Well I promised you a while ago to make a post about my cats. So today I do. We are the owners of two gorgeous creatures called Gerrit and Minou. Gerrit is the crème colored cat and Minou is the black and white kitty. Years ago in May 1996 when I just started my recent job I had to go to the cellar of the building, where the archives are, and I had to use a key for entering that space. Just new in the job everything was strange for me. And it was a bit stress at the time. I'm a civil registrar and the work was completely new to me at that time. That’s why the stress part :-) When I went home after work that day I took (just something for me to do) the key of the archive with me :-(( I didn't feel so comfortable with this key in my house that I called my .....well he was not my boss but he was teaching me the business.... colleague and told him about the key and that I wasn't feeling great about it. In other words I wanted to get rid of the thing. The told me that I could bring it over to his house. So I did......... His girlfriend was also a colleague and worked at the same office. She opened the door and let me in. Wauwwwwwwwwwww..........I didn't know what I saw!!!! There where cats everywhere ........ Of course I didn't know at that time but she was from the cat shelter. She had all kinds of cats in her home. She had of course a special cat room for them. But they were allowed to move freely through their home.
At that time I didn't had any animals. My last cat was disappeared, guess someone stole her because I've searched everywhere and couldn't find her. She was a gorgeous Persian cat. The sweetness herself. A few years before this story a friend of my let her outside and she never came back......that was a hard time for me. I got her from the animal shelter. I placed her photo here too.....Her name was Sheeba. I still miss her!!!!
And placing her picture I have to place my cat from my youth. My mom was afraid of him and gave him away :-((( His name was Muis (Mouse)
So seeing all those cats my eye was caught by a very tiny black kitten. There were 5 of them ..... but the black one draws my attention. I was sold....and wanted to have the little one....she was so cute.... I asked my colleague: What are you going to do with this little ones?? She said: They are already given to people on the waiting list. Darn.....that was a shame..... Then she said: But they are not yet notified of it so I can make an exception for you because you are my colleague! Wauwwwwww I was thrilled.....and almost shouted YESSSSSSSS I want to have her... So it was a fact.....leaving for home I was a the owner of a little cat :-)) Of course she had to stay some weeks over there till she was 8 weeks old. Finally it was the end of May and I could go and get my sweetheart over there. When I came in I was immediately attracted to a cream-colored kitten in a corner of the room. It looks so very pity.....it was so very shy.....with watery eyes and even at looking at him he was growling and blowing at me. He was so terrified..... The story of these kittens was that they were captured while people from the shelter were trying to catch their mother. Apparently that didn't succeeded because their mother was gone leaving her baby's behind. Still don't know why they tried to catch the mother. So I can tell you that they have suffered a trauma. That's why they were so afraid. But the little scared one in the corner....well I loved him right away. So I asked again: Is this one going to someone too???? She said: No....I'll keep this one because nobody wants him. He is scared and shy etc. I said, a bit nervous of course, ehhmmmm can I have him too???? To my great joy she said: Sure you can. I was thrilled and so happy :-)) You can imagine my feelings I think? So I went home with two gorgeous kittens.......
Here they were 8 weeks old. Just got them.
Now they are already 13 years old and they were never sick or anything else.
In those days I lived in a flat, on the 7th floor and they were not able to go outside. So my cats are real housecats. For two years ago we moved to a lovely house with a garden. That was such a situation for them. Never left the flat, only for their period visit to the vet, and now in a car driving for a while and then you suddenly they are in a very different surroundings. I guess it must have made them nuts. Because of lots of space in my house we put them in a large room upstairs. There were two old closets. In one of them I put some old blankets and left the door open. I have never seen my sweeties run so fast and being so afraid. They crossed into the closet and hide them in the darkness. We kept them a few days in that room to let them adjust to these new surroundings. Then we opened the room door and let them find their way around the house. I can tell you this: After living here over two years now only Gerrit, the cream-one, is the one who dares to go down on the stairway. It took him about six months to come down. Still scared as he is....hahaha. He wanted to be with me on the couch and he over won his fear and came down. It was such a joy to see him doing this. So careful, step by step, zigzagging his way down. Finally down he ran towards me and sat beside me with such a triumphantly look on his face: So I did it!!!!! And I will never leave again. From that day on he is up and down as he wants. His sister Minou still is upstairs. I cannot make her come down. She doesn't want it and she sits on top of the stairs and looking down. Whenever I bring her down she is yelling and wants to go up to her safe space. But we are spending a lot of our time upstairs so she is sitting always on my lap or besides my computer or lying on my desk :-)
They actually do both. They love us and we love them so much!!!!!! I hope that they will be here for many years to come..............
Hi, I am Karin from the Netherlands.
I developed my nailpolish addiction over the years. It was sleeping for a while. But recently I became my old one once again. I like nail-art too!!
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