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Endless Entertainment

March 24th, 2009

Our pets provide us with hours of entertainment. It seems like every hour we’re laughing at something one of them is doing. We often grab the camera and snap a few photos.
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We have a full glass storm door on the front of our house. In the afternoons when the sun’s shining we open it up, all of the pets love it of course.
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Dexter is especially fond of this door. He basks in the sun whenever he can.
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I love the progression in these next photos. From a peaceful afternoon nap to a quick bit of fun.
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Never a dull moment around here with all of these pets.

What kinds of pets do you have? Do they provide lots of entertainment for you & your family?

31 Comments to “Endless Entertainment”
  1. Dan on March 24, 2009 at 6:01 am

    The three cats in a row is great. We used to always have cats & a dog but when the last one passed away we never found another pet. I’d love to get another dog one day but at present our home & yard is not very conducive for a dog.

    Dan’s last blog post.. My photograph made news

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  2. kristin on March 24, 2009 at 8:05 am

    Too many pets, too much fun. Also too much mess, but whatever. That’s the trade-off.

    kristin’s last blog post.. A Peace Offering

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    • Susy on March 24, 2009 at 9:25 am

      Well, with all of the puppies at your house right now you do have quite a house full!

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  3. Emily@remodelingthislife on March 24, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Was this post about your pets? Oh, sorry. I was sure I was just supposed to be looking at your beautiful red door. I love red doors.

    Emily@remodelingthislife’s last blog post.. Spring Cleaning

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    • Susy on March 24, 2009 at 9:13 am

      I do too Emily. This was one of the first things I did when we moved in. Mr Chiots came home from work one day and I had the front door off the hinged and laying on a big piece of cardboard on the front lawn. I bought a few cans of spray paint and we had a red door.

      I also really love black doors.

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  4. Heather on March 24, 2009 at 8:21 am

    We have two dogs, 3 cats, 3 pygmy goats and a 13 year old girl. We understand how things are always kind of fun around there. The animals almost always provide comic relief. Good times!
    -Heather

    Heather’s last blog post.. Dang Goat

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    • Susy on March 24, 2009 at 9:23 am

      That’s a full household for sure. I bet there’s never a dull moment around your place!

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  5. Bridgett on March 24, 2009 at 9:18 am

    I just love the picture of your three cats at the door. It looks like they’re waiting for you to come home. So cute!
    We have a full glass storm door as well. Our dogs love it too. The door mfr. should add that to their marketing – “great for letting your pets bask in the sun”.

    Bridgett’s last blog post.. The Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day Project

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    • Susy on March 24, 2009 at 9:24 am

      They should use that slogan, although then they’d probably want to charge more since it has more “features”.

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  6. Sande on March 24, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Pets are great to have around the house – cats, dogs, birds, rodents, whatever! We have 2 dogs right now. We had many cats over the years. The last 3 we had were indoor only cats, but we got a 6×8 covered dog pen and cut a hole in it and added a cat door attached to a porch window. A bit drafty in our Michigan climate but we could always shut the window in the worst of the weather. The cats loved it. They could be outside a bit and still stay contained and safe. And the occasional bird, mole, mouse wandered into the cage for their hunting enjoyment…
    The photo of the 3 in front of the door is great.

    Sande’s last blog post.. Gardening Lessons, Nature Walk

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    • Susy on March 24, 2009 at 4:11 pm

      Sounds like something any cat would love!

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  7. ChristyACB on March 24, 2009 at 11:03 am

    2 Older Beagles and 2 Older Cats. Loads of fun and laughs, you betcha!

    ChristyACB’s last blog post.. A Homesteader’s Home

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  8. Lona on March 24, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Pets can give us so much and enliven our days. Mine was just like another kid in the house.He ( Dog) wanted attention all the time and did not even want us to leave the house.If we ignored him he would come up an step on our feet or set in front of us on his hind legs and beg until we talked to him. So I know what you mean about them always doing something to make your day.

    Lona’s last blog post.. Red In The Morning

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  9. lee on March 24, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Aww they are beautiful. They sure seem to enjoy basking in the sun. I have too many cats. Sometimes I feel like I’m running a cat motel lol.

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  10. warren on March 24, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    We have 2 cats but they don’t play nice so we separate them. That part is a drag but they do love sitting in the sun and walking under foot!

    warren’s last blog post.. She’s ear-resistable

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    • Susy on March 24, 2009 at 12:56 pm

      I know what you mean about “being underfoot”. Our cats have this habit of cutting you off when you’re walking by the basement door so you’ll go down there and feed them. It’s like they want to trip you down the steps so you can’t do anything but notice that their bowls are empty.

