Cats, Cats and more Cats | Are you Surprised? | Uprising at Home

Well friends, are you any more  surprised than I am that I'm posting about cats again? no? good! Truly my crazy cat lady card was given to me quite sometime ago, so no need to sign me up. We found out that Waffles was pregnant about a month after my mom had come down to visit us. My cats are never allowed outside but somehow Waffles found an opportunity during that visit and got out. Needless to say the next day was filled with lots of tears and me and Ryan frantically scouring our neighborhood for her. Thankfully our neighbor helped us find her and she was unscathed. Well three-ish weeks go by and waffles starts to look slightly more chunky, 5 weeks go by and I knew she was pregnant. I was never planning on her having kittens, three is a healthy number of cats to have without people thinking you are utterly insane. Thankfully after her X-ray we were only going to be expecting two, not the 6 that Ryan was having panic attacks about, mostly because he knew I wouldn't want to give any of them up! After that vet visit we were told we had 24-48 hours to go before she was to give birth. Well two weeks later and me thinking that she was going to stay pregnant forever, she layed down next to me while I was opening up my laptop and started to have contractions. Yay!/OMG/THIS IS IT/AHHH!  Within two hours she successfully gave birth to a baby boy and a baby girl. She had a little trouble with baby boy since he was breached but baby girl came out just fine. Waffles has been an amazing mommy and I still think when she looks at me she's psychically telling me that she can't believe she's a mommy. Despite them not being planned they are of course, adorable and I am so thrilled to have more babies in the family. It's always been my dream to have a mom and dad cat and their babies grow up together in our home, and even though Nizmo is the surrogate father, we're going to be one LARGE happy cat family!

Our baby girl has the dark nose and gray coloring and baby boy has the beauty mark and looks exactly like his momma. 

Our baby girl has the dark nose and gray coloring and baby boy has the beauty mark and looks exactly like his momma. 

She's still adjusting to motherhood and always gives me this look when I call her a mommy haha!

Adventures with Ryan & Shayna | Baby Kitten | Luna

We've been very lucky to have some odd, beautiful and extremely loving cats in our lives. Many of you may not know that our fluffy guy, Nizmo has some spinal injuries and has trouble getting around at times. In fact he used to be so bad that he would walk a few steps and then fall over or fall back on his butt. He's come quite a long way and can at times hustle up our stairs quicker than me! we're still working on getting him as strong and healthy as we can but know that he was having hard time with his little sister, Waffles. She always wanted to chase him and play fight but he couldn't keep up with her energy and ultimately started to ignore her. So we knew that we had to get Waffles a buddy to play with. Enter Luna!

We adopted her from the same family that we adopted Waffles from. She is a silver exotic shorthaired Persian. Clearly we love the squishy faced kitties.  It took a few weeks but once they all got used to seeing each other around the house they quickly became friends! Here's our first images of Luna at home.