Pet of the Month: Bart! Ravenna Animal Hospital’s June Pet of the Month is Bart, belonging to client service representative, Annie! Here’s what Bart’s mom has to say about him… Breed: Domestic Shorthair Species: Feline Age: 4 Favorite toy: Hair ties. Favorite activity: Cuddling. Favorite treat: He’s weird…He doesn’t like treats, only dry food! Favorite spot in your home: Next to me on the bed. Bart’s whole first name is “Bartholomew Jay Simpson” and his middle name is “Toothless” after How to Train your Dragon.
Pet of the Month: CHARLEY!! Hi, My name is Charley, I’m a 12+ year-old Mini Schnauzer. I spent the first 5 years of my life “on the road” touring the USA and Canada with my folks in a big motor home. It seems most people who live the “full-time” RV lifestyle love the pups so I had plenty of friends while on this adventure. I’m enjoying my “senior” years in a condo at Green Lake. Perhaps you’ve seen me riding around in my converted baby stroller, some folks think I’m being lazy but I’m not. My back legs give me trouble these days so if my folks go for a long walk I get to enjoy the outdoors while riding; just so you know I love, love, love my stroller and I get really excited when it’s brought out. Speaking of love, I love stopping by the Green Lake Animal Hospital. Those folks are grand! They have treats that fit into my special diet and always seem happy to see me. If you see me in my stroller please know I’m having a great time – sometimes you might hear me giving a ‘shout-out’ to anyone who will listen.
Benny!!! Benny in Action! Breed: Lab/Cattle Dog Species: Canine Age: 5 Favorite toy: $5 Chuck-it balls Favorite activity: Agility classes and competitions/running/hiking Favorite treat: Anything really smelly Favorite spot in your home: Dog bed above the radiator How I met Benny in Mexico: I’ve traveled to many third world countries and have met many, many third world dogs that I could’ve brought home. But none quite like little Benny (Camilo when I met him). I was on a yoga retreat in Yelapa, Mx in 2011. Yelapa is a 45 minute boat ride from the civilization of Puerto Vallarta. There are no cars, only an occasional ATV. My yoga group was on a short hike up to a waterfall when I noticed a cute, mangy little fella with cute ears and expressive eye brows following us. He stuck with us as we traversed our way up through the village to the waterfalls. I looked down and thought, ‘well, if he’s gonna be with us, maybe I should name him’. He looked like a Benny. Benny stuck with us throughout, greeting all as we passed by. His personality and mangy look were so endearing, by the time we’d reached the falls, I’d fallen in like. The next day was spent looking for him. I wanted to make sure he was safe. He’d had a collar, so I knew he belonged to someone. His collar had a chewed-through electrical cord attached, which told me someone was trying to keep him at bay, but was unsuccessful. That night I woke up at 1 am and was worried about him, so went looking for him. A security guard asked me what I was doing, and I told him, ‘buscando un perro’. (Looking for a dog). He must’ve thought I was loca. He told me to […]
“Sasha” Fritz belongs to Customer Service Representative, Brandon. Sasha is a 1 year old Lab mix and she is supposedly a dog – although she also has characteristics of a cat, bear and a human. Her favorite toy is whichever one she is currently destroying or a good squeaker. Her favorite activities are destroying the strongest toys, going to dog parks and going for long runs with us. Her favorite treat is cooked chicken and her favorite spot is on the couch with her pillow. Sasha is a lovable mutt that Kathryn and Brandon rescued from the NOAH shelter in Stanwood at 8 weeks old. She has an abiding belief that all people were put on this planet to pet her. She also love to go to work with Brandon.
Elvis Kitty is owned by the Nelson Family. Elvis is a beautiful ten year old Persian kitty. He loves to chase the laser light and he enjoys playing dress up. He loves treats of any kind. His favorite spot in the house is his bed in the TV Room. Elvis recently won “Mr. Personality” in the Purrfect Pals Average Joe Cat Show and it’s easy to see why in these photos.
