Why I am now a cat-person is actually a matter of circumstances. Cats just happened to walk into my life and my first encounter with cats was in 2009 with Cow, Bunny and Pole. Before that, I had never touched a cat in my entire life...the opportunity was just not there!
Animals will come look for you...when the time is right. You don't get to choose. The Universe decides who will come into your life and enrich it if you allow things to take its natural path and respond with love and good intentions, which is also a very natural response.
For those new to this blog, Mac & Bobby were our dogs, brought home as companion animals for our children. Mac was a surrendered pet while Bobby came from a family in Sungai Petani. They came into our lives in November 1996. Mac passed on in 2009 at 13 years and Bobby, in 2012, at 16 years.
Here's remembering Mac & Bobby in pictures...
This was quite a "historic" event where Bobby won first place in a "fastest recall" race. In second and third places were these huge dogs. Bobby came in first (it was a photo-finish but undoubtedly, "that white dog" came in first, the organisers said)! To Bobby, it wasn't a race at all; he just had to be near me, a duty, I believe, now taken over by Indy.
In 2009, the kittens came...our first litter - Cow, Bunny and Pole.
Then came Tiger.
Wii and Vixey.
Indy and Kimba.
Creamie & Crackers.
Peanut, Butter and Jelly.
With Suki, who'd always "steal" his favourite chair.
Bobby, always the faithful and ever-ready-to-help nurse.
With Teddybear, Xiao Li and Bandit (not in picture).
Those were crazy days of nursing so many rescues. But crazy or not, Bobby would always be there for me.
With the Sunnies (Rex, Foxy & Honeybear).
With the Blueys - Baggy and Baloo.
And after all his years of looking after and fostering so many kittens...
Bobby & Cow.
Bobby & Bunny
Bobby & Tiger
I cannot imagine a life without companion animals, can you?