This is my Japanese Akita, Yukihana. Born in Russia from European show champion parents. She’s the only member of the household with a valid passport lol. She’s your typical Akita; curious, intelligent, independent, and extremely protective. When she’s not patrolling the windows to bark at the bears you’ll find her napping curled up at my feet keeping me warm. She’s an awesome companion and the fluffiest member of my family.
Albert P. Chappell
Age: 40 (dog years… 5 years 9 months). Born and raised in Oregon. Enjoys fresh cut grass and afternoon naps. Told his friends he didn’t want anything lavish for his 40th. Thinks Juice WRLD is a smoothie franchise. Uses AlbertandBonJovi4life@AOL.com as his main email. Watched a fascinating documentary about Spelling Bees. Averages 8 points and 4 rebounds in his YMCA rec-ball league. Favorite quote, “I licked it, so it’s mine”.
Jockamo’s main purpose in life is merely to make people smile. He’s a tiny wild animal, domesticated as a dog, behaving like a cat, pretending to be human. Food is his love language. His list of loves includes eating (of course), sleeping, going on adventures, and pestering his parents for absolutely no reason. He was born in Casper, WY, grew up in Portland, OR, and is now growing old in Chicago, IL. At the ripe old age of 11, he is officially a senior citizen and very set in his ways. However, he is willing to participate in shenanigans, as long as there are treats.
(Aka Sparkey McSparkster, Barkey, Big Lug) This lug is a shy Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. A dog rescue at 5.5 years, he found his forever family after immediately bonding with his little human in the parking lot during a meet-and-greet. They have been inseparable siblings since that moment. Sparkey loves anything edible and would eat all day if allowed. He adores belly rubs and protecting his human from mommy and daddy as they play tag and hide-and-seek. He also thinks walking past his driveway is too far and rain is for the plants.
Hailing from the North Pole, and weighing in at 170 pounds of pure energy… for 5 minutes a day, Larry loves to lay around and watch Denzel Washington movies, eat promptly at 7am and 4:30pm, and wrestle with his girls. Even though he takes up a lot of space, he enjoys traveling, sightseeing, and the occasional visit to restaurants where he can fit. And, while enormous, he has no idea his own size or masculinity. He is a big chicken who doesn’t bark, loves kids, and nestles his paw into his mouth for long naps. Larry also shares a birthday with our oldest daughter.
Luna Coco Fornari
9 sassy pounds of GremLuna. Has the taste buds and attitude of Gordon Ramsey, so ONLY Michelin star quality food is eaten, non of that peasant dry kibbles stuff. Gofundme available to help support Luna’s mom to not go bankrupt. Believes she’s the only center of attention on this Earth and demands it 25/7. Total beach babe. Loves going on bike rides, eating fruits, and playing with socks because dog toys are overrated. Has selective hearing. Will bark at a dog but run away from a fly. Lives on a schedule of “it’s always treat o’clock somewhere” and” it’s playtime when I say so”.
AKA: Remi, Demon Baby
1 Year Old (still learning to cat) (baby picture included)
Skills include: Loud middle of the night play. Ungraceful landings on the resonating wood floor. Carrying toys by mouth and throwing toys in the air. Deliberately tripping humans walking down the stairs by catching their pant legs with paws. Favorite hobbies include: climbing under covers to sleep, de-potting house plants, finding undiscoverable hiding spots, complaining, and cuddling (canine and human indiscriminately).
Lady Pippenpaddleopsocopolis III
AKA: Pip, Spaz, Pipparooni
8 Very Smily Years Old
Skills include: Loud, high-hackle defense of the home and yard…looking as intimidating as possible. Telecommunication, utilizing intense eye contact. Extreme warm welcoming of visitors; bum wiggles, whining hello, and dancing as needed. Vacuuming the kitchen wood floor at the ready. Very skilled at receiving belly rubs (photo included). Very keen to learn new tricks for treats. Favorite hobbies include: hiking/backpacking, walks in the hood, wrestling with friends, sunbathing, cooling off in the lake, cuddling (prefer the small spoon), and receiving belly rubs (see above).
