Happy B~day Cricket

Hey astro kitty! You’re 2 today πŸ™‚

We snagged Cricket from a shelter when she was 7 months old.

Jase, the so called “cat hater”, arrived at the shelter before I did. With in 5 minutes of his arrival my phone rang.

Him: “Hey honey, I think I found our cat. She’s meowing and pawing at me through the bars of her cage.”

Me: “Yeah, ok, cat hater, I’m almost there, cool your jets.”

Sure as shit, he was right. Cricket chose us.

I’ve always had a knack for finding dog like cats, and months prior to this had been envisioning an indoor/outdoor adventure kitty, all the while assuring Jase it was possible.

The picture above is the backpack we would take Cricket out in. We brought her hiking, we took her to the grocery store, we took that cat everywhere.

Then we introduced her to a harness and leash.

I took her out every day.

Now she hikes with out a leash. She goes outside daily and comes when we call her. Or she’ll meow and paw at the door just like a dog.

Funny thing is, she won’t go to the bathroom outside, she comes back to use her litter box. We use Dr. Elsey’s cat attract litter and holy shit, it’s no joke. They guarantee your cat will go in it’s box with out fail. There are few guarantees in this life, but this one is legit.

It goes without saying pets are family. They worm their way into our hearts and help those of us who struggle with mental illness. Little angels in disguise.

Happy Birthday Little One! Here’s to believing we have another 20 plus years with you.

Jase is now a cat lover.

14 thoughts on “Happy B~day Cricket

  1. πŸŽ‰πŸ˜»πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰πŸ˜»πŸ₯³
    Meow, meeooww meow MEOW cricket!! May you have stinky fish treats & catnip and poop to roll around in all day today. This is your day, enjoy it to the fullest-you deserve it. Thank you for helping my two best friends live strong. You are just the angel they needed. πŸ‘Ό

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  2. This is the sort of cat that maybe just maybe Steve would like. He is an avowed cat hater and has no interest whatsoever in having a cat: I love animals of all distinctions and would love a cat. I have no idea how to make that work with my dogs though. Happy birthday Cricket! You are one cool cat.

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