Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Sadness and Happiness

Well, I guess you could say we are a little "weird" some times. Back in March I decided that I was going to get a new pet. There are plenty of specialty breeds of dogs that I'd love to have but I was never "wowed" by anything, nor was I sold on the idea of shelling out big $$$ for something that is going to eat, sleep, poop and who knows what else !!! Wait....isn't that a kid ??!! Just joshing....So anyhow...I got the bright idea of getting a pig. NO, not the giant mud wallowing, slop eating swine, but the cute little pot-bellied kind. Alas, Priscilla Rose was born into our family in June. Now I know what some of you are thinking, but let me say, this was one of the neatest animals I've ever been around. She was so smart and sweet. I thought she was a genious because after 2 days with us she was already doing tricks ! Little did I know that pigs are the 4th smartest mammal on the totem pole. Even still, very cool. We had Priscilla up until a few weeks ago when something awful happened. To this day we really aren't sure exactly what took place, but we know that she was somehow poisoned in our back yard and we lost her. This was so sad to me and I'm still a little in shock. Our dog was the most affected by this and was seemingly very depressed. James and I threw around some ideas on getting another animal to help with the dogs sadness, and I guess ours too........

......Here comes the happiness !!! We are loco !! We decided that we would get a kitten for Emma. Cats are fun and easy to take care of, so this was a perfect idea. I had 2 rules about getting a kitten. Short hair. Female. Well, my birthday rolls around and we are headed to Target because I REALLY wanted something, but half way to Target I looked at James and said "I have no clue what it was I wanted from Target?" (turning the car around)...arrive at the pet store. Let me just say, pet stores are obviously a dying breed. I've been in very few "nice" pet stores in my life and this one was about as creepy as they come. Cages stacked everywhere with strange animals in them. Filth on the floor. I won't even go into some of the patrons that graced this place. We rounded a "cage" corner and found a 3 story cage full of cats. They were all so cute and cuddly and I was tempted to just let them all out. I proceeded to get information on the cats (remember my 2 rules), and before I know it, James has fallen in love with one and Emma has fallen in love with the other. They were the 2 fluffy brothers hanging on the side of the cage that wanted out the most. At this point, I was out-numbered in the decision making process and Clyde and Ringo were headed home with us. We have all fallen in love with these clowns and although there is still sadness over the loss of Priscilla, Clyde and Ringo are a nice addition to the Asbill household. The dog is even happy again. =)


2 comments:

Nonni said...

These are precious babies. A great addition and I'm jealous they aren't mine. It still makes me very sad to look at pictures of Priscilla though.
I may have to investigate the place the kittens come from though. You know how I am...

Petra said...

So sorry to hear about Priscilla. :(

Your new kitties are so cute!I'm happy to hear that you rescued them from that awful place.