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Friday, April 24, 2009

Talk to the Animals!

Today I'm paying a visit to the animal shelter with my friend and fellow Tiny Writer, Lynn Sinclair.  She's a regular volunteer at the shelter.  I've always wanted to volunteer but found it hard to find the time... and feared I'd come home with like, six cats and two dogs.  (Would that be so bad??)

I mean, I have a lot of love to dish out on critters.  You just wait, if I ever have a big house and some land and extra money (splutter cough choke) I'll be the crazy cat lady.  Crazy cat/dog/chicken/ llama/goat/ elephant/ monkey/ miniature horse/ camel lady.  

Because my beloved departed Nigel was a pound cat, I'm donating the rest of his unused cat food to the shelter.  And I fully intend to go back and bring home a new feline friend... when the time is right.  I hope that time is soon.  My pug has really taken up the slack in the pet department around here, but I miss the cat-presence.  

Oh I can hardly wait to get an armful of kitties.  It's been a particularly craptacular week, but I'm hoping some cat time will help where all the prescriptions in the world fail.  Purr purr.  

Edit:  I picked out a cat!!!!  I filled out an application.  She is a two year old tortoiseshell with grrreat big green eyes who loves to cuddle!  And she's a talker!  They're going to see how she gets along with dogs first... if she doesn't get along with any of the dogs at the shelter, then I will have to pick someone else.

I adore her, but there's a little long haired Tabby, and then two ginger cats came in while we were there... 

11 comments:

One Red Horse said...

Love my dogs and horses, yet sure miss my sweet old Boots cat purring on top of me all night long, bossing us all around, and being the queen of our little universe. Listen, what's that sound???? Get a kitty . . . get a kitty . . . get a kitty . . . get a kitty . . . nothing like petting a purring cat to get the ole dopamine flowing.

Heidi the Hick said...

So true! I miss the purring. The pug makes lots of noises (love his grunts!) but I really feel a cat-need.

mugwump said...

You are really and truly going to the shelter, hugging all the cats and kits and not bringing the one who looks you deep inyour eyes? Can you tell I'm not allowed to go to the Humane Society? Ever?

jules said...

I can't go to the shelter either. I already have 4 cats and 2 dogs. We are on the attrition program for now. Except nobody is dying. So I'll have at least 5 or more years to go. Dernit. I lurv me some kitties!

Heidi the Hick said...

Okay, I've got to edit this post.... add some info...

Tribble said...

while i would love to adopt those two ginger cats (one's a female!!!) i am just too in love with mars bar. sorry, but i reeeeaaallly want a longhair!!!!!

Angela said...

I went to the shelter this week too! Just to look though.I already have 4 cats and 2 bunnies. I would have loved to bring home a german shepard puppy though.

millhousethecat said...

Another thing we have in common!

However, I have been forbidden by husband from going to another animal shelter under penalty of divorce.

Oh, how I would love another kitty.

Be sure to post photos when you bring one home!

Michael said...

Someone is gonna come back with a surprise kitty sooner than they think!

dilling said...

you're already collecting kitties...

JKB said...

Did you get a kitteh?