Today marks another year that we have had with our two gentlemen cats, Sneakers and Ebony. It is now a total of 7 years. So, today, November 21, 2016 marks another milestone.
We adopted them from the Seattle Humane Society before Thanksgiving in November of 2009. On the papers it stated they were both 10 years old. I suspect that Sneakers is a little older. This means they are now 17 years old or about that age.
Both cats are doing well. They have had their challenges in the past seven years but they are happy and loved.
Sneakers is the friendlier one and he has just continued to grow in confidence and loves both his humans. He will get on the Futon between us and go from one to the other curious out the dinner menu. He ate a little Tilapia last night with garlic. He really likes pork.
Ebony is the one that has grown so much in courage. He just loves the petting sessions done by 2nd main human and looks forward to them. He even goes into the main humans office and yeowls at him to come and play. I can reach down from my full height and pet him without him running away. Main human has to lay on the living room floor to do the brushing otherwise Ebony will go and hide. So we have made progress but he is still learning to trust.
The last seven years have not been easy. I was used to cats that were knowledgeable about the outside world. Sneakers and Ebony are not and I suspect neither were their mothers. This means I have to provide kitty litter which before I never did. My former cats and dogs were free to come and go through the pet door built into the back door. With Sneakers and Ebony being raised indoor I can’t do that. The pet door is gone now. Sneakers will ask to go out once in a while but he doesn’t stay out that long. Ebony does not go outside much to my disappointment. I had hoped to tap into his inner child but have not succeeded.
According to the papers filled out by the former owners, they were purchased at a pet shop in Kirkland. Sneakers is probably a rag doll breed, so he would mean money. I have trouble with this and have almost gone to that pet store but to see the conditions.
Sneakers and Ebony would like to take this opportunity to remind you to care for the animals and it is even more important in the current political climate to be kind to all creatures two legged and four legged.
Happy Anniversary to my two Gentlemen CATS!!!
PS: They are getting brushed as you read this. HA! Aw sonic purring….!