Cats have been a big part of my “grown-up” life since about six months after Chuck and I got married.
He really didn’t want a cat–he wanted a dog, a really big dog that he could wrestle with!
Nevertheless, we were “blessed” with a baby kitty, Muffy, way back when and our kitty family began.
Over the years, we had what I often called “two kitty families”; four kitties for about 11-18 years (they came along in different years and had varying lifespans). A later bunch came along over a varying period of time. And the “remaining three now”, were at one time six (three have since gone to the Rainbow Bridge). While Jonny, Mikey and Billy have been with us/me now for 16 years.
Throughout all these years of pawrenthood, I’ve seen many of the “good, the bad and the ugly” displayed by these four-legged cat-urchins.
When the ‘kits” were younger, there were times when we thought we’d just let them go do their thing. Of course, we knew that wasn’t the answer to solving any naughtiness. Or stuff we didn’t want to deal with.
Instead, we chose to take these guys much like you would a marriage; for better or for worse. Through cat sickness and loose bowels. Hairballs and torn furniture and cat hair all over included!
I’ll share more of this tale tomorrow. So stop by for the rest.
Yours in learning lessons in tolerance when you have a kitty,
P. S. The Yeowww! Catnip Toy, Yellow Banana might be just the ticket to keep your kitty out of mischief!