Days 13-17 of #100happydays

The past couple days have been a complete whirlwind, so I apologize for being MIA with my #100happydays challenge posts. My life has changed quite a bit.

First, Curtis and I spent the weekend moving into our new place. We had a lot of help from our family and friends. We are officially out of the basement dungeon and into a bright, three-bedroom, main floor of a house. And we are loving every second of it.

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Some areas are more organized than others, but it’s starting to come together. I finally get my own office! Curtis gets a man cave as well. I’m still waiting on most of my books – I stored them in Leduc at my grandparents when I was in moving limbo for the past month – and the office will look a little more complete. My parents are also taking care of Neville, my little bunny furbaby, and I will get him back soon as well. Just need to find time for a trip out to the farm!

Yesterday we were starting to feel pretty settled in. The living room and kitchen are more or less done, and the bathroom and our bedroom are not far behind. Just when we started to feel organized, we went and picked up the other furbabies. I was expecting chaos bringing two little playful kittens into the house – but the good kind of chaos! We were so excited to bring them home. Well, this has been about all the chaos that we’ve seen so far…

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The handsome little man in the tuxedo is Leonardo DeCatrio, and the mostly white guy is Wickham. Curtis and I are so smitten with these little kittens. Leo has taken to Curtis – following him around, sleeping right on him. Wickham is my little buddy. He curls up by my feet when I’m standing and doing the dishes, he naps right next to me on the couch as I’m on my laptop, and he stares me down with his little green eyes. These two brothers are great friends. We can’t wait to watch them grow up and into our little family. Thank you so much to Zoe’s Animal Rescue Society for giving us these little furry and purring bundles of joy.

I’m still working on settling into a routine here at the new house. I’m such a creature of habit, so I feel a bit out of my element right now. It will probably take a week or two for me to settle in and feel at home. But am I ever excited that Curtis and I have our own home – devoid of roommates and with tons of space for each of us. Now I just have to go grocery shopping so we actually have something to eat!

Day 11 of #100happydays – Meeting our new kittens!

I know that I said yesterday that on day 11 of my #100hapydays challenge that we were going to meet our kitten, Wickham. When we got to the Zoe’s Animal Rescue Society foster mom’s house, we were greeted with a pile of sleepy kittens.

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It was basically the cutest thing we had ever seen. They were all tuckered out from a trip to the vet for their shots. Amanda, the foster mom, pointed out from the mass of fur our little Wickham. He was sleepy and mostly just interested in napping with his brothers and sisters, but he sure did cuddle us too!

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He is such a little sweetheart. He stared me down for a while, then gave me some little kitty kisses. I guess he approves! As we were bonding with our future little family member, Amanda mentioned that there was only one kitten left that was not spoken for. As soon as she said this, I saw Curtis’ face light up. This little guy was also just sleeping away.

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He would flutter his eyes open a bit every time we gave him a scratch, but promptly returned to kitten dream land. Amanda told us a bit about each of their personalities – we couldn’t really tell what the kittens were like because they were all so tired – and said that both Wickham and Darcy were super chill, and just loved to cuddle up next to her on the couch. We were sold. One look at each other, and Curtis and I knew that a decision was made. We wanted both of them!

We went straight to PetsMart after the visit and picked up all the things we needed to make sure our kittens are ready to come home to us. We also knew that we loved Wickham’s name, but we weren’t as convinced about Darcy (for a male cat). Together, we made the executive decision to call them Wickham and Leonardo…Leonardo DeCatrio. It’s happening.

Day 10 of #100happydays – Hearing From Zoe’s Animal Rescue Society

Day 10 of my #100happydays challenge, and I’m especially excited about this. Curtis and I have been really looking forward to this. We decided to adopt a kitten, and did much searching around to find the perfect little furball addition to our family. We decided on Zoe’s Animal Rescue Society based here in Edmonton. They are completely volunteer run, and rely on foster homes for all of the animals that they save until they find their furever homes. We looked through their website and the list of adoptable cats, and absolutely fell in love with little Wickham. He is part of a litter that was born in the foster home after Zoe’s rescued his mom, Merry. Once Curtis and I saw his little face, we knew we had to have him. I mean, look at that face!

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Zoe’s has a very thorough adoption process, as they want to make sure that they match the right people with the right animal. I guess they liked us, because tomorrow we get to go and meet Wickham! It feels like Christmas Eve for us. We have been talking about – and daily gazing at photos of – this little guy for weeks now. Tomorrow will be an exciting day!

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Day 7 of #100happydays – Bunnies at the Pet Expo

Day 7 of my #100happydays challenge, and I ended up being let off work early – which itself was a pretty happy moment. Curtis and I decided to use the rest of the afternoon to check out the Edmonton Pet Expo. There were puppies everywhere, and we even got to meet and talk to the foster mom of the kitten we are in the process of adopting!

Since I moved out of my apartment and am in a bit of a limbo waiting to take possession of our new place, my parents have been bunny-sitting Neville. I miss that little guy like crazy. So you can imagine my excitement at getting to see a bunch of bunnies today at the show! Not just bunnies that I got to hold and cuddle, but some really impressive ones that were running obstacle courses!