Honey - My parents bought Honey from a local petstore for us when I was 11 years old. She was an outside dog for the first nine years of her life, then when I moved out I took her with me. She's the best dog ever, I love her to pieces.
Cody - We had been toying with the idea to get my fiance a dog for a while, and one day on craigslist I saw a plea from a woman who needed to find a home for her beagle mix. Ironically enough, a beagle was what we were kind of leaning towards. Well, we went to see "Wilson," loved him, and took him home that night. His name's Dakota Wilson now, Cody for short
Julius - My stepmom and I went to a friends house full of kittens (his two females had a litter a week apart). We picked three, I picked Julius because he was orange and chubby and adorable. His name's Julius because he's orange, lol. We still have his sister, Cleopatra. However, we had to find another home for Billy (his brother) because my sister wasn't taking care of him properly.
Spike - At one point in time it was down to just Honey, Cody and Julius ( I can't remember that time though, lol). We were thinking about finding a cat for my fiance, and went to see Spike. He was in a cage at a dog shelter because the dog people had rescued him from a barbed wire fence. He is solid black, yellow eyes, and a two inch long tail (they had to amputate most of it). He didn't mind the dogs, so we took him home. I found him on petfinder. He's a sweetie, but can have an attitude too, lol.
Spunky - Spunky was adopted from a cat sanctuary along with his mother. Sadly, his mother died about a month ago, but Spunky's doing great. He's the sweetest cat I've ever met, and I don't know what my fiance would do without him. We picked him out because he's so sweet, and had health problems that most people would rule him out for.
Amelia - This little beast in a tabby costume came to us via a neighbor. She was a stray and couldn't keep her, so she asked us if we could. Amelia loves the dogs, and she can be very sweet when she wants too, so we said sure.
George - We adopted George and Lacey together, out of a litter of five or six. I picked George because he had the darkest markings of the siamese-like kittens. He sure is a talker though! Geez, the little guy never shuts up, lol.
Lacey - After I brought George home, my fiance said "Did I forget to tell you that I don't like siamese cats, I think they're not very pretty" so we had to go back and adopt the only non-siamese kitten, lol. She's a gorgeous gray little girl with the slightest tabby markings on her face.
I guess for the most part we picked them then huh?