Today is very special, our Oliver is two years old!! He has lived with us since he was 6 months old, a wild and woolly kitten who had been surrendered by his first owner to the Wisconsin Humane Society. He is now a somewhat wild but totally wonderful cat, settled into ruling the house and us as well.
He woke up this a.m. purring, happy, scampering about, knowing it was "his special day." He especially liked the birthday singing, and the cake is fun to investigate and watch us eat (ridiculously yummy). We dared not light the candle.
What a blessing a pet is. We were reluctant at retirement time to take on a new young cat, but oh we are so happy we did. He makes each day brighter, and happier, and more fun. If we are bored, we say "where is Oliver?" "What is he up to?" and he will stroll in and do something cute. He helps us get through the bad times, and makes good times that much better.
I think he knows now we are his forever people.
Give your pet companion an extra hug today, or adopt one at your shelter who needs a loving home. They give us so much in return.
Oliver posing as statuary on a very tall chest of drawers.