Our Pets

Disney and Riley

Disney (the brunette) and Riley share their home with Heather Weidner and her husband. These crazy Jack Russell Terriers enjoy playing ball, long walks, and snuggling on the couch. Disney bosses her brother around every chance she gets, and Riley protects the property from moles, squirrels, rabbits, and joggers. The pair of Jacks have two speeds: full throttle and snoozing.

Jingle Goffman

Jingle Goffman is a proud bagel. His head and personality are beagle; his body is all basset hound. At least that what his mama guesses based on his appearance. He was found trotting down the mean streets of Fairfax County, Virginia, in 2013 at the probable age of three. Jingle has kept mum on his early years, but his mama thinks he must have lived with someone before then since he came trained and neutured--which doesn't often occur naturally in the wild. Jingle loves pulling the stuffing out of squeaky toys, running around the yard, and cuddling with Mama. He is the namesake behind Jinglecon, an online mystery convention with a focus on animals that runs annually during the Bouchercon mystery convention for folks who can't attend the real con. Even though his mama plans to go to Bouchercon this year, Jingle plans to still run the online convention. He hopes to see you there.

Morris and Olive

Morris and Olive live with Maggie and Glen King. Morris is a handsome orange and white Manx with a cute little tail who loves to cuddle and curl up in our laps. Olive is a glam and big-pawed Norwegian Forest cat with a hunting prowess that would have made the goddess Diana proud.

Morris has a maternal side and frequently grooms Olive. She loves the pampering and occasionally reciprocates. But, alas, Olive is a taker, not a giver.

Both are very sweet and charming. They use their charm to get frequent treats.


Gibbs Sheluk

Gibbs reporting in. I was named after Leroy Jethro Gibbs on the TV show NCIS. I was born on October 21, 2015, which was “Back to the Future” day. My breeder, Maplelane Golden Retrievers in Alliston, Ontario, Canada, asked all the human parents to give the dogs in the Annie x Molson litter a Canadian Kennel Club name with a Back to the Future theme. Judy and Mike called me Maplelane’s The Power of Love (that was the movie’s theme song). What can I say? Gibbs is so much more sensible, although I do believe in the power of love, don’t you?

Most of the time, I live in Alliston, which is a small town about an hour northwest of Toronto, but sometimes I live at our camp on Lake Superior, near Sault Ste. Marie. I love swimming, even when the water is very cold. Sometimes we will see a black bear or two and I’ve been told not to try and play with them.

My favorite things to do besides swimming are going for long walks, sleeping under Judy’s desk while she writes, and lying by her feet while she reads. So far, she hasn’t included me in any of her stories, but I’m working on her.

Be sure to stop by Judy’s Facebook author page every Wednesday, where Judy posts a new WEDNESDAY WAGGLES photo of me.

Semper Fi!

Cho and Narai

Blue Crush, Onyx, Sierra Sequel, and Pocket Change

Mulligan and Slater

Tucker and Midnight Mia

Tucker is officially O'Morns Trouble on the Line at Ivy Lea but that's quite a mouthful for a wild, woolly young Irisher, like Tuck.  Irisher, you say?  Yep.  Tuck is an Irish Water Spaniel, quite the rare beast.  He's a curly-coated brown trickster, with big gold-coin eyes and a bright, mischievous personality.  Tuck is not-quite 2 years old, and is the 4-legged clown of the household.

 Midnight Mia is our black Labrador Retriever.  She's a happy, delightful and very typical black Lab - which means never leave your plate unattended, or a package of buns too close to the edge of the counter!  Mia is 11 and still acting like a puppy rather than a staid old gal.