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Saturday, March 17, 2012

A Look at Our Happy St.Patrick's Day!

Daddy, Mommy & the two of us went to the St. Patrick's Day parade today.  It was so much fun.  We met a little Yorkie named Harley.  And there was this poor little girl Basset Hound who had never been out to a parade and she was SOoooo scared.  And you HAVE to watch the video here of the Irish Wolf Hounds...the very end is just adorable. And there was a Dachshund with a silly hat on. And a Border Collie with a tutu.  And the Arizona Basset Club had a bunch of pooches all dressed in green.  And each year there is a cowgirl lady riding the horse of a different color, just like in The Wizard of Oz! Oh my it was a fun time.   
 We met lots of nice hoomans and sweet pooches too, but  towards the end of the parade we were getting bored and were ready to go home. All in all, the Phoenix St. Paddy's Day Parade was a fine experience!                    Smooches from pooches,    Baby Rocket Dog & Hootie

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Rest In Peace El Gato

This is Mommy and Daddy with their GrandSonCat, El Gato.

 The following is a post that our mama made on her blog this past Thursday. We wanted to share it with you.

Our daughter and son in law's Chartreaux cat, El Gato, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, 2/28/12.  He was rushed to the emergency vet and pronounced dead on arrival.  The vet said that he probably had an aneurism that ruptured, causing sudden death.  There was nothing that could be done to save him.  He was a wonderful boy and I fell in love with him from the moment I met him 9 years ago. Everyone who met him, cat folk or not, thought he was a wonderful cat.

Here is a little history about this serene fellow:   The "kids" adopted Gato early on in their marriage, after finding him starving, shaggy and frightened in the woods in Issaquah, WA.  They went around to all the local vets and also posted "Cat Found" posters around the area.  He was "de-clawed" (brutal amputation at the knuckles) when they found him so they figured he was someones indoor cat. When no one came forward to claim him, they went about getting his proper shots, etc. while nursing him back to health.  He totally became their cat.  The only thing I can say derogatory about Gato is that he was a miserable not a good traveler.  The kids only made one car trip with him to visit us in Idaho and it was a nightmare apparently.  Though he was normally very quiet he made noise and poohed and up-chucked the whole 9 hour trip. I think that was probably his one and only road trip...and maybe the only time he was naughty. About 2 years ago when Gato was at the vet it was discovered that he had a chip implanted in him.  The kids were devastated, fearing they would loose their wonderful cat, but knew the people that had owned him originally were probably missing him all those years. They prayed about what to do and decided they needed to contact the original owners. After many tears, they were prepared for the worst but hoped for the best.  The man that they talked with said that Gato was purchased for their little boy for his birthday, but when the cat ran away they got him another present. Just like that, he said, "No problem. He's your cat now."  Our daughter & SIL were so happy.  They called us to tell us the good news and we rejoiced with them.  Gato said nothing...he was a cat of few words, but we know he was happy too.

Rest in peace Gato.  You were a good boy and we will miss you.

Well, that is it.  Though we have been in the same city several times as Gato, we never got to meet him.  He was very high strung and afraid of dogs...And of course there was also the small matter of Hootie wanting to chase and munch on all cats.  We still will add our condolences to our hooman sissy and her husband.  RIP El Gato.  

BabyRocketDog & Hootie