Our New Family . . . .


We aren't the only pets at Andrea's house. Here are two of the three dogs that live with us.

On the left is Asten. He will be 7 in about a month. He is the smartest, gentlest dog. But, he doesn't have much to do with us yet. I think he has just out grown an interest in baby kittens.

Next to Asten is Kaycee. She is about 2 1/2. She is curious about us, but also has little to do with us. She tries to make us think she is mean by growling at us if we get too close to her. But, we have figured out she isn't so scarey since, if we get even closer to her, she will move away!



Iere is Asten with the other dog in our home. Asten is easy to see at the bottom of the picture but, to see the other dog, the beagle, you have to look up in the tree at the top of the picture. That is Bailey. Yes, Andrea named her 'Beagle Bailey.'

Iailey is about 1 1/2 years old. She is our favorite. In addition to climbing trees, she likes to play with us and is just funny.



In addition to sleeping on top her dog house, just like Snoopy in the Peanuts comic strip, Bailey likes to curl up and sleep in her favorite flower pot. We told you she was a funny dog.



Whis is Precious. She will be 6 years years old next month.

She was gotten as a cat for her roomates when Andrea was at college. She was brought home for just one summer but never went back to the college.

She acts like she is the queen of the whole house. We hope she will come around and soon become a playmate.



And then there is Beau. He is about 16 years old. He has been here longer than any of us. Andrea was only about 10 years old when she got Beau.

As you can see, he is a laid back cat. Although he has no interest in playing with us, he doesn't seem to mind us being around either.

[Update: We didn't know Beau very long. He passed away on October 6, 2002]