Let me introduce you to four of my favourite creatures on this planet! My little babies. (Maybe not so little. And no I’m not married).
This baby is a mix between a Labrador and a golden retriever. When we planned to get them (him and his sister Fifi) we were expecting them to be pure golden retrievers. When they finally came home as 3 month old puppies, I would imagine combing their long luscious hair when they were older. Well clearly that didn’t happen. Tofu was a brat as a puppy. He was fat and had a white paw and would walk around the house squeaking- trying to bark for food. And after he got his food (and Fifi’s food!) he would crap all over the room and go sleep in his bed. Eat sleep poop repeat was his mantra to survive!
I don’t really need to tell you how he is now at the age of almost 2 and a half years because he’s still the same! He’s really fat now because he got neutered at the age of 1 so the surgery effected his body type. But he is a strong boy! You’ll know when he tries pushing you into the pool!
This girl can be your favourite and the most annoying within seconds. Fifi needs emotional attachment rather than someone continuously petting her ( like Tofu). Her eyes have galaxies in them and beg for love. She’ll be fine if you sit next to her and chat shit to her because that’s what she wants! She fell into the deeper side of an empty swimming pool as a baby because of which she has a slight limp when she walks. She follows certain paths around the house and will follow only those! It’s a mystery if she gets the same amount of food as tofu because she’s very thin! Both tofu and fifi love our housekeeper Krishna Bhaiya because he gives them food and belly rubs!
I’ve always loved cats but I never interacted with them until my parents got me a pair of kittens for my 18th birthday! They were adopted on the 4th of November and they were about 4 months old. I wanted to name them Blair and Chuck respectively because of my love towards Gossip Girl, but I’m so glad I didn’t. (Also they were already named when they came home)
Twitch is called twitch because his ears twitch a lot. He’ll sit in one corner of the bed/table/sofa with the most evil look on his face and then he’ll wink at you. IT REALLY FEELS LIKE HES TELLING YOU THAT HE IS GOING TO MURDER YOU IN YOUR SLEEP. And then he twitches his ears. Twitch loves lizards and he loves spoiling my sofas. He gets lost way too often and we end up finding him behind bushes or in my closet. He loves chasing laser dots and does so enthusiastically because he never gives up! Twitch unlike Trix is not afraid of Tofu and Fifi. He doesn’t give two shits. He tries to avoid them of course but he doesn’t run away from them. I’m the mother who’s hoping that her kids will get along some day..
This little baby is like a voodoo cat. Her eyes will make you want to follow her wherever she goes. She’s hard to catch and very delicate. She is also way thinner than Twitch. Trix is named after Bellatrix from Harry Potter. She loves playing with her brother Twitch and she absolutely loves balls of wool! She’s a clean kitty cause she cleans up after pooping and she licks her fur clean several times a day! (I don’t see twitch do that very often, like I said he doesn’t give two shits).
Trix is extremely scared of tofu and Fifi. She just does not want to face them or interact with them. My poor dogs want to play with her, that’s all. But she thinks differently. Trix has scratched Fifi and tofu on the nose a couple of times out of fear and self defence. Little does she know she’s too small to hurt them. I hope she understands someday that the dogs will never hurt her!
My 5 year old pug passed away on 26th June 2012 because of a very unfortunate snake bite. I have a lot of memories with him. I always wanted a pug as a kid and I really pestered my parents to get me a one! They finally bought a pug for me. Initially I was very happy and would play with him but later I realised that I never took care of him or spent time with him. I regret passing on my responsibilities to other people.
He now rests in peace in his grave in our backyard. I will always love him. I hope he does too.