Our Lunar New Year fundraiser includes a silent auction. I won a couple of items, including these awesome Indian coasters!
|These coasters are marble inlaid with semi-precious |
stones from Agra, the same place where the stones
decorating the Taj Mahal are from!
Over Christmas my dad stayed at my house to take care of my dog. He also introduced Ollie to his cat, Kringle. Dad moved to a new place and wasn't allowed to keep pets, I agreed to take his cat until we could figure out a more permanent solution.
|Meet Kringle, his eyes aren't really that creepy.|
The idea was for Kringle to live in Spencer's room since I'm not a huge fan of cats or animals shedding all over my house. Plus Kringle is a lot bigger than Ollie, and Ollie kept trying (unsuccessfully) to befriend him. However, we quickly discovered that Spencer is badly allergic to cats.
A Family History
Kringle actually has a long history with the Getchell clan. My dad found he and his brother around Christmas time when I was in high school. I remember the kittens climbing our Christmas tree and sleeping in the bathroom sink. It was a lot of fun having kittens, but we had so many pets at the time that my dad found other homes for both of them.
In the past year, however, the family that adopted Kringle began some home renovations and were unable to keep him. At the time my dad offered to take him until the renovations were complete, but somehow Dad found himself with a permanent pet.
A New Home
Luckily we found a new home for Kringle and Spencer is finally able to live in his room again.
What I've learned is that I need to stay away from pets who shed and I don't have enough time to offer two animals the socializing they need. I felt bad for Kringle while he lived here because most days he was by himself all day. Hopefully he's happy in his new home!
What kind of pets do you prefer? What pet problems are your pet peeves?