Friday, August 5, 2016

NOMS Day

Back in 2007, the Cat Realm created Not of My Species (NOMS) Day.  The goal was to feature furriends who weren't cats like the all of us in the Cat Blogosphere so we could "make the blogosphere an even better and bigger community and show everybody how we cross borders and have not patience fore prejudices, racism and intolerance towards others!"  Unfortunately, the Cat Realm hasn't blogged since last summer, but the ideas behind NOMS Day still remain today.  We thought we'd share other species in our lives today.

Bandit

Bandit

Many of you have heard us talking about Bandit.  Bandit belongs to Grandma Faye and Grandpa Paul.  Bandit is the first pet Grandma Faye ever had.  He came to live with them about 8 years ago and has won over Grandma Faye.  Bandit is a Shih Tzu mix and weighs a solid 20 pounds.  Mom Paula usually puppy sits for Bandit when his humans go out of town because he doesn't do too well at the doggie hotel.  We've only met Bandit through our front door and aren't quite sure we'd allow him in our house, but Mom Paula thinks he's pretty special.

Sydney and Smokey

Sydney, Mom Paula, and Smokey

Sydney and Smokey belong to Mom Paula's sister, Dorenda.  Sydney is an Minature Australian Shepherd and Smokey is an  Australian Shepherd.  They are beautiful dogs who are very intelligent. They used to live in neighborhoods in the Northwest corner of South Carolina, but are now living on a 31-acre farm.  They love herding both humans and the animals on the farm.  We think you can see how much Mom Paula loves Smokey and Sydney.

Dalton

Zoey, Dalton, and Mom Paula

Dalton is a pony who lives on the farm owned by Mom Paula's sister and brother-in-law.  We don't know the history behind Dalton because he was rescued from a pasture with little to no human contact.  Dalton and the other pony Aunt Dorenda rescued are slowly adjusting to humans and will come to the fence to greet humans and take an apple from their hands.  Tracy (Mom Paula's brother-in-law) is working on physically touching the ponies and hopes to have a halter on them soon. They've come so far in the short two months they've been on the farm compared to what they looked like and how they acted when they were first rescued.  

The little girls in the photo with Mom Paula is her great niece, Zoey.  Zoey will be 4 years old in November and loves visiting the farm and being around the animals.  Zoey has a dog and a cat who live with her.

Goats and Ponies

Ponies and Goats

You can see both rescued ponies and two of the three goats who live on the farm.  The goats ate raisins from Mom Paula's hands when she visited this past weekend.  They were so funny and friendly.  There are also chickens on the farm.


NOMS Day



We've met many other species in our five years of blogging, especially through BlogPaws.  We think it's so important to get along with everyone, even if they are different from you.  Everyone is special in their own way and has a unique talent to share.  We know all the humans who are owned by the various species out there are blessed because these animals have touched their lives.

30 comments:

  1. OOOOooohh this is a terrific post! Well done knowing all those dogs (we admit to knowing none at all.... oops). and we love that you know a real HORSE!!!!

    We also think your blog looks lovely, and it is a delight to visit and see you three.

    Harvey and Marjorie
    Dash Kitten

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    1. Love from your favrit dawg.... #Finndawg! xox

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  2. Thanks for the heads up on NOMS... & just in time as it's 5pm on 8/5 here!!! Isagold will want to know about this!!!

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  3. A lot of the therapy dogs that help with my visits are super awesome! Maybe next year I'll share some photos of them.

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  4. Such a fun post!! Sydney and Smokey are so adorable!! My mom has a working Border Collie and he likes to herd humans too :D!

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  5. Lovely post ! It's nice to meet your NOMS friends ! Purrs

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  6. Your Aunt Dorenda has all kinds of animals. How cool is that?

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  7. Sweet! I forgot about NOMS day but there is one in my MeowOlympics posts.

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  8. NOMS - what a great idea! Loved meeting the other animals in Mom Paula's family. I love goats!

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  9. Those are some gorgeous friends you've got there!

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  10. Those are all wonderful looking critters!

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  11. My first time learning about NOMS! What a fun idea.

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  12. What a great day to celebrate diversity in the animal kingdom! All of the pets featured today are beautiful. Your great niece is precious too. ♥

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  13. Love your NOMS! Especially the goat and pony!!! I soooo want one of each of those.

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  14. It is nice to meet your NOMS. Me and Eric had two NOMS, Gerald the goat and Eric square dog. Neither of them blog any more.

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  15. Great post, nice to meet your friends that are NOMS :)

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  16. Nice menagerie of animals there! Mr. N loves horses... too much.

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  17. Sydney, Smokey and Bandit are all beautiful and fluffy just like Brûlée and Truffle!

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  18. Great pics and it looks like you had so much fun!

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  19. Wonderful pics and it looks like you had amazing time :)

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  20. That is a lovely extended NOMS family you have there!

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  21. How fun to read about your furry family! Paws up to Dorenda and her husband for rescuing the ponies.

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  22. What a wonderful group of NOMS! It sure looks like dogs love Mom Paula too! Even though I blog mostly about dogs, I love featuring cats and other animals occasionally.

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  23. WOW that is a Noah's Ark of animals you have there. SO adorable, all of them.

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  24. Aw this is so sweet! Love the idea of NOMS :) Lovely photos!

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  25. It is great meeting all of your non-feline friends, ladies! They are a great looking group. :) Maybe next year I will pay more attention to the calendar and join in the hop. This is a wonderful idea!
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  26. Oh, we really liked this post, Miss Paula, and meeting all your noms. We love love your message of everyone getting along.

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