Pick Me!

Well, mom is proud of me! This past Saturday I volunteered at the Cobb County Animal Shelter. Let me give you a little background information. As a child I viewed our animals as workers. Our house was smack dab in the middle of a peach orchard so the cats kept the varmints at bay and the dog’s deterred people from coming on our property. As times changed and I grew older, our worker animals became full-blown, much loved pets.

Presently, I have 3 rescue cats. The first is named after hurricane “Ivan” which was blowing when I found the scared kitten hiding in a bush. He likes to eat but can’t be petted till about 3 in the morning. Maybe it’s moon alignment or something!! LOl.  Lucky is his brother.  He is about 20 pounds and loves to snuggle. The third is Buddy. He is like an orange pogo stick. The dang alarm company calls me at least once a week because somehow he jumps 4 feet straight up in the air to set it off!!  I think the alarm lady and I are becoming an item. HaHaHa. Thanks Buddy!! Well, you’re probably wondering why I am telling you all this.  I recently saw an article in the Wall Street Journal about how our economic conditions has caused more people to take their pets to the pound because they could barely feed themselves. Hmmmm. How could I help?  I like animals, especially cats, so I filled out the application and the Cobb Animal Shelter asked me to volunteer. I walked in and was greeted by a very professional officer. I was shown around and given an orientation.  It is truly an amazing facility! Everyone should see their tax dollars at work.  They have a nice staff and it’s very clean. All the pets looked like they were being treated very well! The dog kennel was so loud I think I need to go see Laurie at Marietta Audiology for a hearing aid. I enjoyed watching people of all ages pick out a new family pet. The shelter has a great selection of all sizes of dogs and cats to choose from!  So Marietta, if you or your family want a super-cute, new family member check out the Cobb County Animal Shelter off County Services Road.  Pets have become an essential part of many people’s lives. Research has proven that senior citizens that are single or widowed live longer and happier lives if they have daily interaction with an animal. At Winnwood we are pet friendly and I see more people moving in with small pets. Whether you are 8 or 80, a cute kitten or puppy always makes us smile.

Have a blessed week,
John