In the short time that I have been home from college, I have been spending so much time with my feline friends, whom I missed very much while I was away. Since this blog is about my life, I decided to introduce them to you! During this last semester, I only got to go home once, and that was only two weeks into the term, so I went for months without seeing my cats! What’s worse is that I barely left campus during this time (except for my trip to New York City, which was a blast!) and I had no animal interaction at all. I believe it took an immense toll on my sanity and I am glad it’s over!
My dad is a veterinarian, so it’s safe to say that animals have been a part of my life from the very beginning. My dad has been running his own practice for several years now, and we adopted most of our pets because of somebody who came into his clinic with an animal in need of a home. We are thankful for them every day, so let me introduce you!
Yep, you read that right. We named him after an obscure character in Harry Potter, just because we love Harry Potter! Although, there has been some debate as to whether he was named after Barty Crouch Sr. or Barty Crouch Jr. Not that it really matters, because he has made a name for himself! He is by far the naughtiest kitty in our household. He relentlessly tries to eat everything in sight. Furthermore, he remains unphased by our attempts to shoo him from the kitchen. He is constantly getting into trouble!
Did I mention that Barty only has one eye? He makes up for it with personality. Barty came into our clinic as a tiny kitten. He was brought in by a Humane Society that intended for him to get all fixed up and ready to adopt. Unfortunately, Barty’s left eye was badly infected beyond the point of saving, and so my dad had to remove it. If we hadn’t decided to adopt Barty, I’m sure he would have been picked up immediately by another nice family looking to care for a half-blind kitten. In that case, we would have cursed somebody else with his naughtiness and he probably wouldn’t have been named after a Harry Potter character. Still, he can be awfully sweet and he was an adorable kitten!
We adopted Ruthie Mae about 10 years ago, and she has changed our family completely! She is probably the sweetest and most sensitive cat you will ever meet. She is also quite the chatterbox and hunter of socks. When Ruthie Mae was brought into our clinic, she was a shy stray cat that had been caught in the woods by a client. After a while, she warmed up to our entire family, and the rest is history! Ruthie has tons of personality, which you can observe on her Instagram account! Follow Ruthie Mae here!
One time my mom bought this bowl that she was planning to use as a fruit bowl. Almost as soon as Ruthie saw the bowl, she decided that it was hers. Ever since then, the bowl has been known as Ruthie’s bowl. 🙂
Jasmine is my cat. I found Jasmine when she was just a kitten and I was only 8 years old. Ever since then she has been my cat. She is not very cuddly and she doesn’t really like to be petted. She tolerates other people and animals only at the best of times. But she is still my favorite!
Isn’t she pretty?
… And Bow
Ok, I couldn’t leave out Bow. Even though I am much more of a cat person, I do love the family black lab. Bow is about 8 years old, but he still acts like a puppy, and sometimes I think he wants to be a cat. We tease him for his lack of intelligence, but he is still a friendly dog.
*Update* -Bow unfortunately passed away in August of 2016. He was unexpectedly put down due to an abdominal tumor. As much as we teased him, we adored this lovable dog. It was incredibly sad to see him go at such a young age, but I’m glad we got to be the family that loved him.
Thanks for checking out my critters!