My kitten Pierre will be under the knife in a few hours which I hate, but it's necessary. My pet sitter, Junior (75-year old Junior) calls it "denutting". I laughed out loud when he said that to me, but I'm sure Pierre isn't laughing. Denutted. That Junior is a hoot :)
Pierre and I met at the Humane Society on the outskirts of my town and it was love at first sight. Ozzy (my Pug) and I fell in love at a rescue event at Petsmart in Virginia nearly four years ago. Do you get the idea that I can't go to rescues or shelters? You'd be right and that's why I don't go on a regular basis! I'd come home with puppies and kitties every single time. It's very difficult for me to leave empty-handed.
Junior says I have the best dog and kitten in the world and I have to agree with him. They're awesome furry children. I told Junior that they're great because they were raised right :) They're well-loved, they get along great, and they give me unconditional love every day. That's worth the price of admission as far as I'm concerned.
I might have to juggle a purring kitten on my lap as I try to edit my manuscript or find several lines of "zzzzzzzzzzzzz" on the page when I return to the room, and I might have to take several breaks during the day to walk and play with Ozzy, but it's all worth it. Watching them play and nap around me is very comforting and a lot of fun. Ozzy welcomed Pierre with open paws and it's heart-warming to see them drinking from the same water bowl. They don't have to as the kitten has his own food and water bowls, but Pierre loves his big brother and Ozzy is happy to share.
What writer doesn't need a warm lap and several breaks during the day to get away from the laptop? My pets remind me to stop and smell the roses when I'm headed inside my head with my novel and they remind me to stand up and stretch my tired muscles from sitting at the laptop for hours on end. Lord knows I need the exercise as I sit on my bum nearly all day long with this novel!
My kids live two hours from me and I can't imagine living in a house without pets. I would be too lonely. Pierre and Ozzy don't talk much, but they're great company and even better listeners :)
Happy Saturday to you!
Peace and love,