I was recently looking back on my previous plates and was surprised that more of them weren't about my pets. Anyone who knows me knows that my life pretty much revolves around them. I can never stay out too long because I have to go home and let the dogs out. I have to hire a professional pet sitter to stay at my house when I travel. I spend a large chunk of my annual salary on pet food, vet visits, and replacing items that were chewed up or puked on. But that's okay! I've never felt bad about spending this money; I totally think they are worth every penny. Plus, if I had two legged kids instead of four legged kids, it would probably be way more expensive. So I'm actually saving money!
My fur family (I used to call it my 4-legged family but now I have a cat who is missing a leg so I can't really do that anymore) consists of George the 100 pound pit bull who turned me into a foster failure, Peabrain and Dora, brother and sister from a litter of 5 pit bull mixes that I rescued 7 years ago, Miss Kitty, my 16 year old cat who I got from the AZ Humane Society and follows me around yelling at me all day, Stimalot my crazy cat on Prozac who followed me home one day 15 years ago when I was walking to my apartment carrying a 20 pound bag of cat food, Little Geek, who I 'stole' from a co-worker who wanted me to babysit him for one evening 11 years ago when he was just a few weeks old (she was trying to find a home for him so she didn't mind that I stole him), Gimpy, the aforementioned three legged cat that appeared out of thin air in front of a friends house 3 years ago and is a complete and total clown, and lastly Mr. Mali, a Mali Uromastyx (lizard) that I got back in the day that I was the buyer of live reptiles for a major pet supply chain. Wow, that was a very long sentence.
When I lived in AZ, we had a personalized license plate available that featured a picture drawn by the fabulous pet portrait artist Ron Burns along with the words 'Pets Enrich Our Lives'. Part of the proceeds went to fund local spay and neuter programs. I had one and was proud to display it on my car. When I moved to CA I hoped they'd have something similar, but they don't. The closest I could find was one that said protect our coasts, so I got that one and personalized it with a twist on what I lovingly call my fur kids collectively....fleabags.
I really love that sentiment. It's so true! My fleabags bring me so much happiness, laughter, and love. I can't even imagine coming home every day to a house without them. So I decided to honor my fleabags with a plate dedicated to them:
Wish I had a way to attach it to the back of my car!