I rescued two cats from what I call death row. The first one was Brendel. She had been on the streets all of her 3 years of life when I got her. She has a breathing problem caused chronic bronchitis. I have been told she will not live a long life. I will treasure the moments I have with her and spoil her every day.
The second cat I rescued, a couple of years after Brendel was my first black cat called the Dude. He was days away from being euthanized. Black cats are the hardest to adopt. He is like a leopard. His coat is very shiny and I brush him several times a week. He talks to the birds and respects Brendel as the queen of the castle. He is a lot bigger than Brendel but she is the boss!
I hope if any of you are looking for a pet to please remember the homeless animals in the shelters. There are so many needing loving homes they sometimes offer free adoption. Some of the best companions are in the shelters. If I could I would give them all a home. Brendel and the Dude have a good home. They enjoy watching the birds from inside and the screen room and playing with their toys. But especially sleeping. That is what cats do about 14-16 hours out of the day.
You can see from this photo taken in the screen room my two cats have bonded. The paw touch says it all. I have learned a lot from my cats. They relax and seem to have no cares at all. Brendel’s health is concerning but I am glad I was able to find her and give her a forever home. I also love dogs and have had many in the past but for now I have only two cats. I enjoy each day I have with both of them. Even with the Dude’s snoring (ha!) it is great entertainment being a part of their lives.
*All photos are original and are my property.