This weekend was definitely a whirlwind, in the best possible way. For months now Scarlett has been asking me for a kitty and for months I have been telling her no. The last cat Adam and I owned (before the kids) just did not work out, we had two dogs at the time and they basically traumatized that poor cat.
But my kitty obsessed little girl just would not let go of the idea that she wanted a cat of her very own so when my friend asked if we could watch her cat for the week I jumped at the opportunity! I felt like it was the perfect chance to see how Scarlett did with actually having a cat in our home and the deal was that if she could look after Nola (my friend’s kitty) without any complaining she would be able to get her own kitten.
Nola is the sweetest cat ever and she definitely made me want to get a kitten myself so I texted my friend who had mentioned a few weeks back that she had some kittens that they were wanting to re home. It was perfect and we went out to meet the last kitten in the litter, he was just like Nola a sweet little orange kitty and he was used to being handled by her two kids. We planned to pick him up on Sunday but my friend messaged me a few days prior saying he had gotten out and they lost him, we were pretty sad but held onto hope that they’d find him. Well, they found him but the poor little guy had passed away. Scarlett was pretty heartbroken because she had her heart set on bringing him home this weekend.
So then Saturday I went out to lunch with a friend and as I was telling her the story about our lost kitten she mentioned that one of our coworkers had kittens. I jumped at the opportunity and on a whim we went out to meet the kittens and ended up bringing home the perfect little guy for our family.
Scarlett named him Sundae and I continue to be in awe at what a sweet little kitten he is. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not really a cat person but this little guy has changed that for me, he loves to be close to us and he’s adjusted so well. As I type this both my dog and the kitten are sleeping on the floor, not cuddled up just yet but I don’t doubt in the future they will be cuddling up on Bentley’s bed together.
He hasn’t come without risk though, my coworker found him and his siblings under a truck without their mother and covered in oil. None of the kittens have seen a vet nor have they had any vaccinations or treatments. He seems to be very healthy other than some digestive issues but he’s active and eating and drinking well. I’m planning on taking him to the vet as soon as I can (hopefully tomorrow) to get him checked out and caught up on all of his shots.
The sweet little bond that Scarlett has formed with him already has been 100% worth the risk, this little guy is seriously meant to be a part of our family and I can’t help but feel like he knows how lucky he is to have found a forever family, maybe that’s just the newfound crazy cat lady in me talking though 😉
We can’t get enough of his sweet little neck snuggles, big green eyes and affectionate purrs. I’m glad I said no to a kitty for so long because I feel like we found the perfect fit!
I mean, her smile says it all 🙂