Thursday, August 11, 2011


I have been so busy that I have not had time to write about my 30th birthday present from Jake. He surprised me with a kitten! Well kind if, we had to wait for the kitten to be old enough to come home so last month we went by Chicago and picked him up. I really wanted another Persian, but Jake wanted something easier to care for. After doing a lot of research, I fell in love with the British Shorthair. The British Shorthair is a rare breed in America, but is growing in popularity. They are also known as British Blues because that is the most popular color. The males average 18-20 lbs.! They are called the bulldog of the cat world. The are wide, strong, and plush cats. They have the plushest hair of all of the cat breeds, but it is still short. After much thought, I decided to go with the blue coat (a shimmery grey). The Blues have eyes that will be a bright coppery-orange color when he is grown. They have a very round, chubby face that is a little flat, but not as much as the persian. They are the cat that the Cheshire Cat was designed after in Alice in Wonderland.

He is the sweetest baby. Very cuddly and patient. We decided to name him Samson because of how huge he will grow up to be. Right now we just call him Sammy. It cracks me up because Tasha our other cat is grey, so Noah and Mina call him "Baby Tasha". They are so smart! He is a great addition to our family and I have to say thank you to my wonderful husband who knew just what to get me. I love you Jake!

Here is some picture of what Samson will look like all grown up:

Here is what he looks like now: