They say your life changes when you have children. Do cats count? I had one life before I adopted Sage and Basil, and I have a completely different life now. I AM a cat mom and proud of it.
February marked one year since I adopted these two rascals, whoops… I meant brothers. It’s been an exciting year, and they stuck through all my trials and tribulations. It’s not easy being a #legitbramaker.
They’re personalities have completely switched. When I reached out to City Kitties, I only wanted one, and it was Sage who caught my eye. They described him as the docile one, and Basil as the active one. I visited them at their foster home, and could see that they were close. Compadres minus the sombreros. “Would you be interested in taking both of them?” Ha! So I can have zero chance of finding my future ex-husband? After talking to friends, having two cats made more sense. I’m at work all day – they’d have someone to play with, a partner in crime.
Today Sage is the active one and Basil is the docile one. Sage is all up in my business, all the freaking time. He darts in front of me as I’m walking. I swear I trip a minimum of 10 times a day. He opens and climbs into cabinets, and he shreds toilet paper into pieces. I think he thinks it’s home décor? Meanwhile, Basil chills in the background. Straight chills. To top everything off – are you ready for this? – both put small objects in the toilet, flush it and then try to fish it out. I know what you’re thinking. I should potty train them. Don’t even go there.
But when I walk in the door, and Sage plops down in front of me, rolls onto his back to expose his stomach and starts meowing for me to rub his belly… melts my heart.