Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Animals in cages rarely, if ever, experience silence. Unfortunately.

Finally, a somewhat quiet moment (if Cassidy barking at every-living-prairie-thing-under-the-full-moon as background noise doesn't count as noise) to share what should be a few great photographs of me in the Gibbon area of the Monkey Pavilion at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. And a shot of the one-handed adorable, tricky, smacking-unsuspecting-teenagers, monkey that I cannot locate on their website or I would link to him. And Google Images is not helping either.

I would post pictures of me cleaning kennels at the Humane Society today, and successfully leaving the building after seven (7) hours there w i t h o u t another animal.

Let's review: Maxalicious is from the Humane Society; Cassidy is a rescue from a no-kill group that leases space from PetSmart (prior to my running into Cass in a cage in the middle of an aisle of PetSmart, I had no idea PetSmart had cats and dogs you can pay for and take home. What an epiphany I revisit everyday!); Jerry was a stray, who was on my lawn one morning when I opened the door to leave for work, who then jumped in my truck, and just wouldn't leave, thankfully; and lastly, my little lovebug, Abby, came from a family who moved to Australia, and my boss volunteered me to take her - assuring me that if it didn't work out, he'd take her - and despite frequent, lengthy camping trips, either she finds her way back home, or I collect her from a nearby house that she enjoys visiting (yes, cats will hang out at your house if you feed them food, treats, milk, and run the dryer so the vent will keep her warm, but that's a fact overlooked by Abby's friends.)

But really, the point of this post is to tell you that I will post pictures tomorrow of the amazing giftys I received from my Cheapy Secret Pal today. SHE RULES!!!! THANK YOU, ERIN!!!! The package couldn't have been better timed. Truly. The chocolate helped me through some yucky law stuff I spent some time taking care of late this afternoon...the cards are perfect. The loofah mitt - ah! You knit it, right? Splendid! Yummy! Thank you!

I LOVE MY SP!!!! And so does the menagerie!

9 comments:

Rachel said...

Aw, what a nice assortment of pets you have. How I wish all cats and dogs could find such good homes.

Looking forward to seeing the secret pal loot!

Areli said...

Sounds like you haves some very good friends, who are very well loved!

We have one big grey cat whose name is Possum. My kids love him, although he doesn't really like them. But he's a good cat who keeps our feet warm through the night, steals yarn when he thinks I am not looking, and sits on my lap whenever I am knitting. Just doing his kitty duty :-)

Sounds like you got some nice pictures to show, looking forward to them.

Areli said...

Sounds like you haves some very good friends, who are very well loved!

We have one big grey cat whose name is Possum. My kids love him, although he doesn't really like them. But he's a good cat who keeps our feet warm through the night, steals yarn when he thinks I am not looking, and sits on my lap whenever I am knitting. Just doing his kitty duty :-)

Sounds like you got some nice pictures to show, looking forward to them.

Rain said...

You really do have a menagerie. Our pup is a handful on his own! I think it's great that you rescue and volunteer.

Elizabeth said...

Every time we go into Petsmart for the Science Diet Oral Care Feline, we must detour through the cat room from a nearby Humane Society. My 11 yr old son tells me that he's happy when the cages have "adoption pending" signs on them, and I agree. Last night there were two Siamesey looking cats there: it was hard to leave them there. Two cats is my limit now. In the old days, I had around 6 cats at a time, but I just can't make that commitment nowadays.

Amby said...

How cool hearing about where your kiddos came from...one of mine is named Jerry too, the other is Mickey (my husband is a Deadhead, I think we're trying to resurrect the band, furry-style). Your Clapotis is beautiful!

Jerry & Maxy said...

rain, I wish I could say I volunteered regularly, but I don't. This week another faculty member and I took kids to various animal places and volunteered. It was great to do! But mostly I practically volunteer at my job with teenagers.

And I love hearing about everyone's pups and cats...such sweeties :).

Anonymous said...

Blogger ate my last comment! Poo - not enough time to retype. Hope you have a great week!

XOXOXO
'Erin'

Kim said...

Just passing through on the final Stashalong patrol--thanks for playing along!