Today I have a special guest poster: female staff. She’s been angling for her moment in the spotlight for some time now so I guess I should give her a shot. Hope you guys don’t mind indulging her.
Thanks, Romeo. Female staff here. I’m known to most as Caroline or MOMMY! As much as Romeo and Pugsley complain about my laziness and inability to serve food on time, I know they love me.
And I love them. Oh, MAN do I love these guys. And, while individually they are absolutely wonderful, together they are Team Persian – the spectacular, furry, dynamic duo that brings our family joy every single day.
There are so many things I love about “Black and White,” “Romeo and Pug,” “White BOY and Black BOY,” “R & P,” and “the boys.”
I love sitting on the couch with my boys next to me – what my husband (a.k.a. lazy male staff) calls being “surrounded by Persians.”
I love when, out of the blue, the cats whiz by me on their way up the stairs. I hear them stampeding together through the hallway, jumping up on the bed, thunking back down on the floor and streaking back down the stairs and past me again.
I love when they sit side-by-side, looking out the screen door and watching the bird feeder in silent, focused companionship.
I love when I am in the kitchen and they are both simultaneously meowing/yelling at me to hurry up and feed them. I have to laugh out loud.
I love when they are curled up together in a sunbeam or cozy comforter – my heart just swells.
If you’re a regular reader, you know that our household has been in upheaval for the last three years since my oldest daughter (the Creature) was born. And, just as the boys were getting used to her, I had to go and have another daughter (the other Creature). Romeo and Pugsley must be so frustrated with me!
When I was pregnant with my first daughter, several people told me, “Oh, once you have your children, your cats will become just cats.”
In fact, I think I love and appreciate them even more now that I have human kids.
They’ve adjusted and adapted. Their loyalty and love is unwavering. Their needs are minor compared to those of screaming kids. No one else is interested in hanging out with me during late night baby feedings, but Romeo and Pugsley are. They snuggle with me, they follow me around and patiently wait by my side until I have a free hand to give them a scritch or a belly rub.
They add a special furry piece of life to our world. They infuse a gentleness in my three-year-old daughter who learned at an early age to be “gentle with the boys.” They add humor to my day. They evoke a tenderness in my heart that only a pet parent can appreciate.
I’m so happy to participate in helping to promote pet ownership though the American Pet Products Association’s Pets Add Life (PAL) campaign. No gimmicks, nothing to sell, nothing to push – except the joy of
being owned by one’s pets. You can support the campaign too, by visiting their Facebook page and uploading photos of your pets.
I’m honored to be entrusted with the care of these beautiful boys. Thanks, PAL, for working to showcase how Pets Add Life. Because they do.
This post is sponsored by the American Pet Products Association. But obviously these views are my own. What can I say? I love my pets!