Truffles isn't fond of being picked up and held, but this photo was taken the day I adopted her at Petco. I think it's obvious it was love at first sight.
Special thanks to Ann at Zoolatry for the adorable Hug Your Cat Day graphic:
I also want to send a heartfelt thanks out to our dear friends Julie, Ashton, Pierre & Newton from Sometimes, Cats Herd You. Since we were unable to attend the conference, they sent us a bit of BlogPaws in a box, and we cannot thank them enough for their friendship and generosity.
One last thing I had no intention of writing about today...yesterday afternoon I was driving home from work after stopping for my free donut at Dunkin' Donuts (for National Donut Day). I drove through a quiet neighborhood and had no sooner stopped in the middle of the road for two squirrels to cross, turned a corner and gone a few more yards when a chipmunk came out of nowhere and ran right in front of me. I pulled over and looked back and was devastated to see that I had hit and killed him.
I picked him up, brought him home, and buried the precious little critter. And I've shed a ton of tears. I keep replaying it, trying to remember if I took my eyes off the road for a brief moment, but it just happened so fast. It was a horrible accident but I feel so guilty.