Posts Tagged ‘Fur family’

I guess you could say things have been a little crazy around the house the last little bit.  We decided it was time to have a little floof join our family.  So back the beginning of May we welcomed our little Ophelia.  She is such a beautiful, elegant 8 week old Chocolate point Siamese kitty – but don’t let that fool you.  She is a GOOF!! Not sure if I could pick a favourite thing about this baby girl.  I love when she takes over my pillow and sleeps on my head.  I love when you’re trying to scold her and then she gives you the head tilt “but I’m so cute” look.  She is just oh so helpful with everything from unloading the dishwasher, folding laundry, making the bed, putting away the groceries.  Haha!  But actually…one of my FAVOURITE things is when she falls asleep with her tongue hanging out. That’s how you know it’s a good nap. 

After she had designated herself as the Queen of the house, we thought what better time to add ANOTHER floof! Welcome Miss Ellie.  (Or if I wanted to type out her full name: Lady Eleanor Wigglefloof of the Squishybeans)  She was a little rescue kitty I fell in love with over Facebook, of all things.  She was left abandoned out by a farm along with a sister and 2 deceased brothers.  We brought her home when she was roughly 8 weeks old…and at this point it was clear – she needed to be taught how to do kitty things.  First of all – the litter box situation was not up to Ophelia’s standards.  She would stand there and monitor Miss Ellie.  And then go in and cover everything when she was done. Even drinking her water was not something our little Miss Ellie learned before coming to our home.  She would slurp.  It was the funniest thing to watch!  But it wasn’t long before she was doing all the kitty things.  

Now don’t get me wrong…it was a bit of a transition period trying to introduce the two of ’em.  Ophelia was a little TOO excited to play with a new little friend.  So she’d try to jump on top of her and eat her leg or ear a bit.  Haha!  And I think Miss Ellie was just happy to be out of a cage, and looking to roam.  We’d let them see each other for short spurts, and then separate them again.  Until one morning they chased each other and wrestled and more chasing and pouncing and even more chasing.  It was exhausting to watch! Actually, exhausting for them as well.  They both snuggled up to each other and had a HUGE nap. Then they were best buds.  After 2 months now if one of them meows – the other one runs to see what the problem is.  They eat together.  Drink together.  Nap together (if the mood arises).  And still have not grown out of using the bathroom together.  I may be a bit biased – but they are awfully darn cute!  

Awww….just look at my babies!!!  While this was a bit of a personal post today – I ALWAYS enjoy adding a pet to any family or children’s session.  Currently booking for summer/fall 2018.  Please follow along on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with any and all news K Photo and Design.  I look forward to hearing from you!  

A few weeks after her 18th birthday, we had to say goodbye to our first little fur baby.  She was not my cat….I think I was her human.  Hard to imagine, I’ve spent almost half my life with that cranky cat!!  You had to be in her circle of trust though.  (Yes, we recently watched “Meet the Parents”)  Once you were in…you were hers for life.  She was so motherly to us all.  I remember when our son was born, every time he would cry she would come and tell us about it.  Like we couldn’t hear him ourselves!  She just made sure we were aware.  When we were expecting our daughter; Ami would sit on my belly every night.  I think she knew I was pregnant before we did!  And if the kids or I were ever sick?  You could count on her to lay on top of you to offer her healing powers.  She was the BEST napping companion.  There was a time at around 3:00, she would go upstairs to our bedroom and call me for a nap!  I feel she was heartbroken when Lyzzie past away last summer.  Not only did she take care of us, she looked after that cat too.  After we’d go to bed, you would always catch them curled up together on the couch.  So as we start to pack up food/water dishes, cat treats, etc….the house just feels a little bit empty.  It’s weird…every once in a while I still hear that incredibly loud meow.  Like it’s embedded in our walls.

She would always hide under my computer desk waiting for cuddles.   Always a great companion while editing photos.  Ami would either sit on the back of the couch and place her paw on my shoulder.  Or climb into my lap and her paw would go in my shirt.  It’s like she had to have that skin contact.

My daughter painted this amazing portrait of our cat.  I think it looks exactly like her.  I just love it!! And Ami looks impressed too.

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-Kim