Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Manis Menagerie

Definition of MENAGERIE:
a : a place where animals are kept and trained especially for exhibition
b : a collection of wild or foreign animals kept especially for exhibition
Origin of MENAGERIE:
French ménagerie, from Middle French, management of a household or farm, from menage
First Known Use: 1676 
{from Merriam-Webster}

Wikipedia: A menagerie is a form of keeping common and exotic animals in captivity that preceded the modern zoological garden. The term was first used in seventeenth century France in reference to the management of household or domestic stock.


Well, we didn't purposefully add another animal to our family, it just happened. Red was found in the woods, barely able to walk and suffering from several infected bite wounds. We loaded him in the vehicle and took him to the vet.

He spent the night at the vet and after finding the owner, who decided to let us pay the bill and take care of and keep him, we brought him home where he now happily plays with Buddy, Ava, and Luna.

Sam is now indoors for good. We found out this morning that Red isn't cat-friendly.

And so, I am still otherwise occupied. I hope to return soon with news other than canine or feline related, lol!
If you'd like to read more about our pets, you may do so here: The Manis Menagerie.

Take care and God bless,


  1. Lana, Red is beautiful! And very fortunate to have found a forever home in the Manis Menagerie. And what a lovely menagerie it is!!!

  2. OMGoodness......your pups are beautiful. Red looks like he should be laying near a fireplace. I think he has some Irish Setter in him.


  3. Your pups are wonderful.I have 2 that I adore.