This page is actually about my cats! And the dogs, ferrets, and rats of course. I wouldn't want them to feel left out! Just a few pictures of the animals in my life. Much to the dismay of my wife, I might add. She doesn't share my views on animal companionship. My basic views on animals are as follows:
1) They are always there no matter what happens.
2) They don't talk behind my back or spread stories about me.
3) They don't stick a knife in my back when I'm not looking.
Which is more than I can say about many people I've known. Call me a cynic if you wish, (which, by the way, I am) but there is a great deal of truth to the above statements. The only bad thing is that I get so attached to them. One of the hardest things for me to do is put down one of my beloved pets. Gretchen, my previous Shepherd, had to be put down the day after Christmas. Every time I heard "Merry Christmas!" I wanted to slap the person saying it! But, that is the unfortunate part of having and loving animals. I'd better quit this line of thinking before I become maudlin.
I am a consummate animal lover and have been as far back as I can remember. I am just as dedicated to gun ownership. Yet I have never been, nor do I ever plan to be, a hunter. An odd combination according to some. The only thing my guns have ever been used for is the punching of very expensive holes in paper targets. I have too great a love of animals to kill one.
I love animals. Any animal. All animals regardless of what they are. Of them all, my favorite has always been the cat. Big, little, fat, thin, cute, homely, any color. It doesn't matter to me. Although there are those that consider me a cruel, heartless bastard because I have them declawed. (You can read my views on this by following this link.) I have put together a diverse (weird?) collection that I would like to share with you now.
If you want to see the Photo Album of my various furry friends click here. It will load in a separate window while you read. And now, on with the show!