I am stopping by early today because I know the site does maintenance later this evening, and I may not be able to get back here later tonight before that happens.
It was rainy earlier, but it has cleared up now. It is still a little cloudy, but I think the rain is gone for now. It is warm, so I don't mind the rain too much.
MORTICIA, your chinchillas sound so cute. I do not know anyone else who raises chinchillas. How many do you have? Oh yeah, the cats will 'down' a food one day, and turn their nose up at the same food when served the next day. However, I guess that is another way that our animals are like 'people.' I mean WE don't want the same food every day!
RELISA, thank you for stopping by. I am sorry about the loss of Banner. Cricket passed away a little over a week ago. He was 18, and he was the sweetest of my cats. Not that they all aren't sweet, but he was like your Banner, more like a dog than a cat. Mercy is a very cute name for a pet. If I ever get another kitten, I might name her Mercy. Right now, I don't need another kitten though. I still have 5, and three of them are beginning their 'senior' years. I believe I read somewhere that 8 years old is considered a 'senior' in cat's lives. Freedom is 8, and Max and Jade are 9. I know from experience with Cricket that 'seniors' can get health issues. Again, just like 'people.'
back to you, 1CRAZYDOG! Yeah, Cricket was 'SPECIAL.' His bed is still here, and I often find Kobe either resting or sleeping in Cricket's bed. Kobe used to sleep with Cricket, until Cricket got sick. Kobe has his own bed, but he loved Cricket, and I believe that bringing Kobe as a kitten into Cricket's life when he was 14, helped to keep Cricket active and alert for a few extra years.
to you, too. I do miss Cricket, but I know that he is in a better place. He really had no quality of life the last couple of days that he was alive. His eyes looked so sad, but I could see love there when we would talk to him and pet him. He was ready to cross the Rainbow Bridge, and knowing that, I had to let him go. It was sad encouraging him to "Cross Over the Rainbow Bridge," but I knew it was what was best for Cricket.
Again, THANK YOU all for your support. You guys are the GREATEST! Take care, ALL, and have a wonderful and blessed day!