Monday, January 21, 2008

Detente

One my baby for nearly 11 years, rescued from neglect at five weeks of age and ever since unnaturally attached to, and dependent upon, me.

One my baby for 26 months, plus nine more as part of my body and all of my heart.


One growing old now and becoming ever-more sedentary and cloying.

One growing up and becoming ever-more active and independent.


One ever patient and passive. One always testing and aggressive.

One hungering for excitement and new experiences. One wishing nothing had ever changed.

And yet each, knowing how much the other is loved, illustrating the art of conciliation and understanding.

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37 comments:

Corey~living and loving said...

Great post. OUr pets surely play such an important part in our lives. :)

Melissa said...

My boys, I love that!! Your son is adorable and your cat, beautiful.

Holly said...

Cute pictures!

Brittany said...

I love the last photo! How sweet :)

sky girl said...

aaaaawwwwwww.

Dawn said...

Oh how sweet! Both babies are adorable.

Someone Being Me said...

Awww...that is too adorable. My son loves our dog. He laughs and laughs any time the dog comes around.

Ewokmama said...

That's about how it goes in our house, too! My 18 month old was napping right alongside the cat this afternoon, in fact.

Family Adventure said...

Super cute pix, DMD, they are both gorgeous. And fortunate that they get along :)

Heidi

Kat said...

As a cat and kid lover this almost reduced me to tears. That is so sweet and the pictures are so adorable.

Tot's Mom said...

The last pic is cute. Wish we have a pet too for my son but staying in an apartment, having pets just isn't too convenient. :(

Victoria said...

Aw - that last pic of kitty looking over at the boy...so sweet!

My Girl wants a kitty so badly. I'm not sure 7 month old puppy would agree.

GoMommy said...

Cute pictures! We rescued a kitty from the humane society this past summer. She tracks down and pounces on the boys but will cuddle up with me. Pets become such an important part of your family.

Jer said...

Wow, nice post, with cherished moments.

Miss Perfect said...

So sweet.
We got a kitten for our son, because my beloved cat is not a kids' cat (she doesn't scratch or bite, she avoids!)
I love watching my son with our kitten. They are so cute together. They snuggle and play all the time. And the kitten is super patient with all the hair and tail pulling.
Great post!

Jen said...

How sweet! What a beautiful cat!

OHmommy said...

I never understood why people REALLY had pets until I had my own kids and watch how they interact with our dog. I love that they LOVE animals and respect them.

Sweet pictures.

Kathryn said...

That was very sweet. Your babies. Great pics too!

LoriD said...

Brought a tear to my ear. Really. We had a cat that looked just like yours. She passed away a few months after my second child was born. Where you said "One wishing nothing had ever changed." That was our "Baby Cat" - she changed the day my firstborn arrived on the scene.

linds said...

Such a cute post! I love the picture of them laying on their backs.

It is fun to watch our dogs with Porter. One is scared of him, the other protects him.

Karen MEG said...

Aw, how sweet are your babies! I especially love that last photo.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

That is an enormous cat! Cute pics!

Amy said...

That is beautiful.

Sometimes I have a hard time balancing the love for my dogs that have been with me for over 10 years, and the love for my kids, who have stolen my heart in four years.

As you know, the love for my kids always wins out, I feel bad for my dogs. But at least now the dogs have twice as many family members to love them. That counts for something, right?

BTW - I have something for you.

C said...

Wonderful post! Great photos too! You look stunning in the photo with your two babies, btw!

Gah! Damn hormones! This post made me really weepy! Is that sad or what? LOL!

jennster said...

that cat is HUGE!!!!!! these pictures crack me up!!! :)

Queen of My Domain said...

I just love those last two pictures. How great is that bond between the two of them now?

ewe are here said...

I love that second picture!

And man is your cat huge!

Mrs. Chicky said...

Very sweet. My daughter is a beast to my cat (and my dogs) and yet I think the love my cat has for me outweighs the abuse she gets.

newduck said...

This post makes me want to cry. Because I've traveled so much over the past ten years, I don't have any pets. But I grew up with cats and would love to give my daughter the same experience. However, it breaks my heart that they can't live longer. I read somewhere that parrots live to be 80 years old. But does a parrot love you like your cat loves you? Why can't cats live to be 80?

Hey it's Amy Shipp said...

Wow!What a funny picture... Your cat is bigger than the baby I think! :D

Laura said...

Great post. The fury ones become our babies and always have a special place in our hearts..and then, us, as proud moms get to see how all our kids interact!

Thanks for sharing!

Kellan said...

Beautiful. See you soon. Kellan

Jenifer said...

So sweet! A happy arrangement has been forged. And I am sure both love their Mama!

MamaGeek said...

I'm partial to any pet post, but that shot where they are laying next to each other? THAT is the money shot my friend. I love this post!! Our "fur"st child was a cat too (who is sadly somewhat neglected now). =^..^=

Zoe said...

i love the pic of them on their backs! sooo cute! what a sweet post!

Magpie said...

That is one enormous cat! Lovely post.

Kimmylyn said...

I love how the pictures show the growth in both of them :)
Really sweet pics and post.. :)