Meet the Gang!

The gang’s all here:

I believe an energy portal or an opening of an underground system
is near our front porch! 🙂

Canine Family:

Tippy is the matriarch of the family. She is a rescue from neighbor’s neglect. She will be 15 years old this year.  Chloe is one of a litter of six we found along the road 8 years ago in May. We found homes for four siblings, and kept two sisters. Chloe’s sister was hit by a car shortly after.  Utah is rescue from Siberian Husky Rescue. He is 4 years old.

Feline Family:

Miss Magnolia is the matriarch of the feline family.  She is 13 years.  She does not like being in charge of the inside kids, at all!  She routinely reminds everyone of her distaste for her duties and tasks.  Truffie will also be 13 years old this year; he is the most skittish of the group.  Whisper is my heart fur-child.  She will be 12 years this year.  She is the most patient and loving of all of them.  The younger generation is headed by Shady Boudreaux O’Neill.  He is a Maine Coon and will be 8 years old in May; we have had him since he was 4 weeks old.  When he appeared on our front porch, he was so small, Ray could hold him in the palm of his hand.  The kitten photo (above) was the day he arrived.  Siblings Goldie, Callie and Midnite are run-aways from the same neighbors we rescued Tippy.  They also will be 8 years old in August.  Goldie plays fetch with Ray, as if she were a puppy.  Callie is the mellow middle-child.  Midnite is the guardian of the inside perimeter.  Tabasco rounds up the last of the inside kids.  Tabasco will be 6 years old this spring. Although he is a healthy chunk, he is a playful baby at heart.  He always seeks to drape himself or cuddle near the warmest body he can find.  The others do not quite understand his needs. 🙂  Ya-Ya is about 18 months old.  She is our front porch guard kitty.  She keeps everyone and everything at bay. 

No, we did not set out to have such a menagerie of pets.  It just happened!!  Yes, we are stretched beyond our limits, and at times, the differing personalities provide challenges of tolerances.  However, except at feeding time, a guest in our home would not know the number of occupants.  They each have their designated spots, their designated duties, and hold their “space and energy” with peace and love.  They provide Ray and I hours of joy and blessings.  We are honored to be their caretakers and guardians. 

We also have a number of fur-nieces and nephews — however, I will save them for another post!!

© by rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2012

About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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8 Responses to Meet the Gang!

  1. Becca,
    I am in cat heaven. Your doggies are nice, too. But being the cat lover I am
    it is always hard for me to pick doggies. I always feel so disloyal. They can make
    you feel that way you know. There isn’t a doggies I have petted that my cat doesn’t know about.
    He has a special way of letting me – I will not go there for fear of his finding out. ~~~~ : – )
    They’re all adorable looking. I would have a hard time calling any them my favorite. I love them all.
    They all look like they have loving personalities.
    You are so lucky …
    Enjoy and God Bless your caring about the homeless one …
    Izzy xoxox


  2. granbee says:

    Becca, I adore each and every one of your family members right through cyberspace. You have presented them so well here that I feel stroked and licked and pawed. There must be an invisible tunnel to your front porch from that great Needing a Home cave. Wonderful!


  3. phylor says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your furry family — the photographs and commentary are great.
    Hubby is very allergic to cats, and has developed one to dogs inside. Unfortunately, once he is in contact with a cat, he gets asthma like symptoms and can’t breath properly for days later. With dogs, as long as they are outside, it doesn’t seem to bother him.
    We are always being adopted by neighbour’s dogs, so we get the love and affection (and the chance to give tummy rubs) without the problem of allergies. Some, we have even taken for long walks. So, although we would love to have even a small fur family, allergies make that impossible. That’s why I love meeting other folks’ fur families and hearing tales about their personalities and adventures.


  4. souldipper says:

    Yes, I believe your place has become the Underground Railway for the pet world. Somehow they learned of the heart that waits at the station! 😀


  5. Great pictures.

    P.S. I love their names.


  6. Wow! Becca, what a family 🙂 We are at the moment Pet Free, All my pets in the past barring one, seemed to find their way to our door, several cats.. One we rescued from a neighbour torments .. and she lived until she was 21, We even had a baby dutch rabbit too, that came out of thin air onto our back garden when our children were small, and dispite attempts of finding out who owned it. none of our neighbours in a wide radious owned up to owning him..
    I think our Animals Pets bring us so much Joy and unconditional love.. Great Post..

    Becca I dont seem to be getting your updates on posts, Im having problems with others too, so Im going to unfollow and refollow again, and hope this solves it.. Maybe Ive joined too many sites? I dont know.. but its strange how Im not getting updated mails of your posts..
    So here goes.. Love and Light my friend xx ~Sue


  7. rumpydog says:

    I LOVE your family! It reminds me of mine. 🙂


  8. wightrabbit says:

    Lovingnthese pics of your furry family! We seem to have been adopted by an adult grey and white cat, who has been around the area for a while, but used to run away when we tried to approach her. She walked into the house on the day my Angel Cards told me that my Power Animal would soon appear!


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