Oh To Be A Pampered Pet: What A Life

Tommy One Of My Former Kitties Relaxing  - image of tommy one of my former kitties relaxing in the sun
@pyewacket (44041)
United States
April 2, 2009 10:53pm CST
Okay here I am sitting in front of my computer and every once in awhile I glance over to where my two kitties are. Pyewacket, my black cat is snoozing on top of the pillows of my sofa, while Kissy is snoozing in the homemade bed I made that has a nice comfy pillow in it. They are content, no worries, to think about and I'm thinking. If there really is something to reincarnation, I would love to come back as a pampered pet. Just think of it. Our pets never have to worry over bills, never have to clean the house or worry about dust, laundry, having enough money for grocery shopping. No concerns in life at all, not like we their human owners. They content themselves by sleeping whenever they want, play whenever they want, and of course look into our eyes with that oh, so charming, "don't you think I'm adorable look" that we can't resist. Our pets do give a lot back though...unconditional love, they don't play mind games or have an attitude I'm better than you. They don't care what we look like, especially how we look when we first get up for the day--I'm a nightmare to look at when I wake up between my hair all mussed up, those pillow creases in my face, bad breath...LOL. Our "babies" cheer us up if we're feeling down, by cuddling next to us. Anyway, as pet owners, do you sometimes envy the pampered life your pet(s) have....would you like to have the life a pampered pet and have no worries in life like we do?
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
3 Apr 09
The gang - Boots, Tukay and Buttons
Absolutely, I'd come back as somebody's pampered pet. Playing, sleeping, eating, cuddling with mom (or dad)...life doesn't get any better than that. I do have to say however, that Tukay does play one mind game...if fact she has it down to a science. Whenever we're eating dinner, she tries to convince me (with that soulfull, emanciated look) that she hasn't eaten in weeks! Of course, it always works...lol.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
3 Apr 09
Pets toys - Do we have enough?
Oh yes....forgot to mention the toys. Do you think they have enough? These in the picture do not count the ones that are under beds, behind things and otherwise hidden in 'special' hiding places . (the green man and bunny on each side of the coca cola bears in the front were Tukay's puppy toys, so she's had them for 10 years).
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@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Oh my two cats act like that too, giving me a look like they haven't eaten in weeks...LOL. Looks like the whole gang really is there...LOL And as for toys...nah, don't think you have enough for them
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Shhhhhhhhh! You need to whisper when you talk like that. If the dogs hear you, I'll never hear the end of it. You know how vocal chihuahuas are, right? The cats are more than happy to let the dogs make the noise, and believe me. They can make enough for four. lol
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@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
3 Apr 09
I don't actually think that I would like to be a cat. First... you cannot choose your master. He/she choose you. And it is a lottery wether he/she will pamper you or abandon you in the street when he/she is sick of you. Being an inside cat and sleeping the whole day long does not seem like a very interesting life to me. Being an outside cat has its perks. But it is the law of the jungle out there and you need to put your life on the line constantly to defend your territory. As for being a feral cat. Not so easy when you need to catch your own food for survival... as well as defending your territory. So no... I don't think being a cat is the solution. And you only live 18 years instead of 78.
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@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
4 Apr 09
Mmm...maybe you don't know cats that well since from my experience pets in general seemed to pick YOU out...LOL..that's been my experience anyway in the past...they know a sucker when they see one and put out the charm so you pick them out from all other pets
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• Australia
4 Apr 09
OK... so you charm yourself out of the litter of 5 cats. What about your 4 brothers and sisters?
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@BarBaraPrz (18497)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
6 Apr 09
Sometimes they come with... back in the 60s, when my dad was still alive, a poor little kitty came walking up the driveway, right up to my dad who was sitting in the shade of the garage, reading. He gave the kitty a saucer of milk... "Charlie" (he had that little moustache) decided to stick around. A few days later, "Tiger" joined him. Then, "Percy". All obviously from the same litter.
