I don't know why I subject myself to Craigslist, but I can't seem to stop myself from looking, even though we're happy (and full) with our two kitties and one dog (and a menagerie of other pocket pets and herps).
I just went through ONE day of postings for the metro Atlanta area and I see all these kittens and cats up for adoption/sale and it breaks my heart that there are so MANY kittens out there needing homes. Then I think of all the blessed kitties and humans here who have found each other. I hope that each and every one of these kitties on CL are one day as blessed as ours are.
I wish I could take them all.
It just really drives home the importance of spaying and neutering our pets.
I look at Sammy, my big handsome boy at 8 months, but yet an adult looking kitty that no one wanted to adopt for months on end - and tomorrow will be two weeks since he came home and he's my heart kitty. I can't imagine my life without him now. And baby Lexi - cute as a button - who wormed her way into our hearts as well. My heart overflows with love for them both.
I got nostalgic yesterday for the kitties that came before them and have passed over to the rainbow bridge, and I can't help but think that THEY are the reasons I have these two precious kitties in my life today. I could have decided that the pain of losing them wasn't worth opening my heart to new ones, but I KNOW that they would want me to honor their memories by providing a loving home to other kitties.
Midnight, Shasta, Chynna, Tyranny - you will be in my heart forever! Thank you for the many, many years of love and friendship!
Sammy and Lexi - I can't wait for many, many years of snuggles, purrs and head butts - my sweet, sweet babies!
Thanks for letting me wax nostalgic!