A Childhood Cancer Survivor Blogging about the World of Childhood Cancer

Snowy and Oreo

On my tenth birthday, my parents had my brothers and I pile into the car and we headed north. I remember wondering where we were going, and when we passed by the beach and kept going toward San Luis Obispo, they really threw me for a loop. I had no idea what was happening.

Even when we pulled up in front of Woods Humane Society, I couldn’t imagine where we were or what we were doing there. It wasn’t until we walked into the building that I realized I was going to get to pick out two kittens to take home with me! There were quite a few kittens to choose from and one immediately caught my attention. She was mostly black with white paws and a white belly. I call her Oreo because she has a belly that looks like it is creme filling:)

I looked around more and found a pure white kitty. I named this kitty Snowy– for obvious reasons! At first, these two “sisters” slept curled up together, but as they have grown older, they have each developed their own unique personalities and they don’t do any more cuddling. Oreo is calm, cool, quite suave, and loves staying out all night. Snowy is loud (her meows at the door are deafening,) crabby, and cute– what a combo, huh?! She guards the food bowl and chases Oreo off. If she sees that Oreo has come inside, she becomes crazy jealous and bites Oreo’s tail when she comes back outside.

One thing that Oreo and Snowy both have in common is that they both love our dog, Larry. Snowy, when she sees Larry, will gurgle some wild, drawn-out sound, run to Larry and jam her head next to his. Oreo purrs when she sees him, licks his head and rubs her head against his. Pets can be so entertaining. I could watch Snowy’s antics all day long. She certainly has issues!

One more thing: Amazon.com now has a Look Inside Feature and all of the endorsements listed for Grace: A Child’s Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery:)


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