Today is Althea's birthday. At least, we say that it is. Four years ago on this date, we adopted her from a shelter. They didn't know her age, but her vet, Dr. Chip guestimated it to be about two at the time.
Her papers read like a rap sheet. She didn't get along with animals and had an attitude problem. I didn't care what they said, she was coming home with me.
Turned out, I was right. It also turned out this cat didn't get along with other animals. And it turned out that she also had an attitude problem. The perfect cat. I like an animal that has a brain and a backbone.
She never flinched when we brought her into the house. She wasn't very fond of loud music though. Four years later, she rocks with the rest of us.
Happy Birthday Althea. Today you're six years old.
Until next time.....
Considering a pet? Check out your local shelter or pet adoption agency. There are so many amazing animals waiting for a home. Waiting for a second chance at happiness.
And remember to spay and neuter your pets.