My neighbor Brooke and my friends the Mannings and Emily over at Our Waldo Bungie have each been inspirational when it comes to volunteering countless hours to homeless pets. Brooke runs miles every week with the dogs at the local shelter and she, the Mannings and Emily foster animals that otherwise would've had a grim destiny.
|This guy reminded me of my ill-fated cat RJ. Had he not been adopted right in front of my eyes, there was real danger that he would have come home with me.|
|Deciding who was going to be our victim. Evie was so excited by the chihuahua that she couldn't stand still. Neither could he.|
Elmo and Major Tom getting some attention from the girls.
We went to orientation and the next day, decided to spend an hour petting, brushing and otherwise loving on some kitties, among them Major Tom (who'd make an excellent barn cat--affectionate yet adept with his claws), Elmo, Ghost and a gorgeous yet unnamed Siamese/tabby cross.
It was a good reminder too of how lucky I am to have cats that tolerate children. None of the cats were vicious but true to feline nature, some were less than patient with excited children dancing and screaming in front of their enclosure.