Thursday, September 20, 2012
A Face Only a Mother (Cat) Could Love
Casey received a gift from Santa the second Christmas she was with us--a Weasel Ball that Santa was sure she would love to frolic with. She didn't. She was afraid of the ball. But she did take to the weasel--steadfastly. Toy mice and small plastic balls with bells have come and gone without a backward glance. But the weasel has been her favorite nighttime companion for fourteen years.
We recently bought a small vacation home in Florida, and I've tried stocking it with items that i might not remember to bring with me. Casey travels with us most of the time, so I bought her a Florida weasel. She ignores it--hasn't picked it up once for a nightly sojourn through the new territory. Like my daughter's favorite PoohBear, the old weasel is the one that's preferred. No matter that he's fourteen and quite ugly to the rest of the world. He's Casey's best friend--and tjust to be loved like that makes him extra special.
Does your pet (or your child, or maybe you when you were a child) have a special buddy that is preferred over all the others? We'd love for you to share!