This is a Thursday series in which I pause and acknowledge something big and important or something small and insignificant that has made me thankful. It is so important and incredibly refreshing to look at the positivity around us, when we are so often surrounded by negativity.
This week, I am thankful for Whiskey. Not the booze, though I am pretty much always thankful for that too, but for the cat. Whiskey the cat entered our lives on New Years Eve. My family found him outside of their house and he followed my cousin into the garage. It was very cold outside so we brought him in from the weather. After getting him some food and water and making an impromptu litter box, we began the process of trying to find his family. He wasn't microchipped, animal control and the humane society had no reports of a lost cat by his description. The cat was clearly underfed and desperate for attention and a home.
My mom is very allergic to cats, so he lived in my brother's room for a few days but that wasn't sustainable. Long story short, we ended up taking the cat in until we could find him a new home. But we got attached and didn't want to let him go to just anyone. After trying (unsuccessfully) to pawn him off on many of our friends, the cat formerly known as Cornelius/Hagrid/Squelchie/Arthur (all great names, but none of them fit) became our dear, loving, super-cuddly cat named Whiskey.
Our other cats (yes, we have two other cats in our two bedroom apartment. I think this makes us crazy cat people or something) are very wonderful. They are crazy, very clever, independent, and quirky. But Whiskey? He has filled a gap in our home-- this cat has taught me how to take a moment in the day to do nothing but snuggle up with him. He shows true devotion and love to anyone who enters our home, and will follow me from room to room until I take a moment to pet him. He's a love, plain and simple, and I am so thankful for him.
He's also a really good eater. This cat is in no way malnourished anymore. See?
|Whiskey, modeling his ba-donk-a-donk and his very small head.|