But you know, I kinda think that when people say I'm a dog person, they mean as opposed to a cat person. Lately I've been thinking about why these two are so frequently dichotomized . . . cause you know what I really am? An animal person.
It's true that I get extra excited around dogs and that I love how interactive they are, and that when I think of my future--the long haul, so to speak--I definitely think of dogs. But that doesn't mean I don't like cats or bunnies or pigs or horses.
Let me cut to the chase. As of December 30th, Matt and I have a new family member:
Meet Neil Young
We've been on the hunt for a dog and a cat. And while I still can't wait to find the right pup for us, I am so excited about our new little feline addition.
Here's what happened: on Saturday, a friend of a friend posted on Facebook that the little guy above needed a home. His neighbor had witnessed someone throw him out the window of a moving car on a pretty busy street in our neighborhood. Can you imagine? In any case, the friend of a friend couldn't keep him because he already had two cats, and so Matt and I swooped in and adopted him.
We're amazed at how resilient he is. He's the sweetest little kitten (the vet estimates he's 10 weeks old) and he can't get enough of us. He sleeps wedged between us, follows us around from room to room, and licks our faces as long as we'll let him.
All this has had me thinking about why people do cruel things to animals. Ultimately, I know it's their own hurt/pain/abuse/etc. rearing its ugly head, but somehow, it's hard for me to understand when it's done to a defenseless animal. Who throws a kitten out of a moving car?!?! Ugh. In any case, we're so glad to have found him.
And if you need to laugh on this first day back to work, this is what I woke up to this morning. OMG:
Very concerned with making sure his daddy has a clean coat.
Happy New Year from Claire, Matt, and Neil Young the kitten!
Also, my blog turned 3 yesterday. Three years! Here's to three more. :)