1 Year ago, we got Minerva


1 year ago, we got Minerva. Well, technically a year ago yesterday...

Jeremy and I are pretty sentimental with our cats. I mean, how could we not? They're so full of personality and affection. I never had a cat before dating Jeremy and now we have two. So if I seem like I've turned into a crazy cat lady, it's true. But two is definitely out limit for now.

Minerva was so tiny, she could fit in the palm of our hands. It's amazing that a kitten who was too afraid to leave her cage at the pet store rescue is now the most social cat I've ever seen. She still gives high-fives and cuddles up by our heads during bedtime. She'll talk your ear off and tell you when she needs sometime. Every day is a new adventure with her, and even though she's more than a year old and well past her kitten phase, there isn't a day that goes by and she doesn't act as innocent as the day we got her.

Minerva is also the first pet that has truly been my own. It's been a learning experience. Linus was already 5 when Jeremy moved in, so I missed the kitten phase. It's been a lot of hard work and there have been a lot of bumps along the way. She had a lot of kennel diseases that came from being boarded in the rescue with so many other animals. But it was worth the countless vet trips. Because she's my baby girl. And one of the best friends anyone could ever ask for.

Happy got-cha day Minerva.
Mama loves you. <3


  1. Anonymous4:17 PM

    Did you name her after the Deftones song or after the Roman goddess or both!?

    She's a cutie (although I'm an anti-cat lady). ;)

  2. Aw, I remember reading about all of her vet trips... she got lucky, landing the two of you - and vice versa! Happy "gotcha" day (which is the cutest name for an 'adoption date' ever, btw). :)

  3. @Gypsy in Jasper: We actually named her after Minerva McGonagall from Harry Potter, who subsequently was named after the Roman Goddess. :)

  4. She's so adorable! Happy Gotcha Day!

  5. @Marci Thanks!! :D

  6. Anonymous10:17 AM

    I love your name choice and you bet I know where that name comes from. :)

    We have a black cat too and his name is Dexter. We also have three other cats: Hermione (Harry Potter of course), Leia (Star Wars) and Jasmine (Aladdin).