Behold Natty. What she lacks in stature she makes up for in sass. Natty is a 10-year-old chihuahua who was rescued from hurricanes off the gulf coasts many years ago. In her free time, she enjoys snacks, sun puddles, throw blankets, Netflix, and getting her way. Her favorite possessions are her stuffed carrot buds and taco costume.
Thorn and Penny
Meet Thorn and Penny our beagle puppies! They were born in Roseburg, OR on a little country farm. They are brother and sister and spend most of their days wrestling, napping, and tearing apart anything they can get their paws on in what used to resemble our backyard. Their favorite treat truly is carrots, and maybe the most interesting thing about them is how much their personalities mirror that of our son’s and daughter’s—their respective owners. In public Thorn puts up a brave front and barks at every dog he sees but at home, Penny rules the roost and regularly puts Thorn in his place. He is 5 pounds heavier but she is most definitely the alpha.
Rex and Tbone
Rex and Tbone are two rescue cats living out their confinement with their human servants in Chicago. Rex is younger and very much the annoying little brother. He enjoys waking Tbone up from his many naps by biting him in the head. Tbone returns the favor by pinning Rex down. When they aren’t sleeping or playing, they enjoy watching birds and squirrels through the windows and dreaming of catching them all. Tbone’s main talent is semi-accurately judging the temperature to be warm enough and demanding every window in the house be open.
Griffey The Weimaraner
Griffey is a legend. He is often heard barking or scratching at the door while his owner is on calls. When not trapped in the office, he enjoys runs at the dog park and in the woods. He is a world-class fetcher. He has a keen eye and nose for all sorts of animals so you better have a strong grip on the leash. He treats himself to whatever he wants in the house and often eats leftovers off of the counter. He is currently living his best life by eating all the food that is dropped on the ground by his owner’s twin daughters.
Fleur is the true queen of the house and lover of snacks. Some may say she is a bit overweight but as her Grandpa says, “She’s just luscious”. In typical cat fashion, she does what she wants when she wants and will only do what you want if it will actually get her what she wants!! So you know love and affection are just a path to her getting fed!
Joey is a 1-year-old mini Rex which is a French breed. He was born in Roseburg, OR and was a foster originally. He was brought to many of the local elementary schools as a show rabbit for kids. We adopted him at 4 months old, and he’s been with us ever since! He’s also under the impression that he’s a small lap dog. Likes: Carrots Kale, Cilantro, Bok Choy, dehydrated bananas, big stretches under the coffee table, and bunny jumping through the house. But his all-time favorite is chewing up the carpet when his parents aren’t looking!
Julius and Cleo Harris
Hobbies include: Sleeping in Dad’s office chair, pressing every button on the keyboard, fighting over the window hammock, and watching CatTV (check it out if you haven’t already!)
Favorite food: Tuna
Favorite toy: whichever makes the most noise
Favorite time of day: 4AM
Link & Orion
Meet Link – AKA: Stinky Linky, Linkage, Tinkies – like the hero of time in Zelda, but just like the character, he connects people together (plus he’s our little protector)! He’s teeny-tiny with a big personality – like 5 pounds of sheer energy! He loves belly rubs, taking all his toys out of his toy box, rolling in the grass, car rides, food of course, and curling up to nap in random places. Sometimes he’s sour (the mailman is his nemesis), but mostly he’s sweet. Just the cutest doggo you’ll ever meet!
Meet Orion – AKA: O-Ro, O, Oreo – the twinkle of my eye, the star in my sky! He’s been full of curiosity and adventure ever since he was a baby. He can smell a banana a mile away and will be sure to circle you for treats! He loves doing binkies and flopping down for a nap anywhere his heart desires (although he mainly likes the closet and being underneath something with a roof.) You may or may not be worthy of petting him in his eyes though, but food will fix that!
