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Meet Our New Furry Family Member – Miss Kitty!

Miss Kitty

This is an exciting post for my husband and me! We welcomed a new member to our family this weekend. Everyone meet “Miss Kitty.”

We adopted Miss Kitty from the Fox Valley Humane Association.  We had just stopped in on Saturday “to look” and, well, Miss Kitty worked her way into both of our hearts immediately. She was doing everything she could in her cage to get closer to us and was purring up a storm. It was literally love at first sight for all of us!

The humane society estimates Miss Kitty is between 5-7 years old, and she was already named Miss Kitty when we adopted her. (So, we decided to stick with her name.) 

Miss Kitty

This is the first pet my husband and I have ever had together as we have been moving and traveling here, there and everywhere since we got married. (Click here for more on that.) Our last international move had landed us in Russia, but we have recently returned to our home in Wisconsin. We knew we were going to want a pet eventually… as we’re both animal-lovers. We just never wanted to put an animal through the stress of having to move on at least an every 6-12 month basis for the last 6+ years.

miss kitty

But now, we’re home! And we couldn’t be more excited about having a fur baby. Miss Kitty fits right in and loves to snuggle with us. She was a little scared the first couple days we had her home and preferred to stay in her little pet carrier rather than come out by us. However, that has all changed now! She’s quite the little social butterfly. 

We’ve been having fun trying out some catnip and different cat toys together! She’s a big fan of this goofy stuffed toy that has feathers coming out of it. (It was a ‘proud mom moment’ that she liked the toy I had picked out, haha.)

We’re very excited to have Miss Kitty be part of our family! And I hope everyone is cool with kitty cat photos on my blog and Instagram account. I anticipate there will be a few more coming….and many more blooper photos to share too!

miss kitty

If anyone in the Fox Cities area has also been considering adopting a cat – the Fox Valley Humane Association is currently running a special where the adoption fee for an adult cat is only $10! They’ve extended this special until Nov. 2nd. They have so many kitties right now who need homes. (Seriously, every shape, color, age and personality type can be found there right now.)

They also take such wonderful care of the animals and will have all of their vaccinations up-to-date. The animals will also be spayed/neutered AND microchipped before you adopt them. Click here to see all of their adoptable pets.

Do you have any pets? And if so, what kinds and what are their names? Let me know in the comments!



  1. Emily Ann says:

    Awww! Welcome, Miss Kitty! I’m so glad you and your husband decided to get a cat! I don’t think Miss Kitty could have picked a better couple! Your pics are so adorable and Miss Kitty is just gorgeous. Give her a chin scratch for me!


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you so much, Emily! I will!

  2. Courtney Byers says:

    OMG what a cutie! Our kitty is our best friend. Congrats and enjoy her.

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you!

  3. Oh my goodness that photo of her snuggled up beside you warms my heart! I always loved having a cat – I had 2 growing up (1 was a stray that we took in for a few years before he moved on and our 2nd was a cat we had since she was a tiny baby and I had her until she passed away at 15 years old) and miss having one so much! I debate adopting one now that we have our house but our family plans might delay pet plans in the coming years!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you! I love that she’s such a snuggler! Ah yes, I can see how that may delay pet plans for a bit… but your family plans are so exciting! 🙂

  4. My cat was only $5! It’s amazing how many lovely cats that you can find at a shelter <3

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      There are so many lovely ones that need homes there right now! 🙂

  5. Oh what a cute baby, congrats! 😀
    I have four of my own 🙂

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you! And that is so awesome!

  6. Fun!! My kids always ask about pets but I don’t want anything else to clean up after lol! Congrats on your new furry family member!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Haha, that makes sense! And thank you so much!

  7. She is so cute! What an adorable addition to your family! We picked our dog the same way too, went to the shelter just to look and just couldn’t leave without him! it’s so good you could adopt and give Miss Kitty such a happy home! 🙂 Congrats!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you! And your pup is such a sweetie too!

  8. Tanya Puls says:

    ? I’m so happy for you?

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you so much!

  9. Hah!! We laugh at that idea that we are just “going to look”. It’s too hard and I want to bring them all home. And geez….if we lived there, I have a feeling we would get another….only $10!! What’s one more kitty!!
    She’s so sweet Lindsey!!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Oh, I knew we were getting a cat. Haha! There was no way we were just “going to look.” I didn’t expect the process to be so quick, though! I thought it took a day or two for the adoption to go through – but they had us fill out a couple of forms and then asked if we had a cat carrier! We had to ask them to wait an hour so we could run out and buy some kitty essentials lol. And thank you so much, Jodie!

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