This is Puddums. It is pronounced like "pudding" but with "ums" on the end instead of "ing". Anyway, Puddums was given to Jerry by a woman who simply didn't want her anymore. Puddums was both an inside and outside cat since we lived way out in the country and getting hit by a car was not a concern. Puddums did a great job of keeping the mice away although she would catch a chipmunk every now and then. We ended up giving Puddums away when we went full-time in the camper and couldn't take the pets. She was a very loving cat and we're sure she was a great companion to her new owner.
This is our pal, Weezer. Weezer was a registered Jack Russell Terrier and a ball of energy. He loved to run laps around the yard and bark at possums and stray animals that happened to wander within a half mile of his territory. He was a fantastic watch dog and if you ever said "What's that?" he would take off outside to go see what you were talking about. He loved to sleep in Jerry's computer chair when Jerry wasn't in it. If Jerry was in the chair, Weezer would climb up and lay behind Jerry's neck. We sure do miss Weezer but you cannot take a hyper Jack Russell into a tiny camper.
We decided one day to start raising Pygmy goats as pets. We fenced off 3 areas totaling about 9000 square feet and built a barn. We also built several goat houses, feeders and even a goat playground. We had Sara, Penny, Sallie Mae, Sam I Am, Barney, Jonah and 1 more that we can't remember the name of. The goats were such a joy and we miss them far more than we do the cat and dogs. There's nothing cuter than a goat climbing into your lap to be fed and petted.
CJ was a rescue dog we got in Harlingen, TX. He was a really good dog. We took a 3 day trip and had a disabled neighbor dogsit for us and that man and CJ just became best buds. CJ brought that man out of his shell, got him out of his house and he would take CJ for walks using his motorized wheelchair. CJ loved to trot along beside him for as long as he wanted to go. We ended up giving CJ to this man as we just couldn't bear to separate them. He renamed CJ to Buddy and as far as we know, they are still best friends today.
Scooter, the dog who appeared on Animal Planet! Scooter was a Miniature Schnauzer and we bought him from a family in Mission, TX. We brought Scooter home on our Genuine Blur ss220i scooter and that's how he got his name. We taught Scooter to ring a bell when he needed to go out, we also taught him to beg, dance, roll over, play dead when you shot him with your finger and several other tricks. When we stopped RVing, we moved into a place that did not allow pets so we had to sell him. That was a sad day.
We now live in a place that allows pets. Hooray! We got another Miniature Schnauzer after we got back from our 2104 road trip. Meet Roosevelt. Roosevelt was born on July 8, 2014 and we got him on September 13, 2014 and he is already spoiled rotten! He loves to chew on his toy moose and his rope and our fingers and our toes and the rugs... well, you get the idea. He is learning to do his business outside and to ring a bell when he needs to go out. He has some work to do on that...