Barnyard BBS

…enemies becoming friends,
…when bitterness ends
I+decided+that+I+needed+to+%27paint+the+cat%27+when+I+was+younger.++It%27s+amazing+how+much+fun+a+pail+of+water+can+be...
A+picture+of+my+family+back+when+I+was+a+kid.++For+those+interested%2c+I%27m+the+one+in+the+middle.++The+cat+was+named+Half-Moon%2c+the+dog+was+named+Bones.
My+mother%27s+cat+DC.++That+stands+for+Damn+Cat.++She+was+about+7+months+old+in+this+picture.
One+of+the+earliest+photos+of+Ion+as+a+baby.++He+is+perhaps+7+weeks+old+here.
Baby+Ion+sitting+in+the+kitchen.++He+is+perhaps+7+weeks+old+here.
A+very+wet+and+miserable+Ion.++This+photo+was+taken+during+his+first+bath+(in+the+kitchen+sink).
One+of+the+professional+photos+of+the+dogs.++Ion+was+only+a+few+months+old+here.
One+of+the+professional+photos+of+the+dogs.++Ion+was+only+a+few+months+old+here.++Pica+was+assumed+to+be+6-8.
One+of+the+professional+photos+of+the+dogs.++Pica+was+assumed+to+be+6-8+years+old+in+this+one.
Pica+looking+up+at+me+in+our+back+yard.
A+close-up+of+the+Halloween+graves+we+made+for+the+dogs.
Pica+looking+happy+on+Halloween+2004+(on+the+back+porch).
Another+picture+of+Pica+on+the+back+porch+(Halloween+2004).
Jessawick+and+her+cat+Orange+waiting+for+children+to+visit.++Halloween+2004.
Pica+sitting+on+a+patio+chair+wearing+her+new+red+sweater.++(Delaware+is+cold+for+little+pekingeses%2c+it+was+about+40+degrees)
Pica+lounging+in+the+back+yard+wearing+her+new+red+sweater.
Pica+and+Ion+by+the+side+fence.++Ion+did+not+have+his+clothes+yet%2c+as+we+had+not+measured+him+(he+takes+a+different+size+than+Pica).
A+lion-dog+in+full+run+in+the+back+yard.
The+kids+taking+a+break+in+the+back+yard.
A+tired+little+lion+after+all+that+running.
Ion+standing+in+the+back+yard+wondering+what+I+was+doing.
Our+small+lion+standing+his+ground+at+the+Brandywine+Bark+Park.
A+family+portrait+we+had+taken.++Perhaps+you+saw+one+of+these+at+Christmas.
The+original+%27Chinese+Bulldog%27+napping+on+her+mother%27s+lap.++Too+much+tongue...
My+mother%27s+new+addition.++Sammy+Bingham.++If+you+have+not+heard%2c+DC+passed+away+in+late+March+2005.
A+wet+and+rather+unhappy+Pica+getting+a+bath+in+the+sink.++Not+so+fluffy+now...
Jessawick%27s+orange+cat.++Oddly+enough%2c+named+Orange.
Jessawick%27s+orange+cat.++Oddly+enough%2c+named+Orange.
Jessawick%27s+orange+cat.++Oddly+enough%2c+named+Orange.
My+father+Glenn+holding+little+Ion.++Ion+was+awake+in+this+picture%2c+but+had+been+sleeping+for+a+bit.
Pica.++Doing+her+best+to+look+like+a+sheep.
A+young+lion-dog+resting+on+our+beanbag+couch.++He%27s+not+that+little%3b+it%27s+just+that+big.
Jessa%27s+cat%2c+Orange%2c+sitting+in+the+flower+bed+near+the+porch.
A+sleepy+lion-dog%3b+on+the+big+beanbag+couch.
A+close-up+of+a+sleepy+lion-dog.++I+had+to+move+very+slowly+to+not+wake+the+little+guy.
A+not-so-modest+sleepy+lion-dog.++He+was+pretty+much+dozing+at+this+point...
As+soon+as+we+returned+from+the+wedding+reception%2c+the+small+furry+children+pounced+on+us.
Jessa+spends+some+time+with+the+puppies.++Even+the+furballs+got+dressed+for+the+occasion.++Little+Ion+is+on+the+left%2c+with+Pica+on+the+right.
A+tired+little+lion+sitting+on+his+mommy.
Little+Pica+wearing+her+wedding+dress.++Yes%2c+Pica+got+one+too.
Ion+actually+didn%27t+mind+wearing+his+wedding+clothing.
A+tired+little+Pica+taking+a+nap+at+the+after-party.
If+anyone+ever+doubted+the+flatness+of+Pica%27s+snout%3b+here%27s+the+proof.++This+is+an+overhead+view+of+the+top+of+her+head.++Notice+that+all+you+can+see+is+forehead+and+tongue.
