Birthday: March 18, 2002
Loki (appropriately named after the Norse god of mischief) is our 21 pound FatCat…or PHATcat 🙂 … he gives us a glimpse of what it would be like to have a pet walrus 😉 …I call him “big boned”…Brian calls him “severely overweight.” He is always in one of 3 modes: sleeping, begging for food, or trying to lay on us in any way possible! He has never known any other animal but dogs, and truly believes he is one…just one that is capable of getting on the counters! GSP’s are not generally good around cats. However, Loki was bigger than Cello when she came home, and he was not shy about letting Cello know that! Over time they have become loving siblings, and play-buddies. They can often be seen playing together or sleeping together. Loki actually makes sure he is touching Cello in some way anytime he snuggles up to go to bed…sometimes he reaches out with his paw and places it on Cello. They are the best of friends!
The day Cello and Loki met:
Cello and Loki love to lay together:
Loki the Cheshire Cat 😉
April 23, 1999 to September 17, 2012
We miss you dearly, “Little Peepers!”
If “little man” syndrome had ever applied to a dog, that would be our “Little Peepers,” Cleopatra! She was 150 pounds of guard dog in a 7 pound body. The treasure she was guarding was her Mama. She was my shadow, and constant friend. Cleopatra also had a big heart and soft-spot for her brother, Dante and her PaPa, but would only show them when I wasn’t home! She was one of the sweetest and funniest dogs you could ever meet (IF you were ME that is! …to most people she mostly only showed her “sassy” side!) Cello loved to “play” with Cleopatra….which Cleopatra did not find as entertaining as Cello did. However that never deterred Cello’s desire to love her sister. Cello was the playful sister that Cleopatra loved, but sometimes never wanted! Cleopatra will always hold a special place in our hearts. We love and miss her every day.
Cello and Cleopatra:
Cleopatra as a puppy:
One of my favorite pictures of Cleopatra:
Cleopatra and Brian canoeing on our lake:
January 6, 1996 – August 11, 2011
We miss you dearly, our “Little Boody”
Dante… the ultimate sick-day buddy would lay in bed with us for 24 hours if need be! He was our constant companion, and loving friend. What he lacked in energy he made up in heart. He loved naps in the sun, and laying on the couch watching sports with Brian. Date was also very good at letting us know when dinner time was…OR an hour before with his signature “tap dance” – -a sight to behold! He is missed and loved everyday, and was fondly nicknamed our “little Boody.” Unfortunately, Dante was very, very ill when we got Cello. However, he perked-up when “puppy Cello” came home, and was able to enjoy Cello’s energy for a short while before passing in August of 2011. Even though Cello was a “wild-child,” she always knew how to be gentle with Dante.
Cello and Dante:
Dante as a puppy:
One of my favorite pictures of Dante:
Proud Parents, Jenny and Brian
I am a Special Education teacher, and Brian is the Vice President of Retail Sales for a mortgage company.
Brian and I met in 2004 at Scatorro’s Restaurant and Bar in Marlton, NJ 2005, and got married in Key West on a private sail boat in 2007.
We lived in a small log cabin in Medford, NJ, until 2009, when we found our dream home in Medford Lakes, NJ, (which led us to Cello) where we still reside. Brian and I enjoy hiking, camping, dock diving with our pups, volunteering for the GSP Rescue of NJ & Pointer Rescue, Org, and restoring our 1920’s log cabin together.