Saturday, April 14, 2012

My Furry Friends!

Hi Friends! 
    I'm linking up with Sandy at Soaring Through Second because she is hosting a linky party that is about my most favorite thing to talk about...pets!  I have a several, two dogs and two guinea pigs.  I love them all and yes, they have all taught me wonderful things.


First, there's Moose.  He is our 7 year old shihtoodle.  We gave Moose to our youngest daughter for Christmas seven years ago.  He has been such a wonderful addition to our family and he has helped my daughter through some tough times.  Moose has taught all of us to 'just keep swimming'!


Then, along comes Ember.  She is a 1 1/2 year old dachsund mix.  Our youngest daughter found this sweet little baby online on New Year's Eve (see the pattern...?).  Ember was found in Tennessee along with her siblings.  Tennessee has many high-kill shelters and these puppies needed a home.  You'd think that was why my daughter had to have this cutie, but no....of the eight puppies in this litter, Ember was the only one that was completely deaf.  Yes...completely... deaf.  So we adopted her and our lives have never been the same.  Ember is the most lovable dog we have ever met.  She is a giant snuggle bug and none of us can get enough of that.  What has Ember taught us?  That love is THE most important thing on earth!

Lilly and Daisy

This adorable picture is of my two, little guinea pigs.  I applied for a Pets in the Classroom grant and was approved.  The grant covered the initial cage setup and half off of the price of one guinea pig.  I wanted they could keep each other I could have two...because they're so darn cute!  These little girls have taught us compassion and the true meaning of joy.  They are so much fun to be with and my students all agree...100%!


  1. My heart literally skipped a beat when I saw Moose! What a face! All your furry friends are adorable1 Thanks for sharing!

    Lori (
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  2. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your adorable pets!!! We had a dog who was deaf and she was such a sweetie- just like Ember. :) And yes, love IS the most important thing! And your guinea pigs are so funny too! What a pair!!! :)

  3. I love this linky party! & How great of you to adopt that sweet pup! I don't have any pets of my own, so I linked up using cats/dogs that I've fostered. =) I'm getting a foster cat who is deaf tomorrow, so it should be interesting!

    Third Grade in the First State

  4. All of your babies are absolutely adorable!! My daughters are drooling over them right now!! I would love to have a guinea pig in the classroom, I will have to look into it.

    Surfin' Through Second

  5. You have great furbabies! Thanks for sharing them with us! I've linked up to the party too, so come by for a visit and meet Miss Maggie Bleu!

    Furbaby Blessings,

    The Teacher's Chatterbox

  6. Such cuties! Ember reminds me of my cat, Stevie. We adopted him almost 2 years ago. He's partially deaf. Thanks for sharing about your furry babies.
     Chrissy

    First Grade Found Me

  7. Thanks for following my blog! I am now following yours!

    Your furry friends are much too cute for words. They are lucky to have such a wonderful home!

    Primarily Speaking

  8. Thanks for sharing your pets! My dogs are my kids! Love this! I am new to blogger and having a blast! If you are interested in integrating technology, maybe stop by my blog! I am your new follower!

  9. How cute! I love your two pups and guinea pigs! I have been wanting a guinea pig in my room for a while! Class pets are so fun!
    I'm a new follower:)
    Mrs. Sheehan

  10. So cute! We had a guinea pig in our classroom for a long time. i should start to think about adding one (or two) to our classroom again.
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties