Do you know that song? If so, the line that comes next tells you my definition of a very, very, very fine house. “With two cats in the yard…” For much of our marriage, we’ve had at least one cat in the house, and one memorable summer, we had eleven cats in the yard (life used to be so hard!) thanks to two batches of kittens our stray mama cat, Biscuit, gifted us with as a thank-you for taking her in!
When we moved to Wichita, we left our outdoor-only kitty behind with the people who bought our house, knowing she would not like city life. But we’ve missed having a cat ever since.
Enter our daughter and her husband who have two cats, two dogs, and a baby on the way in a two-bedroom house. They decided it might be wise to downsize. And we were delighted to take Melvin off their hands.
We’ve coveted this cat ever since the day they adopted him from the shelter. Just look at that face!
We brought Melvin home two weeks ago and he’s made the adjustment beautifully! (Including the eight-hour ride in the car! He sat on the back seat of our minivan, cool as a cucumber the entire way home!)
This kitty has given us so much joy already! He’s pure entertainment to watch, looks great in our house, cuddly as any cat we’ve ever owned, and just no trouble at all!
In fact, he’s curled up right beside me on the sofa now, helping me write this blog post. 😉
Are you a cat person, a dog person, both, or something else?