May 17, 2014

Our Baby Turns 8... Happy Birthday Brutus

My philosophy when it came to pets was much like that of having children: 
You got what you got, and you loved them unconditionally regardless 
of whatever their personalities or flaws turned out to be...

Perhaps the greatest gift an animal has to offer 
is a permanent reminder of who we really are.

I will never stop saying that the day Brutus came into our lives was one of the 
best days ever.  Today our little baby turns 8.  It has been 8 glorious years and we
 are hoping for many many more to come.  This little kitty has transformed both Arvid
 and I and has made us better human beings.  Being a cat lover and having had cats before, 
I knew exactly what was going to happen, but seeing Arvid change and become a more patient,
 caring and nurturing person right before my eyes was something amazing.  Arvid is a new
 person and he himself will tell you that it is due to Brutus.  Our Brutus is now a big boy.

Neither Arvid nor I can visualize our lives without Brutus.  He makes
everyday a wonderfully interesting and fun filled day.  Everyone who meets 
him falls in love with him.  Maybe it's his easy going disposition or just the fact 
that he is so gentle and always so loving.  Whatever it is we are hooked for life.

As everyone knows, Brutus has gone through some very challenging times.  Throughout
all of this he has never ceased to be the loving kitty we know.  He has had an amazing 
journey this last year and a half and through it all his disposition has never changed.  If he
were human most would say that his strength and determination is amazing and it is what
has gotten him so far in life.  I will say he is one helluva  fighter and the most resilient kitty cat.

8 years old today.  Time is going too fast.  I would like to bottle it up and keep
Brutus with us forever.  He makes our lives better and happier.  He is our baby .

Happy birthday Brutus.  Mama and dada love you forever.
As the saying goes, until one has loved an animal,
 a part of one's soul remains unawakened.

Wishing you all a good day and remember.
Grab life by the tail, and then pet it

Your pet is not your friend.  It is your hostage.
When I am feeling low, all I have to do
is watch Brutus and my courage returns....