Do you have animals in your life? If yes, what do they mean to you? If no, why have you opted not to?
Animals have always been an important part of my life. I grew up with a variety of dogs and cats in the house, and was around horses for many of my formative years.
In fact, I cannot imagine my life without them.
Well, I can, because for a few years during my first marriage to a man who didn’t particularly care for animals (that should have been my first clue) I lived without animals. No cats to purr in my ear. No dogs to wipe their wet noses on my business clothes. No horses to whinny at me when I walked into the barn.
Our home was spotless, pet hair-free and dull. I was miserable.
When my mother gave me a kitten, Oskar, for my 32nd birthday, my husband was mortified. When we moved into our new home and I rescued a kitten, (Princess ~ so named because she came home the weekend Princess Diana died) to be a companion for Oskar, that caused even more grief.
Needless to say the marriage ended (for a variety of reasons) and I got custody of my precious feline friends who kept my emotional head above water during a really turbulent time.
And that can be said of all the animals I’ve inn my life. Through thick and thin they are there … all they ask in return is that I give them love, feed their tummies and keep a roof over their heads. They are amazing companions.
I love them dearly for all they are to me and my new husband.
Interesting story about this one … when we were dating the animals were smitten. It wasn’t uncommon to see him park himself on the couch and immediately be surrounded in little animals. I couldn’t get anywhere near him. This was a sign to me that he was a keeper.
So now, we have a house sprinkled with dog and cat hair, and I smell of horses every single day.
I couldn’t be happier …
Thanks for visiting …
©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015
8 thoughts on “Hair Everywhere”
Yay for animal hair everywhere! What amazing pictures!
Thank you. 😊
Two cats 😀
Oh, what a menagerie! And what a lucky girl you are to have all those furry critters and a wonderful man who loves them and you. 🙂
Yes, I am fortunate. And there’s always plenty of room in my heart for more. 😉 … Hope you’re well …
One cat… a camera, wife and lots of children and grandchildren… too much time given to loving to have more pets!! I jest… no, I jest not… one cat is enough! He makes me fall over and makes me feel like an intruder in my own house… not even the kids do that to me so until Fuzzy is called to the great cattery in the sky he’ll have all our attention! 🙄
As, no doubt, he should … At least that’s how he’d see it … 😉 … Thanks for stopping by.
Oh you DO have a lot! Beautiful life!
I have several, but still miss my three pet chicken my husband hated so. They were incredibly noisy, but I loved them anyway.
Now we have a fish tank instead. It’s just not the same haha.
Well, still, the dogs and the horses!