Thursday, 13 March 2008

friends, critters, gifts and napping...

Finally nudged Mum into doing her job and uploading some photo's to show you all..

In my last post I told you about some furry friends that Mum and Dad look after from time to time.. so I thought I would introduce them to you.

Firstly Jasper (or Ginger Furball as I prefer to call him)

The Ginger Furball is Grandma's Persian Cat. He makes Dad sneeze and itch, claws Mums hands to ribbons when she grooms in and thinks he is a scarf (he likes draping himself round Mum's neck and going to sleep) but despite all this Mum, Dad and the little beans love him to pieces (and Mum claims she is not a cat person!!.. the secrets out now Mum!!)

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kinda cute if you go for the ginger furry look!

Secondly Max

Max stayed with Mum & Dad when his Dad was away serving in Iraq and Afghanistan (and on various other occasions when Mum just *demanded* his presence!!)
Mum calls Max her surrogate son (so i guess that makes him my surrogate brother!). I can understand why she loves him, he is pretty handsome and a fairly cool dude.

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Handsome isn't he??

Now onto the critters I am forced to live with on a permanent basis...

Little H:

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Various mouth flapping critters:

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Now onto photos of Moi (what post would be complete without my mug shot??!!)

Especially for Pippa.. because he asked.. here is me with my duck (one of the gifts from Michaela)

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and here is me celebrating National Nap Day (slightly late.. but better late than never) and that one is for you Lady Kaos :)

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Ben xxxxx


Lady Kaos said...

You are doing a great job celebrating National Nap Day! My Dad says he's not a cat person either, but when my cat brother lays on his lap he makes sure he doesn't disturb him. When he asks Mom to get something for him she always makes a comment about Dad and cats. Dad's excuse is my cat brother is part dog so he's "different." And I'm the one they call weird?

Maggie & Mitch said...

We love that last picture, Ben! What big tootsies you have!
You have a lobster for a pet? Does he have a name?

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

BenTheRotti said...

Two lobsters, Little H and Houdini (so named because he is a little escape artist and when he was young was quite good at climbing out of the tank and wandering around the house!!)
They are too big to escape now, they shed their shells a lot (gross) and grow, Mum talks to them in a silly voice, it's quite embarrasing :)

Ben xxx

Asta said...

You awe the most handsomest of them all!!! I love youw napping pictoowes.
All youw fwiends awe vewy good looking too..I can see whewe youw Mom demands Max's must be fun fow you to have so many playmates...My Daddi is lewgic to catses too, but we love them anyway
smoochie kisses,Asta

Turbo the Sibe said...

Naps are always good...zzzzzzzzzzz...

Gus and Louie said...

Your mom and dad are really nice to take care of all those critters. Maybe they need to start a pet daycare??

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

happy said...

Oh wow, that's a lot of different species being taken care of at your place! Max sure is one good looking dog, but still you are the best looking one there :-)

Turbo the Sibe said...

Ben, regarding the legal help you requested. I will see what I can do. I certainly know what it is like to have a human that does embarassing things, like singing in public!

Pippa said...

hey thanks for the duck picture!

Mistress is drooling over Max - she would defo be looking after him too for a few days or more.

I think you are a very patient dog to put up with all those interlopers and it is important that you let them know You Are In Charge. I am saying nothing about The Cat.


Gus and Louie said...

Sometimes we find perfectly good bones at the lake to. We don't know why those humans just discard them with no second thoughts. Maybe they are hoping that we come along and find them..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Mack said...

What a couple of handsome Rotts you two are!

I missed National Nap Day?!?

Thor said...

So nice your mom and dad looking for Ginger Furball and Max! Max is sure handsome and you too! Cool photos! I hope you had a great National Nap Day!


Stanley said...

Oh, Man!

My girl wants to reach through the pooter and give you a big smooch right between the eyes (she is MAKING ME write this... under duress).

You've got quite the critter collection, surrogate and resident. Your ginger cat looks like he's seriously angry at someone. Is that how he usually looks, or was it just the result of the photo shoot?

My hooman girl never was a cat person either, until she met Merv (my catbro). He used to belong to her best friend. Now he lives with her and sleeps on her bed. Go figure.

Goober love & smooches,
Stanley (your fellow rescue bud)

JB's Big World said...

Those are nice friends you have and it is nice to meet you too!
Wow, Jasper sure is floofy!

Ferndoggle said...

It's national nap day??? I was celebrating all along & never knew it! I rock!!


Anonymous said...

Hello Ben first time i've been on your site, mum said "you really are a handsome boy". Enjoyed looking and reading through your blog.

take care