“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Dogs and Cats celebrate Pink Saturday, too!

Being someone who cannot, and I mean cannot, live without pink, I decided to include a couple of my fuzzy babies this week in celebration of Beverly's PINK SATURDAY over at How Sweet the Sound. After all, you don't have to be a human being in order to be partial to the color pink. All you need to do is have good taste!

Freyja, my gentle and kind German Shepherd Dog, has taken to cuddling up in my favorite reading chair in the dining room. The chair is white with pink roses (another pink Saturday) which really isn't all that great to use as a large-size dog bed, but, not being one who would dare to damage the self-esteem of any of my fuzzy kids, I grabbed a pink bedspread to cover the upholstery so Miss Doggy could lounge and nap just like the kitties in the house...that is, when I'm not sitting in the chair reading a good book. As you can easily see, Freyja still thinks that she isn't supposed to be in the chair if you are a student of doggy body language. Life is hard when you are a big dog because all of the cute stuff is made for little dogs, so being able to give Freyja a place she could call her very own is special to me.


What can anyone say about Camille Suzanne other than the fact that she is absolutely gorgeous? The bed she is cuddling into rests on a radiator in my dining room (gee, I should change the dining room to the pet room!) I have kitty baskets tied to the tops of all the radiators in my Edwardian home. I have hot water heat and when the boiler bubbles up, those kitties sure love to snuggle into a basket to cook and percolate!

Camille is a rescue kitty from my local animal shelter. I spotted her 7 years ago, curled up into a tiny ball of white fluff trying to take a nap and to stay warm. When she heard me walk into the room she raised her head and tried, I mean tried, to open her beautiful eyes but they were held shut with oozing infection. The decision was made for me. I opened the cage, cupped the tiny, white body in my hands and walked into the shelter office. I told Holly that I was adopting the kitten I had cuddled in my arms. That was that and that was the last time Camille had to feel hungry, cold, sick or unwanted. In fact, I hate to admit this but she really does run this place. Do you think the fact that I keep telling her how much I love her and how pretty she is has given her the idea that she is special? BTW, another "pink alert"...check out Camille's sweet pink nose and ears! Her paw pads are pink, too, how cute!


Last, this PINK SATURDAY is Scout, my Golden Retriever. Rescued from the shelter at the age of 3, he has lived with me for the past 5 years. Kind, sweet, gentle, loving and precious, he told me that he wouldn't feel ashamed if the world knew that a boy dog "had a thing" for a stuffed pink pig! Scout is very confident in his doggy-ness! Scout is the pooch who loves to lay on the bed next to me with his head on a pillow next to mine. He loves to do that and I love him to do it, too. We have a mutual admiration society going on 24/7!


So, you see, pink is not just my favorite color, it just happens to attract the canines and felines that share my home with me. Besides, don't they just look so cute in pink? I sure think so!

If you love pink, or just like to look at pink things, be sure to stroll over to Beverly's blog. She's got oodles of blogs listed that are celebrating PINK SATURDAY!

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48 comments:

Jillian said...

Omigosh! I loved reading about your pets...and how special they are! Camille is absolutely beautiful and so lucky to have been rescued by you. They all are!

Great post and thanks for visiting my blog today.

Jillian

kymber said...

Hi Mimi,
I LOVED your post! I am sitting here smiling over your adorable furbabies! They are all so cute - I can see why you spoil all of them. Love the cute piggie toy that Scout is carrying. My girl dog LOVES her "cranky kitty" toy and carries it with her wherever she goes. Animals are such a treasure - they have such big personalities!

Thank you for the smile today!
Blessings,
Kymber

Mimi said...
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IsabellasCloset said...

Hi Mimi! Oh what precious animals.. They are so sweet with all that pink around them.
Have a lovely day ~Mary~ :-}

T said...

Hi, Just wanted to stop by and say I love your blog. Your furbabies are precious. I think I need to get involved in Pink Saturday, I love pink, and I think my furbabies do too.

I'm sure I will be back to enjoy reading more.

White Iris Designs said...

Awhh you babies are surrounded in pinkness...so cute!

jeanne said...

Mimi, I love, love, love, your sweet pets. They are so precious. The best pink Sat. post without a doubt. Thank you for your E-mail about our pink trees. As you can see mine is still up. Valentines day here I come. smiling BIG. I am sorry I didn't respond. My life has been crazy with company for days. Constantly starting two days after Christmas. I loved it but busy is and understatement. LOL.

Have a wonderful day.

Love...Jeanne

melissa said...

Soooo sweet!!

Happy Pink Saturday :)

melissa

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Mimi.

I love your post, and all of your sweet babies. They are so blessed to have your love, as are you to have them in your life.

Thank you for sharing them with us today.

Sondra said...

They are all so adorable and sweet. I love dogs the most.

I also must say how much I love you blog back ground. I use to collect lady bugs. I had a lady bug key chain for about ten years and one day I all the sudden lost it. I really think it brought me luck.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Love this post! Such a sweet one! And those pets are very, very special. Love them lots for me!

Happy Pink Saturday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

g said...

