Friday, December 31, 2010

Waiting for the New Year

The snow is piling up at the front window and 2 of the boys are waiting patiently to see the New Year arrive. (Well, actually, just watching to see who is driving by at this time of the night). It is minus 20 right now with a miserable windchill ..and it makes me think of what it must have been like for Sebastian 3 years ago at this time. He had not yet been rescued by the Humane Society and was living on the street in the east end of the city. Perhaps this was the month he lost a chunk of the fur on his soft little nose..or maybe one of many days when the tip of his ears froze in the cold. Most likely it was just another cold day which made the cracks on his paw pads grow larger and more painful. He has come a long way since we adopted him .... and it feels like he has always been a member of our furry family.

So tonight is a peaceful night at home..with the furry beasties dotted all around. Sebastian is curled up on younger son's bed, Spike has jumped into the box by the front door, Angel is sitting on the arm of the chair (looking over at me), Sadie has settled herself onto hubby's lap ..and the woofie has wiggled in beside me on the couch. Who could ask for a better New Year's Eve celebration?


Erin said...

Whenever it's really cold out (which is all the time here in Winnipeg) I think about all the animals that are outside and feel so bad.

Love the pic of them looking out the window!

Cat said...

It sounds like the perfect New Year celebration to me :-)

Poor Sebastian having such a rough start in life, it makes my heart ache to think of it and all the kitties out there who are alone and cold. How wonderful that he is safe and part of your loving home along with all his siblings.

Dear friends, we wish you all good things in 2011!!!

PS - just love that photo

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy New Year!

Poor Sebastian, we wish all furries had a warm home and a full tummy. Perhaps he has forgotten the bad times, replaced by happier memories.

We're visiting all our friends today..we must fly!

Luv, The Katnip Lounge Horde

Ruzica said...

LOve the photo of the 2 cats looking out the window. Precious!

Anya said...

I had three kitties that weren't mine in during the holiday deep freeze, in addition to my six. It felt good to know all were safe and warm inside.

Best wishes for the new year!