As you run through the house chasing each other with your crazy antics, I sit and remember the day I brought both of you home and our lives since. I sit and thank God for blessing me with the two best cats a crazy cat lady could ever ask for. Milo, my sweet little guy, so loving, so proper and just down right adorably cute! Charlie, my crazy, energetic, going to break a leg but cute all at the same time. I cannot imagine my life without you two. You make getting up worth while. You provide us with so much entertainment (especially Charlie) and unconditional love whenever we seek it.
Charlie you keep us on our toes with your many escapes through the front door and even one out the window, making me hang half way out the window to get you, I can only imagine what people driving by thought. You tear around the house like no tomorrow, you talk more than most people I know. You whine for food and attention and pester the frogs. You bite when you know we have a treat for you and you want it now! Even though you bug Milo at times we have caught you also sharing the same bed or cuddling together for warmth. There is also the occasional time when you clean Milo. As I write this you are in the other room pleding with dad to give you food, walking by your food bowl and flopping down on the floor like you are dying of starvation when you ate an hour ago. I love that you are our alarm clock at 7am and will do everything in your power to make sure we are up, scratching whatever it is you can find, whining or even the occasional bite to the nose or forehead. When people sit you fill their laps, you love attention and you are most certainly a daddy's boy through and through. I love how you always come running into the kitchen anytime someone is in there with the thought in mind that they are in there to specifically get you treats (when that's rare) You get into the kitchen sink to eat scrapes because we know better then to leave them on the counter. You steal while chicken wings, sandwiches and pieces of meat off our plates when we turn our head for only a second. I love that you come running to the door every time we come home, like you were so sad we were gone and are so excited to see us. I waited a few months to bring you home, I had my eye on you for awhile and once I took the plunge I knew it was the best decision. It took us some time to get use to each other but our live has grown into a beautiful relationship. You are truly a part of our family and I am so thankful that no one else looking at the ARF website snatched you up before we could. Bringing you into our family was the perfect addition and we thank God for you everyday. All your crazy antics make us laugh, a lot, everyday. Not a day goes by where you don't do something funny or cute and all we can do is laugh.
My Milo, we have been through so much together. From the day I picked you up almost 7 years ago until now. You are such a trooper and you will always have a special place in my heart. I found you on the side of a road on a horse farm, so flea ridden and tiny. I took you in not knowing what I was going to do. We went through so much the first few years with all your illnesses, UTI's after UTI's and side effects from the medicine. Allergies, Asthma and Arthritis, which still all plague you today but we have finally found a way to make all of them comfortable for you. Monthly vet visits to get your "allergy shots" move after move, new apartment and new people for quite a few years in a row. A trip to grandma and grandpas to play with your kitty cousins. Our struggles with peeing on the bed issues and the numerous times you have run through the pain tray then proceed to run through the house (on grandma and grandpas brand new floors) Through it all you have been my sweet loving little boy. Always needing snuggles and being a true Mama's boy. Learning that I was going to pick you up and give you hugs and kisses and just letting me do it instead of running away, let me get it over with because you knew at some point I'd get you. Your adorable, cute little curly tail. Your precious "old man" spots. The way you get crazy when you want to play, tearing up the place, chasing string, playing under the covers, perhaps even chasing Charlie. And who can forget your love for the shower faucet. Only you would require such standards that you refuse to drink out of a bowl, instead you splash around and play in it unless you get your shower water. The way you paw at us in the morning to get up and turn on your water. The way you ever so softly meow (though you are learning good big boy meows from Charlie) You were my first true love, followed by many but you will always hold that special place in my heart. I love the way you have to hold your tail when you clean it. I love that you sleep between daddy and I at bed time and before he came along, you had your bed right beside me and slept beside me every night. I love that you wake up in the morning when we wake up and you require some snuggles before we're allowed out of bed. You know the coziest and safest places in the house and I know during the winter you can be found next to the heater (as with Charlie) I love that you do not pester the frogs or I don't have to worry about you getting up on the counters. But even all of that does not compare to the love and acknowledgement you show for Ty. I know you can see him in our house and I love that you let me know when he's around. I knew you we're very special the day I picked you up and washed out all your fleas. My free kitty was anything but free but it is the best money I have ever spent.
Both of my furbabies are the best decisions I have made. They offer us so much love and entertainment. I can't imagine them not being in our lives, I simply cannot. They love I have for them is so great, they are more than our cats, they truly are a part of our family. Here is too my two fur loves. May you live long happy fun-filled lives with lots of catnip and Tuna. May you enjoy the days of the windows being open where you sit for hours in the sun and watch the birds and squirrels. You will always be fed before we eat, you will always be loved and cared for and we will never get rid of you. You will always have a home. Our home. You both know you run it anyways. Everything we do, we do for you. I love you so much Milo and Charlie and all the other 200 nicknames we have for you!
My favourite picture of Moo, this is one where he is looking up at Ty.
Choo Man...this pictures really shows how he is!
My sweet baby furboys, love them SO much!