Monday, June 18, 2007

The "30" Project #8

I've kept a dog, a cat, and a plant alive.

Yeah, so I don't have kids... I get that; but I have two healthy animals that are well-cared far, healthy and happy. I've always said that there's no point in owning pets if you don't spend time with them, and as I type this, Antonio is playing with a toy on the floor, and Elliott is stretched out on the blanket next to me sleeping. They're just happy animals. Now don't get me wrong, they have their shares of health issues, for instance Elliott was a malnourished kitten when my sister rescued him, so he's itchy-scratchy all of the time, and sometimes scratches himself until he bleeds. In addition to that, Elliott is allergic to chicken, and therefore gets sick if he eats too much food with high chicken content. Antonio, on the other hand, has invertebral disk disease, so he has been on steroids three different times. It has been just awful for him, but we get him the good drugs each and every time.

Anyway, my animals (and that plant) are testament to my unselfishness. I give them a lot of me and my time (sometimes not enough), and they are wonderful pets and housemates. We rarely meet people who don't think they are just wonderful... I'd like to think I can take some credit for that.:)


Blogger John said...

I inadvertently committed floricide the other day. I got a handful of black-eyed Susans from a coworker, for free, and kept them alive in water and a little soil for a week. Transferred 'em to a flower box? Gave 'em water? Next day: dead. Oh well, they're in a better place. If there is a better place for flowers, that is.

June 19, 2007 7:05 AM  
Anonymous jill said...

Hi C. No pics of the manimals?? Dellas just opened in Canton and my sis bartends Thurs. night. Let me know if you want to meet me and R there.

June 19, 2007 9:35 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

they are wonderful little guys. Antonio licks a lot but it makes you feel loved.

June 19, 2007 12:03 PM  
Anonymous SC said...

I was going to leave a smartassed comment, but the truth is that you should be ashamed of this ridiculous "30" project. There's nothing special about you keeping an animal or a plant alive and when you point out your own unselfishness and charity -- two things that the truly unselfish and charitable wouldn't think to do -- it makes you look small, feeble and completely self-centered.

And if you're pointing out these things within the first 10 days I can't wait to see The "30" Project #25: I can wipe my own ass.

June 19, 2007 10:03 PM  
Anonymous Dad said...

It never fails to amaze me how some people are so insecure with their own lives, the only acclaim they can get is by insulting someone else.

Live proud and ignore the trolls :)

Love, Dad

June 20, 2007 12:03 AM  
Anonymous Mom said...

Oh, so you have attracted a critic.
He must either think you’re important -o r that someone cares what he thinks.

June 20, 2007 8:19 AM  
Blogger Broadsheet said...

Too bad SC is past 30 and apparently can't wipe his.

For someone who makes a point of not caring what other people think of him, why attack someone else? Get a life.

June 21, 2007 8:29 AM  

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