February 20 is #LoveYourPetDay #SundayStills


This week’s Sunday Stills challenge theme is ‘Love Your Pet.’ See more responses on Terri Webster Schrandt’s blog here.

Pets are a staple in nine out of ten households, and while dogs and cats are popular choices many families cherish a variety of other creatures such as chickens, llamas, bunnies, birds, gerbils, and even mice!

Above is a photo of Harley, our nine-year-old calico. She grew up with a German Shepherd for company and consequently thinks she’s our protector. We had to put a sign out front, Beware of Cat, lol.

People get a kick out of seeing Harley going for a walk by leash. She enjoys the time out of the yard and a good back scratch on the rocks!

Summers are spent outside soaking up the sun and watching the hummingbirds flit around our yard.

Lately, she’s taken to sitting in this odd way- funny girl 🙂

In response to this month’s Becky’s Squares challenge theme of ‘Odd.’ See more responses here.

And finally, this is our sweet Annie.

The man who owned her was going to have her put down because she was the rut of the litter and was extremely skittish. Bob couldn’t let that happen, so he brought her home and spent two days laying under our lilac tree in the backyard trying to gain her trust. She was just six months old, skinny, and frightened, but slowly, he won her over and she became his shadow for the next eight years.

We lost her near Christmas in 2019.

38 thoughts on “February 20 is #LoveYourPetDay #SundayStills

  1. What gorgeous pets. That Annie–she is amazing. I’m so glad your husband took the time to give her trust. I was quite taken with Terri’s post also. Pets–nothing like them.

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    1. They give their love unconditionally. We could learn from them.

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  2. Oh aren’t they just such beauties! I love that Annie’s life was spared and she was able to come out of her shell! Harley looks like the boss and I’m glad she doesn’t try to get those Hummers!

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    1. Thank you, Wayne. Harley is actually pretty good with birds. She gets told off by the hummingbirds and takes it in stride, lol
      Annie was an integral part of our family- we miss her still.

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  3. Aww, Annie was a beautiful girl, and the fact you rescued her was a gift from God that blessed all of you. We do a lot for our sweeties! Harley is incredible looking and looks very happy–like the Cheshire Cat! And he looks so soft and pettable! How cool he can walk on a leash. We can’t have cats here because the owls would swoop down and get them!

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    1. It’s eagles and hawks here. We can’t let her outside without one of us keeping an eagle eye out 🙂 for predators.

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  4. I’m so sorry about Annie, but I know she left paw prints on your heart, and was surely a steadfast companion for Harley. Beautiful pictures of both your girls!

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  5. D.L. Finn, Author February 20, 2022 — 9:30 pm

    Very loved animals. Harley and Annie:) I love Annie found her way to your family and got the love she deserved. Happy your Pets Day!

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    1. Thanks, Denise. They were best friends. Harley was lost (as were we) for a long time after Annie passed away.

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author February 21, 2022 — 8:20 pm

        That’s hard, Jacquie! When we lost our dog, Hermie suddenly it was tough, especially on our other dog sara. Hugs xo

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        1. I imagine it was. I’m sorry for your loss, Denise. Did you have Hermie long?

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  6. petespringerauthor February 20, 2022 — 10:16 pm

    I can’t imagine life without pets. We lose a little piece of our heart when they pass on.

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    1. So true, Pete. For a long time after Annie was gone, I’d feel her presence in the bedroom with me. Hubby works late quite often and she was my comfort and protection while he was gone.

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  7. I’m so happy Annie had a second chance and a loving family ❤️ She looks a sweetheart. And I love that your cat likes going out on a leash.

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    1. Thank you, Cathy. Harley (the cat) grew up on a harness walking with our Shepherd. They looked like Mutt and Jeff out there, lol

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      1. That must have been a sight to see 😁

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  8. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader February 21, 2022 — 4:34 am

    I love seeing your pets

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    1. Thanks, Sophie. I’ve always loved animals. Mom used to shake her head every time I came home with another stray 🙂

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  9. I absolutely love Harley and Annie! 🙂 They are beautiful!

    I think I may have told you already, but we have a tortie cat, too. She is the sweetest thing. Her name is Josie Pye. And our rough and tumble Cesare is our orange tabby. He’s my writing partner, you know. lol I call him the Chief of Cheesy Writing.

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    1. Lol, cats are good listeners, vital for writers 🙂

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  10. Gorgeous animals, Jacquie! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I couldn’t imagine life without an animal in it! So sorry you lost Annie, but glad you gave her the love she needed. Harley is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. They really do become family ❤

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  12. HI Jacquie, I remember Annie and it is lovely to see her featured here. Your cat is simply adorable.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie. I’ve had a hard time letting Annie go, she stole my heart.
      Hey, while I have you, I saw the video of the two male lions you took (AMAZING!), is it rare to see males together like that?

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      1. Hi Jacquie, I have never seen two male lions together like that and they were amazing, just like my two cats. The males do defend the territory and keep the females and cubs safe from dangers. So they do patrol.

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        1. Coolest thing ever- thanks so much for sharing!

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  13. Kirstin Bozich Troyer February 23, 2022 — 11:35 am

    I love your photos of your pets. The coloring on your cat is stunning.

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    1. Thank you, Kirstin, she’s our baby 🙂

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  14. So beautiful, Jacquie. Toni x

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    1. Thank you, Toni. She knows it, too 🙂

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