Friday, July 12, 2013

Kitty at My Foot and I Wanna Touch It

So hear me out.

I grew up with many types of animals in my childhood, from fish, hamsters, guinea pigs, dogs and don't forget the countless tadpoles I'd collect during my summers at the lake cabin.

But.... I've never had a cat and especially no experience with a 13 week old kitten.

Mom's allergic and I'd taken care of older cats when their owners were on vacation, but they never wanted to interact with me.

At first I thought these cats were judging my cold 18-21 year old soul, but then realized that cats are happy to contemplate life on their own while batting away at feathers and catnip-laced mice.

Well that Holly girl of ours, she's a different animal.

Now that we've had her cute little face around for three weeks, how's she adapting?

1. She's Crazy

The most common noise we hear in the house is "th-thump-tha-thump-th-thump-thump". The pitter patter of her little paws is music against our hardwood floors and creates so much distraction from the everyday stresses.

2. She's Cuddly

Kitten, she is - so there's plenty of playtime going on in this house, but when she's tired she has no hesitation to come up to Dan and me to snuggle, and will even roll herself into a blanket to get an extra heater running with that motor-purr of hers.

3. She's Pensive

This girl, she's a damn philosopher. Look at her so casually looking out the window. Then you see the left corner of the image and she's really just watching me and that big scary camera of mine and wondering why it's been following her around.

4. She's Jams

A perfect photo followed by a perfect edit job by my brother and Holly is a legend.

Strapless Hello Kitty guitar while learning how to play Kitty like a boss.

5. As if it were any surprise.... She's going to be spoiled, hard!

Sleeping in Dan's lap with those big beautiful eyes, he gets all of the ladies to fall for him doesn't he?

I love this new addition to the family and I can't wait to watch my furry daughter grow up into a strong, independent, mysterious, curious and impenetrable goddess, just like her mother.

Happy Weekend!

heart JE


brooke lyn said...

crazy cat lady had begun ;)

Jessi said...

aww no!!

pechluck (@pechluck) said...

The pitter patter of paws is so endearing and annoying (late at night). I keep asking my cat why it has to sound like a horse at night when it's running down the halls...

Jessi said...

ha-ha! Yes, it is somewhat like a horse, isn't it? I just keep saying, "you're crazy, holly!"

Bonnie said...

I had a kitty when I was younger and loved him...all 25 lbs of his furry self. They are so so cute when they are tiny. Who can resist a baby animal?!

Suzannah (@AdvDressmaking) said...

Wow, congrats on the cat ownership! I've never had a pet either but we had cats and a dog growing up. I've heard they're good for lowering stress and stress hormone levels! And soooo cute!!

Rachel Sedaker said...

I'm glad you're having a good time with Holly! She's so cute- and i love the window pic! And the guitar cracked me up- how perfect is that?!

Ashley said...

I think the best cats are the spastic cats :-) they have the most personality. Your little baby is so precious!!

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