Mr. Gramps

If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed there’s a new boy in my life. Back in March, I met a sweet, 10 year old orange Birman cat with the most beautiful blue eyes and wimpiest “old man” meows ever. He had originally been adopted by a young couple from a shelter back in January and in rough shape. He was extremely malnourished and his original owners had the collar way too tight to the point where there was a bald ring around his neck and some of his skin was raw. This couple brought him home to be a companion for their 7 year old cat, who they raised as a kitten. Unfortunately, the two of them didn’t get along so well, and the couple refused to send him back to the shelter.

I had seen the posting for this beautiful cat and made an appointment to meet him. I’ve been a crazy cat lady from afar for as long as I can remember. The only thing that’s stopped me from having a cat up until now are my allergies. It’s weird because the severity of the allergies varies a lot based on the length and colour of fur of each cat. I’ve been around some friends’ cats and could cuddle them forever without any issues. I’ve also been around other friends’ cats and within minutes of petting would get hives on my arms and my tear ducts would go crazy!

Mr. Gramps
outfit details:
heart print blouse: c/o Choies (exact)
jeans: Joe’s Jeans
boyfriend watch: Vince Camuto
Ms. G glasses: Rivet & Sway (exact)

Long story short, I fell in love with Mr. Gramps (yes, this is what I’ve renamed him to) as soon as I met him. I took a week to think about adopting him and made sure to let his previous owners (the nice couple) know about my allergy issues before bringing him home. With such a cute face and sweet personality, I couldn’t say no! Plus, his wimpy meows (which sound more like meeeeehhhhh) crack me up all the time! They told me that if my allergies start acting up and Mr. Gramps and I are having issues living together to bring him back so they can find a good fit for him.


My dreams of being a crazy cat lady are finally coming true! Or at least I hope they are… *fingers crossed* that the allergies stay at bay. So far, I’ve had a few bad cases of the sniffles, but no hives. :)

Now the real question is: How does one even get anything done with such a cute face running around? GAH! He’s so adorable!

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  • Aww i hope the allergies goes away. you guise are too cute!

  • HE’S SO CUTE! I can’t wait to meet him ;)

    I’ve been pretty allergic to cats too. It was much worse when I was younger, I couldn’t even be in the same room as them without my eyes basically swelling shut, but now I sleep with a cat several nights a week and we do just fine. Hopefully the same happens for you!! And hopefully you gain rather than lose more instagram followers ( I saw that tweet…who unfollows for cat pictures?!?!!!)

    • When are you coming back?!

      Oh gosh, I hope my allergies get better likes yours. It’s been pretty bad waking up in the middle of the night and having a sneezing fest. Gramps has been sweet about it and stopped sleeping on my bed and moved to the couch at night instead (sigh… felt kinda bad about that).

      Apparently ~15 people were not fans of the cat pics. YIKES! :(

  • UH. CAN I MEET HIM WHEN I COME TO SEATTLE?
    P.S. I WILL BE COMING FOR SURE. BOUGHT MY TICKETS YESTERDAY!

  • Good luck! I hope allergies etc all work out because you two seem to have fallen in love with one another. He looks pretty happy too!

  • Awww! Congratulations on your new fur-baby and welcome to the crazy cat-lady club!

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  • Emily

    Aww what a sweet lil guy and how meant to be is it that your allergies subside for him to have a loving home!

    Also idk about those 15 people, but I’m now gonna follow you on instagram FOR the cat pics :)

  • I’m so happy that you got a pet. They really bring endless joy.

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