Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Animal Kingdom

So it's no secret that I love animals (minus birds, ew).

We have these two laydeez at the Bungalow.

Belly Fat (she's actually lost half a pound! that's a lot for a little critter) | Abby Chat

And this not so little guy is Le Dude. His real name is Beck, but he is partial to being called Le Dude, The Dude, Duder, Duderino, and Perro Estupido.

Le Dude was/is Andy's dog. We found out I was allergic to him last year, so he lives with his brother now. I still risk hives every time I see him because I can't resist petting his giant belly and his rabbit fur soft ears. He also only has three usable legs. One of his elbows doesn't work right, so he hops around on his other three. He is a very special dog. 

Andy's parents also have two pugs, Charlie and Lucy. They are a pug kind of family.

Andy's nephew Tucker with Lucy | Charlie dog is the definition of special

My parents have this critter, Miss Chloe. She is a yorkie/maltese mix and probably the smartest dog I have ever met.


Looking at that picture just makes me want to cuddle her for the rest of the day.

And then, over the past few years, these animal encounters have happened:

I met a giraffe.

We went behind the scenes of the aquarium at the Omaha Zoo and hung out with a sea turtle, some sharks and a stingray, and some jellyfish.

Memphis found a frog and named it "Bill Lang" (Andy's dad's name)

Just your typical Lang family Christmas party.

If I had my way, I would own a zoo full of animals. Andy said I'm not allowed to get any more pets. I can replace ones that I already own, but I'm not allowed to add to the number of furry critters in my house. Like I would replace one of my cats, psh.

21 comments:

Lindsay said...

Jeremy won't allow me to get any more pets either. Of course, we already have two dogs and two cats. We are a dachshund family. We have two, brother-in-law and sister-in-law have two and mother-in-law and father-in-law have four!

Alissa said...

I would like to steal Miss Chole. She is freaking adorable.

I have always wanted a dog, but with my job, it wouldn't be fair. I wouldn't want to have it locked up all day while I was gone. I just stick my cats outside before I go to work. That way they have fun AND they don't poop on my floor while I'm gone ...win/win.

Natalie Janney said...

You should not meet Cotton. He'll make you want to throw a temper tantrum to get a puppy.

Jamie said...

Animals are the bestest. If I had my way, I'd probably be a crazy dog lady...with 15 dogs.

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

Those pictures with the lizards and snakes give me the heeby jeebies....

Makaila said...

omg, I would run screaming from those reptiles!

Ashley Taylor said...

Oh animals, how I heart you so. I think we would have a good time at the zoo together.

Girlslovefriedpickles said...

I wish I lived close so I could volunteer to animal sit for anyone of these beautiful creatures.

Tiffany Golota said...

I want a Miss Chloe. I do not in fact want a pug. They scare me. Did you have zoo animals come to a christmas party? What a great idea!

Nicholl vincent said...

so cute! love the cats!

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Tami said...

I LOVE animals. Love the names of your cats. :) Cute.

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disqus hatesme said...

"perro estupido" is chris' new name. i love it.

Krista @ Crescendo said...

hahahaha! I love the action shots with belly and abby's meows. Where did all of those lizards come from? Is that really their christmas party? that is crazy!

Shannon said...

Andy's cousin works for a division of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom that brings animals to schools nationwide. He was on his way back to Omaha for the holidays, and had all of those animals with him!

Shannon said...

They are sweet, sweet dogs but so incredibly stubborn. Andy's cousin brought the animals, he works for a company that brings animals to schools for kids.

Shannon said...

You better believe it.

Shannon said...

I cannot imagine a worse temper tantrum than the one I already threw.

Shannon said...

I wanted a dog, but I had the same reasoning as you, I was never home. So that's where los chats came in. And the Chloe dog is the sweetest animal you will ever meet. I haven't seen her in a week and I'm going through withdrawals.

Shannon said...

I love those little wiener dogs! Andy's old roommate has one, it's name is Peter Dragon.

Sara Strand said...

I still hold out for a goat. Matt says no and I say he's stupid because he'd probably wouldn't have to mow the yard much? I mean, goats eat grass... right?

Did I tell you I'm getting a third kitty? I guilted Matt into it and so Lola will be joining us as soon as she can be away from her whore mother. I wanted to call her Stella but Matt said no because I would sound like an asshole screaming "STELLA!" all of the time. Whatever. It'd be awesome.

Samantha Bayer said...

Ah, how sweet it is to have an animal family! I don't know what I would do if I was allergic :/.... And how ironic I posted about my sweet little Stella yesterday :) Great minds think alike!ha