February 5, 2014

My Fur Babies

So.. yet another Snow Day for us in Ohio and I have been a little under the weather. Needless to say I didn't get as much done as I'd hoped. However, I got to spend the day with my two fur babies! 

I haven't shared a whole lot about myself.. so let me start by telling you about my fur babies... :)

My first fur baby is GusGus...

Gus will be 7 years old in March. I got Gus from my brother and sister-in-law. They got him as a kitten when my oldest niece was 1. He got his name from GusGus the mouse on Cinderella. Gus became a biter and they decided he'd be better in a home without kids. So I took him in! Gus loves foil balls (from my Dove Chocolates), boxes (and dryers), peanut butter, and enjoys his nose scratched. 

So.. I like all animals, but I LOVE dogs (no offense to GusGus). I have always wanted a pup of my own. That dream came true this past summer! Meet MochaJo...

(MoMo, MochaLatte, MochaFrappucino, MoJo...) 
MochaJo is my baby. She's spoiled rotten and will be a year old this February! 

She came to me through a friend, who is also an amazing dog trainer! My friend rescued her from a terrible home. Due to abuse she received as a wee pup she has no tear production in her right eye and requires eye drops every day.

Although she had a rough start to her life, Mocha is full of life. She LOVES anyone and everything. We haven't met an animal/person/etc that she does not want to love and play with. She is just so happy.. ALL the time. She enjoys bones, learning new tricks, playing fetch, playing in the snow, jumping in buckets of water, and BELLY RUBS! Currently, I am looking for a canine friend for MochaJo. She likes being around people, but thrives when she has a canine playmate. 

A four legged friendship....

When I first introduced Mocha to Gus.. He wasn't so sure about this new four legged friend. Gus had not been around other animals much prior and had a tendency to chase and bite anything that got near. Luckily, Mocha was young (4 months) and Gus sensed that. It took some time, but eventually they became friends.  Since Mocha has been in our lives, Gus has become less of a biter. And when Mocha came back from getting her spay... Gus laid right next to her for hours. Both will initiate play with each other.. It doesn't take long for Gus to get tired of playing with Mocha, but it doesn't stop either from playing. :)


  1. Hi,
    Your blog looks great!
    I LOVE your post about your fur babies. I am a huge animal (especially dogs) lover and am always so appreciative for wonderful people like you who love and care for abused animals. Some people are just EVIL while some (like yourself) are angels on earth.
    God bless you for your kind heart!
    Congratulations on your TPT store and blog.
    All the best to you!

    1. Thank you so much! I couldn't imagine not rescuing.. Mocha's story goes deeper than what I wrote on here and it breaks my heart what she lives with now bc of careless people. Thanks again for stopping by and your support! I means a lot!

  2. I love seeing your fur babies! We have a dog, a cat, and a bunny. We love them and couldn't imagine family life without them. :)

    1. Aw, thank you! I couldn't either! I don't have kids, so they are my babies. :D It's always nice to see their wagging tails when I get home.