Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Cloud Day!

Two years ago today, we came home from a grocery shopping trip and a white cat was waiting on our back porch to greet us.


As soon as we opened the door, she raced inside our house, ran into the bedroom, jumped on the bed and made herself at home!

She was so friendly I figured she must already have a home, so we let her hang out with us for a bit before putting her back outside. I figured she'd go back to her home and I wouldn't see her again, so I took this picture to remember her by. Haha.


 Buuut...  This is what I woke up to the next morning. She was hanging by her claws at the back door screaming to come in! I had to go to work so I didn't let her inside, but when I got home she was patiently waiting on the back porch. We walked around the neighborhood to try and find out if she had a home but no one claimed her. One neighbor even said he had seen a liter of white kittens hanging out near his yard months earlier and they didn't seem to belong to anyone. Then I remembered something; before we moved into our house, Steve was driving home one night from my parents house and said he saw a white cat hanging out on our front steps, he called her Ghost, because she looked like a tiny ghost in the dark of the night. Then a little while after that I had seen a white cat coming in and out of the sewer near our house, had it been her?  No one ever claimed her so we let her move in! We called her Ghost at first, but Cloud just seemed like a better fit.


When my aunt heard the news, she dropped off a present for our little bundle of joy. Inside the package were some toy mice which became her favorite toys. She still carries them around and yowls to them.  


I couldn't believe this cat had moved in like that.  The funny thing was, we decided that October was the month we were going to pick out a cat, I was so excited, I kept saying it was cat month. It's almost like she knew, because she showed up on October first!  But, what she didn't know is that we couldn't wait until "cat month" to pick out a cat, and a few days before we had met a lady selling kittens at petsmart and had already picked out Chester and Jeeves! We had plans to take them home later that week!  

We weren't sure what to do with Cloud, we weren't sure we could handle having three cats, since our original plane was to have ONE cat, but the lady at petsmart talked us into getting two. Even though we hadn't picked up Chester and Jeeves yet, we still felt like we couldn't NOT get them.  For a while we planned to give her to Steve's aunt who had been wanting a white cat,  but we ended up liking her too much and kept her for ourselves and decided to go on the adventure of owning three cats.  It's funny, if she had shown up just a few days earlier, we would have never gone to petsmart in search of cats and would have never gotten Chester and Jeeves! How sad!


This picture makes me bust out laughing every time I see it. She hadn't grown her fluff yet so she looks like a little boy to me!

She's just starting to grow her fluff here!


She always helped me study,

And she loves to help cook!

She was so happy to have a home.






video

Here is a silly video of her the second day she was here. I let her in to visit and that's when she discovered toilet paper.. To this day I can't let her in the bathroom without this happening. (Ignore my annoying yells)


19 comments:

  1. This is too cute! It's funny how cats just "show up" in our lives like that. I already had a cat (who didn't get along with other kitties), but when my little boy showed up I just popped him in the car and took him home. Can't say no when it's meant to be! Cat ladies unite! (awkward chanting).

    <3 dani
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  2. Aw so lovely!

    xx,
    www.mellowyellowblog.com

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  3. It's funny how some cats just can choose themselves a home like that. A similar thing happened back at my parents with stay cat we call Bramble, she just appeared in the garden one day and started making herself at home. She hates being inside mind so she sleeps in the greenhouse most of the time, that or the shed. But she certainly made herself at home.

    Cloud is so cute though - she looks so different with the shorter hair!

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    1. That is cute! We definitely have had a few cats visit my mom's garden over the years too.

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  4. What a wonderful story of how you both got Cloud! She looks so very cute and so different without all that fluffy fur. What a naughty kitten in that video. Reading this post made me think of the little cat that the boy and I adopted back at our old place together. One night she climbed up the screen window - we thought someone was breaking in, but upon looking there she was meowing up at her new mother. I miss her very much.

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    1. Cats are so wild aren't they?! I could totally see my guys doing something like that.

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  5. Best Story Ever! Cloud looks so tiny & cute. Isn't it wonderful how the 'kitten fairy' just knows when you are in need of a cat {or three!} and provides the exact perfect one for you?
    Three cats really is the perfect amount!
    xo ♥ mom

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    1. The kitten fairy! I like the sound of that, makes me want to write a book about it!

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  6. This is one wonderful story Sarah! I really love that you have taken her :)) And Chester and Jeeves are happy for that too :D
    She is such an sweetie! Love that little cuddly animals <3

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  7. What an amazing story! It sounds like she was meant to be your cat :) What a beauty! I wonder if she belonged to the folks who lived in the house before you...

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    1. We thought about that, but the house was vacant for at least a year before we moved in so probably not.

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  8. Haha so precious! I had never seen these photos of her the first few days she found you!

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  9. I love this post so much! I'm dying to have a cat again. I'm really close to just calling my landlord and asking him if I could adopt a cat. I would be willing to put a pet deposit in and everything.

    This is just the sweetest story. I love how cats sometimes come into your life like this. I'm glad she found a good home. :)

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