February 8, 2009

Rays of Sunshine During a Tough Time...

I don't know about you all but this economy and the resulting layoffs can really bum a person out. It's so nice to be able to take my mind off things and visit my little buddies at the shelter. It feels so rewarding to dedicate time to these animals - and they really show us in their own little ways just how much they appreciate it.

Yesterday Kevin and I had breakthroughs with both Dylan and Ari.

Dylan (left photo) has been at the shelter for a little while, yet every time Kevin and I would go into his room, he would pretty much keep to himself. Well, yesterday, Kevin was laying on this huge bean bag-like seat and Dylan came up, laid near Kevin and proceeded to inch closer and closer and closer...Eventually he put his paw on Kevin's chest and just laid there...It was so cute.

When Ari (Orange tabby in top right photo) came into the shelter with his brother Artie, they were both very standoffish. In the short time that Ari's been at the shelter he no longer feels the need to run away from people, and now enjoys the petting that both Kevin and I give him. Question...What are Dylan and Ari looking at in this photo?

...Why it's CAT TV! (bottom right) This picture shows how much Dylan and Ari enjoy a little CAT TV time...(:

Thank goodness for the things that make us happy.

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