li'l Smokey


My house has a new cat! He's just a little kitten. We haven't had a cat since about 2010, but we're cat people (well, I'm a rat person, but I like cats) and have always had a sense of, "Someday we'll have a cat again..."

Smokey came to us from my sister's boyfriend's aunt who rescues strays. Sister and her boyfriend already have a cat named Hamilton that they found in a Taco Bell parking lot, and not long ago, the aunt found three little kittens, so their house is full of animals. They also have dogs! My sister, sweetly devious, conspired to get us to adopt this one. This consisted of just bringing him to our house and watching us all fall in love with him.


We don't know how old Smokey is (a couple or few months?) but he's just basically the best little kitten ever. He has beautiful brown eyes and this ruffly white fur on his chest. As he is so young, he wants to play a lot and is very energetic, so he's infused our whole house with a perky interest and lots of affection. It is very often you'll hear someone chirp, "Smokey!" because he'll come to you when you call and follow you around like a puppy and we all want one-on-one Smokey time. He's really sweet and gives kisses. Like, he'll come up to your face specifically for it.



He's been here a week but it already feels like he's part of the family.

Also, I'm weirdly... this is strange, but I'm weirdly unaffected by animals most of the time. Rats are my weakness, but I'm bizarrely unmoved by cute animal pictures/videos. Even if I might enjoy interacting with other people's pets sometimes. I don't automatically feel affectionate towards animals or particularly moved to think they are cute, so I am usually just nodding and telling people what they want to hear when they show me pictures of their pets or tell me stories about them. When we adopted Smokey I had some weird anxiety about it. I guess I was just afraid that he wouldn't like me or something. But I've been just as obsessed with him as everyone else!

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  1. He's soooooo cute! :D what a sweetie. And omg yes to your last paragraph - I'm exactly the same! You don't know what a relief it is to read that - I swear people look at me like I'm a monster if I ever admit I'm not that keen on animals. (I do like looking at pics of wild baby animals, though, like bears and stuff).

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    1. OMG Andi, it's also a sweet relief to know someone knows what I mean! It does make me feel heartless sometimes, but... IDK, that's just the way I am. I CAN like animals (especially rats) and have a good time petting or playing with someone's pet, but I also am not prone to melting or cooing over them. We enjoy animals in our own way, on our own time, clearly :)

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  2. Oh, he looks like such a sweetie! I am allergic to cats, but I always think they look so cute in photos. Especially kittens, of course. I love his coloring - the different colors of grey are in such a neat pattern. And he looks like he has a little 'ruff' on his neck/chest - that is so cute!

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    1. I love his little scruff too! A distinguished cravat! :) Thankfully I'm not allergic to cats since they populate my extended family in great numbers!

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