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before i was a cat parent

~ Author Unknown

Before I was a Cat Parent:
I made and ate hot meals unmolested.
I had unstained, unfurred clothes.
I had quiet conversations on the phone, even if the doorbell rang.

Before I was a Cat Parent:
I slept as late as I wanted,
And never worried about how late I got to bed,
or if I could get into my bed.

Before I was a Cat Parent:
I cleaned my house every day.
I never tripped over toys, catnip mice, sparkle balls,
Or invited the neighbor's cat over to play.

Before I was a Cat Parent:
I didn't worry if my plants, cleansers, plastic,
bags, toilet paper, soap, or deodorant were
poisonous or dangerous.

Before I was a Cat Parent:
I had never been peed on,
Pooped on,
Drooled on,
Clawed at,
Or pinched by tiny kitten teeth.

Before I was a Cat Parent:
I had complete control of
My thoughts,
My body, and mind.
I slept all night without sharing the covers or pillow.

Before I was a Cat Parent:
I never looked into big, soulful eyes and cried.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop a hurt.
I never knew something so furry and four-legged could affect my heart so deeply.

Before I was a Cat Parent:
I had never held a sleeping kitten just because I couldn't put him down.
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was well.
I didn't know how warm it feels inside to feed a hungry kitten.
I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important.

Before I was a Cat Parent:
I had never known the warmth,
the joy,
the love,
the heartache,
the wonderment,
or the satisfaction of being
A Cat Parent.



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