Letter from the Editor: Changing Scenery

By Leslie Moore

Letter from the Editor: Changing Scenery

First, let me say that I am, and have always been, a dog person. But, in spite of my canine proclivities, I was awakened this morning, as I am most every morning, to the tune of Ruby the cat purring in my ear. Ruby is always given the task to wake me up by her brother and sisters when they decide it’s time for breakfast. I am not at all sure of this, but I believe they conspire together to make sure I understand how important it is for their morning meal to be delivered on time. Ruby is one of the four kittens I rescued three years ago after their mother was killed by a car. Together with my son and our precious dog Annie, we raised the infant kittens – with the plan being to find all of them homes as soon as they were old enough to eat solid food. Like many well laid plans, this one didn’t work out exactly like I thought it would – or anything like I thought it would actually. I now live with four, all grown up kittens, along with another aging, formerly outside, cat who moved inside after he became too old to navigate the perils of the yard. These days I rarely sit down without a cat jumping on my lap and even if I’m standing, my furbabies will politely tap my leg asking for attention – or treats. My knowledge of the proper nutrition for cats is extensive, and I can discuss the pros and cons of various brands of cat litter for much longer than the subject deserves.  Not a day goes by that I don’t laugh out loud at least half a dozen times at the antics of my kitties, and I have more photos of cats than anything else on my phone.

And while I am definitely still a dog person, I am now, without a doubt, a cat person too. In our community, there are thousands of homeless cats and dogs just waiting to fill your home with laughter and love (and they make great alarm clocks, too). Please adopt – and if you can’t adopt, please donate to one of the many wonderful animal rescues in our community.

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore

    Leslie Moore

    Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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