This is our cat. Her name is “Hunter’s Niece”. She is probably really Hunter’s cousin or a half-sibling. Whatever. Hunter was a way cooler and smarter cat, except she got run over by a car one night. Hunter’s Niece is kind of dopey, but she hasn’t gotten run over yet. And she hasn’t crapped the kitchen floor in a few weeks. So that’s good.
This is Oliver, our “dog”. He’s a Jack Russell terrier(ist). I’m told that these kinds of dogs need to have jobs. His main job is to control (or “manage”) the rodent population to whatever extent he’s able. So far in his two years plus of employment he has dispatched 3 rodents- a chipmunk, a field mouse, and what was either a very big grey mouse or a very little rat. His daily task is to “monitor” chipmunk movement along the stone wall from his post at the picture window.
His secondary self-directed job is to torment the cat pictured above.
The rest of his employment is questionable as to its purpose. He has several rawhide bones and tennis balls in various states of chewed-up-ness that he has cached in undisclosed locations mostly indoors. We think that he may have hidden some objects outside as well but we have not ascertained location on these.