I had a hard time deciding how to introduce the animals, so I thought I'd start with the oldest, and go from there. So today's featured pets are Salem, our 'grandpa' kitty, and Jessie, our first dog.
Salem came from the first rescue I worked with (and had some pretty major issues with, but that's another post). He was turned over to them with a severely abscessed leg. He also had (and has) some eating issues that cause him to regurgitate a fair amount of the time. With his longer hair, he does need to be brushed here and there, but he's mostly pretty good at keeping clean and mat-free. He was also pretty obese, although he's trimmed down to a much better weight now. His personality tends towards very friendly and demanding of attention pretty regularly. He adores kissing and licking people, and also likes to groom the other cats quite a bit. His attitude towards the dogs is generally to ignore them, although he does act cranky sometimes and swat at them. He is currently the only animal we have whose age is in the double digits, and he has slowed down a bit of late.
So there they are, our oldest cat, and our first dog.