If we could use just three words to describe our February Pet Family of the Month, we’d choose; creative, hysterical, and really impressive! Okay, that’s four, but we are just so pleased to introduce the Roth Family!
Transplants from Ohio; Shane, Mandy, Collin, Brendan, and Andy moved to Oxford in 2014, and they are loving our small town living! Shane, works for Borgner as a Supplier Quality Engineering Supervisor and Mandy is a NY Times & USA TODAY Bestselling Author, and a self-proclaimed “Goonie” and a lover of “leg warmers”. We honestly love her for that reason alone! And everyone knows we Oxonians are proud to have resident writers we can claim as our very own. If you’re not already intrigued, meet their sons: Collin, Brendan, and Andy!
Collin, 21 yrs old is a Math and Computer Science Engineering major at Ole Miss. Brendan, 16 already has his sights set on becoming a Biomedical Engineer and his back-up plan? Well, simple, he’ll settle on Astrophysics!
The youngest, Andy is 15 yrs old and attends OMS. This guy wants to follow in his oldest brother’s footsteps and become a Computer Science Engineer in a few years. We know, right!?
Time to meet the two pups that make this family whole and more importantly, keep them laughing! Hercules and Perseus (aka Herc and Percy)! These two cuties are both Boxers, and the Roth family decided they deserved very tough sounding names. Nothing too frou frou would suffice for these two. A Greek mythology pet name theme was already firmly in place long before these boxer boys entered the Roth household. Herc and Percy were preceded by; Helen of Troy the Hamster and a gecko named Icarus. How simultaneously hilarious and adorable. Herc and Percy rule the roost now though, with two very different personalities. Initially, the family was a bit worried about introducing a new pup to the family dynamic. After all, Herc was a star member all on his own. They closely and skeptically watched them together to make sure they would click. Happily, within a few days, the pups were thick as thieves!
As the older brother, Hercules can still be bit uncertain about Perseus’ rambunctious and rowdy behavior. According to Mandy, Herc often gazes at her with a face that says “ugh, really Mom?” I am sure all the older siblings out there can relate to his plight. Hercules has been described as a little bit OCD. Even when he decidedly “makes a mess” they seem relatively organized. Herc likes to place his clutter into neat little triangular piles! Percy, being the reckless younger brother, is on the opposite end of the messiness spectrum. It seems Herc’s OCD over-rides even Percy’s messiest messes because Herc then re-arranges them into neater little piles. I mean, how cute is that?!
Each morning these brothers can be found doing their daily morning perimeter sweep of the yard. After all, though they have their differences, brothers do have to stick together. We love their brotherly solidarity! Thank you Roth family. Homeward Bound has been given countless smiles and laughs from the likes of this generous family!