Each morning I wake up to these adorable little furballs and they help start the day off on the right foot!
Gracie & Gigi, in the top photos, were sent to our local SPCA from an overcrowded one elsewhere in our province. They apparently never knew their Mom. One of our Vet's assistants took them home and cared for them until they were old enough to be neutered.
That is when my husband & I entered the picture.....we had just lost the Mother cat to cancer and Groucho was devastated, as we were.
Grouchie was one of a litter of 3 that his Mommy gave birth to under our bed side table 16 years ago this January. She welcomed us home one night, sitting under a bush in our parking area, soaked and hungry. I was a dog lover and had never had a cat; my husband-to-be was a cat lover. We brought her inside and he discovered she was pretty preggers. We kept her inside and she gave birth to Groucho and his two sisters the next day.
I became a cat fan from that day on.
We kept Mommy, as she was not being cared for by her owner, so she could continue being a great mother to her babies and be taken care of properly. We found a home for one and were in the process of finding a home for another kitten which fell through. I gave in and we kept Mommy, aka Her Myness, her daughter Zoe and her son, Groucho.
When Groucho lost his sister Zoe 2 years ago, he didn't appear to notice. However, when he lost his Mommy last October he was devastated. He walked around the house inside and out, yowling: he could not understand where his Mommy had gone. We knew we had to do something and two new additions seemed like the right move.
We saw the two sisters at our Vet's and fell madly in love with them. It took Grouchie a while to warm up to them; however now they play together and these two are keeping him young.
Gigi is a groupie and follows him around giving him kisses; while Gracie swipes at him & begins a puddin' boxing match, which is pretty funny to watch.
I am now a dog lover and a pussy cat lover!!
Contrary to what I used to think, pussy cats are a riot and just as playful as puppies. I rough house with them in the same manner, chase them and throw things for them to fetch just as I used to do with our dogs. They love it. And they do come when called, just not as quickly as a dog would!!!
Waking up to these adorable faces every day is the BEST!