@LadyMarissa (12165)
• United States
3 Apr 09
Our pets do give a lot back though...unconditional love, they don't play mind games or have an attitude I'm better than you. What kind of cat did you find that doesn't KNOW it's better than you??? Oh hell yessss. I'd LOVE to come back as one of my pets (or even your pets). I wouldn't want to come back as a stray having to stay in a shelter. I wouldn't want to come back to somebody like my grandparents. Their farm animals were fed pretty dayum good, but they were NEVER allowed in the house & were only loved on when the grand kids showed up!!! I'd LOVE to come back as one of Oprah's favorite furbabies!!! I must admit that most animals have it made now. I just wonder what will become of them when the economy gets worse???
@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
3 Apr 09
Mmm....you're up kind of late, no?? LOL--well of course cats KNOW they are better than dogs...you know..cats rule and dogs drool kind of thing. They don't care though what religion a person may be, color, race ...and I sometimes wonder how they do view us though? Do they think of us as strange looking cats (or dogs??) Oh yes, any of Oprah's furbabies must have a real good life...LOL Her one dog did die not too long ago though and she was heartbroken, think she did adopt a new doggie though, didn't she? OH just found something...Oprah's new baby is named Sadie http://www.petsugar.com/2896723 (NOT a referral link but a link to an article and video about Oprah's new doggie)
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@LadyMarissa (12165)
• United States
3 Apr 09
Yep...I couldn't sleep so I got back up & checked myLot. I was watching Oprah on the day she introduced Sadie. It was a lovely moment, was it not??? I was watching the day she did the tribute to Sophie...everybody cried!!! It's hard enough to lose a beloved pet, but to share that pain in front of million is something I don't believe I could do. I wonder if she found the Obama's their new dog. I believe they said on the news the other night that there will be a new First Dog when they return from Europe. With all the limitations, I'm dying to see what breed they choose.
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@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
3 Apr 09
OMG--yes I saw Oprah's tribute to Sophie and I was crying my eyes out. I'm curious what kind of White House dog there'll be too.
@Loverbear (4929)
• United States
3 Apr 09
Friends of ours have stated time after time that they would want to come back as our pets! There are times that I think it would be wonderful to be a pampered pet (as long as they don't dress me in stupid outfits!) but then I look at the challenges that I have overcome and realize that I do have a certain amount of fun and enjoyment in getting around the obstacles in my path. I love the feeling of accomplishment when I fix something or create a new bear. Being a pampered pet wouldn't bring that kind of satisfaction...even if I did manage to catch a mouse or two. Of course with my luck I wouldn't end up in the pampered life.
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@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
4 Apr 09
Mmmm....Good point. I wonder what pets DO think in terms of accomplishments? I think my Pyewacket was rather smug and felt good about himself when one time out of the blue he started racing after something....turned out to be some kind of centipede kind of bug and he had killed it...LOL..where the heck that bug came from I have no idea
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@Loverbear (4929)
• United States
4 Apr 09
They must have a sense of satisfaction. I think of Khuay and his antics from stealing my panties and rolling up in them to hiding the kitty toys in my purse (I didn't even TRY to explain how Ken's head got in my purse!). I know how much they care about me by the fact that when I don't feel good and lay down for a nap I always wake up with all four furry people around me. Willy and Khuay lay right up against me, Murphy is by my head and Ding Ding is right at my feet doing guard duty. I know they must feel some satisfaction from protecting and caring for me. I could imagine my catching a mouse or two..., I would be up on the counter waiting for someone else to come catch the critter!
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
3 Apr 09
That would really be fun to have no worries what so ever!
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@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Yup--my two cats certainly don't have any worries.
