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Roxie strikes again!

Remember last year when Roxie killed a baby bunny?   Well, she’s done it again.   This time, she’s movin’ on up like George and Weezy….

April 2010

May 2009

Uhh… at least she’s improving???

Foto Friday: Killer Dog (not for the faint of heart)

It’s official:  Roxie is a killer.

Last night, I got back from my run and left the door propped open for Roxie so she could go outside and play  while I was on the phone (or pee or whatever she does out there).  I heard a loud squeak and thought maybe she had found one of her toys in the yard.   And then I heard it again and thought maybe it was her squeaking.

I go outside to take a peek and she’s “playing” with something… something alive!  I think it’s a mouse, so I try not to look.  Then realize it’s a baby bunny.  Roxie is pawing at it and then puts it in her mouth.  She is so proud.

I couldn’t bear to watch, so I go back inside….  But here’s a post-mortem shot of Roxie’s latest victim:

poor guy

poor guy

It took two Ziplock bags, a garden spade and lots of gagging for me to properly dispose of him.  RIP little buddy…

Foto Friday: Roxie auditions for World’s Ugliest Dog

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Foto Friday: Roxie Claus

I know, I know… it’s cheesy to dress animals up in ridiculous outfits.  But, since I didn’t even put up a tree this year, I thought maybe I should make some attempt at holiday cheer.

roxieclaus

Foto Friday: Papillon

 

Roxie w/the butterfly ears

Roxie w/the butterfly ears

This is one of my favorite pictures of Roxie.  She’s a Papillon, which means butterfly in French.  Not only is she looking straight into the camera, but you can see her butterfly ears.

R.I.P. Spike

One of our family cats died yesterday.   Spike had some urinary problems for years and when the vet went in to “unblock” him, his bladder burst and he had to be put down.  He was 13 (or maybe 12). I saw him on Sunday and he was definitely in pain, so it’s for the best.

Spike was the quietest of the 3 cats we had growing up and, arguably, the best-looking.  He had piercing green eyes and rarely came up to people, so it was a treat when he let you pet him or jumped on your lap.   He was preceded in death by Kit, who was a year older.  

Surviving family members include Donna, Ryan, Jo, and Cari Rich (human),  Willie (feline), Desi, Lucy, Roxie, Fable, and Shelby (canine).

He will be missed.

Spike and baby Willie

Spike and baby Willie

Kit & Spike (they're cousins or something)

Fat Cats: Kit & Spike

Trying to escape from Roxie

Trying to escape from Roxie

All 3 cats and Roxie

All 3 cats and Roxie

Foto Friday

Every blog needs a gimmick, and this is mine.  (Actually, I think I might have stolen it from someone else, but I can’t remember where I saw it.)  Each Friday, I’ll post a photo or series of photos for your viewing pleasure.
This week’s subject is none other than Roxie, my 3-year old papillon.  These photos were all taken yesterday, around dusk.  Note the difference a flash makes.
My little Roxie Roo

My little Roxie Roo

So Regal

So Regal

Queen of the back yard

Queen of the back yard

Sitting pretty

Sitting pretty

Ignoring me... Check out the crimping

Ignoring me... Check out the crimping

Devil dog

Devil dog

This is my artistic shot... look at that face!

This is my "artistic" shot... look at that face!

One last profile

One last profile