Kitty, Kitty, Kitty

 

Or rather- “KEE-ty, KEE-ty, KEE-ty”

That’s how the boys say it while extending an arm out and opening and closing a hand- I’ll let Judah show you.

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Before I get to Kitty- we had some new and improved hooligan pancakes this morning (recipe to follow in a later post) with some warm strawberries. Mmm…..

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Judah LOVES his strawberries. Holy moly.

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I made my favorite morning mocha extra chocolaty this morning with 2 tablespoons of my favorite cocoa powder. I did half soy milk and half coconut milk (I wanted to try this stuff. It was on sale the other day.) 

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It was okay. Kind of pricy and I think I prefer the taste of almond milk better, but fun to change it up a little.

Now I’m sipping a little protein “Slurpee”. Yum!

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Crushed ice, protein 2-go packet, water and a little sparking ice. Fabulous! Tastes like my own little 7-Eleven treat.

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Okay, back to business…… Kitty……

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Oops. Wait. Bad shot.

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Oh great. Hey, want to come eat at our house? Ugh.

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There we go.

So……I’ve gotten a few comments recently asking what’s going on with my cat. He’s been such a part of my life for so long and has been the highlight of the annual Christmas card for 10 years now, I just figured everyone knew the story. I forget that some of you are just getting to know him (and me, and the family, etc.).

First of all, yes, his name is Kitty. That wasn’t intentional. I first names him Lumberg (from Office Space), but that was just too hard to say. Then I switched it to Ziggy (cute, right?). Well, that didn’t stick either, but he sure came running every time I said “Kitty”, so………. that became his name.

I always wanted a hairless cat for some reason. I talked about it a lot through college- I even asked for one for Christmas one year. Then Rachel on Friends had one. Do you remember that episode? Dang, what was that cat’s name?

Anyway……… while I was finishing student teaching in 2001 I decided to use the leftover student loan money that I had (from getting my teaching credential) to buy myself a hairless cat. (Good thing Mom and Dad don’t read this blog- the student loan money thing will be a little surprise. Oops. Hey, but if you ARE reading, happy 39th wedding anniversary today! He he!) Smile

Sphinx cats (hairless cats,that’s what Kitty is- well, kind of) are EXPENSIVE. A totally hairless one it’s about $1200. I did NOT have that much loan money left, so I had to find a discounted cat. I found one online from some lady in Texas. Kitty was only $600 because he had “a little peach fuzz”. I never even saw a picture of him or anything. I sent her some money; she sent me a cat on a cargo plane. I still remember the guy at the airport counter when I told him I was there to pick up a cat saying, “Is that what that is?” Toooo funny.

Kitty has been with me through A LOT of life’s ups and downs. He used to sleep right in my face EVERY night. Holy cow he has the LOUDEST purr in the world (and not to mention pretty fowl smelling breath- TMI?) I bet your not surprised that Andrew and Kitty don’t get along very well. I’m pretty sure Andrew calls Kitty “the worst cat in the world” almost weekly. Poor guy (Kitty, that is). And, I feel like I’m not the good Kitty mom I used to be since I’ve had the boys, but I love him just the same.

A few fun (or disturbing) Kitty facts:

  • He will jump from the floor to your shoulder (especially if you don’t like cats.)
  • He’s ruined almost every piece of furniture in our house. Good thing it’s all cheap or used. Smile And ruined many, many shirts with his nails.
  • I used to put plastic nails on him to cover his real nails because I refused to declaw him. Now I just accept that he scratches at and ruins everything. Yes, I’ve tried EVERY scratching post out there. He prefers furniture only.
  • I have to clean his ears pretty often. They are yucky.
  • I feel like I’m picking his eye boogers all the time.
  • He has man boobs.
  • He’s missing a few teeth.
  • I’m supposed to give him a bath once a week, but I always forget.
  • He likes to escape outside. He’ll wait at the door for visitors to come over and try to sneak out.
  • He coughs up “air balls” ALL the time. Yeah, “air balls”, like he’s going to cough up a hairball, but nothing comes out. He just swallows it. I sometimes find digested hairballs in the litter box. (oops, TMI again?)

Have you had enough yet????? Smile

Here’s a few pictures as a tribute to my beloved Kitty. These are a few older pictures I had on the computer.

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That last one was an outfit we made him while my friends Jaime and Katie were trying to teach me how to use my sewing machine. I haven’t used the sewing machine since. Oops. Pretty cool shirt though, huh?

And here’s a few from our little photo session this morning for this post. Enjoy!!!

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Happy Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Smile Hugs from Kitty!!!!!!

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Comments

  1. 1
    Brook says:

    Rachel’s cat was Mrs. Whiskerson. Loved that show!!

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    leslie says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the man boobs and missing teeth!
    Honest to goodness Kristin, is that one of your babies Kitty is lurking over? It looks fake. Good thing the kids can defend themselves now!

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    Liz Anglin says:

    This post made my afternoon~love Kitty’s outfits!!! Happy summer! I finished school today so Isabella & I will see you & the boys Mon. at Strollerjam :)

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    Beth Petrassi says:

    I am so glad that you explained Kitty a little. I have seen pictures and heard/read about him a little, but wasn’t sure of his “story”… I think I love him now (he used to scare me a little, but just a little). I am so glad he has a great story! That “peach fuzz” has filled in a bit, but he is cute and looks like a love.

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    Perdita says:

    LOVE It!!! Thanks for the giggle. What a wonderful, spunky character Kitty is! But the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree…he has obviously learnt from his mother. That jester costume is classic. You sew too??? Man, is there anything else you have up your sleeve?? Umm, come on…spill the beans.

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    deena says:

    TEARS ARE ROLLING DOWN MY EYES! I’m laughing so hard at the pictures. I LOVE KITTY – peach fuzz, stinky breath, clawing my shoulders and all. He’s seriously the coolest cat ever.

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    Dimitra says:

    kitty is an adorable kitty! soooo cute! xoxo

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    Rebecca Korb says:

    OMG, I love Kitty. That totally made my day!

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    alicia says:

    Oh how cute! I recently just found your blog, and I love it! I have ALWAYS wanted a hairless kitty cat. Kitty is so adorable. And with all of his flaws, that just makes him even more special and unique.

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    Jenny says:

    You have the best. cat. ever. Seriously I want him. Love his expressions. ;)

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    Dawn H says:

    I love your blog! mostly because of your cat :) we also have a cat named Kitty (we’ve been naming pets after Arrested Development characters), and while she is not hairless, she also has the worst breath in the world. I love your posts and look forward to reading more! question – does STUFT stand for something?

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    Sarah E Hill says:

    Hi! I just recently started reading your blog (probably back in Aug), but I HAD to tell you how much I love and am obsessed with Kitty!!! :) One day I’d really like a hairless sphinx as well :) LOVE your blog! You ROCK STUFT Mama!! :D

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