Welcome to my first post of the year of the Blog All About It Challenge. This is the beginning of my second year participating.
What’s it all about?
Very simple! Each month I take the word prompt for that month and create a blog post of anything I want using that word. My personal goal for participating in this challenge is for you to learn a bit about me each month.
This month’s prompt is: Crunch
I racked my brain for a while trying to figure out what to do for this prompt then I had one of those lucky moments. The house and neighborhood was perfectly quiet so I didn’t miss the sound of crunching (aka serious noshing) going on in the next room.
Cat’s crunch their dry food and there is something every day and comfy about that sound.
I’m taking this opportunity to introduce you all to our two newest family members. They came home with us at the end of the local ‘clear out the shelter’ event that took place a few weeks ago.
Let me tell you how that came about…
I have an acquaintance (met at the vet years ago) who runs our little town’s animal shelter and rescue. She just recently got slammed with the multiple cats from a hoarder’s house rescue. She already had a couple of ferals that she was working with and worried that one wasn’t taking to being civilized very well. The adoption event at our area’s big chain pet store helped a little with some of her easier adoptees, but not enough.
I came to leave my usual donation of food and got hustled.
LOL I’m kidding. She did beg and plead knowing I had no critters left at home after losing my old fellow not long ago, but it was my idea to walk away with two.
See, that feral I mentioned earlier? He’d made buddies with one of the new hoarder group. He was very attached and he was showing promise because of her. So, we agreed not to break them up when I agreed to take him home and work with him because he needed more human handling than she and her one volunteer could swing at the moment with all the others she had.
Introducing Annie and Bailey!!!!
Annie is the 14 month female tabby-calico mix who found herself with a troubled human and a really disgusting hoarder environment with several other cats. She is unrecognizable from the pitiful creature the animal control officer brought out of that home a few weeks ago. Annie is full of energy, adores her new humans, and can ‘talk’ the hind leg off a mule. She has tremendous patience with her new cat buddy and is a great teacher for him though she will whack him if he confuses nap time with play time.
Bailey is a 6 month male black and white who was born wild and was captured in a trailer park. He’s not really sure about humans yet and especially after he got in a few vet visits, but he lets us get close during meal time and even allowed a pet or two just this week during a play session. Annie is his favorite soul in all the world and he follows her around like a devoted worshipper. He loves to play with all the different toys and some things that aren’t toys.
They are not snuggle or reading buddies yet, but I suspect we will get there by the time its blanket weather.
Have you ever adopted a stray or taken in a shelter animal? Any fun pet stories? Do Tell!
Blog All About It Challenge is hosted by Anna @ Herding Cats and Burning Soup. You can check out more about it here: http://www.herdingcats-burningsoup.com/2018/11/2019-blog-all-about-it-challenge.html