Shannon Stacey

Archive for the 'Cats, kids or the dogs' Category

Mom, she’s touching me again

Taz had his first regular appointment with the groomer this morning. He’s been a couple of times to say hi and hang out with a little touching and brushing, but today the boy was groomed. He did really well, though he wasn’t too impressed with Mini’s inability to comfortably share shotgun.

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I have wicked rotten kids

Thanks to Walmart, I’ve been singing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” all day.

SK: Mom, you’re singing it again.

Me: Oops. At least, as earworms go, it’s not bad.

TK: Somebody call 9-1-1


SK: Moves like Jagger, moves like Jagger

Me: Ohimigod, you are both SO GROUNDED!… Read More »


Mini and Taz cuddling

As you can see, Mini’s getting used to having a little brother. There are a lot of wrestling matches, much jockeying for position at the water bowl, and some snuggling together while mom and dad watch TV at night.

A little after that photo was taken last night, their relationship suffered a minor setback, however. We have hardwood floors and Taz managed to grab hold of Mini’s tail and drag her backwards around the living room. There wasn’t a damn … Read More »

A little size perspective

The extra fluff and big head that Taz have make it hard to judge his size when he’s the focus of a picture, so for a little perspective, here’s a photo of Taz and Mini in the yard (along with the short kid’s feet). I would have gotten one of them closer together, but Mini’s not a puppy fan.

Keeping in mind that Mini is physically smaller than the cats, you can see Taz is even smaller. She weighs 11.5 … Read More »

And Baby Boy Stacey’s name is…

Baby Boy Stacey has arrived and after all the name brainstorming and discussion and more brainstorming, his name is…Taz. He was all cute and timid in the airport.

Then we found a little spot of grass in the airport parking lot and set him down. He spun in circles, ripped apart a small bush, tried to kill my husband’s sneaker, and spun in more circles. Somebody compared him to the Tasmanian Devil in the cartoon and that was that. Nobody … Read More »

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