She is turning 11 years old this year, I can hardly believe it. This last year with her has been one of the best- she has purred, kneaded, and snuggled more than she ever has. She's been doing it especially more since we came back from Japan. (Speaking of Japan, I need to post pictures about that. Someday I'm sure I'll get around to it...)
Having a happy kitty around has been a blessing. We have been so busy at the store and having her sweet affection to greet me when I get home has been nothing short of a wonderful wonderful blessing.
I feel like I say "we've been so busy at the store" constantly. It's a true statement every time I say it though. We work really hard, and it's paying off. Our store tripled in size over the course of last year, and the expanding hasn't stopped yet. It's incredibly encouraging, especially since we celebrate the store's two year anniversary on May 9th. They say that the hardest part of starting a business is surviving the first two years, so yay!
Working in retail, as everyone knows, can be hard so I can't tell you how much it means to me to have Rinoa in my life. She waits in the front window every night for us to get home, when we open the screen door she'll meow at us. Once inside she plays this fun game of wanting us to follow her around and then wanting us to leave her alone. She's such a cat (lol!) but it's a game I look forward to playing every night.
Well, maybe not every night. It's already two hours past when I'm normally home and I won't be leaving the store for at least another hour (yay for 14 hour days). Someone doesn't like it when we're gone for so long. I'll give her some extra treats when I get home to spoil her. *^_^*
This post was inspired by Carina of Lovely Little Whimsy and her series of posts about what she's thankful for. (On a side note, if you haven't seen her blog before definitely check it out! She's one of the bloggers who inspires me the most. Her adoption stories are so moving! So much so I've purchased two necklaces from her shop to help with the costs, and I wear one almost every single day. Please check out her blog and her shop!)
It's late so I'm going to take off. I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!