Dec 08 2012

A new brother?

The humans have been making rumblings lately. Normally, me and Ziggy just ignore them. What could humans possibly have to say that would interest us? As long as they feed us and pet us when we demand it we’re happy enough to let them live our lives.

But I’ve been hearing the word ‘dog’ in those rumblings. That’s nothing new but these ‘dog’ mentions aren’t sad.

I finally decided to actually listen and it sounds like a new dog will be coming here soon. I can’t decide if this is good or bad. The last dog was nice to me and wouldn’t even chase me when I swiped her butt, but who knows about this new one? But then again, maybe it’ll chase Ziggy around and give me some time off. Keeping up with a cat half my age is exhausting!

This dog’s current name is ‘Wags’ but I think they may change it. He looks nice enough and the rescue people told the Lady that he just ignores cats when he sees them. What do you think? Does he look trustworthy to you?

Jun 05 2012

Recent Pictures


Whatcha Doooin?


* zzzzzzz

Mar 12 2012


It’s been a long, sad winter but Spring is almost upon us and it’s time to make some changes here at The China Cabinet.

First, our name is changing. All of China and Audrey’s posts will stay with the site but since China is no longer with us, we’re closing up the cabinet and opening up the Zany Zone. At least, that’s what we’re calling it for now. We’ll probably be changing domains soon, too, since ‘china’ is part of the current domain.

This past weekend we brought a new kitty into our home. His name was Wiggy but since he’s only 9 months old we didn’t think changing it to Ziggy would be too much of a lifestyle change for him. So far he’s doing well. Zoe isn’t happy about him being here but we’re hoping she’ll come around and she and Ziggy will be able to co-exist if not be best buds.

I don’t have many pictures yet but you can see Ziggy up in the header. He’s even handsomer in person.

Nov 14 2011

China is gone

I know we haven’t been keeping this blog up to date, but in case there’s anyone out there still following, I wanted to let you know that we had to let China go yesterday. She contracted Lyme disease about a month ago – the worst case the vet has ever seen – and over the weekend she went into acute renal failure.

We adopted China on December 7, 2002 and the past 9 years of our lives have been enriched because of her presence. She did everything with us including camping trips, vacations and everything in between. Although she was never a cuddler – in fact, she pretty much hated to be touched, although she would put up with it – we knew she loved us.

It’s going to be very hard living without her but we know that we did what was best for her. The only thing worse then putting China to sleep was watching her suffer.

We’ll always love you puppy.

China: 2000 (?) - November 13, 2011

China: 2000 (?) - November 13, 2011


Sep 22 2011

Our Summer

My oh my oh my. We haven’t posted in a long time, have we?

Not much to post really. Just lounging around, sleeping, eating, sniffing, exploring the field, chewing sticks, barking when the door’s opened.

Huh. I’m actually a pretty busy pooch, aren’t I?

China Lounging

China Lounging

China Sun Bathing

China Sun Bathing

Regal Pooch

Regal Pooch

And then there’s Zoe. She keeps busy, but I don’t think she’s all that productive.

Zoe's Bed

Zoe's Bed

May 19 2011

I’m back, baby!

Some of you may have noticed that my blog ‘disappeared’ for a while. Actually, it broke and Mom finally just got it fixed. Yay for Dreamhost automatic updates!

Spring finally showed up and I am one happy pooch.

Now, if it would only stop raining.

China in the Green Grass

China in the Green Grass

Apr 15 2011

Spring’s Almost Here

Spring Breezes

Spring Breezes

Feb 15 2011

Happy…wait, I’m late, aren’t I?

Hi! People tell me a new year has started but I don’t care. This is when I’m my least happiest. I mean, look at this:

Hip Deep

And it’s about twice as deep as that now and frozen over. The only place I really have to run is in the driveway and even that’s like a frozen pond. It’s just no fun. Even when it’s sunny I don’t like being outside right now.

So I’m spending my time inside on the couch, dreaming of Spring when Mom starts digging around int he dirt and cursing at that grass she calls weeds. I can’t wait to just lay around in the sun, soaking up the rays and sniffing the fresh air.


Oct 31 2010

Don’t like gourds

It’s that day again – the day when all the big, round gourds make faces at me – and this year they’re extra spooky.

Mills Boneyard, 2010

Mills Boneyard, 2010

Mills Boneyard, 2010

Mills Boneyard, 2010

Oct 08 2010

Just Us

Fuzzy Dog

Yes, I'm fuzzy, why do you ask?

Nom Nom Nom

Mmm, tomatoey

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