Saturday, August 16, 2008

The "Kids"

Hubby and I have two "kids" that live with us full time and two kids that live with us on weekends. By "kids" I mean our dog and cat. Chris owned Galea (our cat) before I moved in with him. She's pretty vocal and let's you know when she wants something. Most of her days are spend stalking her kingdom in search of entertainment and food. Yes, we are allowed to live here because she can't get a job to feed and house herself. I think it's the whole opposable thumb thing.

When she is not stalking around the house, Galea loves to sleep in the garden window, the back of the couch, the foot of our bed or on the living room rug. She leaves her fur everywhere and I have even seen footprints across my dining tabe. Galea was found living in the backyard of our condo complex so Chris took her in. He's had her since she was a kitten and we think she's a combination of Tortoise Shell and Siamese.

Galea used to insist on drinking from the bathroom faucet every morning. If we didn't keep the glass shower door closed she would go in there and drink too.

BJ (short for Bon Jovi - he came with the name) has lived with us for a year and a half now. We found him through a wonderful organization called Animals In Need who are "dedicated to helping companion animals on the island of Puerto Rico and here in the state of Washington". In fact, BJ actually came from Puerto Rico and we think he's a mix of Miniature Pincher, Chihuahua and Manchester Terrier.

BJ has been a really fun addition to our family. His only trick is he can shake hand to paw with you. He LOVES the snow and HATES the rain. He even makes an effort to avoid puddles. The cat has finally started to warm up to him.

BJ's favorite place to hang out is anywhere near either my hubby or I. If we are not around the house or doing something he will curl up in the corner of the couch.

Pet's are one of the greatest things to have around. They can decrease your blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides and of course feelings of loneliness. They can increase your opportunities for outdoor exercise and socializing. We only wish we could adopt more.

1 comment:

Clean ClutterFree Simple said...

Awww, he's so little and cute! I love little dogs!

I have two fur men, purebred Siamese, one blue point and one lilac.