Thursday, June 19, 2008

My "Other Kids"

Since this is our family blog, I would be remiss if I did not include at least a mention of 'our other kids', my fur babies. Until Mailia became our family, my 'kids' were all furry. Rescuing strays and supporting animal charities has been my passion my entire life. I cannot imagine a home without animals. They bring so much joy and love to my life. So from time to time I will spotlight one of my 'other kids'. I am a cat lover by nature and currently we have six of them. But we have 2 dogs as well, and they will also get an honorable mention as time goes on. :-)

Today's "Poster Pet" is my Andi. Andi is 14 yrs. old although she has never looked her age. She is my "sunspot baby". She is a true sun-worshipper and will follow the sunspots around the house even if only to lay on them for a few minutes. This picture was taken as she lay on a lounge chair next to the pool. What a life!

I found Andi, along with her sister Kinker, 14 years ago while driving home from church one evening. I spotted a flash of orange next to the road and literally screamed for my husband to turn the car around. He soooo didn't want to, but he did. lol. He stopped, I ran back and found 2 tiny kittens huddled together in the tall grass shaking with fear. I believe someone had just recently tossed them out next to the road. Someone had cut all their whiskers off, they were skin and bones, and Kinker's tail was broken. But the story has a very happy ending. Fourteen years later they are both still with us and have never again suffered through hunger or fear.

Stay tuned for more "Poster Pets" and thanks for indulging my passion. LOL.

1 comment:

jana said...

Awww! I know Andi and Kinker! Can't wait to see the rest of the gang cuz I think there are a couple I don't know!

Suzi is working me hard for another pet since we won't be renting anymore!