Oh, the Furriness! -- Esri Rose (aka Kiki Clark)When you bring an animal home from the shelter, pet store or breeder, there's no telling how it's going to behave. Oh, you can use your past experience, looking for things like playfulness or trusting behavior, but there are no guarantees. An animal that might seem mellow in a cage could bark constantly in your home. Perfectly normal-seeming pets can pee on the rugs, beat up your other animals, leave bloody gouges on your skin, or get into the air vents and die. But if you're lucky, you get what we're all looking for when we take a different species into our homes -- an animal with a bag of cute tricks, or one that's so smart it almost talks, or one so sweet and generous in it's behavior that you treasure each day with it and miss it for years when it's gone.
The Noodlers got to talking about our pets, and decided to blog about our furry, scaly, finny friends, past and present. I would have blogged today about Musette, my present cat, but I need a few more pictures to do her justice. That's her in the photo above. For me, letting the cat out of the bag is not the issue. Getting the cat out of the bag can sometimes be difficult.