How the Griswolds Got My Pussy’s Purr Back

Two times the pussy fun.

Two times the pussy fun.

We’ve been in a mourning here at the CBXB mini manse since the sudden passing of our beloved, annoying New Cat.

Leaning on each other.

Lean on me.

In the immediate days after, the reality of Newie’s absence was tough on Ted and I had to search for him as he took to grieving in random places.


One is the loneliest number.

My concern elevated when my normally purrful pussy made no sound at all.

Not when I picked him up.

Not when I scratched his chinny chin chin.

Not even when I rubbed his belly.

C.O.D.E. R.E.D.

So what did this smart feline mama do? Headed to a PetSmart cat fair naturally, where the fabulous Penny from Sweet Faces Cat & Kitten Rescue was doing her best to find forever homes for insanely cute fur balls.


Hi. I’d like some more crazy please.

Once there, my eyes landed on these two faces which I fell for in .00002 seconds when one of their little paws came out and touched my leg.

NC times two

Love at first meow.

In a great big fucking moment of weakness (you know, the kind of moment where you know can’t believe what you’re doing because you’re keenly aware that what you’re doing batshit crazy but you can’t help it because it’s a decision you know you’re making regardless of what your brain is telling you because you’re following that feeling in your heart?) I asked to hold them.

Heart. Stolen.

Heart. Stolen.

Then, I heard myself blurt “I’ll take them.”


Yeah, that’s right.

So, I’d like to introduce you to our new family members Clark and Eddie, named after my two favorite Griswold characters from what I think is the best movie on the planet, Christmas Vacation.

The Griswolds round out my mini manse asylum.

Rounding out my mini manse asylum with new patients.

Upon our arrival home, Ted was a tad confused because our little tuxedo brothers heavily resemble New Cat.





Teddy headed to the bar for a stiff cattail where he processed having a mother who is nuttier than a fruitcake.

Escape to the bar.

Bar rescue.

Adding to the madness (and feeling like maniacal Dr. Dolittle), I also happened to be hanging with my favorite chug (pug + chug) Precious, who was also unsure of the turn of developments.

Matching duo.

Matching duo with matching concern for my mental well-being.

It was especially interesting rounding everyone up for our first night’s sleep together.

Mapping out the territory.

Mapping out the territory.

If looks could kill.

What have you done?

I'm seriously questioning that myself.

I’m seriously questioning that myself Presh.

But upon waking up with everyone in tact, I decided to make the announcement to a select few with overwhelmingly supportive responses such as…


All in all though, I knew I’d made the right decision bringing home my own set of twins when I saw everyone buddying up the next afternoon.

Overnight success.

Overnight success.

Fast furriends.

Fast furriends.

While I am beyond happy with my adoption, I can’t avoid knowing that everyone thinks this will be me in the near future…

Well on my way.

Well on my way.

And I’m happy to report, Ted got his purr back.

Standby for the shenanigans.



21 thoughts on “How the Griswolds Got My Pussy’s Purr Back

  1. kellisamson says:

    I love the “What have you done?” pic! Those eyeballs!!!

  2. I love your family of kitties (and puppy,) Is it just me, or does that cat lady’s kitchen look sort of like The Brady Bunch kitchen? (plus cats.)

  3. […] appears that naming my new twin fur babies after my favorite Griswold characters has come back to bite me in the […]

  4. SerachShiro says:

    Love to see you better and Teddy will love it all, the new twins are adorable and I’m sure you all will have a great time 🙂 !

  5. […] officially on my way to being a bona fide, living, breathing, crazy as hell cat lady after recently adopting two more felines, we’re all getting settled in our new routines at the mini […]

  6. Nancy says:

    Yeah, Teddy! Welcome Clark and Eddie.

  7. You’re the best!! A little Crazy, but the best!

  8. Penny says:

    ADORE THIS!!! They look right at home.

  9. You are my HERO. What a couple of lucky kitties to come home with you and Ted and that other weird looking cat (dog?) (FYI, I’m sorta not here so much cos my son (and his wife haha) are 10 weeks PREG! So I’m a grandma for the first time and they know NOTHING about babies so I’ve been visiting them a lot to teach them important things before the big arrival.)

  10. John says:

    Whoaaa, you got lucky there girl! No piles of fur around. The noobs are beautiful, well done!

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