Cats and Dogs
It is said there are cat people and dog people. If this is true, I must have a split personality, because I seem to have a deep need to have both in my life.
After our cat, Winston died, I decided not to get another cat. I was tired of dealing with the litter box and the constant shedding. But Fate stepped in. A stray kitten showed up in our garage cold and hungry. Of course I took him in, but staying strong, I posted an ad at the local pet store to find him a home.
He was with us a mere day and a half, but it was enough to make me realize what I was missing. I so regretted letting that little guy go, and could not rest until we had made a trip to the Humane Society to find another kitten.
The result was Sherlock, who has been with us for three and a half years. Yes, he is a pain at times, but he brings us so many smiles and our lives would be the poorer without him.