WHAT MY PETS WANT TO TELL YOU:
1) Mommy loves our food!
She tastes everything before she feeds it to us. She makes funny faces, but she samples it all, canned dog food, canned cat food, bird seed, and the human food she shares with us. She must love our food better than her own!
Talking about good food! I am Paris: I was a stray before I found mommy. But here I am browsing through my 14 dishes filled with the most tasty kitty and human food. Mommy even buys me shrimps and delicious chicken dishes! When she notices that I love something particular, she makes note and keeps me well supplied. I’m told by other kitties that I won the cat lottery when I found Mommy.
2) Mommy is a fun playmate.
She spends two or three hours of each day playing, or talking a walk. She loves us very much and can’t bear it if we are unhappy.
My name is Champagne. I was miserably stuffed in a small cage in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and would have soon died if not for a very kind man who knew mommy paid a lot of money to buy my freedom. Mommy made sure from that time on I was never in a cage again. In this picture we have just put up the Christmas decorations. I’ve been playing with a favorite red ribbon that is now hidden underneath my body. I’m pretending as though I don’t have a care in the world because I want to keep this ribbon as my own. But I don’t think Mommy would mind.
My name is Yager and Mommy tells me all the time that I am the most majestic German Shepherd in the whole wide world. Mommy scratches my tummy every day, and I’ve noticed if I get in the hammock that she quickly comes and gives me a good tummy rub. Ah! Life is sweet!
3) Mommy always takes us on holiday.
She says she must because if we are left behind, she worries that we would be sad and frightened. She would never put us in a boarding place. Sometimes she has left us with friends who stay at our home and take good care of us, but those friends love us too.
Our names are Booger (Black Scotty) and Newcombe (White West Highland Terrier). We went on vacation to the beach with Mommy. She sits with us on the white sand until we are ready to return to the hotel to take a nap. She even buys us cool sunglasses.
And here we are, Smokey and Bandit, brother and sister, packing to go on holiday with Mommy.
4) We are allowed to wear costumes for special occasions.
BUT, if we say no thanks, then Mommy tosses those costumes away! So you see, Mommy allows us to make decisions.
Here I am again, Champagne, wearing my special Santa hat. My second mommy is holding me in her arms. This is Mommy Lydia, who loved me just as much as my own mommy and always took really good care of me.
5) Mommy saves a lot of strays.
We are constantly being introduced to new pups or kittens or birds. But that’s all right. The more the merrier!
Here are three kittens who lived with us until they had their own homes and their own mommies. They are really cute and sweet!
6) Mommy buys us our own transportation.
Here we are in Sarasota, Florida riding around in our buggies. Mommy thought that the sidewalk was too hot for our little paws. And, guess what? She was right! We are riding in style!
I’m Chloe, and I’m in my own little shoe bed. Mommy bought it for me.
7) We have a great life. We play and eat and are so loved that when we sleep, we REALLY sleep. No insomnia in our lives! Check us out in what they call DEEP SLEEP MODE! It’s been fun to tell you about our Mommy. We all hope that every animal in the world could be loved just as we are loved. We don’t have to worry about a thing!
Jean, Love the shoe bed! so cute! Your animals look so content. They are blessed to have someone like you to care for them.
Hi Maria! Yes, all 44 pets were WELL LOVED — I guess you could say, SPOILED ROTTEN! (smile) I really have a weakness for all animals… So many mistreated — I overly spoil my own.
Jean, your thoughtfulness to make your animals’ lives as lovely as possible is a beautiful statement about their valuable status in our lives! Would you mind if I put some excerpts from your Daughters of Arabia (Amani’s appreciation of animals and her rescue efforts) on my Facebook page, Coimbatore Puppy Palace and Cat Castle? (Would give full attribution re the source, of course!) Thanks and very best wishes for all you’ve done for people and animals. Girija Frond Nair, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Hi Gifija.. Please send me your FB page information as I’d like to be a FB friend.
Yes, you can put some excerpts — just make sure you limit to about 3,000 words as my publisher has to grant permission since the own the rights. But, I think people will enjoy reading a little something about a Saudi princess who loves animals!
I am a huge animal lover and I suppose that you are, as well. Please take care! Jean