January 20, 2009

My new adopted fluffy Himalayan cats!

A very sad consequence of the economic downturn is that animal shelters everywhere are filling up with the pets that many people can no longer afford to feed and care for.   So many of these animals are sweet and loving and would make wonderful companions for individuals or families willing to adopt them.  I urge anyone wanting a pet to check out their local shelters, as there are more and more very desirable animals to be found there.  

 As many of you know, I love fluffy Himalayan cats and I have been considering adding a couple to my family.  It came to my attention, recently, that ARF, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, had two blue-point Himalayans.   Apparently, the family that gave them up had some allergy issues, so I decided to drive out to the Hamptons, on Long Island, and pay a visit to these little cats.  I was introduced to Miss Snowflake and Sir Frost and I decided to adopt them.  I like to call them Snow and Frost – it seems less formal.  These cats are going through a transitional phase, getting used to their new surroundings and the rest of my menagerie.  They have been rather timid and shy.  But, as they open up and feel more comfortable, I will share more photos of them soon.   

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Here is one of my new cats, Frost!