Ten months after our wedding, we became parents. Parents to a very brindled and very opinionated baby girl. It was love a first sight. A great kisser & hugger, landscape designer, collector of toys that make odd sounds, snugglebug extraordinaire & Chief Security Officer at our house: meet Daisy Mae.
Jake came to us via an awesome rescue that pulled him from a high kill shelter in Los Angeles. Daisy’s best buddy, Damian’s velcro dog and my little boy dog – peace keeper, better than any towel after a workout or shower, ray of sunshine, vacuum cleaner and the heart & soul and good conscience of our family – that’s our Jakebert.
We met Grover at a Hardware store. He was up for adoption along with his kitten brother, Gus, by the local shelter and despite never wanting to have a cat, we found ourselves driving back to our house – and Daisy and Jake – with two baby kittens in the back. Needless to say, we had some explaining to do. A cat nip addicted stunt kitten who fancies himself a dog, Grover also listens to “Stinkfisch” [German is so much fun!].
After the loss of Gus, I thought Grover needed a feline brother so off to the local shelter I went. A boy named Marvin crawled into my lap and refused to leave. He was labeled “vocal” by the shelter – and by “vocal” they meant “the cat’s a screamer”. Screamer, purrer & the most persistent cat with a permanent love deficit – meet Marvin K. Mooney, who is finally home.
As we owe our family to various different shelters and rescue groups between Vermont and Los Angeles, we wanted to give back locally. Going forward, we are donating 50 Dollars to one of three charities for each and every wedding booked. How it works? Simple. When you book your wedding with me, you select which one of the three amazing charities will receive a 50 Dollar donation!
One of these three charities we donate to is our local animal shelter – The Frontier Animal Society here in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. They do an incredible job and are in a perpetuate state of overcrowdedness. We definitely want to do our part in getting as many cats & dogs spayed and neutered as possible so they can be the purring or wagging center of another lucky family.
This blog post wouldn’t be complete without a picture of all six of us.
Damian insisted that I post this picture – I’m the pile underneath the blanket with all our critters grouped around the mothership; a pretty common sight after 9p around here.
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Just stumbled across this one – note to self: do not buy another bed for the cats. Although, they appear to like the boxes they come in.