Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Fur Babies

Yvan and I have adopted before, but it has been what we like to call our "fur babies". When I moved into my first apartment I fostered to little kitties and ended up loving them so much I adopted them. Suki and Sammi were my first babies and it is hard to believe that 10 years has passed since I first got them. When I met Yvan I was moving to Halifax to work for 6 months. He offered to look after my cats while I was away and the three of them fell in love!

After only a 1 - 1/2 months of being in Halifax, I moved back home because Air Canada decided to lay me off...again...for the 3rd time...in a year - thank you very much Air Canada :( (notice my disdain) and Yvan, me and the cats moved into a cute little house together.

In the fall of that year, we adopted Leroy Brown. He came to us thru a friend of my sister's who could no longer handle him and 2 kids under 3. When we picked him up, he hopped into my lap straight away and didn't look back.

I am not sure how we got so lucky with our fabulous fur babies! They have brought so much unconditional love into our lives. While Suki has gotten older and has diabetes and needs lots of care, and Leroy needs to have his teeth professionally cleaned every year - oh such the bad dog breath! We wouldn't have it any other way.

We can only imagine how much we will love this new little baby coming into our lives...if the love we have for our animals is any indication....it will be a whole lot!!

We can't wait for the day to post pictures of our entire family to be!!!

9 comments:

CinnamonOpus said...

That's awesome! I love hearing about how the furry friends came to be part of your family. And they are all so CUTE!

It's going to be interesting around here to see how our cats react to a new person in the house. Most likely, it'll be jockeying for position to see who gets to sit in/on/under the baby's stuff.

Ricki said...

I know our fur babies have been a life saver for me going through this whole building a family process. It's going to be a very interesting first couple weeks home as everybody gets used to each other!
Ricki
So do you call Leroy Brown just Leroy or do you actually call him Leroy Brown? I think that name is hilarious!

Rana and Yvan said...

I know...we are worried that all the animals will be traumatized...particularily Leroy...he is a pretty big baby!! We do call him Leroy Brown sometimes....mostly we call him bitty or dude though.

Oh another thing I worry about is if the new kidlet will be allergic? That would suck!

Rhonda & Kristin said...

My animals have gotten me thourgh some rough times! Hope the kids like cats!

Rhonda

Dianne said...

Your fur babies are sweet. I don't know what I'd do without my pup! :)

haze said...

Fur babies are great - they are also good practice for the non-furry kind.

byrningbunny said...

Hi Rana,
Came to your site from lovesmukiwa. Very nice! I love how you are chronicling you adoption.

You are aware that lovesmukiwa is also an "adoption" blog ;)

byrningbunny said...

PS I forgot to say that your fur babies are adorable!

Rana and Yvan said...

Welcome Bryningbunny!

Hmmmmm....you know I might not have thought of lovesmukia that way....I will have to change the status on that one!

Looking forward to reading your blog too :)