I’ve always had pets. My upbringing would not have been complete without the four cats and one dog that graced my younger days. Their kindness, love, and quiet reserve taught me stillness and respect for all creatures. My husband also spent much of his childhood with a menagerie of animals: cats, rabbits, mice, rats, fish, and dogs. So, it’s no surprise that our home together also includes furry family members. Michael and I have cared for a total of 15 creatures in our 12 years together. We currently cohabitate with six cats and one rabbit. Among these wild things, we have added two wild children. Yes, you read that right, there are 11 beings in our household and only two of them can take care of themselves.
Okay, one of them. I seem to take care of everyone.