William is our animal lover.
When he was 2 1/2, we were in the pet store getting food for our guinea pigs we had at the time and William went over to the cats.
One cat in particular seemed completely drawn to William, and William to the cat.
I could not separate them, in order to get back home.
I finally drug William out of the store, kicking and screaming that that cat needed him, and had to come home to our house. The cat was also meowing like crazy and trying to get out of the cage in order to get to William.
The employees said they had never seen that particular cat do that before.
I felt terrible, but we really had to get home. I buckled Luke in his car seat, and when I walked around the car to get William...he was gone.
I found him back in the pet store, with his fingers in the cat cage, and the cat literally had its paws wrapped around Williams fingers and it was purring. William was whimpering and saying over and over and over again that we just had to bring the cat home.
Looooong story short, that cat has now been in our home for the past 4 years. Her name is Penny, and she is actually the easiest pet we have ever owned. She is great.
She sleeps on William every night, and if he ever sits down on the couch, she jumps into his lap.
Our cat is not the only animal that loves William. It seems that all of the neighborhood animals love him.
Dogs and cats in particular.
Every single day, rain, snow, sleet or shine, William will get off the school bus, and the neighbors cat will be there waiting for him. He takes off his backpack, sits on the grass, or snow lately, and give the cat lots of love.
He was crushed when we sold Maggie, the puppy we got last year for Christmas. It has been a year, and he still asks about her every day. He begs for a dog all the time. We will for sure get a dog, just not right now.
I love that our sweet, big buddy loves animals so much, and even more, I love that they love him.
We have a true animal whisperer on our hands.