Nicknames: Harry Monster, Scary Harry, Hairball, Boo, Harr Bear, Harry Beary, Bear
Birthday: May 10th 2006
Coloration: Cream Tabby
Likes: Playing with my best buddies (Albie and Grandpa) and chin rubs!
Pet-Peeves: Not being allowed outside and being bothered by Albie when I'm not in the mood to play
Favorite Toy: I really LOVE to play with my Mommy's scrunchies! (hehe - she even had to give me some to keep because I wouldn't leave hers alone!)
Favorite Nap Spot: Boxes and tents
Favorite Food: Blue Buffalo Freedom
Skills: I'm a great escape artist. This is partly why my mommy named me Harry because her and her family think I am like Harry Houdini! The other reason I got named Harry is because my Mommy is such a big Harry Potter fan... :-)
Arrival Story: My Mommy always loves going to Petsmart's Adoption Days and when her and her dad went one Saturday...there I was! My Mommy immediately fell in love with me and adopted me. The woman from the rescue group that had been taking care of me told them that I was found on the side of the road but that she was not sure how long I had been there before being picked up.
Bio: I have the best Mommy! She spoils me rotten (or so she says). I have actually been upsetting mommy lately because I won't let her hold me whenever she wants to anymore, it's on my terms now! I love her but I don't want to be labeled a Momma's Boy! This is also why there are times when I won't follow her up to bed, I like laying with her, but I don't want to be called a Momma's Boy and there are nights when I prefer to explore! I always make my mommy and my grandparents laugh when I go into my "crazy cat mode", or 5 o'clock crazies - this is one of my favorite things to do when they are watching a movie! My favorite way to wake my mommy in the morning is to rub up against her head, chew on her hair, and walk all over her - when I do this she knows its time to wake up and feed me! Also, when I want someone to feed me I'll lead someone to my dishes and then I'll roll over on my back on the floor. Mommy says I look like I'm saying "I'm so cute! Don't you want to feed me because I am so cute! Aren't I cute?" :-) Whatever it takes for someone to feed me an extra snack ;-) One of my best friends, Cocoa, was my mommy's rabbit. But he passed away a little awhile ago - I miss him, we used to play together and I would help mommy clean his cage by keeping him busy while my mommy did the actual cleaning! Me and mommy have decided we are ready for another bunny (we miss having one in the house!) and so we are trying to convince my grandparents to let us get another bunny but we haven't had any luck so far. Grandpa has said to wait to when me and mommy have our own house but we don't know when that will be! My other best friends are dogs, my brother Albie, and my Grandpa! The dogs are my grandparent's dogs, Toby and Daisy. Mommy and Grandma say that me and Grandpa are best buds because we play all the time and I follow him all over the house!
Mommy feels bad for this being so late today, but today is Daisy's birthday!! She turned 11 years old today! She has been so excited today - it's like she knew what was coming: she got a spoonful of Peanut Butter and some treats! MOL Her and Toby have always gone crazy for PB so she has been one happy girlie today!!
Mommy and everyone was worried about Daisy when Toby passed. They were very close - when Toby would leave for the vet, Daisy would go NUTS waiting for him to come back. But she has been doing great!! She has stayed very happy and we are so relieved! I'm sure it doesn't hurt that she's been getting some extra lovin's to help make sure she doesn't go into a depression ;-) She's loving the extra attention :-) Also, when Mommy feels sad about Toby, she goes and loves on Daisy and I think it's been very therapeutic for them both.
Thank you to everyone for their support during Toby's journey to the Bridge. We're sorry we haven't been on sooner, as promised, but Mommy hasn't been on the computer much. We appreciate each and every one of you for your support during this time. Thank you for the pawmails, rosies, and stars that you all have sent to us. Each message made Mommy cry because they were so sweet and heartfelt.
Mommy and Grandma took Toby to the vet the morning after his passing so that he could be cremated. He was supposed to be ready to pick up today but we have not received our call yet, so I guess we will be able to bring him home tomorrow. The place the vet's office works with for cremations is north of us, in Maryland, and southbound traffic was horrible today - we're guessing that caused the delay. Mommy will be happier when Toby is back home us.
I also wanted to thank everyone who helped me celebrate my birthday! Whew! What a week we had last week! Toby's birthday, Toby's journey, then my birthday! Granddad said, "What a roller coaster...Can we end the week on a high note with Harry's birthday, please?" Thankfully that's exactly what happened. Thank you thank you thank you to everyone who celebrated with me and sent me messages and gifts!