It's never been a dull moment in the Sidney/Connell household.
The back story needs to be told before anything else, because, it just does!
What started off with ONE cat - Shadow, soon turned into 1 cat, 1 dog - Lily. Eventually (probably the same year we moved in) I begrudgingly said yes to ANOTHER cat - Candy.
2 cats, 1 dog.
I could cope with that. But then... said cat got pregnant. There were no plans to keep any yet we ended up keeping ONE kitty - Sephora.
Yes, you've read correctly!
3 cats, 1 dog.
Are you keeping up?
Because, one day – I was minding my own business doing what normal people do on the internet... FACEBOOK 🤭 somehow I ended up seeing a post that a lady had just put up minutes before I saw it...
“ just born, will be ready in 8 to 12 weeks if anybody is interested in these little Balls of Furry cuteness! $200, long haired chihuahua X pappiPom"
It was instant LOVE. Yaknow, when you see something for the first time and you know that you just have to have it... Well , that was me with this puppy, he captured my attention straight away!
The lady selling him and his siblings told me they were selling fast and that I’d have to let her know if I wanted him ASAP!
But Kate said no.
Don’t worry, I didn’t listen yo! Hehe!
In fact, I used her Visa to pay the $200 that was required in order to be able to have him – only thing was... he wasn’t ready until he was 12 weeks. He was only 6wks at the time :/
I broke the news to Kate – not about the wait, but about using her visa and money to pay for a puppy I wasn’t allowed 🤭
that, we would need to drive an hour from our home to go and pick him up… hehehe😈
Got him at 8wks – Jirugi.
3 cats , 2 dogs.
FIVE fur babies! I mean, the more the merrier but! 🤭
Ask the landlord for permission, said no one ever. Oops hehe! But like ...there was uhh..no time for questions!
Somehow though – Candy disappeared. We’ve chosen to believe that she moved away with the neighbours when they left!
2 cats, 2 dogs.
It was quiet for a little bit, we kept to our 4 babies.
But that very quickly jumped back up to 3 cats & 2 dogs. Kate paid me back by bringing a kitty home that I had said no to keeping! – Harvest is his name.
Suddenly, we lost an OG squad member, Lily 😥😔 she was 15 but it was still so fucking heart breaking!
And there were; - 3 cats, 1 dog.
THEN on May 23rd a new little butterfly boy was born into this world.
TRUST ME when I say ;- I was not ok with getting another puppy!! BUT, we believe, Lily died so that we could save the New boy in town. (As well as Kate & Jirugi, cos those two didn’t cope well with Lily’s death. FOR REAL)
Which brings us to –
3 cats, 2 dogs (Maverick, New addition)
Now look... we gave it a year before anything else was brought home haha!! I mean, did you really think that would be it for us? MATE! YA DREAMIN’.
It actually wasn’t our fault this time! SERIOUS!
A friend of ours thought it would be a good idea to tag me on good old Facebook in a post that had been put up asking if anybody wanted a dog that needed to be re-homed.
3 cats, 3 dogs (Princess is welcomed into our crazy little squad)
NOW! Without further ado , meet the squad...
Our semi-wild boy. The only one that has ever worn and kept his collar on! He was born and found in an old wreck of a car. The only kitty left that nobody wanted.
Our Panther, SHADOW
Our big fat baby-little. She’s our bitch cat. VERY VERY unpredictable. She will suck you in and make you think you are safe and she is lovely and then she will strike and destroy 🤭
There is literally only one human she will not attack... ME!!! And I’m not even the one that feeds her haha!
Our baby-little, SEPHORA
He's our special boy. Our little Alsatian look alike. He is a sensitive soul but likes to be in charge. The strong little Protector of us and our home. His face and eyes are so expressive, it’s easy to get lost in them 😍. He’s weird and a social introvert just like his mama (ME).
His name means punch in Korean.
Our little wolf boy, JIRUGI
He's our cat who thinks he’s actually a dog. He is Mavericks best friend. He makes all of the streets dogs think that cats a very safe to be around...(they’ve learnt very quickly, they’re not safe haha). He is so daydreamy and dumb that it’s actually so so cute, but can you not be so friendly, we don’t want him to be food for something else!
He's our stinky-bum boy, HARVEST
Our little miracle boy. He came to us at a time where we were grieving and heartbroken over the loss of our Lily. He also came to us with a rare life-threatening sickness. But he’s cheeky and independent as fuck. He’s a tiny little guy with the biggest ears ever. He has selective hearing. And is too clever for his own good, he’s a know-all just like his human dad (Kate haha! It’s actually my fault the animals think that she is known as their dad haha)
Named after the pilot from the movie Top Gun.
Our beautiful Purebred Papillon, MAVERICK
And then we have our newest member to the squad –
She has such a beautiful little nature. & although we got her in a state that wasn't very nice, she's learning more and more every day that we love her so much. She needed us & we're so glad we're her humans now! She’s gentle & shy. Scared but loves, LOVE!
She fits right in with our little squad!
Our very own , PRINCESS
Now that you've met the squad, follow them over on The Gram (@2dykesandtheirfurs), right now!
It's their world & we just live in it!