Thursday, August 30, 2012

Best Things In {My} Life #3

I was never an animal person. I just wasn’t.

The only reason we got Fella was because an apartment I shared with my sister had mice.

It worked like a charm and within a week there were no more mice.

But then I grew to love him.


He was unlike any cat I had ever met.

He was a people cat. He gave hugs and would stroke your face. And he didn’t hang around only when he wanted something.

I decided that I still wasn’t an animal person, just a cat person.

And then we adopted Izabella.


And the first few weeks I was unsure of her. I was kinda scared of her too.

I mean she is a pitbull and pitbulls have a bad reputation.

I thought that at any moment she would attack me and trust me when I say that the first few weeks I stayed away unless I had to be around her.

Because of this Sean and Izy bonded way quicker than we did.

One day I got home from work and Izy was going crazy. I freaked out and told Sean, OMG! Our dog is possessed! He looked at me like I was an alien and said, “No, she is just happy to see you.” I responded with, “Goodness, what is she going to do when she isn’t happy to see me.”

And although, I tried to keep my distance she would follow me everywhere I would go. Lick me. Wag her tail when I looked at her and I realized that she already loved me and wanted me to love her.

And love her I do. Not sure the moment I decided that she was my baby but one day I was no longer afraid of her. I wasn’t afraid to hug her. I wasn’t afraid to pet her. I wasn’t afraid.

Now I am not only a cat person but a dog person and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Fella and Izy, you certainly make the list of the best things in life.

29 comments:

Sunkissed and Southern said...

omg why are pit bulls like the sweetest best dogs ever? i really think its because they are so smart and loyal its like they are little humans! i feel like my brother's pit bull understands what i say! haha.

Kathy C. said...

aww.. I'm just like you. Didn't grow up with animals and still don't have one. I know Matt will be wanting a dog here soon...so I'm gearing myself up. :)

Carlie said...

That's sweet! I loved having a dog and cat growing up! Social cats are the best to have around!

Samantha said...

Awww I've always loved animals, but cats more than dogs. I am still a cat lover, but Lucy has made me a little bit more of an equal opportunity animal lover :) That doggy face kills me.. it looks so much like Lucy!

Heather (GurleeGirrl) said...

Awww - I love this!! I've always been more of a dog-lover myself, but when I turned 16, a friends mom gave me a kitten. She was the sweetest thing ever. I haven't been able to convince the hubs to get a kitty - but he does let me have my precious Malibu (Yorkie)!!!

Havilah Luxuries said...

So touching... I have a dreadful fear of dogs too but i guess when one find the right one, just like you the fear dissipates.

Cats a different story for me though. I like kittens but not cats. I like them tiny and cuddly. i do not like seeing stray cats! Why do people let thier cats go away?

Carolyn said...

YAY! :) Animals do make life so much fun!

ruthy ann said...

can't say i love cats...but dogs...they truly are the best!!

Angela K said...

Aw! I love this post. And your fur babies are adorable. I'm a huge animal person. I think they enrich our little family so much and I can't imagine life without them. It's a good thing we're having a baby, or I'd probably increase our two dog number to three dogs...plus one or two cats. :)

YeamieWaffles said...

I love both of your pets Faith. Fella is so cute and Izy looks awesome too. I'm kind of the same as you, I've never had a pet before but I've always kind of wanted one although there's been a fear that the dog might try to eat me or something haha, I was a weird kid, love this post.

Kay said...

Awww..I love reading the story of how you fell in love with both of your pets. I would have never guessed Izy was a pitbull! So sweet :)

Makaila said...

ooooh, you almost have convinced a non animal person to give one a chance. we do have a fish, and he is a great first pet. maybe someday.. :)

Tami said...

In case you can't see, my smile is bright and wide.

Ashley said...

awww...you've got some cute lil' fur babies! i'm such a dog lover! something about coming home and seeing them sitting there waiting you :)

Nancy said...

SO Sweet!! I worked on a client yesterday that just got married & between she & her hubby they have FIVE pitbulls. They are all precious in their own way & she is so in love!
I'm glad you are an animal lover & those are two lucky four legged babies!!

CeCe said...

They won you over! That's so sweet. Now I guess you can say you ARE a pet person. I'm not a pet person myself and I can't imagine that I would ever be won over but it did happen to you so I guess anything is possible.

Jessica Renee said...

awww I love this! I'm so glad you're an animal person now :) I've always loved dogs but had no interest in cats. Ronnie loved them though and when I moved in with him, I had to get used to his sidekick cat too. Now I think I love her even more than he does! haha

Schnelle A. said...

so sweet! I don't have any pets but your love just shines through your writing :)

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

What a cute post! The pitbulls who go to my local dog park are usually the most playful and sweet dogs out there - it's usually the wee little dogs that aren't so nice, haha.

Megan said...

I love my pit!! He is the sweetest thing ever!! I used to not be a dog person either, but my loves have changed that!!

lori said...

aw this is so sweet! i am a cat person, and there are few dogs im fond of... but yours sure does seem like a sweetie!

LWLH said...

I've always been a dog person, but cats....not so much.

Maybe one day.

Brittany said...

I don't really love kitties...but pups are the cutest!

What I Did Today said...

That is sooooo sweet! Maybe someday I'll give dog ownership a try. After the kids are older. I'll remember this. Kinda like the kids saying, "I don't like asparagus" when they haven't even tried it. :)

Elle to Elle said...

I love animals, though I only prefer one pet at a time. I mainly love dogs, only because sometimes my allergies act up with cat hair. But I love animals because they show the best image of unconditional love!

Jenna said...

Awww I love pets! My dad NEVER wanted a dog, and after we got my childhood golden retriever, he quickly became the one who was most obsessed with her!! Funny how it all works out.

Bridget Hedger said...

So cute! I love the Fella looks like Frank. I had to convince Zac to get a cat. He wasn't a cat person either. He fell in love pretty quick. Frank is different than any cat I know as well. I've had many cats in the past. My Mom is kind of a crazy cat lady ;) Frank loves to play, he loves to cuddle. He sleeps with us every night. Then we adopted a dog too. Although we both love dogs. I love animals in general. Pets are the best :)

Brandi said...

Your pets are adorable. I had a cat before, but I am definitely a dog person. We have 3 cute dogs! So glad you and Izy bonded.

Desi said...

So cute! I want a doggy!!