Monday, April 11, 2016

Clarence the cat


So we have a new member of the family. Meet Clarence the cat.

We went to visit T's mum and came home with a kitten.

Clarence joined us a little over a week ago and seems to be settling in well. Max and Shelby wouldn't talk to us at first, but it appears they've now forgiven us for bringing this crazy little monster into their home. They're even starting to warm up to Clarence too. Max has given him a few kisses on the nose and Shelby has started ignoring him when he pokes her tail. Hopefully by next week they'll all be living harmoniously without any hissing and random hijinks.

Speaking of hijinks, I forgot how crazy kittens are. Its like having all the disruptions of a newborn baby {sleepless nights, taking care of its every need}, but it can already walk and climb and get everywhere its not supposed to. Like behind the tv cabinet, on top of the benches, on the table while we're eating dinner and into the kitchen cabinets. And did I mention they bite? Holy hell. I know its just play biting, but sweet jesus it can hurt when you're being mauled by over zealous little razor blades attached to a hyped up fur ball.

Despite all the drawbacks, he's also been a blessing for so many reasons.

He's filled a hole in our hearts. Going through infertility can leave you with a feeling of emptiness because you long for a baby to love, but can't have one. That feeling of something missing and aching for something to love just grows stronger and stronger the longer it takes to conceive. It's been a year now and the gaping hole in our hearts has been growing and growing. For a few weeks now T has been suggesting we get a kitten {considering he's not overly fond of cats, this was a huge flashing light that something wasn't right}. He admitted he just wanted something he could hold and cuddle and love. Clarence came along at the perfect time. He's healing our hearts and captivating bub's at the same time.


He's been bub's little shadow ever since he arrived. He follows her around and plays with her all day long. Although sometimes she revs him up too much and the over zealous teeth come out then she starts wailing muuuuuuuuuummmmmmy, mummmmmy get the kitty, get the kitty! Of course five minutes after I've rescued her she's looking for him again caaaaaaaaawaaaaaaaance, cawance, where ahhhhhhh you.... And so the cycle continues all day long.

He's the perfect companion for bub and us. For bub he fills the role of a younger sibling while she waits for her baby sisters. And for us he fills the gap in our hearts and gives us something new to love, until our baby comes along. I honestly couldn't imagine my life without my fur babies.

Do you have any pets?

Toni x

Linking with Kirsty & Alicia

12 comments:

  1. No pets now (as an adult) but I grew up with dogs. I wouldn't contemplate a dog now but 'maybe' a cat. I'm not sure...

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    1. We cant have dogs because our complex wont allow them which is why we have cats haha. Funnily enough when I was growing up {and had a huge house and yard} we only had a bird, fish and a mouse.

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  2. Surely do, and for much the same reasons - I wanted something to cuddle or love now my kids are all grown up!

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    1. Cats are so good for cuddling and loving on aren't they?! I can't imagine life without them.

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  3. Awww...such a cutie! I agree....pets are family! I have two kitties of my own and if I had a bigger house, I'd get more. :P

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    1. I don't think we'll be able to have any more here because of space either. Although if I had a bigger house I'd definitely be tempted to get more.

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  4. I'm so glad the new kitten is helping with healing your hearts, if only a little. Kittens are so cute and full of energy.
    I'd love to have some pets like some chooks and a bird and maybe a dog and ... while we live here though we will stay pet free.

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    1. I want chickens too and T wants a dog, but we don't have a big enough backyard.

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  5. Izzys been asking for a kitten, with the dog next door and our dog, I don't think a cat would be happy here. But who knows. I just don't like the kitten poo and wee stage, and it seems to be me that has to deal with it! Maybe she will persuade me next time! We have budgies, cockatiels and chooks.
    I have a friend with nine cats. She's my crazy cat lady friend :)

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    1. I didn't want to go back to the kitten poo and wee stage either, but he's been so good has only done it in his kitty litter {so far}. 9 cats is massive! I couldn't really imagine any more than 4 and I don't think we'll ever even get to 4 {especially not in this house}.

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  6. oooh so fluffy!!!!

    Congratulations on your new addition. Such a cutiepants!

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  7. What a cutie! I'm desperate for a dog but I live in an apartment block that says no to pets! Boo! I'd also like some chickens but I don't think balcony living is quite their style!

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