|In memory of Kitty, our old house cat. I miss her and her confused coloring.|
You see, inspired mostly by this post on Homestead Revival, we got two cats this week- two adorable little 10 week old piles of playful entertainment (for those of you who don't know, 10 weeks old is a little less than half grown in cat years). But these are not replacements for Kitty, our dearly departed house cat who died last December. These are real, true, farm cats. They will keep their claws (although I wouldn't declaw a house cat again, either- I was young and stupid the first time). They will sleep in the garage. They will spend their days outside (lets not mention that right now they are on the couch in the living room with me, trying to crawl under the laptop as I type). And they will serve a purpose.
|Smoke, one of the new kittens. He is gray, and he is very mellow (get the connection?) and is about the sweetest kitty ever. My very anti-cat husband suggested the name.|
But I have to say, having two kittens is WAY more entertaining than having one. For example, right now Smoke is having a little fight with himself on the couch, and Pepper was sitting behind me, wigging her butt to pounce. And then she did. And they wrestled. So cute.
On a related note, I have realized that yes, I am a cat person. And I am okay with that. I used to always think I was a dog person. There is something about cats... no one really wants to admit to being a "cat person" because of the crazy old cat lady thing. But I've come to terms with it. Dogs are so needy. They're like children, only they don't grow up all the way. I do love my dog, but she will likely be the last one (at least during her lifetime). But I get cats. They may want a cuddle here and there, but largely they just hang out and do their own thing. And they don't do what they're told. I get that. I have to say it all started with this post, and being a new dog owner myself when I read this, and having been to dog parks where the certifiably crazy dog owners frequent (OMG PLEASE stop talking to your dog (and everyone else's) like they are children. They are not children. I promise) when I realized that the crazy cat lady persona is just a big lie perpetuated by the dog people so everyone won't realize how crazy THEY are.
Shut up Brianna. I don't overthink everything:)