Last summer, DH and I spent three weeks animal-sitting their two pets while Younger Son and his wife vacationed in Europe: Gannon, an enormous, much-adored Alaskan Malamute, and Iago, a small, eleven-year-old black cat with a big personality.
Sleeping over was nothing new to Gannon, who is a regular visitor to our home and has been since he was a puppy. DH likes to walk him while his owners are at work, and he normally brings him back to our place for at least a little treat, some lovin’ and a quick snooze before returning him to his rightful owners.
We like to tell folks that we have joint custody.
However, Iago has never before graced our home with his presence, so although I’ve been a cat person for lo these many years, I was a bit concerned about how well he would adjust to being in a strange home. Read the rest of this entry »