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!
You’ve heard it a million times but I’m gonna say it again anyways, everything is bigger in TEXAS. Texas is my home and I take extra pride in the fact that when I leave this beautiful state I get to tell people that I am from Texas. I don’t have the Texas accent that my dad has, I don’t wear cowboy boots and a hat everywhere I go, but I believe there is something in a person’s manner which points to the fact that they grew up here. It’s the really subtle things, like when I go to NYC and I hold the door open for a woman who is at least 20 feet from the door and getting to see the shock on her face. Texans hold the door open for others, we wave to strangers on the street, and we always ask others how their day is going. I admit, I say y’all way too often and sometimes my pronunciation is just a little bit off but I am unbelievably proud to be from the Lone Star state. As Pat Green and Lyle Lovett (if you don’t know these country music stars look them up !!) would say, “The girls in Texas are just a little bit better!”
All the Missing Girls– Goodreads
I just recently finished the book All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda and let me just say, I LOVED IT. If you are like me and you want to be captivated by a good mystery and love story all rolled up into one then this book is for you. I read this book in two days and when I got started reading it was hard for me to put the book down. It’s kind of a similar story to Gone Girl and the two books can easily be compared side to side but the way that Megan Miranda tells this story is unlike any other book I have read. The first chapter begins with a certain date and then the chapter after that is 2 weeks before. Then each chapter gets closer and closer to the date of the first chapter. It’s super interesting and keeps your attention because you follow along with the main character as she retells her story backwards. SO if you haven’t already, pick up this book at Barnes and Noble or order it off of Amazon; you won’t regret it!