Dogs ~ and they are like our kids.
Malachi - pit bull - a thief and a crybaby. I take him to the pet store and he helps himself to the treats in the lower bins and then cries and hides behind me when a small puppy comes up to sniff him. The employees get such a kick out of him. We never planned to own a pit, but he was facing a short life as a bait dog. I brought him home and The Husband almost killed me. He's never shown one ounce of agressice nature towards our little dogs, even when nipped at by them. All he wants is to be hugged and loved on. His biggest problem is crawling up in your lap (he thinks he's small like the others) which creates a problem for those who are not expecting a 60lb. lap dog.
Honey - Rat Terrier - Took her in after a co-workers roomate strangled her when she wouldnt stop crying as a puppy.
Rocky - Chihuahua - Took him in. Ran away from Mississippi and found him here (Alabama). Owners abused him. Took a year before he would allow The Husband to touch him. Swingy things frightened him. He's stable and happy now.
Fats(female) & Mookie(male) - Chia Rats - Honey & Rocky's babies - Fats was born overweight, hence the name. She prefers big boned. She will only walk so far before insisting on being carried like a baby. Mookie is scared of christmas trees.
Zoe - yorkiepoo - Adopted from my little sister who had no business getting a dog. She left her in a cage for the first year of her life. She's got some serious mental issues which we work through everyday, but we love this little freak. She snaps at the pitbull but also plays with him constantly. It's a love/hate relationship with those two.
They are all house trained. They are VERY well taken care of. We love these guys and we just wanted to give them a better life; in doing so, they became a part of our family.