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• United States
3 Apr 09
I dont know that I would say that I envy my dogs' lives I have learned alot about life by hanging with my dogs when you feel like something is wrong it probably is - take a good look around always approach others cautiously dont challenge a bigger stronger dog when you know you cant beat them dont chew on an electric fence if you dont like something make some noise about it then go play with your ball If you are feeling neglected go put your head on someones lap - if that dont work lick 'em LOL I dont envy my dogs their lives arent as easy as they look to have to be constantly on alert looking out for danger and keep up with my mood swings and entertain my kids I respect my dogs and all they do for me and my family
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@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
6 Apr 09
I guess dogs do have it "harder" than say cats as they do always have to be on the alert and be on guard all the time. Cats couldn't care less...LOL, at least judging from my two darhlings
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@PinkyPosh (226)
• Canada
3 Apr 09
This is very true. I have always felt the same when I used to look at my 4 year old Tuffy(Dog). But being a pet you need to reach the right kind of people who would always behave the same manner with you.. Know what, sometimes I used to feel pitty for tuffy... especially when he would love to play with me and come jumping all the way with full energy. Me... busy with my work just ask him to walk away and tell him not to disturb me. He will put up a long face and go and lie down in a corner looking at me. This will make me feel sorry for my act. Pets are really gifts for us.
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@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
4 Apr 09
Yes pets really are a wonderful gifts to us. I bet when tuffy goes to his corner and looks at you, you then feel guilty for "reprimanding" him..pets know how to tug at our hearts don't they?
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
3 Apr 09
You have read my mind Pye! My two cats have the best life! I have often envied their life of relaxation filled with plenty of sleeps, cuddles and good food. I'll be honest; because I treat all my 'babies', bird and dog included as little people with fur, I tend to prefer their company to that of most people I know! I have a bumper sticker on the back of my car that reads, "The more people I meet the more I love my cats" my husband says that is me all over and laughs and my sister says I'm a horrible person! I do like some people... Animals are so much easier and less complicated to get along with. They just love you, that's it; no expectations, no conditions or criticism. I wouldn't mind coming back as a pet, although knowing my luck I'll return as a starving stray!
@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
4 Apr 09
LOL--I prefer animals over people too, and trust them more. I think a lot of animal lovers in general feel the same way
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@celticeagle (115583)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Apr 09
There have been times I would have enjoyed being alittle innocent kittie all pampered and cute. The stress load I used to feel was amazing and I could of definitely used it. Animals do give alot of unconditional love and affection. They are great! I miss having one around. My daughter has several cats and they were always sweet and loving. Nice to have that at times.
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@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
4 Apr 09
Pets certainly don't have to contend with stresses of life like we have to...unless just worrying if their "mom" (meaning us) got their favorite foods or not....LOL
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@scheng1 (24849)
• Singapore
3 Apr 09
Envy your cats. They do know how to enjoy life. Fortunately their life span is much shorter than ours. Imagine we live till 80 years old and the cats live till 120 years old, that will be a nightmare. Too bad we cannot turn ourselves into the adorable cats or dogs for just a few years to enjoy the life of a pampered pet. I would grately turn the cats into human beings for a year or two and make them work for a living and buy me chocolate.
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@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
3 Apr 09
Yes my two kitties certainly do know how to enjoy life...LOL
• United States
3 Apr 09
Yes I pamper my dog once in a while. And yeah it would be nice to be pampered. My sister, a while ago, said that I needed pampering and she came over and pampered me. And helped do my nails and it was really nice. But I really love living life as a human and not someone's pet that can boss me around. And I wouldn't want to pee outside with everyone watching! lol
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@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
3 Apr 09
LOL...I certainly don't boss my two kitties around, think it's the other way around actually...they boss me around....heehee
• United States
3 Apr 09
Pye- By all means would I love to be as pampered as our cat Lightening. To make messes that others clean up, and not get in trouble when I flash those adorable eyes. To sleep wherever I want to, forcing my owners to give up their beds lol. To be able to eat whenever I want, have them open the gates so I don't have to jump too high. Oh yes, the life of a pampered pet. Too bad we cannot convince our signifant other to do this for us, eh? Namaste-Anora
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@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
3 Apr 09
I have a battle for my bed. I got a nice new bed and mattress set just last year..let's put it this way, my two cats definitely approve of it..LOL. In fact, I have a hard time trying to straighten up my bed as either one of them or both will be sleeping on it, and heaven forbid I disturb them
@ElicBxn (60443)
• United States
3 Apr 09
Absolutely! I would love to come back as a pampered, well loved cat.
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@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
3 Apr 09
Which of one of your kitties that you take care of would you like to come back as the most? LOL...Oliver? Taj?
