We are people who include animals as members of our family. We had our old cat, "Fluffy" for forever. She was 20 years old when she died on May 15th.
A few weeks later as we were visiting yard sales, my husband mentioned he wanted another cat. The very next yard sale advertised they had kittens! The lady hollered and called the kitties, but they didn't come out. It turned out her little girl was hiding them in a box under the table that served as the check out counter. My husband snatched this cute little kitten and we left, with the cat.
We named her Belle. It was the perfect name for this kitty.
She was a big help, right from the start. She found the perfect place to catch a nap and be close to what was going on at the same time was my keyboard! She sure had long legs. This kitten, by the way, was born the same day that Fluffy died. She acts a lot like Fluffy.....maybe that is the way all cats act. Fluffy liked the sprinkler, this one likes the shower. I don't know.....
Belle has settled in nicely. Her favorite place is wherever I am. We are nuts about each other. My husband too. Both of us, silly about this cat.One of her very most favorite things to do is play with the Dixie the dog. Dixie will chase her down the hallway, Belle will stand up on her hind legs and bat Dixie around a bit. Then run, then bat. What fun! Except when they do it in the middle of the night..... She doesn't seem to be the slightest bit afraid of Dixie.
Oh, yes, this is Dixie. She looks mean, but she is just a little judgmental. She has to be muzzled at the vet's office, but only while I am there. She has never tried to bite anybody, but she makes believers out of everybody. If I leave her, she loves them all. She is only trying to protect me. She scares the daylights out of most people, but anyone can come in if I'm not home.
Well, what make me think about all this tonight is that Belle went in for surgery today! We got this kitty fixed up, and I am hoping for 20 good years with her too. I would take a picture of her, but she has scowled at me already.....she must be tired.