Here, Kitty-Kitty!

(This post is dedicated to my sister, Erin. Who, if memory serves me right, once had 3 cats walking across her out-stretched arms at the same time.)

And who got all of the cat-loving genes in our family.

In fact, she got so many of the cat-loving genes, that I got negative cat-loving genes.

Or, so I thought.

As it turns out, after 3 decades of cat-carelessness, I have been forced into a situation that has started to unzip the DNA of one or two cat-loving genes, tucked somewhere deep within me.

Of course, I had to like Lucy the Cat, who came with the farm. She’s faithful, hungry for mice, self-sufficient, and she likes my kid. Enough said.

“Like” turned to “love” with a simple turn of circumstances:

A litter of homeless kittens appeared at Ryan’s sister’s house and we said we’d take one.

She brought the little guy over last night.

And I love him.

So far, our nephews call him “Jackson”; Vivienne calls him “Thumper”; I call him “Cyrano” or “Romeo” (it’s all of that heart-rending calling up to the window that gets me…). We’ve tried on “Ricky” (to go with Lucy – remember Ricky Ricardo from the I Love Lucy show?), “George”, and “Knightly”; “Little Guy”; “Lad”; and “Blurp” (Lia’s idea). He, however, is very traditional and seems to like the very high-pitched “Here, Kitty-kitty” the best so far… especially when it is followed by a cube of mozzarella cheese.

This is how converted I am:


AND took a picture of it.

Because, frankly, I’m shocked.

(Just tell me he’s not the cutest cat you’ve ever laid eyes on. Just tell me. Here, I’ll even give you one more look at those baby blues:)







10 responses to “Here, Kitty-Kitty!”

  1. HisFireFly Avatar

    That indeed is one of the cutest kittens I’ve ever seen! Would have stolen my heart too!

  2. Erin Marie Elizabeth Avatar
    Erin Marie Elizabeth

    God blows my mind…every time.

  3. grandmomruthie Avatar

    I can hardly believe my eyes…anything is possible!

  4. Kelly Langner Sauer Avatar

    ooh – he IS a cutie!

  5. Gillian Avatar

    If I ever get a kitty the name is Mr. Meowgi.
    Even a female kitty.

  6. Jenny Avatar


    My kids have been peeping over my shoulder as I read this post. Andrew just said, “Did Viv and Lia get a kitty?”….I could hear the jealousy in his question. They are happy—but oh, so anxious to meet “Here Little Kitty…Kitty.”

    We need to set up an evening so we can visit you and SHARE the kitty love.

    Plus, Kitties help (even a tiny bit) to heal broken hearts. He’s a fabulous addition to your family at this time 😉

  7. Em Avatar

    I HAVE A CAT, TOO!!!! And I spent some of my precious time off pouring over the cat toys in Wal-mart, settling for a nice jingling ball… which Elliot has yet to play with. He prefers cardboard boxes. All of that to say… what is the world coming to??

  8. grandmomruthie Avatar

    Isn’t this the funniest…my two non-animal daughters…with cats very much in their lives?

  9. Julie Avatar

    I’m so proud of you, Lar! I think this is a beginning of a whole new “animal loving” you! Love the kitty and i’m sure Ali will desperately want one after she meets him! You could take the whole Snoopy route and call him Linus or Charlie (to go with Lucy)…

  10. Rachel Avatar

    so so so so cute!

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