My life with CATS!


My life with a cat… Well, with cats

“Time spent with cats is never wasted.” ~Sigmund Freud~

 
cats
Thank God for the Cats…
I have always been a dog girl. I detested cats, accusing them being lazy and stubborn and arrogant, they does not respond like dogs, and are not home pets. And so I thought. Well for me, because of health issues, I’ve had this skin asthma that gives me rashes occasionally and one of my allergens are cats. I grew up not seeing a cat inside the house. My father is a dog lover, we are never without a pet dog in our entire human life. As they say, and as I witnessed it.  Dog are a man’s best friend! It is something I didn’t just encounter but believe as well.
muning and whitey
Trying to be friends..

After my father finally went home, the depression of my mother and mine as well triggered us to adopt a kitten. Muning is a male cat. We learned from Muning that the Cat kingdom is one of the sweetest creatures there could ever be.

And ironically, my old dog and Muning were able to bond with each other and didn’t fight like “Cats and dogs” literally. And taking care of them both is a job I was compelled to do. My old dog in a way acted as if he is the eldest of them. One instance when a neighbor’s cat fought with Muning and I was set aside by my dog swiftly running into the direction of that cat. His anger was beyond description. Had I not been able to grab him immediately, I bet he could have killed that poor cat.

 

so pretty
He grew so pretty..
fam
I’m family right?
funniest
Muning loves his kuya Echo so much, he will cuddle him even if he’s already sleeping…
muning and echo
Muning and my son..
muning very pretty
My first cat…
pateince
And he’s usually impatient..

As a human, there were times my depression surfaces and as I sit alone in the dark, Muning will softly leap on my lap and stay there in quietness looking up at my face every now and then as if checking whether I felt better of him being there. Sharing with me the silence that is sometimes deafening me.

The problem with cats is that they are literally diggers and undisciplined unlike dogs, you have to guard whatever food is on the table as it will most likely be a prey being them as the predator.

Enjoying the company of a cat. We decided to get another. This time, a female cat which we named Ewok because at that time we weren’t sure if he is a male or a female cat. He is as sweet as Muning, we had this notion that Ewok is Muning’s baby. They have the same spots and shape of face. Ewok is just naughtier and more playful. Muning is a sleepy head.

 
ewok 2
I’m so happy to capture him while sight-seeing outside…=)
ewok
And loved to watch while a baby..

After a few months, some kittens with their meows we heard from our garden and we decided to keep the one that was left under the shrubs when its siblings ran off upon seeing us approaching. We named her “Tisay” which is short for Mestiza.She is almost all white with some spots of yellows and orange in her body. She has this peculiarity of lying and sleeping on our chest and she’s the biggest among the brood to think she is the youngest.

We all love her dearly. I could not imagine that we can live with others of Gods creation on the same roof. Some lovebirds, 3 cats and a dog.

Early this year, we discovered that Ewok is pregnant and we anticipated doubling the meowing at home when hunger strikes and that is most likely occurring every after an hour. I wonder what kind of appetite they have. Muning is the only pet in the house who feeds lesser than the rest although he is the most notorious when you leave food unattended. Muning is a meat lover and not much of fish.

And for us, its kinda weird. While he was a baby, he even caught som fish bone in between his teeth and we really had a hard time pulling it off altogether, my mom helped me with that external operation and everyone finds it funny that it happened to Muning.

Ewok gave birth to 4 little baby kittens come Easter eve. She was looking at me while there are fireworks like expressing to me with all her might that it’s time. I was texting my son and friends that Ewok is about to give birth until I fell asleep at half past 2am seeing 2 baby kittens under her. I woke up almost 5am and found out that she had four. Oh well. The family is getting bigger.

Though you see we accepted them and love them as they are. Ewok looked up to me with a faith and love that we are here to always take care of them. It is such an amazing feeling to know that these creatures rely on our presence all their lives. The love I felt from their eyes helped me in a special way to appreciate both of our existence. Muning looks at me Garfield like if he wants something, Ewok’s looks are naughty and Tisays’ were naughtier. Having them all, I can only be grateful. Hats off to Cats!

 
mommy ewok
Mommy Ewok… 4 kittens: Tigger, Unique, Chin, and Paul (Paulkadot!)!

PS

The graceful movements of the performers when I watched Cats Broadway is truly amazing. Those feline moves I definitely witness to be as exact as how these creatures moves especially when I’m watching them from afar.

The setbacks? Like my occasional skin allergies, cleaning up of poops, are worth it to the bliss of having them around. They fill our house with a love I could not define. It’s just there. They will always be like our children. =) ❤️❤️❤️

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-An only daughter. A mother of an 18 year old son. Passionate with so many things. A lover of life itself. First of which is to write. Then, sing (I specifically love the stage), read, cook, travel & take beautiful pictures (photography) and scrap booking, all of which are my own way of coping with life's challenges. Friends usually associate me with the color violet. I love this color so much! Though, I love pink, red, teal, orange, yellow, blue as well! Coffee is my water and my happy food is cheesecake topped w/ blueberries, yogurt, sansrival and cream puff. I mastered fettuccine carbonara because that is one of my favorite food as well, along w/ broccoli, prawns and mushrooms. Secretly, I love "Stitch" - that grinning indigo pup. =) Seriously, I dream to become a philanthropist (starting off by providing shelter to street children in our country) and a famous author someday. I'm just waiting for God's time for my first book to be published.- It took me years to decide to blog, more so to write and have it out in the open. As I used to write even when I was a teenager, and I just keep them on file. It was my outlet. Approaching the year they say where life begins, or If I may say, the sweeter life. It was a year full of emotions. As I lost my father a year before and I guess in one way or another, the unfathomable sadness prompted me to pour them out in my writings and share them to the world, hoping it might lighten the heaviness of my heart. I live now with my son and mother, as a mother and as a daughter (as a friend and a sister), this has made me be ready to finally do what I am meant to do. Even If there's a lot that I wanted to do. This came first, like a first love that occupied a special place in my heart. It's a looong process, tiring, frustrating, exciting. The best part? is the happiness it brings. Even if things around seems all so wrong. It's like having my own place under the sun. My own safe and happy rainbowed world. At times, there's guilt as well, for I strongly believe, writing (like singing) is a talent God has gifted us. We ought to use it and maximize it, in our littlest way, share it to mankind, for His glory. I just had a few distractions over the years and to realize that it is never too late to be who we ought to be, I have this very strong feeling, now is the time. All my life, I have decided on things that made me happy, this is one of those. I may never be a winner of those best blogs that have been awarded to talented writers/ bloggers and I don't mind, there are strikes of being envious, but according to my father, there are two kinds of being envy. There's envy that is so negative, it'll hamper you from doing good and there's an envy that makes you happy for them, or seeing yourself in their shoes, I think, the kind of envy in me, is the latter. Like celebrities who missed an Oscar, while the film was watched by the whole world, she/he did not mind, it's like knowing what counts best, and it's the capacity to share your talents to anyone who wants to receive it, without asking anything in return. Expressing what's in my heart and mind on every occasion (which happens to be daily) and being happy about it is like a prize already. Happy reading!(--,)

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