This past week I visited my family in Potter County, Pennsylvania. My trip would not have been complete without a visit to the Animal Sanctuary in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. While there, I admired the cats available for adoption, petting them as they rubbed up against the metal bars of their cages and speaking to them using “baby talk.” I was granted permission to enter the small space that contained three or four kittens. As you can see from the picture below, one kitten in particular was soaking up all the attention he could get. He enjoyed being cradled in my arms, belly up, as if he were a baby. I could plainly see that he was perfectly content just “hanging out” in my arms and the attraction was mutual.
An added bonus to my visit was holding a guinea pig for the first time! It just so happened that the sanctuary had two guinea pigs available for adoption, to be adopted together. I know that one of them was a female, but I can’t recall the sex of the other guinea pig. I have always wanted to name a male piggy “Gunther.” If I had my way, I would have adopted them that day.