Sibling rivalry—for affection, that is!

By Megan Gabel

Esme, Gema, and Cassie are siblings and they compete with each other—for affection. Cassie and Esme, in particular, are affection hogs. Gema, the meekest of the three, lets her sisters take over, but, when the other two aren’t looking, she slinks in for her fair share.

Esme and Cassie are difficult to tell apart. Both medium-large, Esme is slightly smaller than Cassie. With beautiful piercing eyes outlined in black, they would each prefer to be petted forever—never moving from her chosen spot across your lap. Which is why they don’t do so great together—one lap doesn’t share too easily. Esme and Cassie are very affectionate and freely give kisses to let you know how contented they are. They are outgoing, energetic, strong beauties who would do well with a lot of exercise and room to run. They would do best in a home where sharing attention with another pet is not an issue.

Gema, on the other hand, is very shy. A lanky, medium-large two-year-old with soulful eyes, she allows her sisters to take center stage, standing in wait for a moment when she can become the center of attention. As outgoing and self-confident as her sisters are, Gema is the opposite. She jumps at any startling noise, even the rumble of stones as a stranger moves towards her to take her for a walk. She is on red alert, ready to scurry back into safe surroundings rather than risk venturing out. Despite her fear, she is an affectionate sweetheart who is happy to be the center of attention. Make a safe home for her and she will be your steadfast friend.

Meet these sisters at the SPA any day, Monday-Saturday, between 11–2, Los Pinos 7, 152-6124. Check out and to preview the kittens, cats, puppies, and kittens available for adoption. Adoptions are 350 pesos, which includes vaccinations, deworming, and spaying/neutering.

Have you marked your calendars for the spectacular SPA fundraiser coming up March 23, 2014? Save that date! Our “Treasures of San Miguel” fundraiser will be held at the historical and beautiful Hacienda Purisima de Jalpa. Among the treasures highlighted will be Dea Randall who will be honored for her continuous and dedicated service to the SPA There will be delicious food, a silent auction, raffle, and fabulous entertainment. Ticket sales start February 24. Transportation will be available. You won’t want to miss this event!


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