Wednesday, May 2, 2012

How to Become a Cat Lady

*This has nothing to do with food. Or running. Or biking. Or yoga. It revolves around a new fluffy baby in the house so only read if you love cats.


Step 1: When people ask you why you don't have children yet, respond with "because the cats rule my life." People in the South love that.

Step 2: Decide 2 cats simply isn't enough. Head to a local animal shelter and pick up another one.



Step 3: Drop everything once the cat comes home. Don't do any work, don't exercise, don't sleep in  a bed with your husband. Stay in a separate room with the cat to ensure he recovers from his little surgery. (Bye-bye, balls!)



Step 4: Deal with the guilt that only a crazy cat woman would have: how to divide your time between your two existing cats and the new baby.


The little guy is actually really young - we aren't sure exactly how old he is but guessing somewhere around 6 weeks. He was at the shelter without his momma so it was deemed appropriate for him to be neutered as long as we would be able to take good care of him. He was a little drunk on anesthesia when we brought him home but he seems fine now - eating, running around and exploring and purring loudly when he gets cuddles.


Cutest thing in the world. The end.



47 comments:

  1. OMG!! I'm not a cat person but EEEEEEE!!!!

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  2. How cute. I understand the fact of when you become crazy cat lady. We took in a beautiful stray 2 weeks ago who is a lover. Makes 4 cats for us.

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  3. He is adorable. I'm in love with everything about this except for the name. I feel like you could have done better. Pumpkin lacks creativity. You have time to change it and I could send you a list of suggestions. :)

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  4. He is so stinkin cute. I totally need another cat now. Why can't they just stay kittens?

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  5. so cute!!! enjoy your new little one.

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  6. OMG!!!!!!!! I love him :) I am allergic to cats but I want him!

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  7. that is one seriously cute kitty.

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  8. oh my gosh these pictures, priceless.

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  9. soooo cute!!! I <3 you are a cat lady! I tell my husband (even tho we only have one) I want to get those stickers for the cars and the kids and just have one lady and like 6 or 7 cats! hahahahah How funny and awesome would that be?

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  10. i actually am not a fan of cats.... but kittens, are adorable... especially you're drunk one

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  11. ADORABLE! love that you admit to being a crazy cat lady. nothing wrong with that :)

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  12. Man this reminds me that I haven't done a crazy cat lady post about our new girl yet. Man that kitten is adorable! I am afraid to get them that young- they are so tiring. Sheesh I sound like an old lady. How are your other bebes adjusting?

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  13. Pretty darn cute. Too bad I'd itch all over in his presence.

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  14. CUTEST EVERRRRRRRRRR!!!! love. love. love. also. some of the things you list are unfortunate side effects of my crazy dog ladiness as well ;)

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  15. So adorable! I have 2 cats myself...it has been a year sense we got our last cat...you are making me think of more! Yea no kids here I am a huge fur Momma!

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  16. Cutest. thing.ever. I'm a sucker for kittens!!

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  17. What kitten isn't adorable! So cute. Though I did wonder where his arm was in the 3rd picture. I actually scrolled back up to see if he was a 3-legged cat! :)

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  18. I'm allergic to cats so now I can never come visit you. The pictures are cute though!

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  19. Very cute. It's been a long time since I have had a kitten. I want one now!

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  20. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh he is SO CUTE my EYES welled up!!!! Adoooorableee!

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  21. Kittens are SO CUTE. They almost make me think that hives and red itchy eyes are worth it... almost.

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  22. Yay for adopting from your an animal shelter!!!!!!!!

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  23. OMG THE CUTE!! I AM DYING. Power to the crazy cat ladies!

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  24. Ok, this has GOT to be the cutest kitten ever, because I kept looking at the picture and smiling...and I am the ultimate NON cat person! :)

    Congrats on the new addition!

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  25. I hate cats, but kittens are too freaking cute! Once, a kitten showed up on my porch and I spent a week trying to find it's owner and ended up adopting it until I could find a family to keep it.

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  26. Ahhh so cute! I am more of a dog person but I do love all animals :)) Especially babes!

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  27. Ahhh he sooo freakin cute!!! I just want to snuggle with him.

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  28. That is definitely the cutest cat I've ever seen in my life.

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  29. Awwwww....so so cute. I love it when they're so so tiny. Razor sharp little claws though. Ok, now I have to go love on my very adult kitties.

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  30. Oh my cries, he is ADORABLE! Welcome to the crazy cat lady club! (I have, gulp, 3 as well)

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  31. He is adorable! Congrats on your new addition - I love it when they are little and still have the pink toes:-)

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  32. What a sweet baby! How are your other kittys holding up? Hopefully they are not as unbearably jealous as mine!

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  33. Awwww so cute!! I so want a kitty but my husband is allergic :(

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  34. Aww that kitten is so cute! Adorable!

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  35. Your little Pumpkin is adorable.

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  36. oh my god... you must guard him with your life because when I get home to GA... I don't know if I'll be able to fight the urge to steal that adorable ball of cuteness!!!

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  37. Oh I'm in love!!!! This makes me want to go out and get a kitty :)

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  38. Ahhhhhh tiny baby. I rescued my big boy when he was a tiny 5 weeks old.

    I've never heard of a kitten so young being fixed. I heard that if they do it too young it can stunt their growth

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  39. To be honest I don't know much about it, but the vet seemed confident that it was okay. The animal shelter won't let any cats be adopted until they are fixed, so the option for them is sometimes fix them early or have them put down if they don't get adopted. Breaks my heart!

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  40. As a fellow cat lady I'm filled with jealousy over the newest addition to your family. Congratulations!

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