Meet Leia, our gaurd dog...
We rescued Leia from a local animal shelter when she was just a pup in need of a good home. We had an incident that prompted me to get a guard dog so I picked the most vicious looking lab/Shepard mix pup i could find, boy was I wrong...
It soon became clear the this pup hated men with a passion (Good for guarding, not for family cook outs) so to mellow her out we enlisted her in a dog training course through the local branch of 4-H. She learned a lot but was still extremely hyper.
In January 2015 Leia was hit by a careless driver. I found her, when I got home from work, in our back yard where she had somehow managed to crawl back to her little dog house.
She had two broken legs, facial damage, bruised back legs and a heavily bruised rib cage. We weren't sure she was going to make it through the night.
These injuries led to her first surgery where every attempt was made to save all of her limbs, but in the end the damage to her right leg was just too great and had to be amputated.
I wont bother mentioning how much all of this cost...
After the Amputation Leia immediately felt better. With the pain of her damaged limb gone her other leg could heal completely and her entire mood changed. Romeow stayed by her side through the whole ordeal.
After all of this, Leia kicked her opiod addiction and returned to competition, where she won many awards and is now retired on a farm in Florida. She hopes more young pups will follow in her paw steps and become strong independent women in the face of adversity. Life is like a box of dog treats.
Romeow came to live with us a year before Leia. This makes him the OG of the animal kingdom residents.
He is a part time wizard and a full time pacifist. He studied under the third order of Merlin (Second class) and received his doctorate in alchemy from Hogwarts University.
After successfully completing his education he began a quest for world domination. Some say that this terribly violent time in his life is what led him to fully embrace pacifism. It is rumored that he is the one who advised Bill Gates to create Microsoft and Steve Jobs to create apple. Both of which have strong ties to alchemy and the branch of Illuminattus that Romeow presided over at one time.
Since renouncing his past he has lived peacefully within the walls of the secluded studio. Only showing himself publicly to eat and battle his nemesis Meowxwell.
While he admits that it is tough being a black cat in the bible belt, he has vowed to do whatever it takes to help his people overcome.
Meowxwell was rescued from an active methlab as a kitten. Because of this he now tends to eat every scrap of food that he can.
As his weight increased his self image decreased, pushing him into a downward spiral of drug abuse and bullying. If you've watched any YouTube videos in the last 5 years you've seen his negative words in the comment sections of other cat videos.
When he came to live at the studio his bullying continued until Romeow fought back with a two hour stretch of intense laser dot treatment. This began the fued that would eventually come to be known as "Purrmageddon".
The battle rages on today as Meowxwell instigates at every turn and Romeow uses his pacifisim to block the negativity while trying to regulate in a peaceful manner.
This usually ends up with Meowxwell being taken hostage, until his step mom can pay his ransom, or with Meowxwell being put into an extremely slow moving, complicated death trap as Romeow leaves and assumes that it all went to plan.
Between them this battle has cost the family over $2 million dollars and countless hours of sleep lost.