Cyan is a 5-year-old male Snowshoe/Tortie mix who came to Lollypop Farm as a stray. This guy’s sweet face and white booties (that’s the snowshoe part) make him one cool looking cat! He’d love to find a new home where he can hang out and keep you company. Come meet Cyan and all his feline friends at the Cattery at Lollypop Farm!
It’s been forever and a day since I’ve written a What the Hell Wednesday post, but when someone attempts to bring their emotional support peacock on a commercial airline, it’s time to dust off the what the hells.
Okay, seriously, you must’ve seen the posts on Facebook yesterday. Someone really brought their peacock to the airport and expected to bring him on the flight. The photos show the peacock just hanging out in the airport terminal perched on a baggage cart waiting for his flight. According to various news reports, United Airlines did deny boarding for the peacock and they continued their journey by car.
So many questions come to mind. Has the peacock ever flown before, well, I mean on an airplane? Where does he sit? Is he housebroken? If not, doe he wear a diaper made for peacocks? Do they even make peacock diapers? Was there a plan in case the peacock freaked out and started flying around the cabin?
People complain about crying babies, snoring people, kids kicking their seats, people who chew too loud, and just about everything else. Who would tolerate the call of a peacock? Have you heard the noise a peacock makes?
Can you imagine that on a plane? I love animals, but I would seriously freak out if I had to sit near a peacock.
I totally get the emotional bond with our pets. There’s nothing like cuddling with your pets after a stressful day and the joy and love they bring can’t be measured. Not everyone has a traditional pet like cats and dogs, and that’s okay. But there has to be common sense when we bring our pets out in public spaces. Also, know your pet and their personality and anxiety levels, and realize that not every pet will react in a calm manner in public, or an enclosed space like an airplane. We need to be considerate of each other as well. Not everyone will be as comfortable around your pet as you are and that’s okay too. You can certainly have a peacock as your emotional support animal, but maybe bringing him on an airplane isn’t the best idea. I’m happy they were able to continue their trip and nobody, peacock or person, was traumatized, or injured, in the process.
For the past few weeks, our cats have been as happy as cats can be. We’ve had a full house with everyone home and the cats were loving the attention. Once everyone left, they had a hard time adjusting, or believing, they were stuck with just the three of us again. It seemed like they came up with a diabolical cat plan to break into our daughter’s room.
Snuffy was the ringleader, telling the other cats to be the lookouts while George broke into her room. Those silly cats, always trying to one-up us.
Azra is a 3-year-old male domestic shorthair mix who is a little on the stand-offish side until he feels he knows you well enough. Cat treats go a long way in the getting-to-know-you process but this boy will need some patience. Once he does get to know you, he’s ok with being held and petted and he likes toys but not if they scoot around too fast. If you’d like to help this scaredy cat become a more confident fellow, he’d really like to go home with you. Come meet him at Lollypop Farm!
Thief is a 6-year-old male domestic shorthair mix who hasn’t lived up to his name so far at Lollypop Farm. This expert lap warmer loves to hanging out with the humans. Any lap is fair game. He’s available free of charge to approved adopters, age 60 and over, through Lollypop Farm’s Seniors-for-Seniors program. Come meet him, he’ll steal your heart!
So, here we are again with a Meow Monday Tuesday. These Monday holidays are really messing with Meow Monday.
George decided that a closed door wasn’t going to keep him from his favorite person any longer. Sometimes he’s too smart for his own good. Note to self – Make sure the bathroom door is locked when George is around.
Prudence is a 6-year-old female domestic shorthair mix. This girl needs a warm lap or two and a window to watch the world go by. She’s available free of charge to approved adopters, age 60 and over, through Lollypop Farm’s Seniors-for-Seniors program. Come meet her and see if she isn’t just the girl for you!