meet the forbes kitties

April 27, 2015

ziggy and river

ziggy and river1

ziggy and river2

ziggy and river3



We weren’t really intending to get kittens, but I took the kids to an event at the animal shelter where adoptions were free and one thing led to another and here we are.

I have to say that so far I’m pretty happy about our decision. Having always had dogs, it’s amazing how low-maintenance cats are in comparison. And kittens – oh, they are just SO adorable! The workers at the shelter actually recommended kittens for us (instead of a fully grown cat) because of our young children. Kittens aren’t scared of kids yet, and they can be trained. Plus they are way more tolerant of being picked up and grabbed and squeezed. It makes me happy to think about these little ones growing up together.

We got two because everyone says they are happier having a friend at home, and we told Meredith one is hers and one is Liam’s. Of course, I consider them both mine. ;)

Ziggy is the black one. He is tiny, barely a pound, and he was born with a crooked tail. It literally looks like a zig-zag, at right angles, when you hold it out. Shout out to my brother for coming up with the name. We brought him home first (by two days) and he is super sweet and cuddly. He is more tolerant of being held and easier to be found.

River is a beautiful black and white. He doubles Ziggy in size at two pounds which makes him extra squeezable. He’s a lot more playful so far, but also more likely to run away when you try to pick him up. His name is shortened from RiverRun which is what he was called at the shelter. He technically belongs to Liam, which is appropriate because Liam is also chunky and wild. :)

Both of them follow us from room to room and sleep on our pillows or laps at night. They are already best friends. We are animal lovers and having them around increases my quality of life.

(Look for more of them on Instagram in the future under #forbeskitties.)

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Comments on meet the forbes kitties

  1. 1

    From lauren w:

    I am so happy yall did this. Even though when they get bigger it will be miserable for me to come over because of the allergies :)

  2. 2

    From Meg @ Adventures in Verdance:

    They are so adorable!

  3. 3

    From Nora:

    Oh my goodness, how cute! Glad that you’re loving the new additions to the family =) I can’t really imagine my life without a pet (although always dogs for me, darn allergies and all!)

  4. 4

    From Kara:

    They’re so adorable! I’m always fascinated by cats’ personalities – SO up and down but always hilarious. I’ll always be a dog person because of allergies to cats, but having two of my own growing up it’s hard for me to not like them.

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    From Stephany:

    They are soooo cute! I am a dog person through and through, but I do love cats! And they seem so much more low maintenance than dogs!

    Animals do wonders for quality of life, I would think! I know my life wouldn’t be as happy as it is without Dutch! :)

  6. 6

    From Delaney:

    They are SO sweet!! I love that each of your kids gets one to be their own. I was never allowed to have a pet growing up, and I’m sure they’ll treasure these memories forever!

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    From San:

    Oh my goodness, this makes me want to get a kitty SO BAD! They’re adorable, esp. little Ziggy! I have a soft spot for black kitties.

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    From Holly:

    Aw, they’re so sweet! My kids would love to have a kitten but my husband is severely allergic. I keep telling Topher and Ellie we can have a cat when we buy a house with a barn … which we’ll probably be able to afford when they’re both grown up and married. Congrats on your new family members :)

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