This blog from Belgium http://gattinawritercramps.blogspot.com/ is doing this pet thingy : OR GO TO http://gattinawritercramps.blogspot.com/2008/01/manic-monday-fun-monday.html ooops the host is actually http://www.lisaschaos.blog-city.com/meet_the_pets_fun_monday.htm
"Let’s meet your pets. I think most of us have at least one pet and I would like to see your fluffy or scaly pal. If you don’t have a camera you can tell us about him/her/them. If you don’t have a pet tell us about a pet you had or a pet you want. If for some weird reason you hate all animals we want to know why gosh-dang-it. " For some reason I can't make this post space for paragrahs!!
We have had Boots since He was about 3 months old. He was at our children's school which was on the same property as our church. He lived under one of the school buildings and would cry and cry for the children to give him food as they sat eating at the picnic tables . So he was quite the beggar. One day when we were at a church spaghetti dinner, he came out meowing and meowing at everybody. He didn't want food and he wouldn't let any one pet him....no one could figure out what he wanted.
Later that day we went back and dug him out from under the school building and brought him to our home. It was right around Thanksgiving time. He has been with us for 13 years. He continues to be a constant "talker"--has tons of different meows and has such a knack for communicating with us. We have thought of renaming him Bishop Boots since he kind of looks like a priest and he often prays with us during family devotion times---as we pray out loud he starts meowing with us!!!
He is very playful and loves to wrestle. He loves being brushed. But he is loosing his peripheral vision and sometimes breaks things by accident as he jumps on window ledges. He always likes to be around us---so he often sits on the back of a couch or chair where we are sitting and reaches out one paw to touch our shoulder. One weird thing he does--when a new person comes into the house and has a seat, Boots likes to rub his head in their hair to mark them for ownership!! This has at times been a real problem!!!!