Meet Clea! She's the newest member of the family - and boy, is she a handful! Easily more energy than Tonks or Ekko, and quite the social buttefly!
Tonks claimed my desk chair the moment we set it in my office. (A cat and a chair? That was a no-brainer) But we assumed we fixed the problem when we bought her her OWN chair. Turns out, we were only kidding ourselves.
Ask any greyhound owner, and they'll assure the dogs are big couch potatoes. So we weren't sure what Juniper would think when we took her on her first hiking trip. But she loved it! And she's turned into a regular backpacker ever since.
Some cats are more vocal than others - that's just how things work. But Ekko is a genuine TALKER. Er, make that a real SQUEAKER. We hear him constantly chirping at us. It makes Squeak's little sounds less impressive, to tell you the truth!
The decision to say farewell is never easy. And while 14 years can sound long, depending on your perspective, it comes up short by other reckonings. Firefly has been such a huge part of my life - and my husband's - and that makes saying goodbye even harder to say.
We knew Tonks and Ekko were smart. (Probably TOO smart) But we didn't realize HOW deep that intelligence well went until we brought home our first puzzle feeder. And now? Well, now we're in deep.
Remember that tiny tuxedo kitten we brought home back in January? Well, today is his 1st birthday! (It doesn't seem nearly long enough to mark that milestone)
Birthdays are important milestones for our furry family members. And if they have the kind of medical history Firefly does, they take on a new importance. Especially when you're talking 14 YEARS. He's our champion lemon - and we wouldn't have it any other way.
The Minions all get along (for the most part). And when we introduced Ekko to the household, we knew he came from a foster home with dogs. Juniper, of course, tolerated cats. So we never anticipated a problem. We also didn't foresee the eventual bond that's sprung up.
Okay, so maybe North Carolina wasn't at the top of my dream vacation list. But vacations away from work and responsibility count wherever you get them. And now you get to enjoy some of my photos. Think of it as living vicariously in case you're still chained to a computer.