Thursday, March 26, 2015
Jewel's former owner never made her wear a collar or identification tag nor did he ever have her microchipped. He allowed her to roam outside in his back yard without supervision, and it always made me very anxious. Personally, I believe every kitty, indoor-only or not, should have a collar, ID tag, and microchip and only allowed outdoors on a harness and leash or in a carrier with supervision.
Anyway, when my adoption of Jewel became official, I decided it was time that she finally get her own collar and ID tag.
So one day, we went to the store, and I picked out a pretty purple collar for Jewel. It had white paw prints on it that glowed a little in the dark.
I picked out this purple heart tag to match her pretty purple collar. In my opinion, the purple looked really beautiful with Jewel's fur. Since my cell phone number had changed a few days before, I also got Milita and Carmine new ID tags on the same trip. Carmine's ID tag is a gold-colored fish, and Milita's ID tag is a pretty pink heart.
When I first put the collar on Jewel, she seemed rather annoyed. But over just a few days, she adjusted well to it, and she no longer seemed bothered by its presence.
I think she even had some fun with her collar. Many times when she entered a room, she'd shake her bell to tell us she had arrived! It was really sweet and adorable.
Now that Jewel has gone to the Rainbow Bridge, I keep her collar and tag in her beautiful memory box. Sometimes I will take her memory box off my dresser and look through her things and visit with her a bit. Having a few tangible reminders of her near me brings me comfort.