I Divorced My Cat

fluffy cat

It was love at first sight.

I was scrolling through Facebook when I stumbled upon a photograph of kittens, so young their eyes weren’t even open yet. “I neeeeeeed one of those!” I commented. And I did. Six months earlier, our beloved orange tabby cat had been eaten by a wild animal. I missed her. I missed living with a cat. Also, mice were invading our farmhouse.

A few weeks later, we brought home one of the kittens from the photo, a fluffy gray tabby with big blue-ish eyes. Our three-year-old son named the tiny ball of fur, Runaway. Continue reading “I Divorced My Cat”

Our Newest Addition

New Kitten

Yesterday we brought home a six-week-old kitten.

He is adorable and innocent in every way and Wolfy is thrilled that he belongs only to him. But I was totally unprepared for one aspect of adding a new member to our family: having a kitten is turning out to be a terrifying glimpse into our future as a family with a second child. Continue reading “Our Newest Addition”

Our Newest Addition to the Family

New Kitten

Yesterday we brought home a six-week-old kitten.

He is adorable and innocent in every way and Wolfy is thrilled that he belongs only to him. But I was totally unprepared for one aspect of adding a new member to our family: having a kitten is turning out to be a terrifying glimpse into our future as a family with a second child. Continue reading “Our Newest Addition to the Family”

Telling Our Child About the Death of Our Pet

Goodbye Kitty

Teaching our two-year old son about the death of our pet was not something I was prepared to do this week.

But often, we don’t get to pick when our little furry friends depart our families. Continue reading “Telling Our Child About the Death of Our Pet”