The first thing you need to know is that I am obsessed with animals and with books! Both were my best friends growing up and remain that way to this day, even though I have finally learned to people and even have friends of the human variety these days.
I live in a big house in the Michigan woods with my six dogs, stay-at-home husband, diva daughter, assistant brother, one very snarky feline named Schrödinger, and one sweet but mentally unhinged kitty named Merlin the Magical Fluff.
Let's start with a collage of photos I put together to show off my cat, Schröe. He's a rescue kitty of unknown breed, but we suspect there may be Siamese, Maine Coon, or something like that in there! Go ahead and scroll down to see those pics... And tell me, what do you think he could be? I'd also love to see pictures of your pets, so please write back and tell me about them!
We adopted a second rescue cat this autumn, and my daughter promptly dubbed him "Merlin the Magical Fluff." Turns out he really was magical.
You see, he became very ill shortly after bringing him home and needed to go to the vet every day for fluids and medicine. On Halloween night, I stayed home from taking our daughter trick-or-treating, because we all (even the vet) expected him to pass before morning.
But this magical little kitty who could didn't die, he got better almost as if a switch had been flipped. Now he is a crazy, little guy and such a character. He thinks he's one of the dogs and wants to do whatever they're doing, including chewing on rawhides, dressing up, and going on walks. Also he cannot resist the lure of the red dot and has been known to execute a ten-foot vertical leap in pursuit!