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@ElicBxn (60443)
• United States
3 Apr 09
Rygel! He's only known one bad day his whole life! I followed his mom home and got her and his sibs when they were about 5 weeks old, so he'd never been outside. And he's been here ever since so only the fix day was the bad one. He spent a night at the vet, but he had his brother there with him. Funny story that. When we got Ping and Pong fixed, I told them they needed to be put together. Did they listen to me? A few minutes later the assistant came out all franic saying "which one was with the collar? I should've listened to you!" Well, Rygel and his brother were fine that day, but when they came in the next morning, they were putting up a fuss (well, they are part Siamese, even tho you have to listen to them, or look at their body type to realize it) so they put them together. They quieted down for a few minutes, then tore up the cage! Knocked over the food, water, litter pan, newspaper, everything. When I heard that all I could do was laugh - I knew who the guilty party was and it sure wasn't Sirius!
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@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
3 Apr 09
Have you ever posted any pics of Rygel....would love to see him...I saw pics of Taj, Solo, and Pong on your photo page on your profile but no Rygel
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
13 Jan 10
Hi pye I was not active here at mylot for a long time, so my earnings disappeared:/. Luckily it was only about 0.4$. Did you know that mylot works that way - no activity - losing your earning? When it comes to a topic subject, I wouldn't like to be a pet or anythin or anyone else. I am so glad to be myslef, that I can't imagine beeing somebody elase, even beeing a cute cat. Cats are wonderful creatures, I adore them and I'd like to have a cat on my knees at the moment, but I do not envy the life they have. Have a nice day, jazgottt.
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@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
14 Jan 10
Hiya jazgott--yes I've noticed you missing here and hope you've been okay. Yeah I think if one is inactive for a few months one's earnings are lost...good thing it wasn't too much for you though
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
15 Jan 10
I spend only a little time in front of my PC lately. Too many interesting things to do, there is no time to waste. everything is ok. I've just noticed that because of no activity here at mylot my English gone worse and I have to think longer before I write a sentence, so I'd try to read some good discussions and respond to them from time to time. Mylot is excellent way to refresh my English skills! I recently work a lot so I rarely visit my parents, and my cat Kazia, who lives with them (Kazia is on my avatar). So the first thing I did when I finally logged into mylot was looking for some cat photos and cat discussions. I miss Kazia and I miss cats in general. Give me a cat!LOL
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@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
15 Jan 10
How come Kazia is with your parents now?
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
3 Apr 09
All the time pye. All the time but then I get to thinking, as good as they are to us, it's a shame they don't get to live longer lives. It's sad if you really think about it but then again, there's so many of them that don't get to live out their lives at all and/or don't have homes like our pampered pets not to mention, the many more that will be born and not have a home to come to so it's just as well that the ones we have don't live as long but sad still nonetheless.
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@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
3 Apr 09
I'm always trying to remember the age equivalent....I know they say for every year of a dog is seven years in people years.....is it the same for cats, since if that's true cats actually live longer...my one cat Kissy will be ten in October so does that mean she'll be 70 years old?? LOL
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
3 Apr 09
I found this site which I'll include the link at the very bottom and it says exactly this: Allow 15 human years for the first year of your cat's life. Add nine years for the second year. A two-year old cat will approximate 24 human years. Add four human years each for successive years of his life. Cats Age Conversion Chart Cat Years/Human Years 1/15 2/24 3/28 4/32 5/36 6/40 7/44 8/48 9/52 10/56 11/60 12/64 13/68 14/72 15/76 16/80 17/84 18/88 19/92 20/96 http://cats.about.com/cs/catmanagement101/ht/convertcatyears.htm http://cats.about.com/cs/healthissues/a/agechart.htm
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@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
3 Apr 09
Wow thanks ever for that...mmmm so that makes Pyewacket and Kissy near my age..LOL
@Loverbear (4929)
• United States
3 Jan 10
My neighbors all would love to be my companion animals. I cook chicken and beef to add to their dog and cat food...they get special beds and of course sleep with me at night (I may have to switch to a king sized bed if I get anymore animals! LOL) Right now the dogs have a heating pad that they get to sleep on through the night. Of course the dogs and cats get Christmas, Easter and Valentines gifts. Raw hide chews for the dogs and fresh catnip for the cats. In fact, Willy was caught on camera sleeping on the boxer shorts I made for Bill for Christmas. As soon as I find my card reader I will post that pix, it's a hoot! I don't mind pampering my critters, they not only love me unconditionally but they also alert me to people in the yard, animals prowling through the place, they help keep me warm at night and they entertain me. They also are wonderful with Bill and they have been making sure that he knows how much they missed him while he was in the hospital and that they love him unconditionally...he has been staying with me during the day and he is never without a dog at his feet and a cat on his lap making sure he is comforted while he is trying to get better.
