Normally, Life in Pieces is a a few times a week undertaking, but after taking a few days off of the computer and cleasning my writing palette with a marathon reading session, I find I have more to say than can be contained in one post.
Not really. Acutally it's Saturday, which means it's time to raid the digital photo files in hopes of finding something that fits Cat Patches theme for the week. This week is a hard one for me. I'm very allergic to animal dander. So though I love cats and dogs, having one in the house is just not a good idea. It's too hot in the summer and cold in the winter here in Oklahoma to subject a dog to a complete outdoor existence, hence we have no pets. That fact is very much a drag for Kiddo. She loves animals. So to make up for the lack of live animals, she has a complete menagerie of stuffed animals. Including her favorite Simba.
Simba is a almost full sized white tiger. He's been Kiddo's buddy ever since Santa delivered him in 2006. Simba is fully car trained. He doesn't mind sitting in the back of the Jeep on top of the luggage or being squished into the back seat of the car with Kiddo. He doesn't like to fly though. He finds overhead bins quite uncomfortable. So in those instances he sends his mate, Siberian to watch over Kiddo.
Siberian doesn't mind being under the seat or even being stuffed into the overhead bins for take off. Simba, being the good guy he is, takes over cub care in his mate's absence.
A little over a year ago, Kiddo decided that Simba and Siberian were getting too old to travel with her. They now have comfortable permanent accomdations at the foot of Kiddo's bed and watch over her when she's home.
Check out the other buddies and friends posted at Cat Patches.