It occurs to me that while my Instagram and Snapchat feeds have been clogged up with kittens, my adopted furbabies haven’t yet had a proper gushing introduction here on the blog. So here it is:
We’ve had Rhubarb and Crumble for 3-4 months now and when we got them they were such tiny babies.
I’ve never been a cat person. Not that I disliked them, but my family has a dog, and cats were just so far off my radar. The Boy, however has had cats his entire life. Moving in together we talked about a pet and cats were just the natural option for him.
I’m glad they were, because adopting these two furry things has brought out the inner cat lady in me, and I’m totally okay with that.
Even though this is only three or so months ago, it blows my mind that they were this small. You could hold them in one hand and now:
Now they take up pretty much all of my forearm.
(The names are perfect in my opinion. Matching ones were always on the cards. The competition were Sausage and Mash, which is still fun, but Rhubarb and Crumble is spot on. Also the vets love shouting it out when it’s our turn to go…)
This is Rhubarb. She likes people. Also furry things, chewing wires, getting into the dusty space behind the bed and climbing things (curtains…clothes airers…people…). Yes that is a picture of her sat on my bum, a moment before she bit me, quite painfully.
Crumble, on the other hand, is not keen on people he doesn’t know, but loves to explore. Like tightrope walking on the TV or sneaking out of windows to the garden before we’re ready to let him out yet. He also likes the sun and sleeps like a weirdo.
Does it sound like I love them yet? Because if not, I’m joking. I do. They’re my adorable, hilarious, loving little babies, even if my legs are covered in scabs and scratches from them trying to climb me with their little razor-imbued paws.
I realise this post was nothing but my banging on about my kittens and sharing a bunch of pictures but hey – what are blogs for?
Also, if I’m this bad over kittens, it worries me what kind of parent to an actual baby I will be one day. Please God don’t let me be one of those people who shares a picture of their kid’s first proper potty use on Facebook…
Are you a doting pet parent?