As of about three weeks ago my sister added another member to our family and her name is Annabelle. This cute little ball of fur is a lot of fun but also a lot of work… She has to be bottle fed every 4-5 hours and requires company 24/7. Don’t get me wrong I LOVE ANIMALS; as in I am the person who stops in the middle of road and saves dogs, cats, turtles, and yes sometimes even squirrels. But, the problem is that I already have a cat and she is the sweetest. Her name is Chloe and she is a 2 1/2-year-old grey tabby and let’s just say she’s been feeling pretty left out lately. So I’m hoping that the two of them will be great friends!
Back to the little fur ball; Annabelle is around 5 weeks old now and we are starting to wean her off of the bottle and get her to eat dry food and drink water. A task I thought would be easy but she just really really likes her bottle. We took her to the vet when she was around 2 and a half weeks old and we were told that we have to keep her away from our other cats (we have two) because there is a chance that she could have leukemia and might spread it. It’s pretty hard keeping everyone in separate rooms so I can’t wait until Annabelle is 9 weeks old and can get the leukemia test.
But all in all, she’s just the cutest. Annabelle purrs more than any other cat in the world and she loves to snuggle. Of course, she also really likes to play and let me just say, her teeth are like little needles. Anyway, our family seems to be the place where stray animals feel most safe and in all honesty I have no problem with that. Currently we have 4 cats, 4 horses, 1 dog, and 1 cockatiel bird. I love my little animal family here at home and I am nervous about leaving them when I head off to college. But at least it’s not a very long drive so I can visit them on weekends every now and then!