Today is the best Friday EVER!! Today you get to meet Luna. I mean not physically meet her because you are from everywhere – trust me, if I could have you over to play with her I would because she needs to be played with A LOT – but for now you can look at all of the super cute kitten photos and go awwwwww!
When we got Luna when she was 6 weeks old which is the earliest a kitten can leave their mom, now she is 10 weeks old – we have had her for an entire month! How in the world did that happen?! When we first brought Luna home she was so tiny that I could hold her in the palm of my hand, she weighed 1.2 pounds. She didn’t want me to leave her side, she either wanted to play or sleep in my arms. For the first two weeks she would barley fall asleep until I held her for a while. It was sweet and I loved it but it was also frustrating. Working from home allowed me to be there for her, which is great, but it also made getting work done a bit of a challenge. Remember, the post that I wrote using one finger? Yeah, it still might have typos in it.
You guys, I grew up with a cat and my mom has had a bajillion of them since I’ve left home (<- stray cats have some kind of radar for her, they know she’s a sucker – hi mom, I love you!), so I am very familiar with cats and their particular ways but Luna was the youngest kitten we have ever gotten. She was a handful at first! I had no idea that a 6 week old kitten would need this much attention. I would almost go so far as to say that at first she needed as much attention as a puppy does. Aren’t cats supposed to be independent?! Luna has so much energy, sometimes I wish she would share. She will have a 10 minute power nap and then be up running around the house and pouncing on anything that moves for the next two hours. I guess that’s what we get for picking the most adventurous kitten from the litter!
You should see our house, there are toys and boxes scattered everywhere! Also, at first Luna couldn’t jump up on the couch so she got up by climbing up the sides. You guys, my heart stopped every time because my couch is the nicest piece of furniture we own! Thankfully we must have bought an indestructible couch because it looks as good as new! Fingers crossed that it continues to stay that way.
It took us 3 days to pick out Luna’s name. The first week or two her meow sounded like a pterodactyl (<– hardest word to spell ever!), so we tried to come up with some kind of dinosaur name or bird name but nothing stuck. Seriously you guys, I would get birds from outside confused with Luna. Somehow the name Luna came to me one morning and it felt right. Paul likes to call her, “furry little space rock.” I still call her Pterodactyl sometimes. Umm no wonder she hasn’t learned her name yet.
Despite how crazy Luna has made our lives she has also brought laughter and companionship into our house. Working from home, by yourself can get a little lonely sometimes, but having a kitten around can make it seem a lot less lonely. Besides before we know it she will grow out of this super playful, inquisitive kitten stage and will turn into a cat that sleeps half of the day. She has already grown a lot since we’ve had her. I swear she looks like she’s growing each day. Not sure if I can handle that!
If you didn’t already know this Paul and I suffered the loss of our 3 year old cat Granite back in October (read about more about that here). When we lost Granite, things were hard for us for a while. Especially for me because I work from home and Granite was always with me. Everyone kept asking us if we were going to get another cat. And yes I so desperately wanted another cat to fill Granite’s void, but I knew I needed time to fully heal. Otherwise our new kitten would live in the shadow of Granite and I didn’t want that. We are so glad we waited as long as we did – until it didn’t hurt when we looked at pictures of Granite.
It’s so great to have a cat in the house again. Someone who is excited to see us every time we walk in the door. To hear that calming purr when she decided to be cuddly. To laugh at her clumsiness and the way she finds entertainment in the silliest things, like garlic husks that have fallen on the kitchen floor – there are always garlic husks on my floor. Luna has added energy, laughter and love back into our lives, the unique kind that only a pet can provide. (<–this right there makes everything worth it, including the occasional interruptions from work because she wants to play). It will be fun to see how Luna develops as the months progress. Granite was 6 months when we found him so we didn’t get to see such a huge transformation. My only regret with Granite was that I didn’t share more about him with you guys here on the blog. How do you feel about a Luna update every few months, especially in the beginning while she’s changing so much? Cat lovers unite!
A huge shout out to Paul who is allergic to cats and decided to not let that stop him from having a fur baby! We are trying to get Luna used to water so we can give her baths to help with Paul’s allergies. So far she doesn’t freak out by water but she also doesn’t love it. <- No surprise there. Any tips?! Leave them in the comments below, I’d love to know!
Friday + the cutest kitten photos = BEST DAY EVER!!!