1914 American Foursquare

Chronicals of our 1914 Four Square in Muncie Indiana

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Cat, Dog and Flowers

Just couldnt have a photo blog without adding pictures of the dog, Samson, a chow/cocker spaniel mix and Abigail the cat, a Scottish Fold.

Samson is my dog. We've had him since he was born. His mother was also our dog but we had to have her put down 5 years ago at 13 yrs old. Sam turned 14 in November. Hes very sweet and is starting to slow down a bit.

Abigail is Matts cat. She was originally a show cat and actually won several medals and had a few litters of kittens. Matt adopted her when her handler felt she was too old to show any longer. Matt has had her about 7 years. She is 13 yrs old and is as far from a normal cat as you can get. Abigail has absolutely NO cat instincts, as she spent the first half of her life in a cage. She loves attention though.

The dog and cat do not get along, well, we dont really know that - theyve never met. They wont ever meet! Unfortunately Sam in his younger days hurt a cat and we are afraid he would hurt Abigail and she wouldnt try to defend herself. The animals were a big consideration on what house we bought when we were still looking. We had to have a way to seperate them. Here it really works out perfectly. Sam lives on the first floor with access to outdoors and the
basement, Abigail lives on the second and third floors. Since our stairway has three doors surrounding it, we just keep those shut and we installed a baby gate at the top of the stairs. Neither has ever tried to go through the barriers. We call the stairway the "dog lock" (kinda like an airlock kind of thing!).

The third photo is just a cool picture I took right after we moved in. It was spring and flowers were coming up all over the yard. I was so excited to see what the previous owners had planted! Just when the tulips were in bloom, we had a late snow. This photo is really cool when printed, as everything looks black and white but the flowers.


  • At 8:05 PM, Blogger Stephanie said…

    Welcome to houseblogs! Your house is lovely, and so are your pets :)

  • At 8:45 PM, Blogger Jennifer in CA said…

    What color is that red - it's just beautiful and so is your house!

  • At 5:33 AM, Blogger Shareen said…

    Thanks Stephanie and Jennifer!

    Jennifer, we have been attempting to go with historical colors. This one came from Lowes, Ill repost what the name is. We loved Sherwin Williams Roycroft Red, but we like the American Traditions paint at Lowes, basically its the match.

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  • At 6:38 PM, Anonymous Ed said…

    Cute pets! :)


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