Not a lot of people do these but I like to, I think I’ll really enjoy them in the future. They are like little snippets of my life.
My life sitting in traffic.
My life of Aurora drinking milk her special way.
My life playing games with Miles.
My husband playing for me.
I can’t believe it’s been 1 year since we adopted our little bear Miles. When we adopted him we had just a week before lost our little boy Pilot and were just utterly devestated. I made the move to adopt because I wanted to love a kitty again and not being able to love a kitty was the hardest part. Having a little buddy to sit next to me or on my lap was what gets me through some days and at a time like that I really needed it.
Our First Meeting
When we adopted him it was kind of a whirlwind as we just happened to stop by to start the process of looking into adoption and he came right up to us. We didn’t really think about it, just picked him. When we came home we thought for a day or 2 maybe we rushed things but after a week or 2 as he got comfortable we knew we’d made the right decision. Now, we can’t imagine our lives without him, he’s an incredibly loving and so much fun. He’s also unbelievably handsome, everyone comments on that. He’s our little panther, our bear as we call him. He’s healed our hearts and made us a family again.
My baby boy Pilot died 1 year ago today and quite honestly we still miss him so much. I think about him often and we like to visit his grave in the backyard. I have a token of my love for him hanging from my rear view window in my car and I take a moment sometimes to touch it and think of him. I almost never cry over him anymore but it can happen if I really sit and think of him and how we lost him.
1 year ago Pilot (my Moonpie) succumbed to cancer. 4 months before he died we found out he had tumors in his leg and we removed his leg in hopes of saving him. We got 4 more months with him until it reached his lungs and we had to put him down. It was probably the hardest day of my entire life, he was my little baby boy and I still miss him sitting on my lap every day after work. He was just so sweet and loved to cuddle with anyone who wanted a cuddle. He will never ever be forgotten, he is in our hearts forever.
Vote Aurora Here! She’s undeniably the cutest little girly cat.
Though aren’t crazy cat ladies supposed to be single, in their 80s and have like 37 cats? I think at this point we’ve updated this term to include anyone who is crazy about their cats more than most think is appropriate. If that’s the case, then I’m one of those people.
- I hug and kiss my cats everyday, at least I do Miles, Aurora really rejects the whole hug and kisses thing.
- I think about them when I’m not with them.
- I take pictures of them constantly and post them.
- I have a twitter for Aurora.
- I have a Facebook for Miles and for my cat Pilot who passed away.
- I have pictures of them, including Pilot, all around my cubicle.
- They have a bunch of nicknames like Moonpie. Bear Claw and Lucy-fur.
- My husband and I find ourselves talking about the cats sometimes.
My life is very much about my cats and I’m not ashamed of this. They are such zen and peaceful creatures and spending time with them is often like meditating for me. Some people think cats are really aloof and they don’t care but it’s all about the energy and time you put in with your cat that amounts to what you get back.
I was casually reading Buzzfeed on my lunch break and since I love cats I was checking out Cat-Shaming At It’s Best. As I scrolled through suddenly I saw that my picture of my cat Miles was #13 on the list. That blew me away! I didn’t submit his picture, they just included it from my flickr picture.
So then my husband started looking around and his picture is also used in a Cat Shamping App for iPhones.
Miles, of course, is unimpressed by all this attention.
For as long as I can remember Manly Man has been giving our little girl Aurora tuna juice as one of her favorite treats. It’s a convenient treat because whenever he opens a can of tuna he has to do something with the leftover juice an otherwise it would go down the drain. My boy cats have never really cared about this treat but Aurora goes nuts. I’ve mentioned this to people and usually get the response “OMG I never thought of that!” So here you go, a little trick to make your kittie’s day, enjoy!