A little bit of this and a little bit of that. And, of course, a lot of Boston Terrier.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Dog Lover vs. Cat Lover
I grew up with cats and Mr. Tennis grew up with dogs. It's as simple as that. When we met in college it was one area where we didn't see eye to eye. Our first dog, Ziggy, the German Shepherd taught me all about the canine ways and I found out how wonderful that species can be. We have had a succession of dogs every since throughout our almost 30 year marriage.
Our first cat (as a couple) was Cheetah, a beautiful calico. I like to think Mr. Tennis came to enjoy the feline ways and appreciate their unique differences to dogs. He cried right along beside me when we had to have Cheetah put to sleep, just as he did with Ziggy and numerous other felines and canines along the way.
Shopping a few months ago I came across a couple of cute signs and I knew I had finally found what I wanted to hang in my interior window "shutters" that I put up several months ago in our bedroom.
They go just perfectly because even though "his" sign hangs on his side of the bed,
and "my" sign hangs on my side, I think they represent that two people can appreciate and learn to love one another's pet preferences.
And indeed we did! Four dogs, 5 cats and two people who learned along the way that each species has something to love and enjoy. And as the sign says, they've made us laugh a lot too! (Not to mention numerous hamsters, birds, reptiles and fish).
Now, if we could just get our bed back from the miscreants who have brazenly taken it over...