Not a Baby Announcement

Posted on May 17th, 2012 by Tonia 13 Comments

The other day- out of the clear blue sky- Mike said, “Maybe we should have a baby.”


That is how it works around here. If one of us utters the B-word, we get a new pet. It’s the rule. Until we’re “mature” enough “to be trusted” with a tiny human, we will continue to collect animals. It might be a while.

Also there have been mice getting in the house {so grossssss}. They are apparently supersmartypantsmice because traps do not work on them.

Long story short, meet Cleo:

She single-handedly wards off B-words and mice and looks good doing it. And she’s not a half-bad snuggle-buddy either. We’re pretty fond of her already.

So this is our new calico family member. Not a baby. Sorry Mom.


  1. Terry says:

    She’s a cutie!

  2. FMIL says:

    LOL! You crack me up!!!
    Have you seen the movie, We Bought a Zoo? Better stop uttering that word…

  3. Tonia says:

    Thanks, mothers. Glad neither of you are too disappointed…. :)

  4. favorite couson says:

    I’m a little disappointed…..I would rather hear news of a baby!!!!!
    Signed….your favorite cousin who is not a cat lover but loves cute sterner babies!!!!

  5. MelD says:

    LOL! Very cute!
    Cleo is a beautiful young miss – my mom had a beautiful “blonde” cat called Cleo 😉 Sadly, she went a bit mad ;o

  6. Cathy Schroeder says:

    I will only be disappointed if she turns out like Matilda!

  7. Devin says:

    AWWWW! Cleo is adorable! Congratulations! Kitties are so great, and SUCH good snuggle buddies! And the way Cats ALWAYS find the best sunbeam? Love it.

    I too, have to be careful about announcing anything, as everyone assumes is the ” B-word”. I’ve found that sipping a Fat Tire at family events usually keeps the speculation of the B-word at bay :). For now, my parents seem to be satisfied with their two ” grandcats” from my sister and I. And Molly the cat is mostly definitely our B-word, we are obsessed with her!

  8. Tonia says:

    Hahaha. Ok Cousin Joey, we’ll get working on that…..maybe. 😉

  9. Tonia says:

    Aunt Cathy- I think Matilda was a once-in-a-lifetime cat. I hope. (She was cray-cray)

  10. Tonia says:

    Cheers to that, Devin! :)

  11. Tonia says:

    Thanks, MelD. Her full name is Cleopatra…see her “eyeliner”? She is oh-so regal and ladylike.

  12. Amanda S says:

    What a beauty! :) She looks like she’s settled in quite well.
    Congratulations on your new daughter! :)

  13. Dana says:

    I’ll welcome cats into any family. Hi Cleo!

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