I've lived my entire life with dogs and cats - most of whom were strays. It is a passion that I can't ignore, and believe me, at times I've tried! Here I am with Peaches, one of Mom's most favorite dogs. She was a very clingy cocker spaniel, and later in life had an eye removed, so she always looked like she was winking at you!
This is little black kitty - who will remain nameless because I know the rule like the back of my hand:
If you give the stray a name, he is yours to keep!
I think he might live in the next court over to ours, but like those before him, he knows a home that will give him food! He hangs out in our front flower bed in the shade of the ornamental grasses. I leave him food and water on the porch because he is skinny, and I can't say no to skinny cats.
But, guess who took this picture of little black kitty? It wasn't me! He is a softie for homeless animals too! If you have room in your life and heart for a shelter animal, this weekend would be a good time to check out your local humane society - or feed a stray in your neighborhood! If you are in the Louisville area, Animal Care Society is a non-kill shelter I support!