This weeks Theme Thursday is Animals. Yay..one of my favorite topics. I basically think there are two types of people in this world...pet people and non-pet people. We are definitely pet people. I was an animal science major in college and for a long time wanted to be a vet, before realizing that I'm NOT cut out the handle the stress of that. So, I ended up going to graduate school instead and studying reproductive physiology of dairy cows. Yep...you can actually study that. This involved spending lots of time wearing long gloves with my arm up the wrong end up of a cow, feeling or ultra-sounding her ovaries. Fun times, I tell you.
Fortunately, or unfortunately, I do not have any pictures of that, so I shall not subject you, dear readers, to such an atrocity.
Instead I shall tell you the tale of a striped, orange cat.
It was a rainy night, that night back in May, 2008. I casually strolled into the kitchen, in search of a bedtime snack, unaware of the horror my eyes were about to see. I was just reaching for a glass, when I saw IT. A small brown thing scurrying across the floor. I screamed in horror, dropping the glass. That was the beginning of the stuff nightmares are made of. A horrific mouse infestation. We set traps out, we cleaned, we disinfected. I HATE mice. And, the very next day, I ran right out to our local animal shelter and picked out a big, orange, striped cat.
We named him William, after this delightful children's story.
William is always getting into trouble.
William is polydactyl.
William has sneaked out of the house several times...but the prodigal cat has always returned.
William has never actually caught a mouse...but we love him anyway.
Isn't he a handsome cat?? And, yes, that is the refrigerator he is on top of!
Now, go see Cari for more awesome animal photos.