When Jeremy and I first got together I was a self-proclaimed dog person. I straight up didn’t like cats. Not even kittens (and their tiny sharp claws). But I fell in love with a bonafide cat person who quickly moved in with two adolescent litter mates who were just over 6 months old. Enter Mister Scooty Boots and Dinahsaur. The cats (and the chores that come along with having cats) were very much Jeremy’s. I’m not sure if it’s the cooler weather or perhaps primal intuition informing our cats that big change is in store for our household, but they’ve both been extra cuddly and sweet lately.
Just yesterday, five years after this dog person here started sharing residence with two cats, I found myself in an after-breakfast cuddlefest with Mr. Boots.
I just didn’t know I could love a cat so much.
Dogs are easy. They’re emotionally available, needy even, upon first meet. It’s great for making fast friends. But cats… Cats need time – years even – to let their love make its way through that cool and detached facade. Or maybe it was just me who needed that much time to warm up.
P.S. Photos are from Jeremy’s Instagram feed – which features mostly grainy black and white photos of our cats.
P.P.S. If you are a cat lover check out the hilarious 2014 calendar of cats in costumes paired with classic literature quotes from Sarah Von Bargen. There is also the downloadable cat calendar (a dog version is available too!) from Design Crush featuring bloggers’ cats (including Mister Scooty Boots as the cover model!).