Another Cat?

Another Cat?

I know what y’all are thinking by the name of this post. I have enough pets already, why would I consider bringing another cat into my life? That is very simple, she needed a home. I did not go out looking for her and quiet frankly, I don’t want another cat. However, I can keep up fine with what we have, so what is one more? She needs a place and we have one, where she might fit in. It is not in stone that we will keep her, but I sure the heck do not want her outside in this weather.

Another Cat?

How did this cat, I did not go looking for, find her way inside my home? Let me tell you…. A couple weeks ago, I was bringing in groceries and this little cat ran under my car and then it followed me back and forth and kept meowing, as I was emptying car. Bean and Bug instantly wanted to feed and water her, and she did look hungry. I know this was my first mistake. DO NOT FEED OUTSIDE CATS UNLESS YOU DON’T CARE THEY LIVE OUTSIDE! I usually do not care if cats are outside, if they have always been outside. They know how to survive and make things work.

This cat was too sweet and trusting. She did not act like your typical outside cat and it had me worried. Every time I would be outside, within minutes she would be following me around and another sign she really had no place to go. Bug, my youngest, made it her mission to feed the cat everyday! She would ask to go outside at around the same time everyday to put food and water in a bowl for it. It was insanely sweet and confirmed that I am raising caring little human beings.

Another Cat?

Then the weather changed and we had a nasty thunderstorm and I knew the cat really had no where to go. We got home and I rushed the girls inside and both of them were so concerned about that cat. I did not see her anywhere, but I went outside and called “CAT” a few times and left some food in a bowl. I told them she must have found a safe place, or she would be there on our porch. They were worrying so much I peeked my head outside and found her eating some cat food. Wet, cold and pretty scared. I didn’t even think about it, I went right outside and scooped her up and brought her inside.

I can not say my husband was too pleased, but he did not object. I think secretly he was worried about her too. The girls instantly started giving it names, I told them we have to hold off. We need to know if we are keeping it, before we give it a solid name. We need to see how she does with all the other animals and go from there. Bean instantly started calling it Lucy and Bug can not decide between Meow or Catie (Cat-Tea), I just call her Cat. My husband uses ButtKiss… I think its his dumb way of keeping distance between him and the cat. he has a much softer spot for them, then even I do.

Another Cat?

She has a gnarly cut on her leg, I think she got into a fight with some of the outdoor cats. Those cats do not mess around, because they know how to survive. Apparently she does not, and that is why she found herself inside and warm on my couch. She is fairly timid, but since the moment we brought her inside none of the other animals have really bothered her, other than to see what she is doing and maybe give her a sniff. My cat, Rascle, decided to try playing with her… she didn’t like it.

I was close to finding a no-kill shelter when she started using the floor as a potty, like a dog that is not potty trained. However we have her using our litter box now, 99% of the time. If she gets it to 100% I will consider keeping her. For now I am keeping my distance, because it is game over if I get attached. She is pretty sweet, and loves to be petted. Everyone is falling in love with her…

Another Cat?

Okay, maybe I am growing attached.



Proud mother to two daughters. She also is the proud mother of 3 cats, 2 dogs, and a chinchilla. She spends her time with her family and when she has some downtime, she is usually playing video games or taking on a home improvement project.

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35 Responses

  1. Avatar AC says:

    You gotta keep her. You know you’re attached! Just look at how freakin’ adorable she is!

    I vote Catie as the name!

  2. She is so adorable!! Having another cat is always a good idea! hahaha.

  3. Awww. It would be hard to say no. Maybe she could be some ones Christmas gift?!

  4. I’m not a cat or dog person.., but they do look cute.

  5. Avatar Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    I’m so glad you took her in. You have a big heart.

  6. Avatar Our Family World says:

    Aww she’s too adorable. I really missed my cat and I thin having a new cat is my stress reliever.

  7. Avatar Elizabeth O. says:

    It’s tough to leave animals on their own outside, you’ll never know what can happen to them. I’m glad you let this cute kitty inside and took care of her!

  8. Avatar Amber Myers says:

    Aw, keep her! I love cats. We have two of them.

  9. Avatar Claudette says:

    I don’t have pets anymore but understand your affinity. Beautiful.

  10. Avatar Amy Jones says:

    Such a good action! I’m glad you can keep up with all the pets you have. It’s such an adorable kitty as well <3

  11. It hard to turn away an animal. I’m not a big cat person, but every time I see cats in my neighborhood I always make sure they look healthy and nourished.

  12. Avatar Yonca says:

    She is adorable! My cat’s name is Zoey. My son gave this name to her. We all loved it. ‘Catie’ sounds really good.

  13. Avatar Agnes Dela Cruz says:

    Keep her and make a new member of the family to raise and love.

  14. I have high respect for people who are kind towards animals. It would have been heartbreaking to let that kitty stay outside!

  15. Avatar jill conyers says:

    My daughter wants a cat. When she moves out and lives on her own a cat is probably one of the first things she will want to get.

  16. She is very cute, I ended up with a cat once that came crying to my door for hours, I brought her in and she and my dog became friends. They are lovely creatures and know where to find themselves a good home 🙂

  17. Avatar ellie says:

    my first ever cat found and adopted us as her family and she was the gentlest and most wonderful cat ever! I am so glad that she came to us. lovely post!

  18. You brought her inside, you will end up keeping her. It was game over at that point LOL! She looks pretty!

  19. Avatar Laura says:

    Oh I’m not really a cat person. I like dogs better.

  20. Cat aka Buttkiss is adorable. You might find it hard to get rid of her especially since she’s worked her way into your heart enough to devote an entire blog post. 🙂

  21. Avatar Darina says:

    OH I have a cat just like this! She’s a cute little girl!

  22. Avatar Glenda says:

    She is so adorable. Love her color! You should definitely keep her because she looks like she has fallen in love with you guys.

  23. Avatar victoria says:

    This is so adorable! I have a siamese cat and his name daniel. We treat him as one of the family member

  24. Avatar Leigh Anne Borders says:

    What a sweet kitty. We love our cats like family too!

  25. Avatar wendy says:

    What a beautiful cat! She is a doll.

  26. Avatar Tami says:

    It is pretty easy to become attached to them…even the ones that aren’t as cuddly. I love my cats past and current.

  27. Avatar Angela Key Milnes says:

    What a cute and adorable cat. i always love cats at home

  28. Avatar Vera Sweeney says:

    Oh she is cute!!! That is great that your kids were concerned about her safety and kept feeding her.

  29. Avatar Anosa says:

    Awww how nice of you to give her a her and think about her well being especially with this changing weather.

  30. Avatar Rosey says:

    I think it’s wonderful that you took her in. Hurrah for husbands who don’t grouch about it. 🙂

  31. Avatar Michelle Blackwood says:

    She is so cute and adorable, you have such a big heart. I would love to adopt pets soon!

  32. I hope you keep her! I’ve always loved cats but I’m allergic so I never had the chance to get one.

  33. Avatar tauyanm says:

    adorable cat! it so sweet of you to look after the cat. the cat looks lovely!

  34. you’re so awesome!!! i love how even though you have enough pets your kind spirit and big heart had enough room in it to share your home with yet another pet. This is brilliant

  35. Avatar Sarah, Things Sarah Loves says:

    She is gorgeous! You definitely need to keep her!

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