Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cats and Dogs

When I started this blog, I wanted to do two things, build a platform as a writer, and write about my volunteer work at the local animal shelter.  I've obviously diverted from blogging about the shelter, but I still go almost every week to spend time with the cats and dogs out there.  Since I started going a year and a half ago, we've acquired three additional new pets, two dogs and a cat.  The latest addition was the cat, whom I had no intention of adopting when we went into the cat room.  But he was very insistent, and charmed me and my two daughters with his purring and cuddliness, so when my husband gave the stamp of approval, I brought him home under foster care.  I was hesitant to adopt because one of our three dogs in particular has shown aggression towards cats in the past, but gradually, this happened. . .

So we made him officially ours, and renamed him Willow.  It used to be Chance because he survived two bouts of pneumonia at the shelter.  (The conditions in the old shelter were deplorable, and many cats died of upper resp. infections)

He's the coolest, most laid back cat you'll ever meet.  We call him a dog cat, because he acts more like a dog than a moody cat.

Lilly was our first adoption, and who couldn't love that sweet face?

With a little crazy side.



We spent a couple hours recently at the beautiful new shelter, where we took some dogs out to their dog park for exercise.  This beautiful girl looks like the puppy version of our Lilly, and she's the sweetest thing!  She's up for adoption, of course, and we hope she gets a great home:)






8 comments:

  1. Ohhhh... too precious! The pic of the cat in the stroller is adorable! :D

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    1. Thanks! My girls put him in the stroller and were pushing him around. He actually looked like he like it! Silly thing:)

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  2. oh those pictures are great...I would like to have those pets be a part of our house!! good for you....and thank you for taking care of them.

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    1. Thank you! Cuddling with my furry critters is very therapeutic!

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  3. Your animals are precious.

    My cats are strays and they won my heart over right away.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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    1. Thank you! I think they're precious too:) With my first cat Willow I finally understand why people are so crazy about them! He's awesome.

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  4. I knew it wouldn't be long before he was in that stroller! LOL! That's toooo funny. I love that little dog-cat. (And the rest of the real dogs.)

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  5. Yeah, they're all so loveable!

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