Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Taking Care of the Critters


Today was our weekly trip to WalMart for food and the necessities of life! :) After getting home and putting stuff away, I sat down to rest and grabbed the receipt. Out of curiosity I added up the amount we spent on the "critters" -- just for fun. ha

This is Jax. I know the picture looks askew, but he was laying on the bathroom floor in front of the heat vent and I had to take the picture this way to get him all in! He is a BIG Tiger cat, with no claws whatsoever - front or back. And he loves to eat. He can hear me go into the kitchen no matter where he might be, and comes a runnin' to beg. We spent about $17 on him today.

This is little Miss Salli, the newest addition to our "critter" family. She was a freebie in the WalMart parking lot a month ago or so. She is about 3 months old now. She follows Patch everywhere and "talks" back to us every time we say something to her. Doesn't matter if its scolding or loving, she talks back to you. Her share today was about $13.

This is Patch, our Border Collie, cow herder, bird chaser, creek wader and general guard dog. He is about 16 months old now, and a very good dog. Very smart too; Ronnie house trained him in 3 days. His share today was about $13.

We also bought a new bird feeder, a sack of wild bird seed and a suet block to start feeding the birds for the winter. Their share was about $11. And the grand total was: $54.00. Isn't it amazing what we do for our pets?

And this darling picture is of my Lobo, taken about 3 years ago. The kitten was found on our porch one day when we came home from being at the Lake for a week. I don't know if someone dropped her off, or where she came from. Her eyes were glued shut with gunk and she was a mess. We cleaned her up as best we could and she grew into a nice looking kitten. The thing was, she must have thought Lobo was her Mom because she would not leave his side, literally. She walked this close to him at all times when he was outside. We called her Little Bit. I'm so glad I found this picture, and had a good walk down memory lane!

I hope all this wasn't too redundant for you. I just had to share my "kids".

Take care and God Bless.

1 comment:

carolina nana said...

Haha,I'm glad someone else thinks about how much of their grocery bill is for the animals. I smarted today when I bought chicken feed for almost $20. But what would we do without our furry and feathered friends. They are worth every penny the way I see it.
Blessings to you.