It’s been a while since I’ve mentioned him, but since he is very much a part of our family and it is National Pet Month, I just have to share a pet story.
Last night, I found Blackie laying in the hallway outside of Hannah’s bathroom door, waiting on her to come out of the shower. He looked so forlorn and lost without her, only lifting his head to watch me walk by.
If she is home, you will find him curled up right next to her.
Mr. Hines is his second choice, and I seem to be last on his list of favorites. Despite that, and the fact that I recently googled, ‘how to clean cat poop off of the carpet’, I adore out cat.
I have spent nine years trying to earn his favor by buying him his favorite catnip mice when he loses them,
and picking out toys that I think he will like.
I always make sure he has seafood because I know how much he likes it, and I give him dry food to help satisfy his appetite.
I put up with how he fusses at me when he wants his dinner. You should hear what he does in the morning when he’s ready for breakfast. I’ll tell you that story in an upcoming post.
Knowing that cats like a clean litter box, I make sure to eliminate litter odor instantly … even when the litter odor is coming from the carpet and not the litter box.
And I rush to Walmart to buy new products, like Fresh Step and Meow Mix, that I think will improve his quality of life. Seriously.
After all that, sometimes, just sometimes, he chooses me over the others, and he’ll jump up on the couch and curl up next to me or sit on the arm of the chair and hang out with me.
Melts my heart every time.
Nine years ago when we brought him into our home, I had no idea how much I would do for our cat, and how much he would do for me.
Do you have any fun pet stories to share? I’d love to hear them.
See you in class,