Cute Alert!

It’s been a while since I wrote a post on my kids and some readers have been asking for them. So I thought that today, instead of food, I’d lay out a visual pet treat.

My computer is filled with doggie and kitty pictures. Like any dad, Desi is always running behind our kids with the camera, trying to capture those beautiful moments they create in their innocence.
But ignorant as they are about what’s going on, each of our kids exhibits a distinct personality before the camera.
Lucy, my German Shepherd, for instance, is heart-stoppingly beautiful, but she is also very shy both around people and the camera. Each time we try to snap a cute pose, she’ll put her head down and make it impossible to get the shot we were hoping for. Sometimes, though, she does let her hair down, as you can see!

Freddie, my old baby who’s now 15, can barely see and barely hear, so he doesn’t care one way or the other what we are doing. What’s amazing, though, is how beautiful he still is with his long, skinny, model-like legs and silky coat and one-in-a-million underbite. And all this gorgeousness even though, in doggie years, he’s probably a hundred years old!

Pie, my black cat, is full of nervous energy and rarely stops long enough for us to get a decent picture of her. She’s also always on the lookout for Opie, who cannot get enough of chasing her, although they’ve been living under the same roof for six years now.

That leaves Opie, my retriever-chow mix, and Pubm, my calico cat.

These two almost preen for the camera. Opie, with his deep, soulful eyes that talk, has never, in my experience, made a bad picture, and we’ve got hundreds of shots of him doing something or the other, from playing with his toy, bottom up in the air, tail waving gently, to just sleeping quietly, his ear pressed against the arm of the chair.

And Pubm, who loves to snuggle and sit tight in a place for hours, makes some of the most amazing pictures too. Because she loves to explore, and is always getting into something or the other, we also get some of our more interesting pictures from her.

Hope you enjoyed looking at our kiddos! I promise, there will be more.

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14 thoughts on “Cute Alert!

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    August 30, 2008 at 5:16am

    Even after so many years Freddie is still adorable :) Hum, sounds it is a fun family!

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    August 30, 2008 at 6:08am

    Cutie pie(s)!!! Such a wonderful family of pets. I loved every one of them.

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    August 30, 2008 at 9:50am

    Cute pets. All the cats and dogs get along well?

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    August 30, 2008 at 10:30am

    cute pets.

    It’s fun to have pets around.

    Even I had 4 Domberman’s at home

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    August 30, 2008 at 11:47am

    I’m not supposed to be reading blogs now; I’m supposed to be doing my round-up. Can’t resist, though.

    What fine and dear family members, Vaishali. I hope Freddie lives another one hundred doggie years.

    Thanks for sharing these candid photos of the kids.

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    August 30, 2008 at 10:56pm

    So many pets! Can’t wait till I have more than just one cat!

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    August 31, 2008 at 6:01am

    Awww, so adorable kids Vaishali! Thanks for sharing their cute pictures.

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    August 31, 2008 at 9:21pm

    Your kids are really beautiful. Thanks for sharing their pictures.

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    Destiny's Vegan Kitchen

    September 1, 2008 at 7:51pm

    I am so jealous of your cute family! I really want a little cat of my own, but would feel guilty cramming her into a tiny studio apartment. You’re so fortunate to have a home full of love.

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    September 4, 2008 at 12:10pm

    Cute and lovely pets vaishali…Thanks for sharing their cute cute photos..

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    October 20, 2008 at 5:25pm

    wow vaishali!! ur kids are soooooo cute…how many of them do u have?? as of now..i just have one..a 2 yr old lab…but wish to add to the family soon.. :-)

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    September 8, 2009 at 12:17pm

    I just loved your “Cute Alert!” Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful and extremely cute!

    And mine have to come in the shower or bath room with me. I always have eyes staring at me. lol.

    And love your recipes!

    Sheryll & Critters

    Sheryll (two legged mom), Rufus Puppy, Sugar (boy kitty), Sapphire Kitty and Sadie Lady Kitty aka ‘The Brat’.

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