Jex is a 2-year-old Rottweiler/ Mastiff mix weighing in at just around 100lbs. Adopted from the shelter at just 2 months old she grew up with her human kiddos and is aware it’s her job to protect them. Her favorite child is the smallest because she drops the most food which makes it “fair game”. She loves holding hands, sitting on feet, and a solid game of tug of war. She believes that a day when she gets to lay in the sun and chew on a bone is a good day. Jex loves protecting her house from the skunks, deer, and anything else that wanders in or around her yard. Jex rarely barks but when she does it’s for absolutely no reason.
Jango, Endor, and X-Wing
Meet Jango, Endor, and X-Wing. These 3 brothers love the great outdoors, playing with anything that moves, and well, obviously, Star Wars. They also enjoy a good snuggle from any of their 3 kiddos and tripping anyone who gets close to them by walking around their feet. They attack any packages that get delivered to their home so leaving things on the porch never works out well.
Motown is an Australian Shepard.
Likes: herding humans, sitting on feet, and shedding
This is Nate’s muse, Midnight. He also goes by “panther”, “handsome”, and “big guy”. He loves belly rubs and stalking his prey in the grass.
Clive Staples Kitty Graham
Clive was the first baby of the Graham household and continues to expect the same treatment now that there’s an actual baby around. Clive’s greatest contribution to the family is keeping stray articles of clothing and/or blankets warm during his naps. He loves to be scratched and smacked on the butt and firmly believes that water is only drinkable if it’s in a glass cup. So yes, that means his “water bowl” is a cup on the counter. There’s a lot of Clive to love but has been taking his zoomies a bit more seriously lately and is working on shedding a few pounds. His owners love him a lot and spoil him with his favorite foods (string cheese & poppyseed muffins, don’t @ me) more often than they should.
Olivia Sevilla Sullivan
Oli is a ~ 5 to 8-year-old pocket pit from the streets of North Philly. She super vicious and will kill you will kisses. Her favorite thing to do is snuggle on the couch or in bed and she could probably sleep all day if we let her. She’s definitely a homebody and doesn’t like to venture too far from the house. When she get’s super excited she enjoys spinning around in circles and running back and forth as fast as she can. She loves just about any treat you give her, especially pita bread, but has a particular dislike of salads or anything leafy.
Max The Cat. Interests include birdwatching, napping, dozing, sleeping, relaxing, and mindfulness meditation.
Popoki and Smudge
Meet Popoki (on the left) and Smudge (on the right). Popoki is a Hawaiian name and roughly translates to “cat”. Smudge has an adorable black smudge on her face. Together they sleep a lot, eat a fair bit, and chase each other around the house sometimes. Po comes by and talks to me during the day to let me know he needs things, Smudge joins my lap, and my video calls whenever she gets a chance. They are each living their best lives.
Kiwi, Coconut, & Fig
Meet the tropical-fruit-trio, each extremely unique and fun! Kiwi (Westie mix, right) is the loyal follower, extrovert, and food lover. Coconut (Havanese, middle) is the athlete who will play fetch and swim as long as you have the energy to keep up with him, Fig (Yorkie mix, left), is the lounger, loving to relax in any sunny spot he can find.
Yuna & Tidus
Yuna and Tidus are Westies, both born and raised in the PNW. They’re natural-born foodies, love to make their presence known, and have become opportunists since a little human became a part of the family. When they aren’t home, they enjoy long walks on the beach, hiking up trails, and chasing away birds, rabbits, and squirrels.
This is Sam’s fur baby, Coco. She’s a Valentine’s baby, so her bday is even more special. Born in 2018 with a lot of attitude, Coco is a Coton De Tulear. She is pampered and spoilt to the core, but that’s what babies get anyways! In her free time, which is always, she loves to sleep on desks, bark at any person walking by, and cuddle a lot! She is a chewy addict, and very disciplined in getting her daily chewy fix post 9PM sharp. She’s force, sassy, stubborn, tomboyish, but absolutely adorable to bits!