Pets are part of the family. In our case, they are much like having children. Many people say we treat Spade and Diamond as if they are our children. They even have their own Twitter account @SpadeBrogan and @DiamondBrogan, but they don’t tweet very often. They much prefer to walk over the keyboard rather than pick out individual keys.
Three years ago we went to Maine and brought home two baby brothers to live with us. They have been a great source of joy. I think I get the most benefit as I watch Steve come up with ideas of how to keep the cats amused.
We have a large window with a wide ledge in the hall way. It overlooks the back yard and the picnic table. Steve places wild bird seed on the table and on the widow sill. The purpose of feeding the birds is to provide amusement for the cats. The fact that the birds, squirrels, and wild turkeys get fed is only a side benefit. Squirrels are very tame and fearless. The come right up to the window sill and eat the seeds and peanuts. It is quite something to see a squirrel and a cat nose to nose separated only by a pane of glass.
As much as possible, we try to include Spade and Diamond in our blog under their own section, Feline Friday. They don’t really understand the concept of blogs and YouTube and don’t exactly cooperate in a camera friendly manner. They are more still photo, “catch me if you can” types. Steve and I often laugh at their antics and wish we could have gotten that on film, but we would have had to had several cameras set up to capture the mad dash around the house. The cats love the open layout of the house.
We love these little guys so much. It is heart breaking to give them up for adoption. As my allergies get worse, my allergy doctor has become insistent that I need to think about finding a home for the cats. They keep increasing the medication and I keep the cats.
I recently went to my ophthalmologist who told me I have an eye infection. He gave me eye drops and several recommendations about living with allergies. He said I would be better without the cats. One of my greatest fears is going blind.
Steve has had a difficult time with allergies this year as well. With heavy heart, we made the decision to find a new home for Spade and Diamond. After making this very difficult decision we take turns crying. Giving our cats away is like putting our children up for adoption.
Praise God, we found a good home. When Whitney Hoffman learned Spade and Diamond were in need of a home, she immediately invited them to become members of her family. Steve and I are delighted. We know that Whitney, Matt, John, and James will give Spade and Diamond the love and care they deserve.
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