I lost two of my beloved pets this year. I still mourn them, but I also added a animal or.. three to my menagerie.
My daughter turned 21 this year. She spent her birthday writing exams all by herself at Rhodes. She had contracted gasto during the end of year exams, so it was a sad and forlorn Sarabi who had to return early early this year.
Get yourself a rescue kitten, I said. So this is Tom.
Tom came to stay with me during the last vac. He settled in so well that we decided to let him stay indefinitely. As you can see, he enjoys a bit of bird watching.
After my Prince died, I ummed and ahhed about replacing him. A puppy is a commitment, but because of my cats I am a bit cautious about getting an adult dog. After much thought, I decided to get a rescue puppy and planned to visit our local rescue the next day.
It was a cold night when I drove home from work. It had snowed a couple of days previously and I was grateful to have a warm heated car. A few kilometres from home, far from any dwelling a little dog stepped into the road and started barking.
I stopped my car thinking it might be a little terrier that had strayed off from a nearby farm. It was not, it was a little puppy in a dreadful condition. He was covered in fleas and ticks, thin and a tummy bloated from worms.
I took him home. Was he dumped? I don't know, but I do think that he would have died during the night, chilled and lonely.
He is now the most beautiful bundle of energy. Pure joy. I have called him Mikki.
Out early one morning with Sox in the background.
I had to take my Balinese to the vet recently. I love Siamese, but seldom have the joy of owning one as I have so many moggie rescues.
I mentioned to the vet that if she had any neglected or adult Siamese brought in, I would gladly give them a home.
She has a shelter where she keeps animals that have been abandoned. She told me that she had two old men who would love a home to live out their retirement. They are not purebred Siamese, but carry the Siamese gene.
I took them both.
Meet my handsome Brad Spit:
and Rufus the dufus.