This is my kitty! I like taking pictures of her for fake internet points! :)
Her name is Jade and I’ve had her since I was about 11 or 12, so she’s getting along in years. She came to our household with her two siblings, her sister Jessie and her brother Rascal.
There are three of us siblings, and we each wanted a cat but didn’t want to share.(how sharing do you think three young children are going to be anyway?) So when our folks found out about someone who’s cat had just had a litter, we went over and met the three kittens that were left. They had grown up in a house with two little boys, so for the first year or so we had them they’d hide under the bed whenever someone so much as dropped a pillow. Especially Jessie, who had originally had the name Scooter because of how skittish she was.
I say was because we’ve, um, already lost Jessie to cancer.(I’d talk about her more, but the sister who knew and loved her most has a tumblr and I feel she’d be better suited to honoring her memory than me) And there’s reason to believe Rascal is starting to go blind. And I know Jade won’t live forever, even though she hasn’t shown signs of anything specific yet. It’s just, no matter how often I’ve got annoyed at her for waking me up early, or gotten upset at her puking on my stuff, I love my cat. All of us love our cats, and this is how I’d like to remember her when she finally goes.
So every once in a while I’ll post a low-quality webcam pic of Jade. Because that feels more casual or intimate, I don’t know. Just… never feel bad or strange or awkward about loving a pet or missing it when it’s gone. Because if you don’t have that bond on some level you never really got to know them in the first place.