Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Meet Henry

Meet Henry Tudor Lafferty (yes, my husband humored his British history geek of a wife with his name).


Yeah, I know. Heartbreaker, am I right? He totally has us wrapped around his little paw--all four of them. Twice, maybe three times, even. He's super playful, incredibly affectionate, and (aside from his nasty habit of climbing onto the shelves of our tv stand) is pretty well-behaved for a kitten. 


Tyler and I had been talking about getting a cat for awhile. Well, I had been doing a lot of the talking, and he had been doing a lot of "Well.......maybe. I don't know"-ing. So when one day, relatively out of the blue, he said we should just go for it, I didn't hesitate. I scoured Petfinder and Craigslist, and Tyler talked to a lady he works with who fosters cats. The first cat we inquired about was part of a pair that wouldn't be separated, and the second one's foster had decided to keep him. Tyler's coworker had a litter of newborn kittens, so we just decided we would wait and see about possibly adopting one of them in June.


Then we went to the Humane Society.

"Just to look," you know.

And there he was, running around with another kitten, pouncing and wrestling and being generally adorable. So I picked him up, and he started purring and put a fluffy little paw on my cheek. I was a goner. 


We ended up having to wait a couple days so the Humane Society could get our landlord's approval and have our little guy neutered; having to put him back in his kennel was heartbreaking, even though we knew he was ours. He meowed and pawed at the glass and generally just chipped away at his poor momma's heart. (Yes, Tyler and I refer to ourselves and each other as his "parents." Sweet lord, we have become those people).


But now he's ours, and he's home. Weekends--and life in general--has gotten just a little bit sweeter. And cuter. And much more fluffy.



  1. I am a dog person. But this baby is making me feel like a cat person! I LOVE THIS BABY! I love the Instagram pics.

  2. I don't know how I missed this post! He is soooo cute. I got a kitten in October, and he's growing up way too fast. Take a million photos while he's baby!


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