Petidote of the Day 2012-02-10
Thanks to Coyote Creek, we have a wonderful image for today's Petidote.
This is Timber (kitty of Mr. and Mrs. Coyote Creek).
In 2005, after losing our wonderful chocolate lab and going through some horrendous medical issues, I saw Timber's picture in the local paper...offered for adoption from the local animal shelter. Timing wasn't right, but 6 months later, when the world had started to improve, there she was again. I was sure she was intended to be ours and, indeed, we've now had her for 6 years.
Timber was 4 years old when we adopted her. She had apparently been "on the streets" for a couple of those years and in the shelter for 2 years (older cats are sometimes the last to be adopted). I must admit that she was very standoffish for the first 6 months but with lots of love she has completely turned around. She loves to be petted. Sleeps on her own pillow on our bed. Has a special couch blanket (seen in one of the pictures that is attached). And butts my head so often it's a wonder I don't have constant headaches.
Timber also loves water from the faucet and here she is, peering intently at me from a perch on a counter stool telling me to "Turn on that faucet". I did, of course.
Of course! Who could resist this face?
Thanks, CC and Mr CC -- and Timber!!
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