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  11. Teri on March 24, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Our pets provide us with endless hours of entertainment. We have 3 labs (2 yellow, 1 black), 1 Manx cat, and 4 horses. All of which wind up on my blog from time to time:)

    Teri’s last blog post.. 82/365

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    • Susy on March 24, 2009 at 12:56 pm

      WOW, that’s a lot of pets, and I thought 1 big dog in the house was enough.

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  12. Annie's Granny on March 24, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    After our Golden Lab died of old age, about ten years ago, I said “No more animals”. It is just too painful to lose them. Then, seven years ago, we bought a little bunny for our granddaughter. She was scared to death of him (they do scratch and sometimes bite!), so we ended up with a house rabbit, and still have him to this day. Last April, I decided I was just terribly lonely for a dog, and we ended up getting a pair of them. My Doxies, Annie and Otter, are the most precious little things in my life! They are a constant source of joy, laughter and love. And funny pictures :-)

    Annie’s Granny’s last blog post.. March 24, 2009: R-E-L-A-X. E-N-J-O-Y.

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    • Susy on March 24, 2009 at 4:11 pm

      I have always wanted a house rabbits.

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  13. Frugal Trenches on March 24, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Oh they are sooo adorable. I have always been an animal person, but my parents are not, which is really odd! I’d have several cats and dogs if I could but sadly in this season of my life it simply isn’t possible!
    Sigh!

    Frugal Trenches’s last blog post.. Things I’m loving at the moment & The Meet Up!

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  14. Allie on March 24, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Those are such great pictures!

    We have two German Shepherds and a cat. I love them dearly, but sometimes, they are a little too entertaining. I have to get to work!

    Allie’s last blog post.. Good Fences . . .

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  15. Maureen on March 24, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Well our email address includes the word ‘zoo’, so that should give you a hint of our proclivity to collect animals. 4 dogs, 11 cats (eek) 3 goldfish and the recently added 6 chickens.

    BTW….Great photos!

    Maureen’s last blog post.. Lunch

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  16. Meg on March 24, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    LOVE the red door….we have a bright blue door here and I love it, it is so cheerful to have that pretty splash of color! And the photos are excellent. We have 3 rescue dogs here, one of whom is a rescue with issues who was rehabbed & became a professional racing sled dog doing distance races (up to 1,000 mile races) before deciding she was ready for retirement & a life spent hogging all the squeaky toys at my home. :)

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  17. mare on March 24, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Sadly, our pack of two cats & four dogs less than a year ago is now one cat and three dogs. We wouldn’t imagine life ~ or laughing ~ without them.

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  18. inadvertent farmer on March 24, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Llamas, chickens, goat, camel and now a new puppy! Yep pets are great in entertainment value! Great post, love the pictures of all your precious friends, Kim

    inadvertent farmer’s last blog post.. Meet Daisy…our pound puppy!

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  19. Christine on March 24, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    I love animals. We currently have 8 goldfish (7 red & 1 black) a mini foxi named Sparky, A budgie named Ozzie (he is green & yellow) and another bird we are miinding and Billy. all the animals get on great & our 2yr old son loves them all. He is really into talking care of them. Wants to help feeding them, washing the dog, all that type of stuff, which I feel is really good for him. Animals, no matter what they are, are beneficial to humans.

    Christine’s last blog post.. Neighbour trouble & home baking

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    • Susy on March 24, 2009 at 10:01 pm

      That’s quite a houseful of animals. What fun you must have.

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  20. Mangochild on March 25, 2009 at 4:23 am

    The red door is so inviting, I love homes with that. And even though I don’t have an animal living with me, seeing yours provides a big smile to my face. Especially the one of Dexter basking in the sun – it reminds me of the apartment I shared in grad school, my apartment mate and I would just sit on the sofa in front of the sunniest window reading for hours. Comforting and revitalizing like none other.

    Mangochild’s last blog post.. On Breakfast Cereal All Day Long

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  21. KitsapFG on March 25, 2009 at 8:53 am

    We have always had animals in our lives. Probably at the lowest number we have ever been right now … one quite old dog… our beloved cat… and my daughter has 2 ferrets (also getting up in years).

    They are a constant source of entertainment. My cat is my garden helper who follows me around and sits quietly or sleeps nearby so that I am within his sight. It’s charming actually.

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  22. Ginger on March 27, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    CUTE kitties! We have two indoor cats and one indoor dog. They really bring joy to our lives.

    Ginger’s last blog post.. La vie en rose

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