Another year rolls by and Sunday stills is still going strong.
As usual for this subject I do not post pictures of my own pets since you can see them on a lot of them, but rather other peoples pets.
First is Walter. Walter is my good friend Jo's cat. Walter is a very special kitty because he is blind. The ever kind hearted Jo rescued him from her work where as a kitten he had suffered damage to his body by ingesting steel dust and chemicals from the factory she works at. He is completely blind, you can even do the wave test if you don't believe it. Remarkably you can play with him just like any other cat. He has outstanding hearing and smell. I played with him with a string and it floored me how he could hear where that string had hit the ground and would nail it with a paw every time. He listens for the sound of your fingers rubbing together to tell him where you are and to come get pets. He smells you before you even extend your hand. If you watch him you can see how he strains to locate where you are by moving his head to hear sounds better and sniffing the air to locate you. It's an amazing thing what the other senses can compensate for when one is missing.
This is my friend Tammy's cat Dexter. Yes, he was named after the Dexter on the show Dexter. Dexter was rescued as a week old kitten when his mother abandoned him and his siblings. He was the only one who survived. He is a very handsome tabby. He is also just that, a tabby. He will tolerate about two or three pets before he growls. He had some serious cattitude which usually warrants me mauling him with love until he gets fed up and runs away to growl out of the reach of my petting hands AKA: under the dinner table. Cattitude.
This is Simba, a purebred english lab. Hes the definition of exuberant let me tell you. I can handle a 1000+ pound horse but when it comes to four golden labs I was lying face down on my back being rolled on, licked, pawed and slobbered in what I can guess was 2.5 seconds after I let the last one out of the kennel.
If you want to see any of my pets just take a gander through my blog. They pop up here and there and everywhere. If you haven't today hug a cat, especially if they are not wanting to be mauled with love and hugs. Chances are they were already planning to kill you in your sleep anyway.
So are you a cat or a dog person? Why?