On the left, Our 2 Shih Tzu's. Courtnie on the left
and Carlie on the right. Carlie would have been 9 years old this
October 9th (2002). Carlie was taken from us by cancer and passed
to a better place on Sept 12, 2002 (Carlies story here). Courtnie
will be 8 on December 29th. The kitty (MacKenzie) turned 8 in September.
Carlie was Courtnie's aunt and when we brought the
new puppy into the house, she was pissed. Blamed Mary for the new
thing intruding in her space. Would not let Mary pet her and would
not take treats from her for over a week. Carlie and Courtne were
best friends and used to spend a lot of time making sure the property
MacKenzie really belongs to Carlie. When we brought
Carlie into the house we had a cat that had been with us for 14
years. Her name was Bill the Cat (her story
here). That cat hated the new puppy. Snarled, hissed, and batted
her with her clawless front feet. Well after about 6 weeks we noticed
that Bill had started grooming the puppy. They got to be really
best friends and would sleep all curled up together. After several
months Bill got really sick and we had her put down. Carlie moped
around the house and would go from room to room looking for Bill.
It was just to sad to watch, so we bought her a kitten for her birthday.
Sadly we lost MacKenzie in January of 2002. One more
We are dog and cat people. Our pets add a lot to
our lives and we treat them like royalty. Mary has said several
times that if she could come back as any kind of animal when she
dies it would be one of my dogs.