My first post on things I love. Keep an eye out for more.
My story about Sid my curious kitty is very simple. I hated cats. Never went near one, never patted one - nothing.
My parents hated cats - My dad always threatened me never to bring one home or he would do things to it that no cat should have to go through. Something involving a hummer... We had been strictly a dog family - protective, loyal. Dogs were it.
But I was out of home, in our first house. It was a tiny unit with no . We were both working and I was studying and working and I go sick - I had a whole lot of problems and I was stuck at home with no company. I was starting to go crazy.
Matt suggested to me that we look at getting a cat. I thought he was crazy. A cat - what do they do - nothing. I would have to clean it's poo. There would be hair everywhere. Nah not a cat for me.
After a lot of debate, I was inclined to go for a trip to a place that felt like ages away from our house. Longest car drive. We entered this pool shop (you read right - pool shop) and they had a cage of kittens. There were all asleep bar one. The rant. All his brothers and sisters where brown and black with strips but he was black and white. I was trying to be strong but the seller told us that his mother wasn't interested in him and that his nickname is Monster. I was sold.
It has taken me ages to work out cats. He acts more like a dog because I didn't know how to treat a cat. He comes when he is called. He snuggles. Sleeps on Matt's feet (because he know he can't on mine).
He was just what I needed. Something to take my mind away from my problems. He was there for a cuddle and a snuggle.
Today again that I am home and stuck in a neck brace he is here looking after me. Always at my side, ready for a cuddle. I now have cat everything in my house. Matt has been calling me Kitty for years but now I am becoming the cat lady. I still have a deep down love for dogs and find me a dog person. I don't like many other cats, maybe just cat pictures but most other cats are mean. I go to mush around a dog and have to pat and play.
One day I will tell him I control the red laser dot... but that won't be any time soon..
How do you feel about your pets? Do you have an attachment or a great story about them?
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