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Otis's Photos – Otis and Tess

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Otis's Photos – Otis and Tess


March 6th, 2018 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

I was going through old photos on my work IPad and came across these – still very bittersweet.










Return of the alliGator

February 8th, 2018 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

I miss all of you, and wish I could be of help to all of the new members joining.  Still just really hard to visit the site, but I am loving the Tripawds calendar!

Just wanted to give a quick update on Mr. Gator.   He loves the snow, and still loves chasing critters.   He will sit, as still as a statue, waiting for a squirrel to come too close.  Fortunately, they never do.  But, possums really do play dead quite effectively.

My bed is his safe place, and where you will find him much of the time.  His first dental revealed that many of his teeth are worn in such as way that it is likely he spent much of his life in a cage.  He continues to be terrified of abandonment – I have kind of given up on trying to change that and am focused more on just minimizing situations that trigger his fear.  And, he still suffers from skin allergies, which get worse when he is under stress.  Even more reason to just stay in bed!

We never found the ideal companion – he seems to have bonded with Enzo the cat, which is good because Enzo missed the dogs horribly.

Gator’s foot is on Enzo, and neither care a bit.

Very hard to get out of bed and go to work some days!


Evidence of animals digging. . .

August 7th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Turns out the landscaping guys were right – there really is evidence of animals digging in my backyard!


Those lawn guys are pretty smart!


Who me? I would never dig!  Even if there were small critters under there!   Can’t you tell I am innocent just by looking?


That is not my dirty paw. . .



Gator in his den

July 9th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

He was nicely curled up under there until I came out with the camera.  Not sure if it is cooler, or he is hiding?


The hole under the bush is fully Gator sized – that’s evidence of animals digging for you, lawn service guys!



Gator likes it!

June 22nd, 2017 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Enzo finally agreed to allow Gator access to his new toy.