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Daily Prompt: Menagerie

I’ve been a bit down this morning. I also had to go to a Doctors appointment and became even more down with the verdict there. Don’t worry, I’m not dying, just a bit of bad news. I’m a person who doesn’t get down too often, or at least try not to. Sometimes though things just seem to pile up till I just get tired of it all. That was me this morning. So I sat here wondering what to write today and saw the Daily Prompt from WordPress.

Today’s prompt is:

Do you have animals in your life? If yes, what do they mean to you? If no, why have you opted not to?

(Bonus points for adorable animal photos, and double bonus if they’re taken with your phone!)

I can’t stay down for long after looking at pictures of my animals. My dog Sam of course many of you are familiar with because of my Wednesday comics ‘Sam and Me’. My two cats may not be as familiar. They are a brother and sister duo who just had their 5th birthday on the 17th of this month. Yes, they were born on St. Patrick’s Day. They aren’t green though. 😉 They are gray  and white and huge! They outweigh poor Sam by a lot. They are twice as big as he is. He comes in at 4.8 kg (a little over 10 lbs), the cats, Notwen the male is at 14 kg (30 lbs), Pouncer the female is at 12 kg (26 lbs). Yes! They are BIG cats. Not fat by any means, just big. But they are joys to have, except when they eat my plants or steal things.

Yeah, my cats steal. They prefer shiny things, like pens and coins, but they have been known to steal other things too. They will steal my toothbrush if I don’t keep it in the medicine cabinet. They love to shred toilet paper, so I have to put the roll in a cabinet. Good thing it’s reachable from the toilet for me though. Silly critters. They have been known to steal paper pieces, hair ties, and anything else that catches their fancy.

But if there is a bug in the house, its dead meat. Especially spiders. For me that’s a big plus! I wouldn’t give a mouse 5 minutes lasting in my house if it was foolish enough to find a way in. Nothing moves in here without them knowing it.

Here are a few photos of my wonderful animals. They bring a smile to my face every day and I love having them in my life.

Notwen and Pouncer enjoying the night life
Notwen and Pouncer enjoying the night life
Notwen wanting to see what I was doing on computer
Notwen wanting to see what I was doing on the computer
The two devil cats
Pouncer and Notwen, the two devil cats! Innocent looking right?
Sam the Man
Sam the Man
Sleep Time Sam
Sleep Time Sam