I’m sure you’ve heard the cliche “my animals are my kids.” Although, I do have a human baby, these 3 fur babies all have a reasoning behind their existence in my life, even though all of the reasons have been different stories they all have one thing in common and that is they all have a big place in my heart.
Lets begin with my first furbaby Cali, short for California. Cali came with her name already and I just kept it because she reminded me of bright and sunny California day would be, not that I’ve ever been there but in my imagination if California is thought to be as beautiful as I imagine it to be, it would be Cali ❤ She belonged to a hair dresser of mine about 6-7 years ago now and she was being forced to get rid of her cats. I remember seeing Cali for the first time her being a kitten at that time and I just instantly fell in love with her and I believe the feeling was mutual because she would climb all over me and I’d feel her hard bristled tongue brushing up on my cheek. Her first night was scary she meowed all night long, clawed me randomly but refused to leave my side, she was a real active one in her early stages of life. Cali enjoys to stay away from people and sleep all day, When she wants to be loved she will come to you. She meows endlessly when shes hungry, which is ALL the time, and if you don’d do it fast enough she trips you. Cali adopted our youngest Fifi as her own little cub since she was spayed.
Kado is 8 years old, He was surrendered into the animal shelter I worked at the time. Kado only knew one family since he was a puppy and at the time they abandoned him he was 5 years old, and they dumped him like if he was nothing. He got super sick, he refused to come out of the kennel without my help (I used to have to come in on days off to get him out of his kennel in the morning so he can go outside and do his business). He ended up with Kennel Cough; (Kennel Cough is compared to what us humans call the “common cold” only it is in dogs) he was taken into Isolation to get better but I did not stop there because I knew of his separation anxiety I genuinely felt bad and fought to at least Foster him. It was such an issue because I was just about done with my 90 day probation. You see, during your 90 day probation at the animal shelter you are not allowed to Foster or adopt any animal, why?? because you’ll most likely want to take them all home. However, my supervisor saw way past that reasoning and saw the connection Kado and I had. That night I took him home…. It took 3 months for Kado to get back to being a healthy, happy dog. We go out on walks, we go to the beach, park. Kado is my best friend, he saved me. Kado is also a cancer survivor, I remember just the thought of loosing him at that point and time in my life broke me inside, He has been there when everyone else turned their back on me and my son. Kado protects my son like his own cub, and I will never understand how a human has the heart to just dump him in a shelter and still have a good nights rest, To Kado..you’ll always have a friend in me bud.
If you have not realized by now that the only one left is my grey, black and white kitty, well that’s Fifi or as we like to call her “THE FEEFANATOR.” Feef came into our lives maybe a year or 2 ago. She was a stray kitten at my boyfriends place of work. The guys there all fed her scraps and made sure she didn’t go hungry but eventually she would have gotten ran over or killed by another animal, so he brought her home. Her first night I bathed her, wrapped her up in a warm blanket and she slept all night on my chest, she was soooo tired I kid you not she did not wake up not once during that night. We call her the feefanator because she kills insects or anything foreign that should not be in our house. She is the cuddliest and as soon as its time to shower she either sits on the toilet or in between the tub and curtain waiting for me. At night she cuddles up at my feet. Fifi is the “Gangsta” of the pack and even though she is the youngest of our fur babies she runs them both.
My animals all have a history behind them. Its what I do, its who i’am I made a pact to always protect and try my hardest to help homeless animals, these were my blessings and I wouldn’t trade these 3 for the world. I love them as much as I love my human baby ❤ call me the crazy animal lady but its so rewarding at the end of each day to have the amount of love they give you is just a privilege that I’m happy to have.