|Does Neko look like she has a sensitive tum?|
Why do we do it? Because we love them.
|At the emergency vet's|
Right now we're calling our junior cat, Juno, the Five Thousand Dollar Kitty, because that's roughly what we've paid to for her medical treatments so far (she's the one with the allergy and the $$ cat food. Juno is one of those cats who believes doors exist simply to be walked through. Normally, she's pretty content with our upstairs - like many old farmhouses, most of our bedrooms, bathrooms and hallways open one onto the other. Normally, it's a pleasant cat track, but now it's Spring, and Juno wants to walk through outside doors...which she did, successfully, a couple weeks ago. She got into a tangle with something; a barn cat? A fisher? A car? and scraped all the skin off her two hind legs. One overnight trip to the emergency vet later (like kids, pets only ever get into emergencies on evenings and weekends, when their regular vet/pediatrician is closed) and she was all stitched up with colorful bandages on her hind legs. Which needed to be professionally changed twice.
Did I mention we got her for free at a shelter adoption event? Just goes to show, truly, There Is No Such Thing As A Free Cat.
|Good boy, Lou!|
So, Reds, tell us about your furry or feathered friends...
|Yoda and Tonka and Lucy|
|Matching shades! Go, Lucy.|
And this is Jack the cat, who I think was the best cat ever. Loyally marched along with me through marriage, divorce, moves, another marriage, another move...He's the one I had in mind when I developed the cat Evinrude for Hayley Snow.
HALLIE EPHRON: Right now I'm keeping and apparently feeding what feels like an army of ants. No household pets to keep them at bay. The birds who flock to the bird bath in our yard are the closest thing I have right now to pets. I do like other people's pets - I'm a big fan of Yoda and Tonka.
I think my sister Delia's dog knows I'm not a pet person. I was over there last week and Honey chewed through the bottom of my tote bag to get at my bagel.
|A man and his cat allergies.|
|Leon enjoying the best of '05 tech.|
Now--we have ducks.
|Rhys' granddog, Sunny, who is lovely.|
We haven't had pets since the kids were small and we had Guinea pig and Gish and Marmarlade the cat and St John the English Setter. Miss them.
|Dax and Jasmine.|
|Pookie and her bad eye enjoying the bed.|
Our dogs absolutely LOVE the baby. So cute.
JULIA: What about you, dear readers? Tell us about your pets in the comments, and if you send a picture to julia at juliaspencerfleming dot com, I'll put it up here on the front page!
|Honey Ephron, looking very innocent|
|Edith Maxwell's Birdy, enjoying his books|
|Edith Maxwell's Preston and Christabel - so fluffy!!!!|
|Flora Church's Munch|
|Mary Sutton's old boy Casey in his favorite spot|
|Brooklyn, Mary Sutton's foster dog|
|Faun, unsurprisingly called "The Ears" by Lisa Alber|
|Lynn Willis' Finn the Wonder Dog!|
|Celia Fowler's Mr. Cuddles looks worth every $$$...|