Happy National Cat day everyone!
This is our Grizzly bear, seemed appropriate to share a picture of him since its national cat day.
We love this fuzzball!
He doesn't look too fuzzy in this picture since he was transitioning from his kitten to adult fur but he's still adorable. What I love the most about this "majestic beast" is how much he loves Telyn. And I mean he really LOVES Telyn. We don't let him sleep in her room because we were worried about him lying on her chest when she's asleep. So he would lie outside her bedroom door and would purr and croon to her hoping that she would open the door. He finally realized he wasn't going to be allowed in and settled for our bed instead. But as soon as her door opens in the morning he runs to her and the decibel level of his purring resembles a lawn mower pushing through that thick new spring growth.
He plays fetch (with Telyn)
He plays tag (with Telyn)
He gets himself caught between the glass and screen of the front room window trying to get outside (to be with Telyn)
He tries to get in the tub (with Telyn)
And likes to run on the treadmill......
He is a character!
Most days he fills our home with joy but every once in a while he's successful in initiating frustration when he's looking down at you from the top of the curtain rail covering the patio door when you're trying to work and edit your session photos....... or........ when he is able to hide himself by being completely camouflaged in the living room black fleece blanket and all of a sudden pop up and scare the living daylights out of you!
A word of caution to this tale......... (might be getting slightly carried away with the Halloween spirit here) I brought Mr. Grizzly home as a surprise. We were not planning on getting a cat. We already have one. But after picking Telyn up from preschool one day she asked if she could go see the fish in the pet store across the street. What's the harm right? So we wander over and walk through the door and as soon as I hear that bell chime for the second time as the door slides back into place I hear a "Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh mammy!!! Look at that kitten!!!" I was doomed. I turned and saw that fuzzy black face with those beckoning eyes. I turned away and saw the blue/green beckoning eyes of my daughter.....Uggghhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Twenty dollars and a box later I have a loud little passenger in the seat next to me. The entire way home I'm thinking the hubby is going to kill me, or divorce me, I am such a goner. We all get home, introduce Grizzly to his new living quarters and start cooking dinner. Hubby is home, puts his bag on the floor and gives us hugs and kisses. I stay silent as I see the fuzzy black devil climb up onto his back pack and start clawing the straps. Hubby turns and sees him.
"Keira, what did you do?!"
I start explaining my actions..... his eyes!..... her eyes!!!!!.......... cute faces!!!!!! But the male was mad. He picked up Grizzly and said I think we need to take him back to the pet store, we're not prepared for another cat. Telyn runs up to her daddy and tears start streaming down her little face and then Jess is a goner too....... the cat stays.
Thankfully Jess forgave me pretty quickly for our new addition and has mentioned on several occasions that he's glad I brought Grizzly home. After we lost Socks last year there was a void in our home and Grizzly is definitely helping to fill that void with his funny and distinctive personality.
I hope you all enjoyed my little story and I hope you all have a fantastic Halloween.