I adopted not one, but two kittens – Basil and Sage. Basil is pictured above and Sage has a white nose and paws pictured below.
Basil and Sage were rescued from the Philly streets around Thanksgiving. Gosh, that sounds like the beginning of a sad, sappy novel! I found them through a local organization, City Kitties, that I had been following on Facebook. They described Basil as the more chill kitty of the two, so I originally inquired about him. When I visited their foster home, his brother, Sage, was a rambunctious little rascal. I changed my mind and submitted the adoption papers for him. When I visited their foster home a second time, I could see they had grown close. I didn’t want to separate them, but I also didn’t want to be labeled as a cat lady. Cost was something to consider too. With the help of peer pressure from a few friends, I caved and brought both home. Best.decision.ever! They’re compandres, two of a kind. They chase after one another, sleep next to each other and even call for one another. Too cute.
My life hasn’t changed much. This wasn’t a life altering moment. Rather, these two fellas enhanced my life. They’re goofy and inquisitive. They think my closet is the coolest maze. They’re favorite toy, a small, plastic ball that jingles, annoys the hell out of me, but makes me laugh when I see them chase it. They’ve scratched my couch a few times, and I put them in their place by using a blow horn to scare the bejesus out of them. Thanks Lauren for the tip. I showed them who’s boss real quick. They’re not into my sewing supplies, which is a blessing, but they are into my shower. I thought cats didn’t like water? And the photo ops are endless! I won’t become that girl who starts an Instagram account for her pets.
After two weeks away from my machine and sewing because of my bra workshop and settling in with these fellas, I’m back at this weekend. It feels so good. I’m excited.
Stay tuned next week for the results of the Best Sewing Blogs 2015!