Growing up in a small apartment throughout my own childhood, I was never allowed to have pets other than those that could fit easily into cages or tanks – fish, guinea pigs and the like. Making the decision to adopt Molly and Twix this past January has without a doubt introduced me to an entirely new and exciting experience, one that's constantly filled with surprises and adventures.
|Molly & Twix at 4-5 months old, just adopted.|
As they turn one, transitioning from kitten to cat, both girls love to explore, play, cuddle, talk and show their distinct personalities every day as they grow into healthy and strong adults, a life they definitely wouldn’t have experienced in their old environment.
Molly is the curious one, fearlessly jumping up onto countertops and darting into doorways, meowing excitedly as she explores every nook and cranny. Svelte and poised, Twix is every bit the athlete, pouncing on pencils, burrowing under rugs and covers, and sitting at attention in my lap as I work on the computer. Truly, more than they will ever know, Twix and Molly’s companionship has made all the difference as I continue making the adjustment to working and studying from home – alone – each and every day.
|Molly, discovering the wonders of a LOFT bag!|
|Take me out to the ballgame!|
|Twix, just chillin'.|
|My personal assistant.|
In honor of today's milestone, Molly's received an e-card from the vet, and we’ve surprised her with new toys, including a fresh pack of plush mice and a few new string wands with feathers and sparkly ribbons. Though she may have been born into a place where she was just another kitten out of dozens, Molly has become a real princess in our house, along with Twix, truly changing our lives just as much as we've changed hers. I can't wait to share many more years of birthdays with both of these beautiful and adventurous girls!
|Guarding the fresh laundry.|
What kind of pets do you have, and how have they changed your life? Do you celebrate their birthdays in a special way?