The happiest boy you'll ever meet, willing, coveter of tennis balls, brother of Iris. Especially likes antagonizing Cholla.
Favorites: Lives for retrieving, swimming, long runs, belly rubs, leaning on your legs, sleeping on your feet, getting toilet paper rolls out of the recycling bin, scavenging dirty socks, attention.
Not so favorites: Returning dirty socks & getting in trouble (he pouts for a very long time and his feelings are deeply wounded).
Age: 4 years
Sweet, gentle soul of a girl, mellow & quietly confident.
Favorites: Food. Going for walks, digging for rodents, short bursts of happy running, but mostly food.
Not so favorites: Baths. Her monthly heartworm medication. Swimming. Retrieving. (She's not having it. Despite the fact that she is a Lab.)
Age: We are guessing around 10 years old. We adopted her in a roundabout way and we can only guesstimate.
Fair & earnest soul, sensitive, deeply loyal, the protector, sister of Bishop.
Favorites: Affection and attention from her humans, belly rubs, going for long runs free of the leash, swimming, keeping the tennis ball away from Bishop, riding in the truck.
Not so favorites: Loud noises, change, thunderstorms, being sprayed with smell-good stuff.
Age: 7 years
Fat cat, funny one, Mr. Independent, fierce, sasser-of-Bishop.
Favorites: Hunting, chasing every creature larger than himself out of the yard (no kidding - I've had to capture him many a time as he menaced red fox, coyotes, large dogs, raccoons, deer...among others), wrestling with the dogs, eating dog food if I can't catch him in time.
Not so favorites: Being stuck inside, when Bishop annoys him, having his belly tickled, the dreaded vacuum.
Age: 10 years
Youngest of The Circus, extremely comical, rescued from a feral life (his feral mamma had him in our garden shed). Named after the Cholla cactus native to the Southwest.
Favorites: Playing with his tennis ball, running amok from room to room in a blaze of tail and fur, annoying the bejesus out of Simon (which usually includes taking Simon's favorite spot), wrestling with Simon, sleeping in his man cave under the bed, pouncing on your ankles when you walk by him, sitting in his food while he eats (literally - he sits in the food dish while he eats), and Bishop...this cat LOVES Bishop.
Not so favorites: Holding still. Snow. The horrible vacuum.
Age: 2 years