Well, now that I have celebrity status, I just thought you should see how a celebrity lives. In the winter. With all boys. And cats.
Exhibit A: Cats
Once upon a time, Tom and I met on a blind date, fell in love, got married and had a baby golden, Scooby. Then along came Daphne, another golden. Then along came our kids, but we'll skip over them. Then we were down to Scooby. Then it was empty bowls.
And during the empty bowl phase, came the resurrection of my teaching career and thus laid to rest the idea of taking care of a puppy full time. So when my son started struggling with anxiety, he requested a rabbit. A rabbit? Um, no. They are nocturnal and I am not. A guinea pig? Yes, I've heard they're sweet, but I still envisioned a dog in our life. So rodent? No.
Well, what about a cat?
I had cats growing up and I don't recall them being a nuisance, but as a dog lover I didn't want to transition to a cat. Eventually, though, my son wore me down and when my husband went out of town, we rescued our first cat.
So here is the cast of characters:
Hairry - glossy black fur, marble green eyes. typical meme cat. belongs to Jack. likes no one.
Jerry - tuxedo cat. small head, big belly. mini human, belongs to Evan. likes Hairry. not liked back.
Ombre - discovered in our fire pit with his siblings. likes to cuddle but is equally petrified of you.
Bronco - likes to kick with his feet. first one at the treat drawer. causes trouble. fire pit sibling.
Gonzalez - was a boy until yesterday when I actually looked and he is a she. fire pit sibling. Thanks All About Animals for getting us in quickly!