Furry Anchors
by KimLenox on March 27th, 2009

I grew up as an Army brat, so my family moved every three years or so. My parents were really good at setting up “home” very quickly, and part of what made our quarters “home” were pets.

And so I’ve grown up feeling like they (and apparently, lots of pet hair) were a necessary part of a household. I love my pets! They are quiet little anchors, in an otherwise busy, hectic life. They calm me down on bad days, and remind me everything is going to be just fine.

Here’s my crazy cast of pet characters –

This is Duke, my collie who thinks he’s a cat.


And this is Tango. Tango likes to lay draped over both of my arms as I type.

This is Sophie, my tuxedo cat. She’s my talker.

And then there is Oscar …

Oscar and I were featured in an issue of CAT FANCY magazine last year about Novelists and their Feline Muses.

I hope you all enjoyed meeting my pet crew!

And on another subject — my “little” brother (the Major!) left for Iraq today. I’m really proud of him, and will be counting the days until he comes back home. Lots of love and HUGS to you BRO!

6 comments to “Furry Anchors”

  1. 1

    What a nice menagerie! But you should get poor Duke a puppy playmate. No wonder he thinks he’s a cat! And by the looks of Oscar, I think the magazine spread went entirely to his head. Or did he always have that “I’m a celebrity and you’re not” look about him? :lol:

    Please tell your brother we’ll be sending out good thoughts to him and all those with him.


  2. 2

    Kim, best wishes to your brother — a real life hero! May he be safe and well!


  3. 3

    Good pix. You can really guess everybody’s personality.

    I’ll be thinking safety thoughts for your brother.


  4. 4

    Your pets are so adorable. We’ll be keeping your brother in our thoughts.


  5. 5

    Thanks everyone, for coming by to meet my animals! And thank you for the well wishes for my brother!


  6. 6

    We need our animals. They add so much to our lives. We were also a military family. I managed to keep pet numbers down (1 dog, 1 cat, a few rabbits) until we retired. Now we have 3 dogs, 2 cats, apython, 3 peacocks and our son just brought home a puppy. Our daughter lives just down the road from us and has a mini farm/zoo. Best of luck to your brother. We wish him home early and safely.


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