I’ve always been a major cat lover. I remember obsessing over cats as a child. I desperately wanted one of my own and the only hindrance was my moms allergies to them.
I did have a few OUTDOOR cats, or so my mom thought. When winter came around my heart ached as I watched them sit outside the sliding glass door in the bitter cold wishing to be inside where it was cozy and warm. I would sneak them through my bedroom window at night and I even went as far as hiding a litter box in my closet. I couldn’t get enough of those darn felines. I think I had five all together at one point.
Soon after Sean and I got married he surprised me with a kitten!!! It was the happiest day of my life!!!
Okay, not really, but it was a pretty good day 🙂 I obsessed over that cat like it was my own baby.
Soon after that I wanted yet another kitten. So we got one. Then I wanted ANOTHER, but don’t worry, I didn’t get one. I had a baby instead which cured the obsession. Those cats that were once my babies became nothing more to me than a furry nuisance. Cleaning out that litter box became a chore rather than something I did out of love for them. The constant shedding didn’t make things any better either, funny how I never noticed it before.
So, sadly times have changed and my poor cats weren’t getting the attention they deserved. One of my cats who is mostly an outdoor cat now rarely comes around anymore, but the other one, well she desperately needed a new home. So I finally gave in to the idea. I’d been putting it off for years because I was afraid I would miss her too much.
Just three days ago, a little family came by to pick up my sweet little Jasmine 🙁
I’m not going to lie, I DO miss her…
…but each time I think of how cute, cuddly, and funny she was I just try to replace the thought with all the things I didn’t like about owning a cat.
Here’s a video I found that best describes me BEFORE kids.