Thursday, August 19, 2010

All You Need Is Love

After my kitty passed away last week, a very wise woman on Facebook told me that I'd heal quicker if I rescued another cat. I took her advice. In fact, I took it an extra length and adopted a pair of brothers from our local shelter.

For ages, I've been talking to friends and family about buying a Siamese or an Abyssinian or a Bengal to commemorate my 40th b-day this Saturday. In the end, however, I couldn't do it. I knew there were cats waiting for me in the shelter and so I packed the kids in the car and off we went to meet some of them.

Wow, picking just two out of the fifty some beautiful kittens was tough! In the end, however, the cats chose us. These two tabby brothers stuck their paws out of their cage and nearly tripped me, drawing my attention to the bottom most shelf and to their beautiful gray faces and the rumble of their purrs.

It was over from that moment. And now Merry and Pippin (named after the hobbits from Tolkien's books) are home.

I am so in love!

Have you brought home a new animal this year? Have you ever rescued an animal from a shelter? Feel free to share names and stories. These will make us all smile!