Friday, November 30, 2012

Axle is a Wimp

Yes, you read that right. Axle is built - with muscles, that is. He's strong and fast and smart. Every dog has their fears, though, and Axle is certainly not without his. After a friend of mine told me about her dog being afraid of sombreros, I had to make a list of irrational Axle fears.

1. Plastic Bags - I don't know how it started, but Axle is terrified of them, to the point that I place one near guests that don't wish for him to give them tons of Axle lovin'. He's also scared of long, flow-y skirts.

2. Tractors - The bigger, the scarier.

3. The cats' electric mouse.

4. Medical Equipment - Especially stethoscopes.

                                                         6. Lightning

I hope that, if anyone ever breaks into our home, they don't read this. I really don't know what kind of protection Axle would offer if the robber showed up with a long, flowing skirt with a stethoscope around their neck, plastic bags on their hands, and riding on a tractor!

What is your dog afraid of?

Monday, November 12, 2012


It's hard to believe the year has passed by so fast, but, sure enough, Thanksgiving is upon us. In the tradition of Thanksgiving, we here at Oh My Pibbles! would like to share things we are thankful for, and welcome you to comment below on what YOU are thankful for.

There are many things that I could be thankful for - good health, a house, food on the table - but what I am most thankful for is the peace in our household. There may still be strife in the world, but, in our home, cats and dogs play and sleep together. Our cats are siblings and have never been apart, so, in many ways, it's not too surprising that they get along fabulously.

Considering the trauma Axle has been through with Otto and later Spudet, it's definitely something to be thankful for that we have Remi. Axle and Remi are like two peas in a pod - something that Axle had in common with Remi's predecessors, except that Remi reciprocates Axle's affections. The two of them get along great with the cats.

So when anyone asks what I'm thankful for, I am thankful for a peaceful household in which four four-legged and two two-legged individuals not only coexist, but love each other dearly. <3 Happy Thanksgiving to all from the Oh My Pibbles! family. :)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

re(fur)bished photography

re(fur)bished photography is an animal-focused photo project that mainly centers around shelter or otherwise "recycled" pets. We try to showcase each animal's individual personality in a photo (or two...or three!).

We believe in positively portraying shelter animals, and do not condone terminology such as "death row," "urgent - dies tomorrow," etc. We also believe that humane societies have already, in a sense, "rescued" these animals. Humane societies often "save" animals from neglectful homes and/or abusive situations, then work with the animals to adopt them out if possible. We do not condone bashing animal control officers, humane societies, shelter staff, or anyone else involved in the humane care of homeless animals.

You can view a sampling of the project below (some of these are up for adoption!). The animals are located at the Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society (