Some of you have been introduced to Spike. Though the name implies differently, he’s a docile lovable little beast. I’m not much of animal person – though I try desperately for the sake of my wife (her entire family is crazy about animals). He’s a Maine Coon, which is a really odd breed of cat – they act more like dogs. He follows me up and down the stairs of our apartment all day long, he plays fetch, AND, he needs to be shaved.
I’m afriad we’re going to be terrible parents some day, b/c we’ll laugh at our kids when they look stupid – much like we laughed at our cat today. They leave his mane and tail, but shave the rest of him down pretty close to the skin. Poor Spike is the favorite house toy for all of our friends with kids. One time he ran away during the middle of a hang-out time with the group because they had frightened him so much. We think the stress is good for his heart on occasion. 🙂