An+extreme+close-up+of+a+sleeping+Pica.++She+had+a+long+day.
A+small+lion-dog+in+the+back+yard.++He+forgot+to+tuck+in+one+of+his+fangs.
Little+Pica%2c+just+as+we+dropped+her+off+with+her+grandfather+so+that+we+could+leave+for+China.
Little+Ion%2c+just+as+we+dropped+him+off+with+his+grandfather+so+that+we+could+leave+for+China.
Jessa%27s+orange+cat%2c+out+in+front+of+our+house.
A+little+bulldog%2c+all+tongue%2c+and+mid-wag.
Our+little+lion+in+the+back+yard.
Lori+rediscovers+Pica+outside+the+office.++Nobody+can+resist+the+Pica.
Pica+at+the+Brandywine+Bark+Park%2c+on+her+13th+birthday.++Woof.
Pica+with+her+mommy+at+the+Brandywine+Bark+Park%2c+on+her+13th+birthday.
Ion+went+to+the+Bark+Park+too.
Jessawick+receives+her+urgent+Dachshund+shipment.++She+has+not+yet+opened+the+package.+++I+love+the+%27Live+Animals%27+tag+on+the+carrier.
Jessa+peeks+inside%2c+to+discover+the+weiner-dog+within.
We+got+our+new+addition+home+from+the+airport.++She+had+a+long+journey%2c+but+didn%27t+seem+to+mind+having+her+picture+taken.
We+got+our+new+addition+home+from+the+airport.++She+had+a+long+journey%2c+but+didn%27t+seem+to+mind+having+her+picture+taken.
This+gives+an+idea+of+scale.++At+the+time+this+picture+was+taken%2c+the+little+Dachshund+weighed+only+two+pounds%2c+and+the+grass+was+about+2+inches+tall.++That%27s+about+5+centimeters+to+any+Canadians+out+there.
Long+dog.++Still+small%2c+but+long.
Our+little+weiner-dog+on+her+second+day.++She%27s+still+so+tiny.++Now+we%27re+got+a+tag+for+her.
Pica%2c+at+her+bulldog-est.
Jessawick+with+%27Das+Weiner+Dog%27%2c+Faraday.
We+visited+my+mother+at+her+home+in+the+North+Coventry+woods.++She+liked+the+Weiner+Dog+too.
The+final+resting+place+of+DC+(my+mother%27s+cat).++This+tree+stands+beside+the+pond+at+their+homestead.
My+father%27s+first+visit+with+Faraday+the+Weiner+Dog.
Our+little+weiner-dog%2c+Faraday.++She%27s+growing+so+fast.++++In+this+picture%2c+she+was+only+about+two+pounds.++She%27s+already+up+to+four%2c+and+she%27ll+be+seven+when+full-sized.
A+flying+Dachshund.++I+knew+those+big+ears+would+take+her+places.
Little+Faraday+discovers+that+she+loves+gelati.
Our+little+Faraday%2c+resting+under+the+apple+tree+at+the+Brandywine+Bark+Park.
Faraday%27s+first+trip+to+the+Brandywine+Bark+Park.
Farday%2c+being+lengthy.
The+family+lion%2c+looking+rather+flowy.
Faraday%3a+ready+for+take-off.
Short+dog.++Tall+grass.
Our+little+weiner-dog%2c+Faraday%2c+resting+on+Jessawick%27s+lap.
Little+Faraday%2c+on+Jessawick%27s+lap.
The+regal+Lion-dog%2c+in+profile.
I+really+liked+this+close-up+of+Ion.
Ion+was+laying+on+Jessawick%27s+lap+for+this+one.
Ion+in+the+back+yard%2c+all+stretched+out.
Chenzo+chasing+Orange+across+the+driveway.
Little+Faraday+the+weiner%2c+with+her+newly-acquired+pig+ear.
Lori+visits+with+Faraday.
Faraday+on+the+guest+room+carpet.
Faraday+with+her+signature+squirrel.
Lion+Dog%2c+in+the+guest+room.
My+mother%27s+obese+cat+Sammy.
Sammy+the+obese+cat%2c+hiding+in+the+guest+room.
The+orange+cat+lounging+next+to+the+driveway.
Beware+the+tongue+of+the+weiner-dog.
Faraday%2c+the+Hiking+H%c3%bcnd.
The+orange+cat+lounging+on+our+fall+straw+bales.++What+a+life.
A+good+close+picture+of+Orange+the+cat.
I+think+he+looks+like+a+Fraggle+with+his+short+clip.++It%27s+the+ears+that+do+it.
Princess+Pica+at+the+Talleyville+Bark+Park.
Happy+Pica%2c+sitting+with+her+mommy.
The+flat-snouted+Chinese+bulldog+at+the+park.
That%27s+an+orange+cat+on+the+roof+of+Jessa%27s+Neon.
Faraday+and+her+mommy%2c+snout+to+snout.