I love blogging, I love
sharing my adventures,
my babies, their activities
and my photos.
Someone on my blog
suggested that the name
Lily's Blog would be a great
name for a blog. That got
me to thinking that maybe
Dakota and Lily needed
their own blog since I seem
to have no life these days and I
talk about my fur babies
all the time!
If you have not met them yet let
me introduce them to you.
This is Dakota
AKA THE KING....
Why that nickname?
Before Lily he was the
He acted like a KING.
Now a days though he shares
that throne with his
This is Lily
AKA the Princess.
Dakota is a 10.5 year old Rat Terrier
that came into my world when I least
expected it and did not want it!!
My daughter thought my grandson needed
a dog, Caleb at the age of 6 could
have care less about having a dog.
Dakota was high strung and did
not do so well with an active 6 yr
old boy who chased him with bats,
threw balls at him or chased
him with remote control cars.
Six months down the road they are
moving and they can not have
animals." Mom, can you watch him
till we find him a home"??
Oh that went over well, everyone
kept saying that I just needed to keep him.
They were not looking for a home for
him so I started....cause I did not want him.
It was not him per say it was I did not
want an animal. I had Amber
and Caleb living with me till
Caleb was 6, when they moved out.
I had just been reclaiming my home
for that six months when I inherited
I started looking for a home for him.
Only to find something wrong with
the person that wanted each time.
Finally five months later I
gave it and decided he would
stay....haha! I would not own up
to it till then.
I am so glad I kept him cause he has
brought me so much joy, love and
laughs that I will share on this blog with
all of you.
Why did I get Lily?
Dakota went to my mom's house
everyday for 9 yrs. and played with
her dogs during the day. My own
dog sitting company!
When I retired 1.5 yrs ago I noticed
that Dakota was becoming a
grumpy old man. So I struggled
with getting another pet for him
to play with. I struggled for months.
I knew he needed it and I wanted to do
what was best for him but at the same
time since I suffer from Fibromyalgia really
bad I was against getting something else
for me to care for.
I finally decided he needed a pet.
Yes, him, not me.
I did not want a puppy to house
break, or have to take out on
a leash since Dakota goes out on
his own. There are just those days
I can't do it.
Mom suggested a cat.
I thought about it but being I was
NEVER a cat person, I kept pushing
that aside. Finally deciding against
a dog or puppy I thought hard about
a cat. But I heard all my life
that cats have a
I knew with the KING
that would not work well.
So then I started thinking kitten.
That struggle I was under finally
settled for a kitten. I figured
as it grew into a cat-a-tude,
Dakota would have a better chance to
adjust. It was a great time of the yr also
for my choice.....kitten season.
I contacted a place called Country
K-9 Rescue, they mainly deal with
dogs but they take in kittens at this
time of year and foster them. They would
go out and trap Feral cats to have them
fixed. It was not till the other day
that via their fb page they told me
that they had trapped Lily's mom
in a cage and that night, unknown
to them, she gave birth to 3 girls and
and 3 boys.
This mom with her babies.
She is a tortoise shell.
I understand from my contact that
she was a firecracker when they caught
her, my guess cause she was about
to deliver. Anyway, she was fostered
and apparently they were able to
adopt her out. My contact is
double checking on that, I hope
that was the case.
Anyway, Lily has been an amazing
addition to my NO PET home!
HAHA...she fit right in and Dakota
and her love each other.
They chase each other, they
wrestle together and they sleep
Lily picked a good home....yes, she
picked me to bring her home
to be Dakota's pet!
More on that later.
Share your story of how you
came to have your fur baby in my comments,