Do you know the feeling that when having a week of from school for the kids approaches you make plans to just sleep in late, to relax and getting back in “shape” simply enjoying eachothers company. Well that week came but altogether it was a busy one and we didn’t really sleep in late either. The kids where at home for a week and Ad was with us till Wednesday so we went out and had lots of fun together. The Wii has been used well; more so because the weather outside was just bad and we did quite a bit of crafting here and there. But next to that all the other chores and work still needed to be done and if that all wasn’t enough yet I spend every free minute “googling” and creating possibilities for our new familymember(s). I am a true catslover and for years I’ve been asking for a cat (or 2 actually). But there was always a reason to postpone it, at first the kids were too young, than we got our Cacao (the dog) and so the plans for a cat where put in the freezer. But lately; in fact ever since both the kids where in school for the whole day I started to feel lonely. Okay we have our Cacao but she is never really here with me in my room where I work or scrapbook. Trust me that I’ve tried getting her up here but she didn’t like it one bit. Do you know the feeling that you desperately wanted to get pregnant but without too much luck and that it seemed like everyone around you got pregnant or had babies. Well I had this very same feeling, everyone around me got a cat or two but I didn’t. I had to do something about that so I mentioned it to Ad several times but before the conversation even started he changed the subject. So I thought I had to try it differently because 3 can stir up much more than just 1. Oh yeah …. I admit I’ve used the kids and because of them he could no longer resist the begging. In fact we didn’t really have to beg as I would have gotten a kitten anyway but he wanted to surprise me with that. So I kind of took that away from him now, but don’t worry he still loves me ;) It’s not that he doesn’t like cats, on the contrary! But unfortunately he is allergic to cats (and other little animals with a fur), as far as we know only Persian cats don’t give him any trouble. We know from experience that Persian cats need a lot of attention, care and time. So that’s what held us back for so long. But now that Ad said yes I immediately started to look out for a kitten. We soon found that our favourite colours where a golden shaded, a silver shaded and a “harlekijn”. Exactly in this order. After this we decided on a name for the kitten, we knew we first wanted a “girl” and her name had to match with Cacao. It didn’t take me long to come up with Chanel, because of “Coco Chanel”. Unfortunately I couldn’t find a golden shaded kitten which was still available. I however found the prettiest ‘harlekijn” kitten but her price was above our budget, but than I found a silver shaded kitten. I called them on Friday late in the afternoon but I was told that this kitten had a bad fight with her sisters and they weren’t too sure where this would lead to. We talked a bit more and soon I discovered that they had 2 more available kittens and guess what …. They had a golden shaded and a black girl left, if we maybe had interest for one of those? Well ofcourse!!! We talked a bit more about the golden shaded and guess what surprised us even more …. Guess how they named her …. Well what do you think …. Chanel and she was born on my birthday. Is this coincendence or what!? And the best of it all, if we had a click we could take her home with us after our visit. What!?!?!? Okay, okay, okay, I admit it …. It suddenly felt like it was going way too fast for us and it scared me a little but sometimes things feel like they are meant to be and this was one of those things. So yesterday we left home really early in the morning with the 4 of us and late in the afternoon we returned with the 5 of us. We’ve decided to let her get known with the house one step at a time, starting all the way up to downstairs where Cacao rules. She used the litterbox quite fast and after a nap she explored the room a bit, ate and drank a little but then got back to her little hiding place under the couch. Once the kids went to bed she came out more often, and at one point she jumped up on the couch, begged for some attention and started cleaning herself and eventually took a nap right besides and in front of Ad. The ice was broken and so far so good. Today she lets herself getting picked up by all 4 of us. Sometimes she hides again, but altogether we are pretty excited that things are going so well. Ofcourse I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t take lots of pictures of her already.
Dus bij deze, mag ik je voorstellen aan ons meest recente familielid Chanel/ So with this said, let me introduce you to our most recent family member Chanel:
Lief he!? Goh ik ben met elke vezel in mijn lijf verliefd en dolgelukkig. En ik ben niet de enige. Nu moet er nog een katertje bij en dan zijn we helemaal compleet. Dat ventje gaat een silver shaded kitten worden en hiervoor heb ik al contact gelegd met een hele lieve fokster. Ik heb al heel wat foto's van hem mogen ontvangen en hij is prachtig. Over ongeveer 2 weken ga ik kijken, dan is hij 6 weekjes oud. Zo leuk allemaal! Maar genoeg kattenpraat nu, want als je mij m'n gang laat gaan, ga ik maar door en door en door. Je wilt ook niet weten hoe vaak ik van Ad heb moeten horen dat ik nou toch echt die grijns van mijn gezicht af moest gaan halen, anders zou ik uitscheuren.
Isn’t she just the cutest little thing!? Gosh I am madly and deeply in love and I am not the only one. Now we are only looking for a little Persian boy and than we are complete. This male is going to be a silver shaded kitten and for this I’ve been in contact with a great woman already. She has shown me lots of pictures of the little fellow already who’s now 4 weeks old. I have to wait 2 more weeks before I can visit him, but that’s okay. Enough with the talk about cats now, because if you let me I could go on and on and on. You don’t want to know how often Ad told me to quit talking about it or to stop laughing or else my face would break.
Ik zou nog een winnaar uitkiezen voor de RAK van de vorige post en ik heb mijn lieftallige assistente (lees Kelsey) gevraagd om een willekeurig nummer te kiezen tussen de 1 en 57 en zij koos voor 7 (haar redenatie was, we zijn met zoveel in dit huis nu). En bij nummer 7 hoort ... moet even een ander tabblad openen ...
En de winnaar is/And the winner is:
Er zitten leuke spulletjes bij Peggy, dus ik hou me ook aanbevolen. Denk dat ik mijn spullen ook maar eens uit moet zoeken en weggeven, ik heb nog een heleboel budgetspul en 3d embellischments waar ik helemaal niks meer mee doe en misschien kan ik er ook nog iemand mee blij kan maken. Groetjes Rosalien
Rosalien, wil je mij contacten via firstname.lastname@example.org en je me jouw adres geven dan gaat de RAK op de bus. Veel plezier er mee enne gefeliciteerd he!!!