Our Pets, Past and Present

I was going through some pictures on my computer recently and thought I’d post some pictures of our pets. Some of these dogs and cats belonged to our daughters, Becky and Tiffany. Most of these animals are gone now, but all were a big part of our family. Our pets are well taken care of and were all very spoiled. Out of all these animals, only two of the cats, Hershey and Nomi, are still with us today. When I pass away, and If I come back as a dog or a cat, I want to live in this house!

        Hershey                 Jewel in Minnesota             Mason & Hershey

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    Foxy and Thea                    Jewel Hiding                        Nomi

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Sammy,Jewel & Mason       Hershey & Mason       Jewel with a Friend

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Jewel was one of my favorite dogs, ever. She was a bit of a psycho, especially during a storm but she was very playful and a great Frisbee dog. Jewel loved the snow and couldn’t wait to jump right into the deepest snow drift she could find. I really miss Jewel. 

Nomi is a very old cat. I’m guessing fourteen or fifteen. She wouldn’t come near me until about a year ago. Now she waits on the bed for me to pet her almost every night. Nomi is still in very good health considering her age. Way better than my health!

Sammy was Becky’s dog for many years. She took great care of Sammy. While in Chicago, Becky would make Sammy wear booties so his feet didn’t get cold while walking him outside. How’s that for spoiled. Becky was and still is a Vet Tech. Her help with all the animals over the years has been a blessing.

Tiffany was the proud owner of Mason, the big Rottie. Mason was a very cool dog and didn’t have a mean bone in his body. Mason loved cuddling with Hershey and that was quite a site. 

As we write children’s books about Robby the Robin and his flock of feathery friends, we try to include our pets into the story line  So far Hershey is the villain Cat in the first book and Sammy the Dalmatian helps the birds by giving them some valuable advice. Both Nomi and Hershey are written into the third book. Hershey is still trying to catch those birds and Nomi has fun just watching Hershey fail, then laughing at him. 

I hope Jewel, Sammy, Prince, Foxy, Nomi, Hershey, Mason and Thea know we are thinking of them.


About D.C. Rush Books Family Values - Lessons for Life

Don and Cathy Rush, Authors and Publishers of D.C. Rush Books. We currently have six books, Robby's Quest for Seed, Robby's Quest: Ocean Bound, Robby's Quest: Return of the Cat, Robby's Quest: Thrills and Chills, Hershey Learns a Lesson, and Adventures of Sammy the Dalmatian and Friends, available on eBook, Paperback and Audio Book. Visit our website at www.dcrushbooks.com
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5 Responses to Our Pets, Past and Present

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  2. Tiffany says:

    Love it… Love our animals past and present..

  3. I’m sure the other animals haven’t gone far and know you’re thinking of them. It’s funny how having animals affects our writing. In all three of my books Oscar the cat features because of his varied methods of trying to get me up in a morning if he wanted something.Oscar had his own blog until he passed away at 18 last September.He ha a bigger following than me.
    http://lorddavidspage.weebly.com Oscar’s Blog though some of his exploits did go on the Barsetshire Diaries blog too.If you’re interested.

    • dcrushbooks says:

      We feature our reals cats, Nomi and Hershey, in our books. Hershey makes a great villain, always trying to catch one of the little Sparrows. Nomi just laughs at Hershey when he comes away empty-handed, every time.

  4. Janice Spina says:

    That is nice that you shared pictures of all your animals. Animal lovers out there will love that. I like the idea that you used your pets in your stories. It shows greater depth and caring in the characters’ personalities because you loved your pets. Nice job Don & Cathy!

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