Photo Friday

These are my kitties. Emmy is on the left and Nigel on the right. My husband and I adopted them from the Hillside SPCA in Pottsville, PA. They're actually not brother and sister and we adopted them at different times, more than a year apart. Emmy's first year anniversary with us is at the end of this month. This is a rare moment of together-ness. Emmy smacked Nigel on his cheek right after I took this photo. Haha!

Photo Friday

Nigel and Skoobie have an "unspoken" bond of trust and respect. Although neither one will manifest this bond with outright displays of friendship and affection, I will often find the two of them close to each other in this cuddler. I swear Nigel holds Skoobie in high regard, aware that he is a senior and with such age comes experience and therefore, deserves respect. Skoobie respects Nigel's right to "catty-ness."

Animal Sanctuary Visit

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.


National Cat Day- A photo celebration of the cats in my life.

“National Cat Day was founded in 2005 by Pet Lifestyle Expert & Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued each year and also to encourage cat lovers to celebrate the cat(s) in their life for the unconditional love and companionship they bestow upon us.”- direct quote from:

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