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Meet Our New Kitty, Silver!

We welcomed a new kitten into our home last Friday. We have ALL been enjoying Silver, SO much! It has been interesting just how much having a 12 week old kitten around changes the dynamics in the house. 🙂 We all love cats so this has been very exciting!

Some of you may be interested in seeing some pics. These are for you!

Brandon holding Silver
Silver.
My 94 year old Grandma was SO excited to meet our new kitty!
My 94 year old Grandma was SO excited to meet our new kitty!

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Our children haven’t had a pet since our son was 3 years old. So they are over the moon excited about the fact that a cat is in our house now!  I think we will all cherish the wonderful memories from this past week for the rest of our lives. 🙂

Much love!

April

22 thoughts on “Meet Our New Kitty, Silver!

  1. April, I never knew you loved kitties, but wow, this is wonderful! My Myrtle has been a beloved friend and constant in my life for 13 years and has traveled all over the country with me, camping, exploring, and charming everyone who sees her. I think God created cats to remind us to keep everything in perspective, to remember to love others unconditionally, and to make us laugh. How happy I am for you and everyone in your family. Thanks for sharing the adorable pictures. 🙂

  2. This makes me happy! We have two cats and they just add so much fun to our home. I’m excited for you and your family! It seems like such a small thing, but it can really change the dynamic! Congratulations! And your grandmother is beautiful!

  3. Cats are so entertaining to watch and play with, and if you are fortunate, to cuddle with too! 🙂 Congratulations on the new addition to your family! Your babies look like they’ve grown this summer! I hope they have a great school year!
    -HisHelper

  4. what a blessing- we only have 12 cats and one dog! I guess you could say we are “catterfull”. (If we had that many dogs you could call us the Doggar family)

    We never meant to have that many. They were found over the years abandoned on the road or they just show up and no one claims them, etc. 5 of them are in the house where they can go out through a pet door to their own catio. The other 7 stay in a separate catio. I prefer they not roam where dogs and cars can get them or they bother the neighbors. Yes, and all have been spayed and neutered.

    Congrats on your new family member.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful pictures with us, April! I love the name Silver. Your family looks so happy to have a new little member 🙂

  6. So fun and exciting! We just rescued 3 sibling kitties in February from our local shelter after losing our beloved cats of 11 years. We had gone about a year or so between and my home always felt so empty. Cats have held a special place in my heart for 20+ years now. I hope you all continue to enjoy the fun and love that Silver will bring for many years to come. 🙂

    God’s blessings,
    Elise

  7. Hi April,
    What a pretty kitty! They are certainly funny and engaging creatures with alot of personality (catitude, lol) We are down to one cat but we did have seven of them. We went to a farm to pick up a box for our son’s truck and when the tractor hoisted the part into the air ( it was almost rooted to the ground) all these tiny fluff balls fell out. No one knew they were there. The mother cat was semi wild and rail thin and the kittens were wormy so we took them, nursed them and wormed them when they were of a safe age to do so. For a while my house resembled a nursery with a lot of screaming as soon as feeding time rolled around. We found homes for all of them but one which we now have, a Siamese looking guy with blue eyes. We gave our two other cats to some neighbors who needed good mousers. So our menagerie is down to two goats, a dog, a cat, about fifty chickens and three horses. I love how cats sleep in “loaf” shapes or croissant shapes and can appear to have no legs when they tuck their feet out of sight. They definitely smile when they are content too. It will be interesting as your cat’s personality emerges.

  8. Thank you for sharing your pics. I’ve had cats all my life, but that will stop soon – the wonderful man I’m dating now is very allergic to them! A tabby cat is a very special gift from God; I’ve always known them to be unique, smart, and loving. Your Silver has that deep, knowing look in the eyes. Looks like you have a great gift from God in this one.

    1. Kimberly,

      We thought we could never have a cat again – because our son became quite allergic to cats when he was 3. I tested him at a shelter a few weeks ago, and he had a horrible reaction. So, we have been researching “hypoallergenic cats” for the past 2.5 months. I had no idea that there were breeds of cats that were less likely to trigger allergies. We exposed our son to the cat multiple times without any issues. We rubbed a cloth all over the Daddy cat and kept it in our son’s bed all night one night and he had no problems. Now we have had the cat for 6 days in our house – so far no allergy issues at all. Silver is a Siberian cat. They tend to be naturally low in the protein fel D 1 that is what most people with cat allergies are allergic to.

      So, there may be hope! 🙂

      Much love!

  9. Hi April!

    What a sweet addition to the family. It would be great for you to share how you and your husband came to this decision together to agree on getting a pet. I know decision making can be difficult when it comes to love and respect for so many of us especially when viewpoints differ.

  10. I’m especially happy for your children. Pets are such good companions who love unconditionally. They make you laugh and smile. And they make great “listeners” when a little heart is hurting. Congrats on this newest member of the family!

  11. Thank you so much everyone for the well-wishes with our new kitten. 🙂 Even both of my grandmothers and Greg’s parents and my parents are enjoying him so much. I send videos to the grandmother who hasn’t been able to come visit Silver, and she said she gets such a chuckle from seeing all of his antics. He is a little burst of joy.

    Much love!

  12. What a gorgeous and fun kitty!!!

    I love cats. I like to joke that I’ll be a male version of a “crazy cat lady” and get a bunch of cats, haha!

    Good for you finding a kitty friend. 🙂

  13. Adorable… We used to have a gray cat and she was so sweet and funny. I miss her. Enjoy life with your new kitty! By the way, love the kitty shaped cookies… Thanks for sharing pictures!

  14. I really liked this post. I’m a black woman and in the black community it is very common to spend thousands of dollars per year on hair extensions and elaborate hairstyles. I’m not trying to create a stumbling block for other women of color regarding hair care. I would just like to say that spending hundreds of dollars on weave is financially irresponsible if you are truly struggling. Thanks to youtube there are many tutorials on how to manage and take care of hair. Recently G-d has been tugging at my heart on the amount of time, stress and money spent on my hair. After spending time re-establishing my husbands trust in me he confided that he hates how I’m always in the salon and the money I spend. He did not complain but he did point out that the extensions are truly a luxury. After considering this and reading scripture regarding hair I find Paul challenges women in the New Testament to not look like the world with elaborate hair. This is not to say getting your hair done is a sin, but where your heart is (your intent) can be. Am I personally coveting other women and their hair when I get extensions? Yes. Am I putting myself in financial binds simply to look like everyone else when I am called not to conform? Yes. Now that I’m thanking and embracing how G-d designed me I have been blessed. I am blessed with time not spent in the hair salon. I am blessed with time spent with my husband. I am blessed financially with not spending money on extensions+upkeep+install. I am blessed with not spending precious gas money on driving to various salons. I am blessed to not partake in the gossip and slander that sometimes happens in salons. I am blessed all around! Desiring material things sprouts from covetousness and that’s a sin we are rarely minded to be wary of in Christian Americana.

    Please excuse any typos I’m on my cell phone.

    Please don’t take this as me calling extensions as a sin.

    1. Portia,

      Wow! This is so powerful! I wonder if you might allow me to share it on FB anonymously? And if it is ok, I would like to also copy it to the post about material things and put it in that comment thread, as well.

      Thank you so much for this!!!!! I love what God is doing in your heart!

My grandmother is on hospice and won't be with us much longer (11-30-16). I will get to comments when I am able to but I need to be with family right now. Thanks for understanding.

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