Today is All-American Pet Photo Day! Pet holidays are my second favorite type of holiday (behind tasty food ones, of course) and lucky for me there are bunches of them.
I’m including a couple of pictures of my cats to celebrate. We adopted these from a rescue organization last winter and have just fallen in love with them.
We have had pets before, another set of cats and a dog, who lived long, very loved lives as part of our family before passing away, but I have never had pets that I doted on quite this much. I hadn’t really been able to figure out why, but my son offered a great insight. He said that our other pets were like our children and now this set is like our grandchildren.
This is so true! Our other pets were just worked into the fabric of all the crazy things that went on in our lives as part of raising our family. And I feel busy now, but it’s a different kind of busy, not the frantic rush to get kids off to school, homework, and lunches made every day.
I’m much more patient with these cats and go out of my way to indulge and pamper them. Even though they are our own and not our kids’ pets, they do get treated like grand cats (and as you can see, they look totally spoiled).
I can’t wait to check out #allamericanpetphotoday and see everyone else’s fur babies!