CASEY AS A BABY - FULL OF MISCHIEF
I thought I'd share recent photos of two of my boys - Casey and Cody. These brothers came to me a few years ago as tiny kittens. One Spring afternoon, as my pastor and his family were traveling, they started to enter an expressway and spotted these boys on the entrance ramp. The kittens, frightened and hungry, were huddled together near a lamppost. The family stopped and rescued the kittens, then called me. I took them in, had them vet-checked, and enrolled them in an animal adoption program, with the stipulation they needed to be adopted together. I fostered them during the week and took them to the adoption center on the weekends. After a couple weeks of taking them back and forth, I just couldn't do it any longer. I had to keep these sweet kitties. They'd had such a rough start in life and I wanted them to feel secure and know they were loved. I'll never stop wondering why people abandon animals, especially tiny ones who can't fend for themselves, but these two were given a second chance.
Casey is the more reserved of the two, but loves to be held and petted. He always answers me when I call to him and usually comes running. Cody is one of our resident clowns. He swipes at me as I walk past him (to make sure he's been noticed), then turns his head sweetly and utters a soft "meow" when I start to pet him. He regularly hops upon my back when I'm cleaning litter boxes. He lies there until I'm finished, then hops down and follows me to the next station, then we repeat the process. These two have brought so much joy to my life.