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@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
7 Jan 10
Funny my two cats don't really care much for people food...when I used to have a lot more cats it was different and yes, would eat just about anything. My Pyewacket however, shares my breakfast of scrambled eggs with me...if I don't I can expect a paw reaching and grabbing some...he's also for the past month developed a taste for cheese...as soon as he hears that wrapper unwrapping no matter where he is, he comes running in the kitchen and looks at me with that "Well?" expression Oh yup...now that it's been cold, I love that my two furbabies sleep with me...of course it means sleeping like a pretzel--no wonder I wake up with aches and pains!
@Loverbear (4929)
• United States
7 Jan 10
I can so relate to waking up formed like a pretzel! LOL! Willy loves to sleep in the middle of my back, Khuay between my legs and Ding Ding between my feet. The shape I go to sleep in isn't what I wake up in. Plus with the new knee, it gets kind of stuck in place and it makes getting it straightened out to walk on a new experience in pain! The funny thing is I wouldn't sleep any other way. I kind of wonder at times if I am sane. (LOL) Thankfully the dogs don't sleep with me! I could be in real trouble with the four cats and three dogs in bed...I'd get to sleep on the floor.
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@BarBaraPrz (18497)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
3 Apr 09
Yes, I've long said the same thing... that if reincarnation is for real, I want to come back as a shop cat, with a nice sunny window in which to curl up, lots of pets from the customers...
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@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
6 Apr 09
I think the best shop cat would probably be one at a butcher's shop...think of all the tidbits the cat would get..LOL
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@BarBaraPrz (18497)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
6 Apr 09
I was thinking more along the lines of a cosy bookshop... there's probably regulations against keeping kitties in meat shops, plus it'd be a rather cold and sterile environment.
@squaretile (3835)
• Singapore
14 Jan 10
Totally agree - pets live a charmed life. they need not worry about their food or clothing (not that they need clothing, maybe shelter) if they have responsible owners. Sometimes I feel that pets are more fortunate than a lot of children out there. I know dog owners who cook organic food for their pets. And they give up travelling or going on holiday because they know that their dogs will not adjust easily to living in a pet hotel whilst they are gone. So they sacrifice their own breaks to be there for their pets, who are their priority, and better treated than some treat their own family. It breaks my heart that there are families who treat their own offspring worse than some other people treat their pets. Neglect of basic and emotional needs. So sad.
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@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
15 Jan 10
Yes it is unfortunate that many people treat pets better than children, but that's not always the case as it usually is a simple fact that many people view their pets as their children as well
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
7 Apr 09
Who wouldn't? If I could come back as a house cat of someone like me--what a life. It would be very nice.
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@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
7 Apr 09
Yup--my two cats have the real pampered lifestyle all right
• United States
4 Apr 09
HI Pye: Yep I'd love to come back as a pampered pet for sure; What a life they do lead and some are really really pampered but I think all of them are happy so long as we their humans return the love that they so freely give to us; I love all my pets so much, and I still grieve over lost ones I just keep telling myself that when its my turn to go, I will once again be with each and every one of them and what a glorious day that will be; I love that photo of Tommy, what a beautiful cat!! My screamer is sitting here right beside me of course while I sit here to type out my words; She is so funny and I dearly love her; Love & hugs to you!!!
@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
6 Apr 09
When my "time" is up and I'm greeted by my former furbabies I'll be mobbed...LOL