P52: Made “ours” with love

So this weeks theme for the P52 project (1 photo each week for a year) is β€œMade with Love.”  I had originally thought I would do a craft item or a meal I prepared for my hubby, but after my two blogging friends Christa and Laine posted adorable pictures of their newborns those seemed sort of shallow. πŸ™‚

So the next best thing I could share is our little guy, Casper, who was Made OURS with love.


There is a sweet little story behind how he came to be ours.  I grew up with lots of pets – dogs, cats, chickens, fish, rabbits, garter snakes, and even a peahen at one point.  When my husband and I married and bought our first house I had really wanted to get an indoor cat.  But hubby wasn’t at all enthusiastic about it, so I dropped the subject.  A year or so later, my hubby was at work and had a customer come in that day with a crate of kittens that he was trying to find homes for.  My husband was asked if he would like one.  He said he didn’t, but his wife would love one.  When he poked his finger through the door, Casper came right up and rubbed against his hand with the sweetest little meow and my husband was sold! πŸ™‚


My husband had to work the rest of the day so they put him in an old tattered box and a lady in the office watched over him until 5 pm.

When my husband walked in the door that night, he gave me that old tattered box and said he had a surprise for me.  I opened it up to find the most adorable snow-white kitten with blue eyes and a pink nose and ears, and I fell instantly in love. Smile

He is now 4 1/2 years old and my husband loves him just as much as I do.  (You can’t see in the pictures but Casper is actually cuddled next to him on the couch and they are both fast asleep.)  He is a wonderful companion, is always at our side, is spoiled rotten, and we adore him.   


So there’s the story of the best gift my husband has ever given me and how Casper was β€œMade OURS with love.”

This picture wasn’t taken this week, but it’s one of my favorites that shows off his blue eyes so I  thought I would share. Smile


Do you have a special friend in your life? Smile


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  1. Awwww…I’m not a cat fan BUT this was really sweet! Love how your hubby got it for you even though he wasn’t quite as sold on the idea as you were. Precious story!!!
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    • awww..not a cat fan?? πŸ™‚ they are so much easier to take care of then dogs. πŸ™‚ litterbox and a bowl of food and they are good for days πŸ™‚

      so glad I chose to post this! πŸ™‚

  2. What a gorgeous blue-eyed kitty. πŸ™‚ How sweet of your husband to bring him home for you.

  3. What a handsome dude!! My cat has blue eyes as well. What a beautiful gift from your husband.
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  4. Oh so lovely kitty ! Since my childhood I was always surrounded by cats and dogs: I can not do without it. I do not buy them : they choose my house. They have their place in the family πŸ™‚
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  5. AW, what a sweet story! Love the pics of your kitty too! Good job!!!
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    • thanks! I was tearing up writing it, just remembering that day. πŸ™‚ and how much a part of our life he is now. πŸ™‚

  6. He is super adorable- love those eyes!

    Our ‘friend’ is a calico cat, named BoPeep, who we got when I was pregnant with Caleb. I was very sick and in the hospital a lot, and we didn’t know what was going to happen to Caleb. I needed something to love while I waited. She’s almost 6 years old (in April). She has been amazing with the kids and has always been able to sense when someone is sad. Usually the only time she crawls up in someone’s lap of her own accord is when they are crying….she did it last night to me again. πŸ™‚
    Maybe I’ll have to post about her on her birthday. πŸ™‚
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    • awww… I didn’t know you had a cat! You’ll have to post some pictures of her!

      Our cat is very scared of other people (especially other kids) but he gets more social the more we have people over and especially now having my nieces over all the time.

  7. Such a beautiful cat. I love that story. My husband is not a cat lover, so I can relate. He did buy me a stuffed cat once. Sounds like the little guy has taken both of your hearts.
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    • πŸ™‚ Since we don’t have kids, he really has taken a very special place in our hearts. Always use to sort of privately laugh at those who said their pets were their “kids” but now I understand πŸ™‚

  8. Awww how sweet! What a pretty kitty!

  9. Beautiful story and what a gorgeous cat!
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  10. What a cutie! Love your twist on the theme!

  11. Aww what a beautiful kitty! My hubs isn’t too fond of our cat either but he tolerates him. πŸ™‚
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  12. Your cat reminds me of the white cat we had growing up. She was named Sugar and she had one yellow eye and one blue eye. Beautiful creature!!

  13. Your story is so sweet. We are crazy in love with our little fur-baby, Abby. She was a shelter rescue, & we have loved her from the first minute we saw her. She’s not quite as white as Casper, but she’s got big blue eyes. She is posing on my Blog Header. Thanks for sharing your cute story.


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