Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Our Pets

I read about this on Jennifer's blog at The Old Painted Cottage. She is a huge animal lover as am I. I love this site and am so glad she posted it. My husband and I are both animal lovers and because we are, so are our boys. I think it is so important to teach our children (even if you are not very fond of animals) to at least have respect for them. I've taken my kids to our local shelter, where we have taken old blankets and food. They are nice enough there to let them hold and pet the cats and I really think it teaches them to care and be kind!

We have two cats and some people are just under the impression that they are dirty animals. I think that is ignorant! Cats wash themselves constantly, teach themselves to use the litter box and yes, it's up to me to clean up any cat hair that may be around but if you vacuum daily that isn't a problem. There is nothing more rewarding then having your kitty come to you, purring and curling up on your lap for a snooze. It's unconditional love!
This is Bailey...He is 8 years old and was a gift to me from my husband after I had to put my cat Daisy to sleep after having her for 14 years! Shortly after my first son Anthony was born we realized how loving and protecting he really was. He would sit next to wherever the baby was but new his boundaries! Every single night, after the kids go to bed, my husband and I get cozy on the couch (oh, how I look forward to that) for "our time" a movie, have some coffee, whatever it is. Bailey knows it's his time with us as well and squeezes in between the two of us. We love it!

Here is Miss Penelope. A little stuck up I admit, but Siamese cats usually are. Her favorite spot in the house is on top of the TV cabinet on top of the cable box, which I think she like for the warmth. Siamese cats also like being high up. She is very timid and if she is in the mood to be affectionate, it is on her terms. She does have a thing for my son though. For some reason she trusts him the most and will let him do anything with her.

Isn't she pretty!?Did I mention the lizards? Like I said, my kids love animals. My youngest is just infatuated with them...dinosaurs too! Last year for his 4th birthday we gave him a baby lizard..."Splinter". He grew very fast! He seamed a little lonely so shortly after we got him a girlfriend..."Lizzy". It was love at first sight...really! They lay together to stay warm but it is kind of cute! And here is Bailey trying to hang with the lizards. He doesn't try to get at them, just wants to be around them. Even found him in the tank a couple of times when the cover was off for cleaning.
Okay, for those of you who don't want to hear about the animals anymore, I've been listing some Valentine's Day things in my shop. I have a ton of old wallpaper with red in it and I have a pretty big German ledger book from the 30's. It has less than an inch of some water damage at the bottom but the colors are great!

Alright, back to working on a swap that I think I am starting to run out of time on!


Connie said...

Cats are the best and I've had both dogs and cats. I think it's great that you are giving your boys exposure to animals in need. Now the lizards...I never could fall in love with them..but we did have a turtle, fish, and hermit crabs.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Oh how cute are those lizards! And I do love cats, too (so does hubby). We've adopted most of our cats. My childhood friend's mother always told us while we were little girls growing up, "Never trust anyone who doesn't like cats!" heehee

Joy said...

Oh my goodness the lizards are soooo cute!

The Old Painted Cottage said...

I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart, for posting about the Animal Rescue Site on your blog. I am so touched. Thank you for helping to save the animals.


Kim said...

All my animals but one were rescues. Yours look lovely, truly loving pets. The lizards? Well, they are cute too.