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I’ve always considered myself to be a “cat person”. I still love dogs, there is a little corgi in St. Pete named Ruby Louise who steals my heart every time I see her, but like children I never really thought owning a dog was for me. Obviously, if you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time you know I’ve since changed my mind on the subject of having children and within the last year or so I have been toying with the idea of having a dog. I love my fuzzy little felines, but they are stubborn and spoiled and they have no qualms about letting me know how little they need me. While that is all well and good, there are sometimes, every now and again, when I would really love to have a pet that was happy when I came home, who would sit for treats or tummy scratches and who would let me get away with doing this.
Blogger Amanda Wright, from Wit & Whistle fashioned these adorable crowns from toilet paper rolls, twine and a little metallic paint, to celebrate the 4th and 6th birthdays of her fuzzy children Mable and Oliver. Although the duo weren’t wild about their birthday head gear, they were willing to indulge their mom for a few moments in exchange for treats. I tried putting an elf hat on Octavian a few years ago for Christmas….yeah 3 blurry photos and two seriously scratched up forearms later, I decided we didn’t need a Christmas card after all.
Images from here.
When it comes to my pets, I am completely ridiculous. I refer to them as my furry children, carry pictures of them on my phone and treat them like well loved members of the household. I even tell them to be good while I’m at work. I love them so very much, and they love me back. I know most people don’t believe that animals can understand people, but my call of “Mommy’s home!” Is always met with a very vocal greeting from Oliver and Octavian; and least you think this a trained response, whenever I call “Daddy’s home”, the boys keep doing whatever it is they’re doing and Jasmine races to the door, over, through or under everything between her and her favorite human.
If you’re a pet person you know exactly where I am coming from. I used to feel a little bit silly about how often I talked about or featured my pets in this blog. But I am not alone, some of my favorite bloggers feature their furry little ones just as often as I do.
Keiko Lynn – Keiko and the adorable Miku
Violet Bella – Laura with her blog namesakes Violet, Bell and the beautifully feathered Nico
A Beautiful Mess – Elsie with her impish puppies Suki & Dolly
I feel like there has to be a club out there for people like us. Something with t-shirts that have catchy phrases like ” I heart my furry children” or ” My cat’s smarter than your honor student”. Or maybe a handshake, I feel like there would at least be a handshake..