both owned by Customer Service Representative, Jamesy Beaulieu. “Quinn is my 7 and a half year old brindle and white, Boston Terrier mix. I adopted him from a breeder in Ravensdale, WA, whose female Boston Terrier got out while she was in heat. Quinn and his 5 brothers were born shortly thereafter! It can be tricky for him to warm up to people but once he has, he loves you to death and will smother you with kisses and leaps. He loves any toy he can de-stuff and/or de-squeak. He absolutely loves bubbles too. It is quite hilarious to watch him go after them. He’s a power chewer and loves his CET chews. He eats his meals out of project toys; he is super focused and very food motivated. He loves learning new tricks. Though from a teachers perspective I found teaching him “roll over” to be the most entertaining. He gets so excited to do it that sometimes he sit and just spins on his butt instead of laying down. He is always a laugh. His housemate and best non-human friend is Aha! who’s named after the 1980’s band. He is a beautiful 4 year old green eyed, Tuxedo – domestic shorthair. I adopted him from a litter born at the Ravenna Animal Hospital. I met his mama Gladys before the litter was born and really got to watch him grow up.
Employee: Kelly, Client Service Representative Pet’s Name: Baby Age: 11 Breed: Domestic Shorthair Favorite Toy: Fling-ama-string (Baby recommends it for all cats!) Favorite Treat: My Little Lion: Lick’n Chicken Favorite Activity: Crying for attention Favorite spot in your home: Any sunny window Interesting Behavior/Special trick: If you pat your chest, he will jump up on you to be petted. Sometimes he does it whether you’re ready or not! Kelly and Baby’s story: Our cat came from a woman who rescued him as a kitten from an dog attack. The story is that he ended up with a punctured lung, some minor injuries, and a vertical slice of his ear missing. The missing ear piece is the only obvious sign of his trauma, these days. My sister’s roommate adopted the little kitten and together they named him “Baby” because of his penchant to cry for attention all the time. When my sister’s roommate moved away, he told her “Baby loves you more” and left his cat behind. When my sister and I combined households, I gained a cat. Unfortunately, the cat also gained my dogs in the process, much to his disappointment. Over the years, Baby has become part of the family. He still growls and hisses and runs from the biggest dog, but less than he used to. He’s much more tolerant of the two Chihuahuas, although they boss him around. He’s not a hunter and seems more amused by our parakeet than interested in eating him. He has a healthy fear of our Conure. He knows to “jump up” into our arms and loves being patted the same way you burp a baby. Baby still lives up to his name and cries for attention all the time, although at 11 years old he’s starting to sleep more and cry […]
Their Mom shares there story: While on vacation on Mexico with good friends, we found Lupe starving on the street. Our friends brought her home, took amazing care of her, and then we discovered she was pregnant! Our friends kept a puppy, placed the other one in an excellent home, and Lupe came to live with us! We all see each other at least weekly, so Lupe and her babies still frolic, and she gets along great with our older dog, Luke. I found Luke nine years ago at the Seattle Humane Society shelter. He’d already had a few homes, and was a loving, sweet handful who chewed everything in sight, had horrible separation anxiety, and major digestive problems (IBD). We worked through it all and he has given us so much love and joy… He always looks so serious, but he’s a total playful goofball, about to turn ten, and doing great.
Puppet belongs to our wonderful client, Tammy. Puppet is a four month old female Jack Russel Terrier. Her favorite toys are a squeaky rubber sheep and a fat bunny. Her favorite activities include walking at the park and playing with other dogs as well as practicing her tricks. Her favorite treats are her bully sticks and salmon treats from Mud Bay. She loves to spend time on the sofa and in front of the fireplace. She also loves to meet new people and go to puppy play sessions at K9 Fun Zone in Fremont. She is a snuggler and loves to be under the blankets, and she has learned to cover herself up when she goes to sleep. She knows a lot of tricks already and can: Come, Sit, Lie Down, Roll Over (Sometimes!), Speak, and Shake Hands. She is still learning to: Bow, Walk Backwards and Sit up Pretty on her Back Legs.
Owned by Melissa, Client Service Representative. Breed: Australian Cattle dog mix Species: Canine Age: 7 Favorite toy: Kong Favorite activity: Rainy day walks at Seward Park Favorite treat: A crunchy carrot Favorite spot in our home: his couch, his bed, our bed, the other couch, a sunny spot in the yard….this dog loves comfort! About Odie: Odie came to us as a two year old dog being rehomed for the fourth time. We were told he was destructive, unfriendly to other dogs, and had serious separation anxiety. We were prepared to deal with these issues, but it was clear early on that what he needed was regular exercise and a dependable routine at home. He rarely displays the wild side we were warned against.