Falling in love is an occupational hazard when you volunteer at an animal shelter.
Last week we were all smitten by gentle Timon.
He came into PAWS as a stray, and seemed relieved that he didn’t have to fend for himself anymore.
Well, wonderful news! He has left the shelter for his very own home.
Timon’s stay was brief, but he managed to leave big paw prints on our hearts.
On our vacation we stopped in Kotor, Montenegro.
We saw this sign posted on the wall, down a narrow winding street:
How could cat people resist the lure?
Mickey: I was here first, Rufus.
Rufus: And that matters why?
It’s been a long cold Winter here in Connecticut and our old electric cat mat has been in constant and sometimes disputed use.
When Maya from Art of Paws wrote to offer a new larger, thicker mat for review, we said yes!
How did she know that Mickey Mouser and Rufus the Red are professional mattress testers?
Meet young Chatty Cathy!
She’s an excellent conversationalist, fluent in Cat and in People.
Cathy is friendly but shy; loves being brushed, and talks up a storm.
Say, “Hello!” (very quietly) to Nimbus and Stratus who are hiding under the cat bed.
These friendly but shy tiger kitties are only eight months old.
They do love to play!
And a young cat’s fancy turns to chomping on house plants…
That’s when we decided it was time to plant another crop of kitty grass.
Here’s Rufus tamping down moistened potting soil.
“He drew a circle that shut me out –
Heretic , rebel, a thing to flout.
But love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle and took him In!”
When we brought Rufus home to keep Mickey Mouser company,
we had no idea that we had initiated a month long battle of wills.
That was in July 2015.
Today bloggers all over the world are promoting and publishing peace globes. I can’t think of a better time to change the tone of the conversation to peace, love, and kindness.
My globe features Mickey Mouser and Rufus the Red, feline role models.
No comments today, everybody take a deep breath and think good thoughts.