Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY. This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better. Some of them, you may already know. We hope that you enjoy this series!
Pepper: Very mature, kid.
Michael: Have ya’ll ever noticed that your heads can fit in my mouth? How weird is that?
Precious: Will this take long? I haven’t seen the inside of my eyelids in a very long time.
Pepper: Um, let’s see. Oldest to youngest? In that case Precious is –
Precious: Still young enough to kick your multi-colored tail if you finish that sentence.
Raven: I find it very odd that we all can tell time yet none of us can even read.
Michael: I’m sixteen months old. Not sure what a month is, but I am sixteen of them.
Leia: Oh for crying out loud. Precious is 12, Pepper is 6, I’m 5, and Raven is 8 months.
Leia: I believe we’re in Houston.
Raven: Not exactly Houston. Well, it’s close enough.
Precious: Humble, we’re in Humble.
Pepper: Like, being humble, meek, lowly and that stuff?
Michael: Weird name for a place. I think it’s pronounced “umble” though.
Raven: That’s not how you say “humble”.
Michael: Dude, I know.
Leia: You should check it out. Or else!
Pepper: Did you just threaten the audience?
Michael: What’s an audience?
Precious: It’s the people who will be reading this later.
Raven: So why not just call them people?
What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?
Michael: I was tearing it up with some of my bros, when all of a sudden…
Raven: These enormous hands came in and grabbed me...
Pepper: Next thing I knew, these faces were looking down on me…
Leia: And they hugged me and gave me food and let me chase the cats…
Precious: I infiltrated the male human’s domicile nigh on a decade ago, feigning an injured paw and utilizing my notable skills of stealth and deception in order to set myself up as the veritable queen of this domicile.
Michael: Pepper told me you got beat up and sounded like a tiny little kitten and daddy fed you scraps of –
What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?
Leia: I’ve got an anxiety problem. I literally ate holes in the walls. And, well, mom and dad still kept me around. That was unexpected.
Raven: I had a pretty bad rash on my side that really messed up the daily schedule for not only my parents, but for my brother and sisters. Sorry, guys.
Pepper: I think I’ve always known that mom and dad were going to be there for me. Then again, I was the cat equivalent of a toddler when they brought me home.
Precious: As my younger canine companion so eloquently stated earlier, I was in all senses of the word, a rescue. Dad found me one night with an injured paw, took me in, and the rest is history.
Michael: The first night I was brought home. They wouldn’t stop recording me. They had these big, goofy grins on their faces.
Leia: Your head fit in my mouth back then.
What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?
Raven: I really haven’t been here long enough to cause much destruction. I did knock over the lamp a few days ago.
Michael: Did you break it?
Pepper: Doesn’t count.
Leia: I followed mom and dad into the garage one time and hopped into the car. I thought we were going for a ride! Turns out, we weren’t. I freaked when they tried to get me out, and well, I peed in the car.
Everyone else: Hee, hee, hee.
Michael: Now, see, I peed literally every single night when I first came home. I had an excuse: I was a puppy.
Leia: Shut. Up.
Pepper: So when we moved to the house from the apartment a few years ago, we suddenly got these long, soft sheets hanging from the top of the windows –
Leia: Curtains. And you obliterated them.
Pepper: Yeah….those were a lot of fun.
Precious: Years ago, and I don’t remember much for the night was so traumatic, I supposedly walked up and down the hall, howling, and eventually, relieved myself on the floor. Obviously these accusations are baseless.
Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?
Leia: Mom. I just wriggled my way into her heart.
Michael: I was a white ball of fluff, of course mom loves me the most.
Pepper: I am an egalitarian paw wrapper.
Raven: You’re an eagle?
Pepper: Yes Raven, I am an eagle.
Raven: So cool. I’m an eagle, too.
Precious: You’ve got both mom and dad around your paws?
Raven: That, too.
Precious: The human male’s soul is mine and mine alone. Touch him not!
Leia: The biggest misconception is that as a French bulldog, I should be more fancy. Well, I live in the US, sorry to disappoint.
Michael: The greatest misconception about me is that I will eat anything and everything in my path, leaving a wake of destruction so wide and vast it could only be called apocalyptic. All I want is some good play time and some snoozing.
Raven: The whole black cat stigma.
Precious: You’re not bad luck.
❤ Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition! ❤