Monday, July 4, 2011

I was always a dog person... That is, until I got to know Kitty a little better!


Cat's were an acquired taste for me. I can't say I hated them growing up but, we just never had one in our family. We always had dogs in our house. When my wife and I got together, we took her family cat into our family and our first apartment together. I was skeptical about the idea but, okay I thought, this will work out fine. Soon, I found out that this cat HATED me! The first night it sat in the hallway and every time I got up to use the restroom it would growl this ungodly sound as it's hair stood straight up on it's back. I couldn't get past the glowing green eyes of this devil cat and I had to pee! I would have to call down the hall to my wife: "can you come and get YOUR cat PLEASE!". This went on for over a week, but in time I started to win over the cat and it won over me. After a year or so, my wife's cat had become our cat and in time she became MY cat also. I really think Kitty ended up liking me more than she liked my wife! She slept by my head and set in my lap for hours at a time. I have to say I loved that cat. She died of cancer after being in our family for many years and I was very sad to lose her.

Our next cat was Nikki. I picked her out and even named her. Not long after that, my wife got Fozzie. They were our two cats thru my college years. We lost our Fozzie to a blood clot at a very young age, it was a VERY sad time for us! Our Nikki was with us for over 14 years and was a great cat. She developed kidney problems and one day just stopped eating. Another very SAD day for us.

We currently have three cats: Jake, Maisey, and Lucy. All were strays that we rescued. All are black cats, and all are great cats! I think three cats are more than we need but, I couldn't give up any of them now that I know them. I have become a cat person over all these years, and even though I found out recently that I'm allergic to cats (along with nearly every other substance known to man!) I will probably always have cats. Don't get me wrong, I still love dogs but, I actually prefer cats over dogs now!

Here are a few of my cards from GCU that have cat themes or characters on the front image. I hope you all enjoy them! (click on the images of the cat cards below for a link to my card shop)


11 comments:

  1. Love your drawings and this is an interesting twist--from dog lover to kitty lover. Your card selection is great. love them all
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  2. Another converted dog lover! My husband had never had a cat until I eventually talked him into getting one. He grudgingly agreed, as long as I took care of it. Needless to say, he quickly became addicted to cats (but only 2 at a time) and does his share of "taking care" of them. Since then, we've been owned by cats close to 20 years. Enjoyed your post, John.

    Robin
    www.ryckycreations.com

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  3. Love your story, John. I came to cats later in life as well, but now I can't imagine a life without them.

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  4. John...good to have another 'converted' kitty person around :-) Jake, Maisey, and Lucy are very lucky felines to have been rescued by such a loving family!
    Doreen Erhardt
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  5. Yeah John, a kitty convert! And you have 3. Awesome..
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  6. Thank's everyone for the kind words! I really appreciate it!!

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  7. REally enjoyed your cat conversion story and your cards are lots of fun! Thanks for sharing :)


    Sharon
    http://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/BlessingArtCards

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  8. Loved your story about learning to love a cat. I was lucky my husband was a cat owner, and didn't have to convert@

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  9. I like how you chronicled how your wife's cat won you over. Cool cat art.
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  10. Glad you became a cat lover. I enjoy your cards and art...great style and personality in your work. Thanks for sharing.

    Cindy
    http://ilovecuttables.blogspot.com
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