My pet, my love

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Our pets...they are loving, playful, loyal, cute and last, but not least, so freakin adorable. πŸ™ˆYou got to love them. But not everyone has a pet, and I know why now...

I grew up very close of my grandparents house and they had it all there: dogs, cats, sheep, cows, pigs, goats, chicken, ducks, goose, turkeys, you name it. πŸ™ŠI used to spend my summer breaks at their house a lot, and being a kid, you just love chasing them all lol. πŸƒπŸ½‍♀️

I used to feed and care for them, because my grandparents wanted to teach me to be responsible, which actually worked, I felt like I was doing something big when I was feeding them and taking them for a stroll. πŸ‘±πŸΌ‍♀️

Had my first pet dog when I was 10. Her name was Lucky, a German Shepard. We were best friends for a few years, but she got really sick and I’ve lost her.

Must have been the most painful experience of my childhood. πŸ˜ͺ Mum and dad didn’t get me any other dog after, just to protect me and my broken heart, we did have parrots and my sister used to bring in all the stray cats she found in the street, to my mum’s horror😑 lol.

We never got to keep any of the kittens, my mum doesn’t really like cats. 😬

Leaving my parents’ s house to go to university when I was 19,moving houses a lot as a student, and then living in different cities, before I settles down in my last flat, never had the chance to have another pet.

I have always thought that if you are at work all day, it’s best not to leave your pet alone for so long.

Moving in with my partner Roy, just 2 years ago, in his flat, I discovered his cat, Smudge. Smudge is a black female cat, 15 years old and with a very big personality. 😼

Me and Smudge started off on the wrong foot, for sure. We are 2 females fighting for the same territory and the same man, considering that she has been around my Roy since she was a kitten.😝

Took about a whole year of living together, with lots of spitting, hissing, bitting and scratching, before we made peace. I have never been a cat person, so most days I just wanted to throw her out. πŸ˜…

Takes a lot of love, patience and hard work to live with a cat, especially one with Smudge’s personality. 😼

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Because she was always a house cat, Smudge is very sensitive to outside flees, bugs and all sort of creatures. She got very ill last year on Easter, when I was home alone.

She had no food or water for almost 24 h, was very poorly, she looked so frail and weak. I had to do something, so I called the vet.

I took her in to the Hospital, (which nowadays cost a fortune), they had to run all sorts of tests on her and keep her overnight as it looked like a food poisoning and she needed the drip.

The vet was very skeptical she will make it, but did her very best. πŸ‘©πŸ»‍βš•οΈ

I cried that night, the house was so empty without her running around everywhere, I realized that I would miss her terribly if she would go, I realized I loved her.

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