One of the joys of my life (I have many.), is my relationship with my pets. I have three. The eldest is a spoiled Yorkshire terrier named Columbo. He is harassed daily by two not so elderly cats. The older cat was about three years old when I adopted him at a Petsmart from KittyCo. His name is Chili because he was rescued at a trash dump behind a Chili's. According to his foster mom, no one wanted him after he had been to three adoption sessions because he was not as cute as the little kittens. Well, tell me someone is unwanted, and I immediately want to help. So, I held him and we seemed to do OK together and I sat down to do the paperwork. About that same time, a taxi driver came in with a tiny, squealing kitten who was about three to four weeks old. His story was that he got the kitten from a man at a gasoline station who had a box of them, kittens, I mean. When he got home, his wife told him, "No Way!" The ladies there were trying to comfort the poor thing, but to no avail. Since I was sitting, I offered to hold her. Can you guess the next line? Little Felice, my name for her, started to purr, snuggle and eat. Needless to say, she went home with me and Chili that day also.
Now the dilemma at home was how to keep her secure and have Columbo accept her. To our amazement, Columbo adopted her as his own little child. Now Felice is not sure whether she is a cat or a dog. She goes between playing with Columbo and next playing with Chili. It has taken two years for Chili to get over running away from Columbo. Finally they can be in the same room and not bark and hiss.
To me, these guys are truly angels from heaven. They love without condition. They are always forgiving. Not once have they pouted when I get home, no they are always there to receive and give love and attention. At least one of them comes to the door everytime. Over the years Columbo has heard all of my secrets and he has yet to tell one of them in public. When I went through a period of depression, he stayed with me, but also made me get up and walk with him and play. By those demands, he helped me recover. I consider it an honor from heaven, to be blessed to entertain these truly remarkable creatures for their stay on earth. I know that each one is sent just for me. Felice's reaction when we met proves that.