Wednesday, April 13, 2011

They Grow Up So Fast…

They say this is true about children, and I’m learning firsthand that it’s especially true when it comes to our little kitties, who are already over six months old and growing up so quickly!

I’ll admit that when Molly and Twix first came home with us from the SPCA, as excited as I was to welcome them into our life, I was also a bit nervous about the changes they would bring, hoping I'd be as good a caregiver as their foster parent. After all, before these two came along, the only pets I’d ever raised were fish, lizards, hamsters and the like. I’d never before experienced the real joy that can come from having a cat or dog – animals with big personalities and a lot of love to share.

In just the three short months we’ve had them, I can honestly say that any doubts I had are a thing of the distant past, as Molly and Twix have changed my life for the better in so many ways. Whether they’re playing with their toys, sitting with me and purring as I work, jumping and tumbling together, or any number of other things, their energy and presence always brightens my day, leaving me happier, less stressed and less lonely than I might otherwise be working from home. And as a caregiver, I think my only real flaw is that I spoil them with toys and treats! They are so special, and I can't imagine my life without them.

Here are a few photos of the girls -- Molly is grey and Twix is brown -- when we first got them, so timid and shy, and now, so much bigger and running things all their way!

In The Beginning...



Today...






How have your pets changed your life?

(Photo Credits: Personal Library) 

11 comments:

  1. Aww your cats look a lot like my cat Halpert. I was nervous getting Halpert as well b/c I never had a pet of my own before, only family pets. But I'm so glad I got him and now have Kristian's cat Wendal. They really are my fur children and can't imagine NOT having them around.

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  2. Awww, they really are so cute! We don't have any pets, but growing up we always had big dogs. My parents' pit bull/boxer mix is still going strong at 12 years old, and he's the sweetest, most gentle dog ever. He totally changed my opinion about pit bulls, and I can't wait to adopt one of my own one day :)

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  3. omg, how adorable. I grew up with cats and thought I'd never be able to live without one... UNFORTUNATELY... hubs is allergic! oh, how I always yern to snuggle up with a fluffy kitty in bed. You're a lucky gal!

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  4. so sweet!! I was just thinking the other day how big our kitten has gotten!

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  5. they are so cute!! i love the bookshelf photo.

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  6. Aww they're adorable! I'm glad they've changed your life for the better :)

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  7. They are so cute! My husband and I really want to adopt a puppy at some point. :)

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  8. aww they are soo cute!! We are getting a puppy this summer and I could NOT be more excited:) we are counting down the days :) !!!

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  9. I never liked cats growning up, until we saw little Dimitri in 2007 and he has changed my life (we have since changed his name to Mojito). Then last year I helped take care of a Mom & her babies and we kept one kitten Georgie. The two of them love each other so much and I don't know what I would do without them!

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  10. Aw they are so cute; I want to get a kitten but dont think we would think about it until we move to a bigger place with a garden.

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