizzle favors nuance over brash tactics. 🐶 😄 ❤️
Flashback to the look Indie would give me whenever I stopped petting him. 🥺
He loved riding shotgun so I could give him pets while driving. This time we were stopped in traffic and my hands were idle, neither driving nor petting him, so he gave me this sad, forlorn look. You can almost hear the violins. 🙄 😂
A little glimpse behind the scenes of a photo shoot. This is what happens when the photographer (me) runs out of treats, but keeps taking pictures... ☹️ 😒
Indie was just disappointed in me, but I'm fairly certain Beau was plotting my demise. 😳
This dual cat photo/selfie came out exactly as planned. I was cat-sitting Poppy when I noticed she was intrigued by the shutter clicks of my camera. So I put the camera on the balcony ledge she liked to balance on, used a remote trigger app on my phone. Put my head between Poppy and the camera and the remote trigger in my hand and started clicking away.
This Aussie x Husky puppy running wild and free at the #MoonRiverFalls #Ontario #Canada barely stopped to take a drink from the river. She was so happy and excited enjoying her freedom, she was like a blur as she ran and ran. She was pooped when it was time to get back in the boat.
See it here https://debbie-oppermann.pixels.com/featured/run-like-the-wind-debbie-oppermann.html
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This #Caturday I'm thinking of my boys and thought I'd toot a photo of them as kittens in 2005. I adored these two. ❤️ ❤️
Calven (siamese) lived to be 16. Milo (tabby) lived to be 17. I miss them every day. 🌈
BUT I just submitted an application to adopt 4-year-old siblings (brother & sister)! They are sweet as ever, and I'm hoping I'm chosen to be their mom. Wish me luck!! 🙏
Surround-sound head-tilt, puggy style. 🙃 🙂
I can always count on Gigi & Calvin to provide the highest quality head-tilts in the city (dare I say county? state? I could go on). ❤️
Can't pass up #WhiskerWednesday, so here's Bella in all her curvy-whiskered glory!
I've been taking care of Bella for about a decade now. I only pet sit her a few times each year (her dad doesn't travel very often), but every time I visit she's as sweet and cuddly as ever. One of the most precious kitties I've ever known! 😽 ❤️
Here's my good buddy, Kenai, back when he was a puppy. He's happily showing me the stick he found... he was very excited about that stick! 😄 🐶
This was the winning photo in a pet portrait contest sponsored by The Dogist & Sony, so I'm quite proud of it.
This is my daycare buddy, Beau. I took care of him for almost 10 years and we had so many adventures together! He passed in 2020 and boy do I miss him, but his memory lives on the hundreds of photos I took of him. ❤️
Here he is doing his best impression of Superman. I think he nailed it. 😄
The looks I get from Sizzle & Olive when I need to walk them, but it's cold and rainy outside. 🥺 🥺
It's a wonder I manage to get them outside at all during the winter months. They're convinced the rain will melt them like sugar lumps. 🙄
Happy Caturday from my precious little fur-niece, EmmaBella (we call her Bella)!
My sister adopted Bella and her sister Beatrix (whom we call Trixie) 3 years ago, and they’ve ruled the house ever since. 😄😽😽
Throwback photo of my sweet Milo. 😸
His expression here is basically “you know I hate that camera… why is it in my face?” He never liked being photographed, but he was such a beautiful boy, how I could I resist??
Mr Crankypants has been gone almost a year now, but I still miss him every day. ❤️