Dobby The House Cat


Yes - that's a reference to Harry Potter; Yes - we frequently give him socks {though for some reason, he lovingly stays in our house and chooses to be part of the family}; No - we haven't told him about Bellatrix; Yes - he's just as ornery as the house-elf.

I am, of course, referring to our beloved cat, Dobby.

Dobby's cameo appearance

I didn't grow up with cats and thought of myself as a dog person most of my life. But when you move to a new city, live in an apartment without a private backyard, both your husband and you work crazy hours, and yet still really want an awesome furry friend - a cat starts to become an appealing option. And let me tell you, I've been in love with our little guy since we adopted him a year ago {as you all probably couldn't tell given the amount of pictures I have #crazycatlady}. I can't believe how fast he's grown in his first year!

Dobby is a bit of a miracle cat - he and his siblings were found in a rural area north of Denver last winter. It was a feral litter and Dobby's sister was discovered by the foster family in the mouth of a fox, and Dobby looked to be the next one on the menu. Thankfully, the fox dropped his sister when their human rescuers came across the fox and this small litter of kittens. All kittens survived and all of the little fur-balls found loving forever homes.

So in honor of his first year of life, here are just a few of my favorite things about our little fur-ball:

1. The way he talks to us like he's peoples too

2. The way he massages our stomachs before laying on us

3. The way he still chases the same toy we got him when we first brought him home

4. How he knows exactly when it's food time and doesn't hesitate to remind us

5. How he wakes us up if we sleep too long by playing with the blinds, knocking over my desk chair, spilling his water, and running around like a mad-cat {ok, I don't LOVE that behavior, but he just has so much personality, I can't help it!}



If you are considering getting a fur-baby, please check out your local shelters/animal rescue organizations. We got Dobby through Good Samaritan Pet Center here in Denver, but there are SO many other humane options for finding pets #adoptapet


I'd love to hear about some of your furry family members in the comments below!

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