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Baby Got Cat.

By caseymullins |

So the baby didn’t technically get a cat, our whole family adopted two adult cats, although we all seem to have our preferences of which one we like best. I went in to look at one cat in particular. He had been at the shelter since early July and had a few physical quirks that most likely made him unappealing to potential adopters.

Specifically, he’s missing an eye, half an ear and he has extra toes.

But guess who doesn’t care what their first pet looks like as long as they’re nice?


So baby’s first pet is a one eyed, half eared, extra toed furball aptly named Wink.

But wait, there’s more.

While I was visiting with Wink at the shelter I didn’t notice that Vivi was making friends of her own from her stroller. One especially handsome cat took to lying across Vivi’s lap as Vivi mauled his ears and kicked at his paws. I’m sorry, but any cat that willingly heads into the arms of a grabby baby and purrs loud enough for the entire shelter to hear?

That’s a cat that wants to go home with us.

The plan was to only get one. But once Cody met friendly cat #2 we knew we were going to be a 2 cat household.

I don’t want to jinx it as it has barely even been 24 hours. But both cats are doing extremely well with Vivi, her wild flailing and random shrieks.

I never grew up with pets, so I’m not sure what’s in store for the future, but I know right now? We’re very happy as a family of 6.

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Casey Mullins is a writer, photographer, and nice person living in Indianapolis with her two little girls, husband, and a one eyed cat. She writes regularly at her personal blog moosh in indy and can be found trolling local bakeries and napping whenever possible. Read bio and latest posts → Read Casey's latest posts →

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5 thoughts on “Baby Got Cat.

  1. Ankh says:

    We have two cats and no kids yet, but our big male cat LOVES it whenever our friends with babies come to visit. He love love loves babies. I’m looking forward to future interactions between our babies and the cats!

  2. Marie says:

    Our cat used to come wake us when the baby was upset down the hall, and we had to shut her out of my daughter’s room because the cat wanted to sleep with her and the flailing kiddo disturbed the cat, who in turn woke the babe. Our current cat was chosen at a shelter just like yours, based on how little the cat cared when our 15 month old yanked her tail and giggled loudly, scaring other nearby cats. Cat just gave a small meow and twitched her tail out of reach when she could.

  3. Tina says:

    Yay for your family! As a vet, it always warms my heart to see folks adopt ADULT kitties. And yay for pirate cats!

  4. SavannahMitchell says:

    I have six kittens…. My momma cat got outside one day and well you know the rest…. My daughter pulls and tugs on them and they all purr like crazy so i completely understand what you mean….

  5. TBerry says:

    My husband’s brother and sister-in-law has a cat like that. Their daughter tortures that cat and he just lives with it. She has been known to lock him in suitcases, drag him around in headlocks and pull his tail since the beginning. She is now 5 and he still tolerates it all.
    It sounds like you found a great pair of cats.
    We are hoping our 3 tolerate the baby well. We have seen it go both ways so it si a wait and see game.

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