Bella and Lilly
In August of 2012 we decided to give a home to a couple of rescue dogs. We got Lilly at the Humane Society of Clark County, in Springfield, Ohio. Then a week later we got Bella at Sicsa in Dayton,Ohio. Lilly is part black lab and we think part Springer Spaniel, but we're not sure. Bella is part Dalmation, and maybe part Pit, but again we're not really sure. They could be part anything so we'll just say they are our dogs! If we wanted to be sure, and we really cared, we could pay $75.00 a piece for each dog to have a DNA test. I don't know about you, but I can think of a lot of better things I could spend that kind of money on! As long as they do what we want, are well behaved, and are good companions it doesn't matter to us what they are! We will be taking the dogs in the fiver with us so we're anxious for Spring to get here. We want to get them back in the fiver so they can get used to it again. They are both a year old now, and we got them house trained about 3 weeks after we got them. They do very well riding in the Beast. The back seat lays down and when we put them in they both are very well behaved. We are still working on mastering the walk with them, instead of them walking us! Where is the Dog Whisperer when ya need him? Lol! It's a work in progress so I hope by time spring gets here and it's time for Rving we'll both have it worked out. They are loads of company, and really keep us on our toes! Actually it's like having a couple of kids again, sometimes we're ready to pull our hair out, and sometimes we love them to death. Lets hope the walking will also help us lose a few pounds! Mike is not too excited about the prospect of doing all that walking !
So we now have the 2 dogs and 2 birds who will travel with us when we go full time. Our 2 birds are both parrots, and we have had them since 2001. One is a Yellow Nape Amazon, and Jake is mostly green with some yellow on the back of his head. The other one is a Mollucan Cockatoo, and Paco has white feathers with peach on the back of his head. That is Cockatoo not a Cockatiel, which is the little gray bird with orange on it's cheeks. Cockatoos or Toos as they are sometimes called, are also known as velcro birds because they want to be very close to their owners sitting on their shoulder if possible. They are sometimes clowns and a little naughty ( they love to chew on wood ) and if upset will scream the house down. So like kids they need to be watched when they are out of their cages. They are not quiet birds, when I say loud I mean very loud. Not very many people can handle it when they scream! Luckily usually they only have a period of greeting the day (very early) lol, and saying goodnight when it starts getting dark ! The are both tame, with Paco being tamer than Jake. Jake probably has about a 200 word vocabulary and thinks he is quite the singer! So we will have quite a crew when we are out and about. People will certainly know we are there! LOL! Right now the birds don't like the dogs to much, so we'll see how it goes. For short trips or trips with our 4 Grand Daughters, the birds can stay with one of our 3 sons. The girls always look forward to going for a couple of short trips during the summer with us.
I'm sorry about all the spaces between the pics, I'm not used to this new system on here. Things have changed since I was posting everyday so I will read up on it and try to improve the look of the blog when I post pictures. Wish me luck!
Where do all of you spend the winter at if you full time in your RV? We are looking for some campgrounds somewhere warm. I would like to know about any campgrounds that any of you use in the winter. What kinds of activities they offer, and where they are. We don't need a campground that is advertised as a resort, just one that is mid priced and that allows pets. Please let us know if you have a favorite! Just as long as it is someplace warm! I hate Winter and so does my arthritis! Lol! Well until next time friends...