Hello all you Fun Mondayers! This weeks Fun Monday is hosted by the lovely Lisa from Lisa’s Chaos. She has requested to meet all our pets.
The boys had two names that they went back and forth on before finally settling on Chewbacca. The other name was Princess Petunia. I kid you not.
Chewbacca lives in a renovated Rubbermaid bin like this one. If you clicked that link, I’m really sorry about the music. Unless you liked it. Then I’m not sorry. At all.
Everyone likes her because firstly and most importantly, she does not bite like every other hamster I have ever owned has done. I’m more of a rat girl myself, but they are illegal in Alberta. Seriously. It makes the evening news if rats are found residing within the city. Alberta happily calls itself a “rat free province.” Oh, except for lab rats. Apparently they are not a threat. Sure, if they make their home inside your walls you could end up without any pipes. Or if they make their home in your hot tub, you may no longer have water coming out of the jets. But c’mon! They make great pets. But I digress.
And now we come to our wonderful pooch whom I’ve mentioned quite a few times here. A pooch whose name some think must have come with him because who names a dog that?
I do. I like human names on dogs and cats. But I like Wookie names on rodents. Just wanted to make that ever so clear.
We adopted Bruce back in October from a family who didn’t have enough time for him. While they were wonderful people, I have a strong feeling that a guest in their home may have hurt him (most likely without their knowledge) because he is very nervous with guests. He doesn’t like them to make sudden moves like leaning over to get their drinks or flicking the pages of a magazine. But we hired a doggy behavioral therapist for his issues because we have guests here a lot. He’s coming along but whatever happened to him obviously left its mark on him.
He wasn’t so fond of our toddler initially either. But now he loves him and regularly smothers him with kisses and if he ever does get annoyed with him he just walks away and asks me to let him in his kennel. He really likes himself an afternoon nap in his kennel.
He’s also just a weeeeeeeeeeeeee bit OCD when it comes to anything round that looks remotely like a ball.
He’s your classic red head. Loves attention. Loves to have fun. Always making us laugh.
He also wants you to remember that his name is Bruce with an E. (Hopefully somebody knows what I’m referencing here.)
My favorite thing to do with Bruce is to take him sledding with us.