Let me tell you a little story and you can decide if I’m the worst cat mama around. Ross and I were in the middle of our little getaway to Santa Barbara, and I got an email on Tuesday from Chewy – subject: Happy BIRTHDAY, Harley! :)
Interesting, I didn’t know it was Harley’s birthday…
I opened the email and Kristin from Chewy.com let me know that Harley should be expecting a box of goodies in the mail and that they hope he has a nice birthday.
Okay…Ross and I were away and I didn’t realize it was Harley’s birthday. Does that make me the worst cat mama? In my defense, we celebrate the cats’ gotcha days instead of birthdays (our first three cats were strays, so we didn’t know their birthdays). But because we adopted Harley (and Woodrow) and received paperwork, it did note his birthday. Which I apparently let Chewy know at some point, but I myself had forgotten! Oopsies.
Well, Harley being Harley, he wasn’t very interested in the box of goodies. But don’t worry, we have four other cats, so the goodies will not be wasted. In fact, today is Woodrow’s Gotcha Day! So, he will get to share Harley’s birthday box of toys and treats. (And hey, I remembered Woodrow’s Gotcha Day, so there’s that!)
Investigating the Chewy Box
Dexter thought the box was for him and wanted it opened right away! None of this putting-away-your-luggage business. The box must be opened first!
Sophie took a look before I could pull out the packaging and then stood guard.
Dexter was up next and selected the toy he wanted.
Even though the box was for Harley, he was clearly more interested in Sophie.
So, from the worst cat mama to…
The Best Cat Sitter!
As you know, Ross and I went away for three days. And upon our return, we did a short staycation as well. We have family in town and have been doing the touristy things with them. So, our wonderful cat sitter has also been checking in on the cats each day while we’re out. The last day, I come home to find…
These adorable travel mugs are from Chi’s Sweet Home, which is a manga comic series from Japan written and illustrated by Kanata Konami. I first fell in love with Chi when I randomly happened upon Volume 1 of Chi’s Sweet Home collection in a bookstore – on a “favorite” shelf of the employees. I read the 480-page book in two days (comics, remember) and bought the three remaining volumes right away.
The comic series is about Chi, a mischievous kitten, who is rescued by a young boy and learns about being a cat, living indoors, going on adventures, etc. It’s a slice of life type story that any cat lover will adore. Geared towards kids, I personally found it fun and love little Chi. You can check out The Complete Chi’s Sweet Home, 1 on Amazon (this is an Amazon affiliate link).
But back to my wonderful cat sitter, she had bought me one mug a couple of months ago without even knowing I already loved Chi from the comic book series. She just thought the mug was cute. She surprised me with the two remaining mugs on Friday!
I can’t believe Mama forgot my birthday! ~Harley
Well, she remembered that my Gotcha Day is today! ~Woodrow
Thank you to Chewy.com for sending the box of goodies to Harley!