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Just Musing - 3

Saturday morning---sleeping in day (at least until 6 a.m.).  Monday through Friday, we get up at 4 a.m. so 6 a.m. is sleeping in for us.  We have had a weather change today; usually the mornings are sunny and warm, setting the stage for a hot and clear day.  Today it is overcast and misty---nice change.  The 'Guys' love it!!  Our two cats and dog think the cooler weather is just super;  they love to run through the house (the cats, that is) and chase each other.  If you get in their way, they will run into you and continue on with their chasing of each other.  Both the cats are 8 years old and have been inside cats since we brought them home at 8 weeks of age.  We were able to hold both of them at the same time in one hand, they were so small.  When they reached the age of 7 months, they both weighed in at 9 pounds, they were not going to be small cats when they reached their full growth.  One of them is a 18 pounder and his brother is a 17 pounder;  not small by any means.  However, they are not overweight because when they stand on their hind legs, they can put their front paws on the kitchen counter, which is 36 inches high!  We thought that when we adopted them from the shelter we were getting normal size cats but it seems that all the cats we adopt end up becoming large ones.  Our first cat was a 25 pounder and our second one was a 20 pounder; we did adopt a stray that weighed approximately 15 pounds but he was an older cat that the previous renters left when they moved (shame on them! they did not realize what a precious cat they left behind). 

I volunteer at the local animal shelter several times a week and the animals that are there for one reason or another are real sweet.  We have gotten our three dogs at the shelter and they have enriched our lives so much.  All three were abused, one way or another but with lots of love, patience and a good diet, they have become super companions.  First was our cocker spaniel that we enjoyed for over 11 years.  Our second was a soft-coated wheaton that suffered a stroke at the ripe old age of 16 1/2 years and we had to say good-by.  We now are the guardians of a basset and he is so different from our other two dogs.  He is a lot younger (the other two were over 4 when we adopted them), and since he is a scent hound, he is quite interesting to take on walks.  Of course, Basil does not walk, he runs!  We first had him on a collar but he slipped out of it once and so he now gets to have his harness put on before he leaves the yard.  He knows when an adventure is afoot when his harness comes out and he is always up for an adventure. 

If you are looking for a four-legged companion, check out your local animal shelter and give one (or maybe two) of these worthy animals a forever home --- they give unconditional love and all they want in return is the same. 

"The earth is the LORD'S, and all it contains, the world and those who dwell in it." Psalm 24:1 

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