Thursday, May 17, 2012

Kitty Witty...or Ranger

Soooo, if you followed me on Instagram (@momnextdoorblog – hint hint) then you’d know we bit the bullet and got a cat. An orange yellow cat we proudly call Kitty Witty Ranger. (Why can’t a cat that’s orange be called an orange cat? Why do people insist it’s a YELLOW cat? Can someone explain this?)

He’s very tiny, very ORANGE, very fluffy, and very mean. I love him! Ok, so he’s not really mean but he hisses at us. And bats at us. And has a general dislike for my husband. We lock him in the bathroom at night for fear he will come steal our breath in the middle of the night. (Smidge, maybe you were right, maybe all cats are evil.) But seriously, for being a non-animal person, I’m pretty well enamored with this cat. It has nothing to do with the fact that he likes me best. Can cats be bipolar? One minute he is terrorizing chasing Babe, and the next minute he’ll be curled up on my lap purring and snuggling into me.

Do cats do the whole "establishing dominance" thing? Like babies, cats really should come with owner’s manuals! Hamsters and birds don’t require nearly the level of knowledge that cats require. Who knew? I feel ill equipped but have the determination to get better. That counts for something right? I wonder if they make an “Owning Cats For Dummies” book. Hmm, I should check Amazon.

So yeah, we are struggling to establish our dominance but overall I’m enjoying being a cat owner (who knew!). But like I said, I’m definitely a beginner. Now I know that a lot of you have cats so go ahead and pour it on me. Tell me what I need to know people! Inquiring minds want to know!! 

And all together now...AWWWWW

Puss in Boots anyone? Anyone?


He has 7 toes on both front paws! I love my little inbred kitty!

Yes, my kids are in the bath as I ignore them to capture video of the cat.

But seriously people, give me advice!


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  1. Awww, Lily! He's adorable!! I've never heard of a kitty being a one-person cat. He'll probably outgrow that.

  2. Hey is precious! I got Cuddles when she was 7, so I don't know about the whole kitten stage. Just keep holding him and loving him, and scold him just like you would a dog. He will get better, but right now he's just a baby!

  3. He's so cute. Hubby and I are cat people (we admit it) and have two furbabies of our own so if you have questions or just want to cat chat, hit me up!

  4. So adorable! We might be getting on this fall, but strickly an outdoor cat...not sure I can take Preston chasing a cat around all day :)

  5. A real life puss in boots it is! Haha. That one was cute. Why not give him a chance? He sounds aloof but I think with a little more time for knowing each other he might eventually learn how to be sweet.