If there’s one thing I’m truly passionate about, it’s that domestic animals should be adopted and not purchased. I wouldn’t buy a baby and I certainly not a furry member of the family. I refuse. They’re priceless anyway.
Before the kiddos came along and we were newly wed, my husband and I adopted our two tabby kitties. We had just purchased a new house but after settling in, it didn’t feel like a home just yet. Kids weren’t even on our radar at that time, but we had both grown up with animals in our homes and knew that this was what our house was missing in order to make it a place we could call home.
One day we were at a pet store where we always like to check out the kitties up for adoption – even to this day. Sure enough we happened upon two adorable 8-week old kittens. The one we now call Winston touched my face with his little paw as if he was choosing me. Our hearts melted, and unable to resist their personalities and devilish good looks, we adopted them on the spot and brought them home.
It was such a joy to fill our home with these beautiful creatures and then watching them bond with our human babies. For many years we spoiled them with fancy toys and accessories. These days, all they want is yummy food and treats. Don’t we all?