As long as I can remember I have had a dog in my life, and I always thought I was a “dog” person. There are those discussions often of whether someone is a dog person or a cat person and why they are passionate about being either one.
I use to be the advocate of why I was a dog person, and why I never wanted a cat! They always seemed to be stand offish to me, they were not as lovable as a dog, they climb things, they don’t do as they are told, they jump on your counter tops ( this one always grossed me out because, well you know, paws in the litter box!) and so on and so on!
My husband had cats and dogs all his life, and tried to convince me on different occasions to get a cat! I was holding firm and stuck by my decision, we were never getting a cat!
I visited a friend a few years back and watched her dog and cat get along so famously and loved one another unconditionally, and her cat was very well behaved. I thought to myself, if I could have a cat that loved our dog Taz that much, maybe it wouldn’t be so bad. Could I get over my reservations of owning a cat? Could I truly become a cat person???
For my husband’s birthday last year I decided to surprise him with a kitten, I figured he was right after so many discussions that we had with the pros of having a cat come into our family. How good it would be for Taz to have another family member to get close to hopefully that didn’t walk on two legs!
Well she was truly a happy surprise for my hubby and much to my surprise one to Taz as well!! I fell in love with this little bundle of fur joy instantly!
Over the next few months she became a big part of the love we had in our little family and I was smitten with her! We became very close and my husband’s birthday gift became mine, lol. To this day he says she was never mine she is your cat!
Now I can honestly say I have become a cat person and a dog person which is pretty funny considering I was so adamant about not ever wanting a cat! I use to look at other people’s cats as well, how nice you have a cat me, I am a dog person personally. Now….I see someone else’s cat and find myself falling for everyone one of those furry little faces!!
This was another part of the ideas for my book, that I too jumped to a conclusion that I was never going to give a cat a chance when in fact I learned to love them for their differences to a dog!
Now I am a proud fur parent to an amazing dog and a wonderful cat, and they gave me unconditional love and the fantastic idea for this children’s book that I came up with!
I am so happy she changed my mind about cats!!