Thank you for taking the time to visit this blog post starring my two cats, Clive and Freyja. I can’t wait to share a bit about their stories and their pet portrait session in Fort Worth.
My love for cats began back when I was very little. I remember checking out books on cat breeds at the school library and constantly begging my mom for my own cat. All of my favorite movies and TV shows were included cats, whether it was The Lion King, Homeward Bound, or Sailor Moon. Not to say I didn’t like dogs and other animals. In fact, my family always had a dog, fish, rodents, hermit crabs (you name it, really), and I always loved them. There was, however, something very special about cats to me.
I finally got my first kitten at nine years old. I was over the moon. I loved Jasper with all my heart for most of my life. I had to say goodbye to him a few years ago, a day I won’t ever recover from.
When I moved into my first apartment in college, I knew the first thing I had to do was adopt a kitten. The obsession really hadn’t died, even into adulthood. While on a trip to visit my family in Panama, I began looking online. The moment I saw Clive, I knew he was the one. I picked up him the moment I got back to the states.
Being a Main Coon he is very vocal and outgoing. As a baby he followed me around like a duckling, often yowling as he did. Like all cats, he enjoys bird toys, catnip, and wishing he could catch all the birds from outside the window. As he got a bit older, I knew it was time to get another kitten for him to play with.
Clive is the kind of cat that loves all other living things. Whether it was a dog, the baby bird we rescued from a storm, or the feral cats who would visit us on our patio, Clive loved them all. I knew introducing him to another cat would prove to be very easy, I just needed to make sure the other cat felt the same way!
After a trip from Houston, we went to the Humane Society of North Texas in Fort Worth. There were so many kittens, it really was torturous to pick only one. We held and played with several, but when I laid eyes on Freyja, I knew she was the one we were meant to have. She had been returned to the shelter due to an upper respiratory infection, putting her on the urgent list. Thinking about this now still tugs at my heart. A world where Freyja doesn’t exist is a hard one for me to imagine.
Freyja is a small, dainty tortie. She’s very quiet and is often unsure of new people, but is generally very outgoing. She makes some goofy faces and enjoys nose pets above all else. Her favorite days are those when my husband and I are both home, where she can happily lay with us all day. She is the purest being I have ever met, and I thank God everyday that we were brought together.
When they first met, Frey was definitely unsure about Clive. Clive, however, loved her from the moment he saw her, just like us. It’s been a few years since they met, and they are completely inseparable.
Clive and Freyja are a very big part of my world. They are more than pets to me, they are my family and have my full heart. Thank you for taking the time to read this very long blog about Clive and Freyja. I hope reading this helps you understand just how much I love my own animals, and how much capturing your relationship with yours means to me. Click here to view another fun cat-centered portrait session!