Richard C. Moeur and Suzanne Carlisle - Our Animals

Nova - our cat #1

  • One of three feral kittens we found in our back yard in the summer of 2009
  • She was originally all-white as a kitten, but grew into her interestingly-patterned black and white coat
  • Slightly cross-eyed
  • Either very shy or very loud, depending on her mood
  • Will demand affection - but only on her terms

Moonpie - our cat #2

  • Given to us by a neighbor in February 2013 (her grandson was allergic)
  • A pretty Flame-Point Siamese
  • Enjoys her food - would eat all day, if it didn't get in the way of her sleeping schedule
  • Very friendly
  • Loves to march down the hallway in the middle of the night meowing at full volume while carrying a stuffed animal in her mouth

Twinkie - our cat #3

Sunshine - our bunny

  • We were given her by a friend of a friend who couldn't keep her
  • Very lively - likes to jump and hop around her "bunnyland"
  • Will allow you to pick her up and cuddle her, but might not always be enthusiastic about it
  • Motivated more by fun than food

Over the Rainbow Bridge - pets who have departed but are never forgotten

Gumpy (Vader) - 1987-2000

  • Suzanne's floppy black cocker spaniel
  • Friendly and fun
  • Not the smartest dog, though

Daybee (Bjorn) - 1993-2009

  • Suzanne's pup from pre-Richard days - very loyal to her
  • Shar-Pei mix
  • Loved stuffing as much as he could in his mouth

Sammy the Hammies

  • Sammy I - 1998-2000
  • Sammy II - 2000-2002
  • Sammy III - 2002-2004

Keemo and Peeka - our earlier parakeets

  • Keemo (yellow) - 2007-2018
  • Peeka (light blue) - 2008-2009

Lola - 2013-2021

Mr. Oily - 2009-2021

  • Adopted in February of 2010
  • So named by five-year-old Duncan "since he was really black"
  • 75% Labrador, 25% Shar-Pei, 100% lovable
    • but it seems he got most of the Lab genes
  • Almost all black, with a big white splotch on his belly
  • Brave Defender of the Moeur Landholdings
  • But also a big happy goofy dog and friend of Duncan
  • Not really a good retriever, though

Toobie - 2009-2023

  • Adopted in February of 2010 along with Mr. Oily - she really wanted to stay with her brother, and we couldn't resist
  • We didn't have a name picked out for her, so we just figured the name was "to be determined"... which naturally became "Toobie"
  • Also 75% Labrador, 25% Shar-Pei, 100% lovable
    • (you can see the Shar-Pei in her face - unfortunately, the eye folds bothered her sometimes)
  • She had a beautiful brindle-patterned coat
  • Mostly shy, but could bark up a storm when she felt like it

Blooma - 2010-2023

  • Our colorful kitchen birdie
  • She loved to tweet loudly and brightly all day
  • She also liked to hang out in her swing, perch, and mirror
  • Knew a few choice words

Updated 05 August 2023 (Blooma flew over the Rainbow Bridge)
Scripting: Richard C. Moeur

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