Loves to drink light coffee. She dips her paw into unattended mugs, licks it dry. In fact a scientific experiment, presented at a fifth grade poster session, once proved that she likes to drink coffee with half-and-half more than coffee alone or half-and-half alone. Now at the advanced age of 16, she's still a good mouser.
Joni Mitchell the Dog was born in September 2013 in a village in northern Israel. A greyhound-pinscher mix, Joni has stilt legs that cause her to resemble a deer. She loves wrestling with pals in the park, licking the faces of anyone who lets her, chasing flies and bathing in patches of sunlight. She hates long walks on the beach because she's afraid of water.
Brooklyn joined the ICN team in August 2015 as a rescue puppy. She is deeply concerned about the impact climate change will have on her favorite foods. She requests that global treaties include a provision for protecting peanut butter. She also lives in a flood zone, so please work on that sea level rise thing too.
Dippler, my former cat, was a lovable demon who ate everything in sight and flushed the toilet for fun, thus granting me unique bragging rights. He also dragged me into a snowdrift when I tried to walk him on a leash. RIP crazy feline, my next cat will have a lot to live up to.
Eleanor Roosevelt came to our household on May 3, 2015 at 10 weeks old from the good folks at Mid Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue. She was born on Presidents Day, Feb. 22, because her mom, the remarkable and mysterious Frenchy, was already pregnant when she arrived at the rescue group. Hence Eleanor's executive branch name. Ellie, as she is now known, was the only female in a litter of 10, which explains her bare knuckled ways at the dog park. When she is not chewing on some other dog's scruff or homing in on neighborhood varmints, she is sleeping on a couch, trying to find something she can surreptitiously chew to bits, doing doggie parkour off the furniture or licking someone's face.