No writer is complete without their pets! These are my two fur babies: Xanthippe (white and grey) and Gyro (dark grey)!

Xanthippe was the first to be adopted. Amin’s cousin found the litter near her apartment complex. It is believed that the mother abandoned them. She asked if we wanted one and of course we couldn’t say no.

Gyro was adopted a few months later at an adoption event in a shopping mall parking lot. We had gone there purely to return a pair of pants at Ross. We intended to just browse, but of course sweet Gyro just melted our hearts. We had been considering getting Xanthippe a playmate, but I naturally thought we would wait until we returned to Bloomington. Fate, however, had other plans…