Our Girls' First Kitten

"What feeling is so nice as a child's hand in yours?
So small, so soft and warm, like a kitten huddling in the shelter of your clasp."
{Marjorie Holmes}

Wednesday we got a kitten. She's Siamese, about 6 weeks old, and we call her Mitzi (or Mitzi-Moo, or Mitz, or Mitz-Marina as my 5 year-old likes to call her).

This is the first pet we've had in our almost 10 year marriage and the first pet our girls have had, other than some fish in a tank.

I'm not a huge animal person. Growing up, my sister always filled that role while I was the baby/kids person. She did the pet-sitting, I did the baby-sitting.

It wouldn't have been my choice to get a pet at this stage in life (or maybe ever) but I have great memories of getting a kitten when I was about 12. He was a little orange and white ball of fluff. I wanted my girls to have that experience too. So when Jonathan asked me for the millionth time if we could get the girls a pet, I caved.

Without further ado, some pictures of Mitzi and the girls:

Do you remember your first furry pet?
I'm still all flared up, and looking forward to a weekend of bed, heating pads and having my husband home.

What are your plans?


  1. They all look so happy -- I love the shot of Cinnamon Swirl gazing at the kitten! :-) I think it is courageous of you to "cave" for the sake of your children, and I'm glad Mitzi is doing so well with your family. <3

    I remember my first pet: my mom caved and my parents got us a small dog. It had to have hypoallergenic hair, and it had to be a house pet because of our rainy climate. We adored the little dog, the first of many for my sister and me. I'm thankful to still have a furry creature who keeps track of me and snuggles with me.

    Wishing you rest, heat, and snuggles this weekend. Love you!

  2. What a beautiful kitten! Your girls look so happy. I hope you all enjoy this new addition!

    I hope that the weekend will be a restful one for you. I'll be keeping you in my prayers.

  3. Oh I love furr babies! I hope you all enjoy the new family addition.


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