Having a cat who is a public figure can be some more work. The little princess does demand her frilly outfits, her public appearances, her little pink stroller.
Having Sauerkraut herself is even more work at times. She’s prone to manic episodes, she doesn’t always cooperate, and her health is a bit of a mess. She always looks like she’s about ready to tear up your homework.
But then there’s a day where you’re not feeling well - like today, for me - and your cat sidles up next to you, looks earnestly into your eyes, and curls up next to your leg. And let me tell you, it’s at this moment that there’s no greater creature in the world than the little 5-pound wonder that is warming my side.
Some people see cats and dogs (and ferrets, snakes, rabbits, birds, etc.) as pets. Some see them as family members, or as children. No matter the individual relationship you have with your pet, I don’t think there is a single one of us that would disagree: our lives are so much more wonderful with them at our sides.