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New Friends

Tuck Followers of my blog will know that last year the Becker household lost one cat and one dog. And while Carson and Sugar will never be replaced, we now have two new members of the family, well actually, we’ve had them for a while now.

In the last week of November last year, Tanya and I adopted a kitten from the local Humane Society. The idea was to get a playmate for our other cat, Patch, who was quite lonely after losing both his sister, Sugar, and his best buddy, Carson. The kitten’s name is Tuck. Well it didn’t get exactly as planned, Patch was not too welcoming of a new male kitten in his house. Things are much better now, at least Patch puts up with Tuck, shaking off Tuck’s flying kamikaze attacks from the top of the  furniture rather than clawing and biting the kitten. Sometimes Patch even starts the play. Tuck, now five months old, is much bigger than shown in the photo here (taken about 5 weeks ago) and still as wild as ever. We refer to him as Tuck the Terrible or Tuck the Terror.

And last month, we brought a new Newfoundland home. Her name is Nahla, which means drink of water in Arabic (her paper name is Nakiska’s Drinks Are On Me). Nahla is four years old and a rather large girl. In fact, she is bigger than Carson was, both in weight and height (she can rest her chin on the dining room table without lifting her head). She definitely loves her people, and follows Tanya or I around constantly. She reportedly loves water (like most Newfoundlands, Carson being the exception), but we haven’t taken her to the beach yet to see. She did like being in the snow when we took her up to Hurricane Ridge a couple of weeks ago, where I took the photograph below of her and Tanya. I’m looking forward to many new adventures with Nahla. Interestingly, Patch seems much happier now that there is a dog in the house again, even though he mostly ignores Nahla.

Tanya and Nahla

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8 responses

  1. Love your new family members! Beautiful animals!

    February 8, 2014 at 12:01 pm

  2. Beautiful pets! You never forget your pets, but it’s always amazing to me how new ones will make their way into your heart 🙂

    February 8, 2014 at 1:18 pm

  3. What a beautiful dog! Have fun with your new friend! X

    February 9, 2014 at 1:42 am

  4. kaortega1120

    Beautiful Babies … They certainly make a house a home … First visit here – Look forward to reading/viewing more …
    ~Kristine
    Boston, MA

    http://www.kristinelivinginthemoment.blogspot.com

    February 14, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    • Thanks for visiting Kristen. I hope you return often.

      February 15, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      • kaortega1120

        Hi Joe — I hope to — Nice Connecting Xx

        February 18, 2014 at 3:25 pm

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