Transitions-Oakville, Burlington and Mississauga Real Estate Blog: I May Not Have Any Grandchildren Yet, But.......

Real Estate blog about property, home buying and selling, life in Burlington, Oakville and Mississauga Regions of Ontario, Canada.

I May Not Have Any Grandchildren Yet, But.......

 

Nanuk and Pika

I have a lovely Grand-cat named Nanuk and beautiful Grand-dog named Pika. They are David's (my oldest son) and Angie's family and are the best of friends.
They live in Kelowna, BC so I don't get to see them much.  When we were there this past September, Nanuk and Pika were always getting into some kind of mischief together, especially when they were home alone.

Left to their own devices, Nanuk, with the dexterity her paws offer, would open doors and cupboards and get out paper towels or toilet paper for Pika to unravel and shred all through the house.
This was a habit of theirs. Every time we would come home, it would be to a floating sea of white tissue everywhere.   ((-;
Other than that, they are very well behaved.

 




There You ARE!  I've Been Waiting For You!!!
Let's Get to Know One-Another:

Comment balloon 35 commentsJo-Anne Smith • May 12 2010 08:56PM

Comments

Jo, pets are so wonderful and help us relieve stress. Our Golden Retriever "GiGi" is amazing in how she seems to know we are not well. When we are sick she lays almost on top of us and you can feel the healing energy. She is such a treasure to us. Beautiful photo and those pet help your children immensly!

Posted by Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties (The Address Realty) over 9 years ago

They look like good friends.  I have a new kitten that has learned how to shut the older cat into the utility room.  She is quite methodical in her plan. When I go to let the older cat out he just gives me the look as if to say "why?"

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 9 years ago

Jo, Pika is a great looking dog.  I'm not so much of a cat person, but I do love dogs. 

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) over 9 years ago

They are absolutely gorgeous and I love hearing stories about how animals "work" together. So funny! Thanks for sharing, Jo.

Posted by Not In Real Estate Any Longer over 9 years ago

Jo - whenever I see a dog and a cat working or playing together I think of the diversities in the human race ..... we could all learn a lesson from this

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Hi Jo-Anne ~ They are so sweet together! What a wonderful photo.

Liz

Posted by Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor (RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA) over 9 years ago

Hi Jo,

Nice photo, they actually look pretty content. What kind of dog is Pika?

Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) over 9 years ago

Jo they are absolutely adorable! How lovely it is that they curl up together!

Posted by Sasha Dear (Sasha Dear Real Estate Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Nice photo and nice companions.  Pika is a really pretty dog.  I LOVE dogs and have a new Golden Retriever puppy. 

Posted by Vicki Pedersen, Providing Exceptional Real Estate Service (Pedersen Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Hi Jo, Such a sweet and innocent photo. Make that tissue party with Charmin and you might have a winning ad for them. I do recall that tissue companies want to see their tissue be used everywhere and these two would eagerly accommodate ( taken literally of course).

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) over 9 years ago

Jo,

I have a roll of "Kleenex" in my office. My cats are attracted to it like a magnet and they shred it. It's a cat thing I guess.

Posted by Terry Chenier (Homelife Glenayre Realty) over 9 years ago

Those two little cuties can't possibly be as mischievous as you make them out to be. Usually grandmothers are much better than that. LOL

Posted by Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer (Russel Ray) over 9 years ago

Jo,

There are times when I would like my cats and dogs to be living with someone else.

And, you're right, fur is everywhere!

 

Brian

Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 9 years ago

Awwww...love the photo and that sounds like someting my simba does....we had to move the catfood into a closet b/c he knows how to open drawers, cabinets.  My mother in law (and mom too) are in the same situation as you.....no grandkids from us, just 3 cats :=-)

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 9 years ago

Jeanean,

It's amazing how intuitive pets are....your retriever sounds very loving and certainly is an integral part of your family. I'm so glad you and David have her in your lives.

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Cindy,

It sounds like your new kitten intends on becoming the Queen of the household. ((-;

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Nick,

Pika is a great dog.....she's very similar to a Siberian Husky I had as a teenager.

I prefer dogs to cats too.....although some cats are real treasures.

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Pam,

It's amazing, isn't it? I guess they learn through trial and error and once they see that their combined efforts are paying off, they continue with the behaviours. Very smart!

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Kathy,

So true. Reminds me of those email pictures that go around where a crow becomes best friends with a cat and so on...

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

hi Lynda,

She's an Alaskan Malamute ....she's just a pup in this photo; she's quite a bit bigger now.

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

hi Sasha,

I think Pika likes the curling up part better than Nanuk does....cats are generally not pack animals like dogs.

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Vicki,

Your new puppy must be adorable. What did you name her/him?

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

lol, William....perhaps Dave and Angie could hide a camera and video-tape their antics using Charmin or Royale tissues....

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Terry,

Perhaps they're 'nesting'....cats seem to enjoy making a pile of fluffy stuff to lay in.

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Russel,

No, of course they never get up to mischief...they're perfect angels.  ((-;

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Brian,

I didn't mention the fur, however you're right...have pets, have fur! How many cats and dogs do you have?

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Kristin,

I'm sure the Grandmothers love their little 'grandcats'...and spoil them too.

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Love the picture!  They look so innocent. :)  Hard to believe they're capable of the mischief you describe.

Posted by Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home! (Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Jo, This is such a great photo!! Nanuk and Pika are so cute and I love the little story about their personalities :)  Also great names!!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 9 years ago

Lola,

They are innocent and adorable....I wouldn't believe it either until I saw it with my own two eyes. ((-;

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Carole,

Pika's full name is Pikata whichis Inuit for 'companion'.  How are your dogs doing?

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Jo, I just read your last comment about the meaning of Pikata...pretty cool, I like learning things like that.

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) over 9 years ago

Hi Jo,

They are so cute, the dog is beautiful!! Their names are really neat names too... Grandma!! I tried to leave you a comment a couple of weeks ago and kept getting an error message. Anyway I am in Seoul Korea right now heading to Beijing China in just over a week! For a week then back to Seoul for a few more days before I head home at the end of the month. My daughter is at work right now so I thought I would pop on and say HI and do some reading. I have a post of Carole's that I bookmarked so I could reread it and pick up some items while in China. Hope all is well with you. Any summer plans?

I may be out your way in the not too distant future. My daughter is moving to Toronto probably in the fall and my daughter that I am visiting right now is done the end of Oct and then going to travel until just before Christmas when she will come home and then she plans to move to Toronto too! So when I am there we will have to meet somewhere for a coffee or tea! Take care.

Posted by Trace Galle (Designs by Trace) over 9 years ago

Jo - when you do have grandchildren you will learn the truth behind the saying

"if I'd know grandchildren were so much fun I would have had them first"

Posted by Barrie Clulow (My Time Is My Own) over 9 years ago

Jo

What peaceful and pleasant looking examples of friendship. I hear the name "Nanuk" and I think of that old Frank Zappa song about "Dont eat the yellow snow"

Posted by Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD! (Coldwell Banker) over 9 years ago

This blog does not allow anonymous comments