I haven’t been posting much lately, in part because I have been busy taking care of the two new additions to my little family!
To be honest with you, adopting these wonderful balls of love was one of the best decisions my fiance and I have ever made! We brought them home on 10/5/12. They bring joy to our lives every single day. Watching them play and seeing them grow and learn is so fulfilling. I can’t even explain how happy they make us!
I would like to sincerely thank Centre County Paws for all of the work that they do. Without their hard work and dedication, we would never have found our new kittens, and they would have never found a loving home. While I can understand the appeal of choosing a new pet from a breeder or pet shop, I would highly recommend adopting them from a local shelter, like we did! There is no way that I could love these little furballs any more than I do. There are tons of benefits that come along with adopting pets. For example, you get a great feeling knowing that you are rescuing an animal that someone else left behind. In addition, it is much less expensive to adopt than to buy a new pet. Adoption fees are usually reasonable, and you know that the money is going to a great cause. I would recommend getting to know the animal before choosing to bring it home to make sure that it fits your needs and abilities to care for it, but if you’re patient you can find the perfect pet!
Please keep in mind that, while having pets is absolutely fantastic, it is also a lot of responsibility. Different types of animals require different levels of attention, and all pets deserve to have a family that takes good care of them. It’s about more than just feeding them and making sure they have fresh water (which, of course, are both important aspects of pet ownership). You also have to make sure they are healthy, keep up with vet visits and immunizations, make sure they have comfortable places to sleep, make sure that they feel safe and loved… there’s a lot that goes into pet ownership!
With all of the stress and difficulties that law school and life bring, it is so wonderful to come home every day knowing that these two are waiting for us. Cuddling up with them at the end of a long day really just makes life a lot better!
If you have any questions about having new pets or about adopting, please let me know in the comments, and I would be happy to answer whatever I can!
It’s been a couple of months, and Bella and Chester continue to bring us joy every single day! In fact, they are both currently warming my feet as I type. 🙂
At first, we were a little concerned that the two wouldn’t get along. It took a couple of weeks for them to get used to each other (they came from different litters), but now they are BEST friends. It is so sweet how much they cuddle and play together. They even groom each other! Chester follows Bella just about everywhere that she goes… unless he’s just too sleepy. hehe. I am so glad that we decided to choose two kittens to become part of our family. It is clear every day how much they love and need each other, especially considering that we are in class and at school for at least a few hours per day, so it’s nice to know they have each other. Plus, they have very distinct personalities and each bring different things to our lives. Chester is the snuggler and the gentleman, always posing and looking proper. Bella is always prancing around like the princess that she is, but she’s also quite the little huntress and loves pouncing on her toys… especially that darned red dot!
Here are some updated pictures!