Dexter is the cat who started it all for me. I had cats growing up but became pretty allergic as a teen. In college, I tried volunteering with cats and would always end up in a horrible sneezing fit, eyes watering, you know the deal. I never thought I’d have a cat as an adult. We were a dog household and that’s what I thought we’d always be. But when we found Dexter as a stray in the California desert on a scorching afternoon, we thought we’d give it a go and see how it went. As you can tell, it went quite well! (You can read how Dexter came to live with us in this post here.)
Why am I telling you this? Because it has now been six years since welcoming Dexter into our house – that’s right – today is Dexter’s Gotcha Day! Please join me in wishing Dexter a Happy Gotcha Day. He’s my special little boy, shy as heck, a loving big brother and the one who truly formed me into the proud cat mama that I am today. Love you, Dexter!
The Black Cat Blue Sea Award
I would like to say thank you to The Adopted Cat blog for nominating me for the Black Cat Blue Sea Award! The Adopted Cat is a very cute blog about Gatsby, an adopted cat of course. He’s a rescued Russian Blue and you should go check out his wonderful blog, written by his mama, a first time cat
Hitting the Pause Button
As you may know, I will be attending BlogPaws this week, so I won’t be posting anything else until after I return. I will resume my normal posting schedule next week. I’m looking forward to learning as much as I can at the conference and meeting lots of fellow bloggers!
Fun tidbit: Eddie (our dog), Dexter and Olive all came to live with us in the month of June, different years of course. Sophie ruined it by showing up in November! She’s our Thanksgiving kitty.