Monday, July 18, 2011

My Little Orphan Gaffney

Stowaway Gaffney tries to tag along on vacation by hiding in my overnight bag.

Monday June 6th was, for the most part, an ordinary day. After work, cooking dinner and wheezing through Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, my fiance and I settled in for a night of clearing out the DVR. Little did we know, it would be the last time it would be just the two of us hanging out.

Just after 8pm, our new bundle of joy arrived in the form of a tiny, white, blue-eyed kitten whom we later named Gaffney (see D2: The Mighty Ducks in Vol. 4 of the Dictionary for Obscure 90s references). She had been abandoned on a door step along with the rest of her litter. A friend of ours took her in, but Gaffney was not a fan of said friend's pups.

Less than an hour later, she was the Little Orphan Gaffney no more, and we were the proud adoptive parents of a crazy, rambunctious, "inquisitive" 4-week-old kitten. Aside from the obvious benefit of having a new companion that loves unconditionally (oh wait; that's dogs) we also have an alarm clock that we never have to set, an organized closet and a cleaner house in general since Gaffney is unopposed to ingesting anything she finds on the floor.

It is for this reason that I thought now might be a good time to take the Red Cross Pet First Aid class, you know, just in case Gaffney decides to eat something she shouldn't or for some odd reason, doesn't land on her feet when jumping from table to chair to bookshelf.

This Saturday, July 23, the Louisville Area Chapter is offering a Pet First Aid Course from 10am-3pm. I will be in attendance, and you can be too. Call 1-877-519-5967 to sign-up. Deadline to register is today, June 19. If you don't have time this Saturday, you can register for the next Pet First Aid class on August 23. I hope to see you Saturday!

Actress Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine as Julie "The Cat" Gaffney in D2: The Mighty Ducks.