Oh, how nice to see your pets. I love Frejya all curled up in the chair with her long legs! And Scout's attachment to his pink stuffed pig reminds me of a dog I once had. She fell in love with the toilet-cleaning brush! she kept stealing it from the powder room and playing with it all around the house. We finally gave it to her and bought another one for really cleaning the toilet - and hid it in the cabinet!

Although guests who saw her carrying a toilet brush around often took a double-take!

Susan said...

Pretty pinks! Wonderful pets

Happy Pink Saturday!

Bobbi Jo said...

Ah such a sweet Pink Saturday celebration with your babies! Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a great Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Smilingsal said...

Your pets each has such a sweet face. I'm sure that they give you a bunch of love and that you return it right back to them. Our last little guy (a miniature dachshund) lived for 15 1/2 years. We loved him sooo much and miss him more than I could say. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday.

She'sSewPretty said...

Happy pink Saturday! Your pets are so precious. I think they must be lucky to have such a loving owner.
I read both of your post below about Barack Obama. I have two words for you. Me too!

Pink Slippers said...

Yes, PINK is for everyone.

imjacobsmom said...

They are so precious in pink! Your furbabbies are lucky to have you and I believe that you are lucky to have found them! Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Kathleen said...

You can tell how proud Scout is of his pink pig. All your fur babies are adorable. I love dogs and cats, they are so precious in our lives! Hugs, and Happy PS

Virginia said...

They are all so adorable!!!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Blessings,
Virginia

The Muse said...

From one BIG animal lover to another...I rejoice in the Pinkness of your day...glad you have so many to share it with!!

Beautiful brood of babies!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Love the photos of your pets!

Happy Pink Saturday to you!

Angie said...

What beautiful fur babies! My daughter is in love with Camille! Having such loving companions makes life so much sweeter! Happy Pink Saturday!

char72 said...

These animals are so blessed to have you to love and care for them. It's an inspiring post. Thank you for sharing.
Charlotte

Sue Daly said...

Lucky animals. Happy Pink Saturday

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Mimi; I love your post how sweet it is about you cute little fur babies. And the photos of them are just so precious.

Happy Pink Saturday

Hugs;
Alaura

Nancy said...

Hi Mimi, I loved reading about your babies...since I have 2 dogs now, I love to read about others. They are so adorable! Happy Pink Saturday! Blessings, Nancy

vintagewindow said...

awwww' what sweet babies.

Happy PS

Kris

Jenny S said...

I love animals!! These look like well loved pets!! Thank you for sharing!

Marina said...

What a great post. Your babies have such sweetfaces!!!! Look at Freyja....
You are wonderful!!!
Happy pink saturday!!

alicesg said...

They are adorable. Happy Pink Saturday.

ellen b said...

Hi Mimi!
Very cute!
Have a good Sunday!

Mary said...

What beautiful fur babies you have! Your cat certainly looks like a feline queen! Happy PS!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

I love tha picture of Camille....so darn cute...I love her little pink roses you added....
Hugs,
Mo ;-)

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

They sure do!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THIS!!!!!

M ^..^

Joy said...

What sweet, sweet babies you have.

I also have a solid white kitty! :o)

KATHERINELLEN said...

Mimi,
They are soooo adorable and cute! Happy Pink...Katherinellen

Linda said...

Awww, love all your fur babies!
I enjoyed reading about you and them! Thanks for stopping in my blog. My hubby and I did alot of cat rescue things last Summer. To many ferrel cats in our area. But with the help of a rescue place we got them helped, fixed and babies adopted. Now we just take care of the semi wild Momma on our covered back porch. Will let her live her life out there, she was to wild to adopt out. We want to get a dog again though, we will adopt from a shelter, lots to love there.
Happy Pink Saturday,
Linda

Kathleen said...

Mimi, I just had to come back and thank you for your kind comments on my Siamese Mr. Ming! My boy is 4 1/2 years old, solidly built, and is so sweet and loving. He follows me much of my day upstairs, downstairs....and likes to nap on my chest. Thank you for giving me the excuse to talk about him.....he is my baby! Kathleen

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Well....you got me in tears. What precious babies!

Short and Sweet said...

Your babies are precious and thanks for sharing them.
Happy Pink Saturday
Loretta

CC said...

Such wonderful babies you have. How loved you and they are..:).
Happy belated Pink Saturday and have a lovely week.

KatCollects said...

Awwwww these pictures are so precious, I LOVE that your big puppy gets to sleep in the chair, just makes me smile : )
Happy belated pink Saturday.
Kathy

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Your loves are just adorable & so lucky to have you, as you are lucky to have them!

Happy Pink Saturday a little late!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Sheri said...

You are so sweet to rescue these animals! They are lovely--and I know they are happy! I love animals too! I have one cat who overtakes the chairs, couch, bed, wherever you want to sit! :)
Hope you had a fab PS!
Hugs,
Sheri~~Prim Rose Hill

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, your pets are wonderful. I love your picture perfect framing too!
Karen

Nerissa Alford said...

Thanks for coming over to visit my blog. I got a good laugh from your comment :)
Your furry friends are so cute. Yes, they are spoiled but well worth it!
Nerissa

Diane said...

Your fur babies are just too precious for words! Happy PINK Saturday! ♥ Diane