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May 23rd, 2009
08:49 PM ET

Hectic in the newsroom - hairy at home

Since May is Be Kind to Animals Month (real funny, Michael Vick jailers!), the team figured we'd share some pictures of the furballs we're extra-kind to.

Writing is just Ed Parry's day job.
[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="BG Parry"]

At night, he's a professional House Vacuumer.
[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="LB, Ava, and Doodle Parry"]
Jim Guthrie may be our lead writer, but C+C are the leaders of his pack at home.
[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Barnabas and Sebastian Houston"]

And segment producer/co-blog diva Sonya Houston got a "two-fur-one" deal; B+S are brothers. (No relation to the Felines Guthrie, though.)
[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Charlotte and Casey Guthrie"]

Our AP Jason Reid (he of the 100% National Drivers Test) must be 7 feet tall...
So it was adorable to see his teeny little kitty Bella.
[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Kona Lovello"]

Looks CAN be deceiving. AP Dennis Lovello says, under those long droopy ears, Kona is one vicious Basset.
[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Bella Reid"]

And finally -
[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Schnell and Baron A"]

These are my beasts. As you might expect, I've got the safest (and loudest) house on the block!

Filed under: Kyra Phillips
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Anne Prevost

    Be kind to animals,month 🙂 I loooove it!

    Do not forget to SpayNeuter and SAVE ONE!!!

    If we all do our part,there will be, NO MORE,sad stories!

    May 23, 2009 at 11:50 pm |
  2. J. Genova

    Every year i sit and watch all the fanfare about different colleges graduations and the notable speakers at their commencements (and the controversy that surrounds them ie: Obama and N.D). all the news shows say what a good future they have or how it will be hard for them to find a good job in this economy, how they worked so hard, showing the grads moving out, blah blah blah. But one thing I have never heard on the news in my 61 years is anything about high school grads, except for an occasional bleep about an inner city school where a foundation donates money.

    The reason I bring this up is that it's a lot harder for a kid to stay in high school than it is for someone to stay in college these days. Even if they do graduate where are they going to work? " Do you want fries with that?"

    I graduated in 1967 and lucked out. I got a good job with the telephone company. I made pretty good money and was able to retire at age 47, with a fairly good pension and health care. Companies like that will only hire college grads now, won't give them the benefits
    I had, and will only keep them employed for as long as they need them.

    Part of "W's" legacy is that there are no good paying jobs left for blue collar workers of any age. It doesn't matter whether you're fresh out of high school or have been out of work for seven years since your employer shipped your job over seas. Thankfully Obama is trying to change that.

    So keep this in mind when you are all talking about your graduation, about how it was when you were looking for you first job or first appartment. Many of your viewers haven't had that experience due to lot lot of reasons such as not having the money for tuition or having to help support his or her family because one or more of the parents have lost their job.

    May 24, 2009 at 3:33 am |
  3. ft

    Wishing you ALL every happiness this weekend and ALWAYS...

    May 24, 2009 at 9:37 am |
  4. Doug Johnson

    Schnell and Baron! I miss the doggies Carrie! I miss you too!

    May 28, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  5. Carrie A

    They desperately need baths this weekend - you're not gonna be in the area, are you? 🙂 Btw, congrats on the new job WDJ!

    May 29, 2009 at 11:34 am |

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