Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Write or Die Wednesday: Pets

Write or Die Wednesdays

I am joining these two awesome ladies for another bi-weekly writing prompt link up. 
So who are these two awesome ladies? Well we have Mia from The Chronicles of Chaos & Vashelle from Shelly's Cabaret.
If you haven't joined the fun & linked up for this bi-weekly writing prompt.. then you need too! This week's prompt is:

I would own a pet store, in my house, if I could. Once upon a time I wanted hundreds of acres for a animal rescue.. mostly for dogs. It breaks my heart to see all these animals that are in shelters or that are hurt by people. If I had to pick between animals or people.. I'd pick animals. There is something so 'helpless' about an animal & the unconditional love of a cat/dog is irreplaceable.

Before I start talking about all the the furbabies that I have... I want to say that if the newest Dr. Suess book fits this prompt perfectly! If you haven't gotten a chance to read this book or own it.. I highly recommend it! Super cute read. Considering we did little man's nursery in Dr. Suess we had to add it to the collection when it was released.

I believe that for some couples animals are starter kids. Couples get a cute puppy or kitten together before they have kids. I think it's a great thing couples do.. as long as the animals are taken care & not forgotten when the tiny humans come along.

As most of you know the love of my life Grizzly passed away in June of this year. He spent 13 spoiled years on this earth. As fate would have it..exactly a month before little man was born ~ plus: I kept in touch with the breeder that I got Grizzly from in 2003. After Grizzly's death I contacted her, per my husbands request, and Grizzly's youngest sister was having her last litter. On Thanksgiving his sister had her puppies... she had two boys. We found out that both boys were ours & then the next day on of the puppies passed away. We are getting the remaining puppy in late Jan & we have named him Theodore "Teddy". {Theodore was not only a President but Dr. Suess real name}. So long story short.. I'm getting Grizzly's nephew.. how awesome is that?! Plus I can't think of a greater joy then for little man to have a part of Grizzly grow up with him.

In 2011 I got the chance to go to Houston, Texas. While in Texas I visited my husbands family and his neighbor had Great Dane puppies. Prior to my husband leaving on his deployment he joked that he wanted a black n white dog dyed blue, so when I found this merle Great Dane puppy - I just knew I had to have him! Long story short the owner found out that my now husband & I were dating and gifted this beautiful puppy to us. He has been a perfect match in our lives. He is cuddly, he is sweet and is still a big ole puppy. He loves to play fetch, bark at the mailman and hasn't yet come to terms with the new small human.

 Spice. She is probably my favorite of our two cats. I love her free spirit & I love that she chooses when she shows you loves. In 2012 our old roomie went to the corner gas station. The clerk had watched someone throw a box out the window in their parking lot & he took a break to retrieve it. Instead of picking up the box .. he kicked it across the parking lot to the dumpster. As he picked it up he heard a small weak cry. Low & behold our sweet Spice was inside.
She is happy to come & go in/out as she pleases. She is my ferrel kitty. She really doesn't like people (with reason) and stays away when people visit. She catches us mice and leaves them for 'presents'. Spice loves to drink water out of the faucets in the kitchen & bathrooms. She has also been known to turn the bathroom sink on and of course leave it on... sneaky girl. At night she curls up at my feet and purrs really loud. Spice also likes to sit and lay in all the baby stuff.. including crib (when the babies not in it of course).  Like I said I love that she chooses when she shows you loves.

This little beauty is Sprinkles. We adopted her from a family who moved and couldn't take her three years ago on Halloween. Thankfully she was a kitten and adjusted quickly. She is my lover. She loves to talk, cuddle, be held and talked too. This cat has a strange obsession with her food bowl and thinks it has to be filled to the brim or it's empty. I have to say that having such a vocal cat drives me insane! but I love her. The best part is that she loves my husband. Out of all the animals in our home I know without question that she will be curled up in lap or arms. Sprinkles even sleeps between us at night .. she has a very strong attachment with my husband.

Well, these are my babies. These are my world. Again, I wish I could adopt all the kittens/cats.. puppies/dogs in shelters and give them love. I wish that I could break every bone in a abusers body when an animal is hurt. I also plan on adding a couple of gold fish to our clan in Jan. I think animals are the most selfless and loving creatures on this planet. If we could be half the people that our animals are this world would be an amazing place. Given the chance.. please adopt a baby out of a shelter. Give a stray some food & water / a warm place to sleep in the winter months. it isn't there fault they are on this earth and they are a soul. They feel, they love. And please stop abuse when you see it happening. A year in a shelter is better then a moment being abused.

I hope you all link up with Mia & Vashelle and join the fun!! Until the next link up..
have a Merry Christmas!


  1. I agree with you, I would open our home up to all of the homeless animals I see if I could. We live in the Philippines and it has been one of the biggest adjustments for me personally. It breaks your heart. I now feed a homeless dog, I named her Sally. She is near my children's school and she has me under her paw. Thanks for sharing your fur-babies

  2. Thanks for sharing your beautiful fur babies with us, Amy! And I'm glad that you will have Teddy to carry on the family tradition that Grizzly left behind. :) Big hugs! Thanks for linking up with us!

  3. Amy, my heart just melted knowing that you will have a real, tangible part of Grizzly back in your home again, cause I know his spirit will be with you forever!

    The love you have for animals is so apparent. Love it <3