Tiffy and Jack
Tiffany aka Tiffy is our 5 year old American Bobtail kitten ~ whoops, cat ~ although I still think of her as a kitten. Probably because she was Chessie’s sister and to diferentiate the girls, I called Chessie who passed at almost 17 yrs old in March our cat, and Tiffy the kitten. At 5 she is still as spry as ever and gets into trouble at times. To me she is just a joy and my best pal and shadow. We hang together often at the house now that my ‘first born’ Chessie has passed away. I still miss my Chessie and Tiffy can’t take her place, but it’s comforting to have Tiffy’s soft furry warm self nearby!
Jack is a goldfish as you can see above. He was a feeder goldfish that the kids won at a fair. He had 2 brothers ~ Manny and Moe, but last year, they died, one after the other. But Jack’s still swimming! If memory serves correctly he is now over 2 years old which I think in fish years is 20! 🙂
Every morning, Tiffy hops up to hang with her favorite aquatic pal while I make some coffee. In fact, she and Jack bond and remind me in not so subtle ways that it’s their breakfast time too! Tiffy meows loudly while Jack swims to the surface, opening and closing his mouth, hoping to catch my eye as he does the morning breakfast wiggle. FEED ME!!!
So, I happily oblige after giggling at their antics! It’s their sure-fire way to start my day off right! I open the drawer, take out the fish food and as I take a pinch to sprinkle over the top of Jack’s bowl, Tiffy makes sure that she gets her little snout into the container and licks a little bit of the flakes too!
By that time, Mommy’s coffee is ready and we are all happy! As I walk to the refrigerator for a bit of cream, I pass by Tiffy’s bowl and feed her too!
Finally, I can sit and relax and enjoy the dawn of a new day!
Do you have pets that make your morning brighter?
Thanks Michelle for the new weekly challenge! http://hopethehappyhugger.wordpress.com/2013/09/11/michelles-weekly-pet-challenge-1/