This is my standard “frumpy and dumpy” look
My husband’s co-worker was looking for someone to adopt her, and I just couldn’t resist. I actually had to buy a baby bottle because she wasn’t yet able to drink from a bowl. That cat was so mean, but she tolerated me, probably because I’m the one who gave her food. I only got a few scratches over the years. Leeka disappeared few months after my daughter was born. We live in the woods, so it’s a surprise that she was able to survive that long.
I’ve been so busy with kids, I haven’t really given much thought to getting a pet. But as these things usually go, my children started thinking about it! In fact, they are begging me to get a pet. It doesn’t matter which kind, though my daughter prefers dogs. This is her at a friend’s house:
Yes, the puppies are cute. No, we can’t take one home.
Even though we don’t travel as much as some people in this hobby, it’s often enough that having a pet would be a nuisance. I would hate to ask relatives to come and feed our cat (not dog!) on a regular basis. Like I said, I’m a “cat” person. I was able to strike a deal with my daughter and told her we’ll be getting a pet when she turns 10. So that gives me 2 more years.
Speaking of cats, she actually recently wrote a story called “Furry Four.” It’s like “Fantastic Four,” but superheroes are of feline origin. That kid is so creative and has such a unique take on things.
Oh, and lately she became obsessed with horses. Um, no. Just no.
Leana is the owner and founder of Miles For Family. She enjoys beach vacations and visiting her family in Europe. Originally from Belarus, Leana resides in central Florida with her husband and two children.