Monday, October 10, 2011

Lion Tamer

Fringe, mane, cats.  All of these things belong here.  (as opposed to one of these things just doesn't belong here)

About a month ago, the Chef's mom opened her garage and two Abyssinian kittens strolled in.  Well actually one darted straight into the house and the other followed soon after.  She hollered to the Chef as she pulled away, 'A cat's in the house.  Keep an eye out for it.'

You know the best part of the story?  This is totally normal dialogue in their world because these are cat people.  They don't question or freak out when cats find them, they just accept them into the fold.  The past few cats their family has had all either rolled up to their house or his dad's office and never left.  It's in the DNA of cat people.  We're cat seeking devices.  I was secretly ecstatic when I met his parents for the first time and saw cat paraphernalia littered throughout the house:  cat rug, cat thermometer, cat doorstop, cat figures in the planter outside, iron cat statues on the bookshelf, pillow stating 'The Cat's the Boss in this house'.  I made mental notes with glee.  All my cats have found me too.  Same with my parents.  I come from a long line of cat lovers...goes back generations.  No jokes.  We have the photos.

*Cue 'We are Family'*

His parents are out of town and he's catsitting.  This basically means all I did this weekend was play with kittens.  Well, one kitten and one cat.  The other kitten just stares at me and runs by...but I'll win him over.  He sniffed my hand on the way out the door yesterday and just 48 hours ago I won over his brother.  Victory is on the horizon, friends.  Stay tuned.

It starts like so:  locate your subject.  In this case hiding on the other side of the chair.
Speak softly.  Avoid direct eye contact. No sudden movements.
Pull out the big guns:  fringe.  This confirms you are of the same kind:  cats.
Draw 'em in with a a little jingle jangle.  
(Chef's mom keeps tinfoil on her couch to keep cats off...not these two.  
Tinfoil = toy as evidenced from random piece strewn here.)
Curiosity takes over!
Moments later:  friends for life.  
When they start chewing your fingers and let you grab their teeth you're officially in.
Next up:  Socks.  
One day they're sniffing your hand, the next they're sleeping on your head.
Can't wait.

~Details:  Current/Elliott-Shorts, James Perse-Cashmere Sweater (last year), Gap-Camis, Low Luv x Erin Wasson-Necklace, Zara-Boots, Anthropologie-Sunglasses~

P.S. --Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian readers!! I hope you guys are having a wonderful day with family, turkey and naps.  I've had a bunch of searches for the White Pumpkin
Ganache and Caramel Tart recipe the past few days.  If you need dessert here's the recipe.
Please have some for me :)

48 comments:

Katie said...

My aunt and uncle are cat people. They have 5 right now (I think) and they didn't go out and get any of them. I don't think they ever have.

PS - Need help styling my fringe boots. They're just sitting in my closet. It's sad.

this free bird said...

Start with a cute dress and a jacket. It's a win. I can see it on you now. :)

Collette Osuna said...

Awwww.....cute!!! Love the boots of course!!!
We have a cat...totally cool...he cuddles when ya wanna, and walks away when ya dont....(kinda like a good man, lmao:)

Have a great day!!!


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genuinstyle said...

I want those boots!, theyre so fantastic :)

iheartsunnydays said...

Oh those boots are divine!! We've always had cats, but not at the moment. We see my hubbys parents cat every now and then - he has a real attitude problem. Still working on winning him over though.

RosaLovesDC said...

This is the cutest thing ever! Good call on the "don't make eye contact". I try not to make eye contact with Lola sometimes, I think she sees it as a challenge and goes all crazy and starts chasing me around the apartment.

Closet Fashionista said...

Hahaha awww so cute! YAYYY kitties! :D
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MerciBlahBlah said...

CARRIE!!! I just pissed myself over your boots. I hope you're happy.

HMMMPFH!!!

merci,
Shan

Lori said...

I cannot remember a time growing up when we did not have a cat so I guess we are cat people too! I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving ~ although you are my crazy transplanted Canuk sista. I was feeling a bit like an orphan yesterday as my MIL is not having her dinner this week-end and Mom went to my brother's place ~ well yesterday afternoon the best neighbors ever invited us over for turkey dinner tonight ~ alas ~ an orphan no more. Hugs xo

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

B used to mostly ignore holly, but lately he's getting more into petting and playing with her, and she is letting him. I love that he now is officially a cat person too. But he got scared when she bit my fingers the other day wrestling. I assured him it was all just play, not real biting, but I'm not sure he believes me yet.

vintagewithatwist said...

aww I LOVE kitties! and those boots are amaaazing

Daisy said...

you are too cute playing with the cats!!!

Dancing Branflake said...

Ha! I just had a cat come up next to me and hug me. Literally. He put his arms around my neck and nestled his head in my neck.

And I'm serious when I say that if I had known you were so Loch Ness in love I would have brought back pebbles, souvenirs, and postcards and mailed them to you. But, yes, there was a sighting just days before I got there.

Elle Sees said...

never heard of the tinfoil approach! my grandmother is a cat lady for as long as i can remember.
i own a pup who acts like a cat some times

Courtney Erin said...

Coming from an avowed crazy cat lady (cray cat ladies for life!) this was like the perfect Canadian thanksgiving present to me...


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Couture Carrie said...

Adorable!
Love your boots too :)

xoxox,
CC

Josie said...

Carrie, this sounds like the perfect weekend for you! Cats and those killer boots -- brilliant.
xo Josie
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Ms. Givens said...

This is such a wonderful post~

Tanvi said...

LOVEEE your boots! :)

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Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

I loved this post... and I love your cat! I have been dying for a kitten for so long... hopefully my bf and I are going to adopt one this winter! xox

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Love the boots and that they are used to draw in suspicious kitties!!!! You are too funny!

Sarah {Raving Fashionista} said...

I ADORE these fringe boots! They're so perfectly bohemian!

Amber Blue Bird said...

cute! I want to get a kitty so bad but I am afraid my pup is not too keen on the idea. Love your boots!

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Corks + Caftans said...

DYING. So cute. And the boots + thunderbird are pure, luxurious, indulgent southwest perfection! But how'd you get your necklace to stay in one piece? Mine is tail-less and missing 4/6 wing parts :(

Taylor said...

How flipping cute are you and the kitteh!!!!

briannelee said...

I love cats!!!

Also love your boots ;)

Catita said...

i love everything i see here! your boots, that cute cat, the red velvet chair and basically your complete apartment (well what Ive seen)!!!
xoxo
Catita

la petite coquine said...

LOVE this. It's the perfect fashion post/slice of life/CAT for Monday morning.

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

those boots are off. the. hook. LOVE! xo

Val said...

Love the cat....LOVIN the boots and what a great recipe!!!!!

Kavery said...

I wish I was there too. I'm crazy about cats and you've perfected the 'making friends' formula so well. What an awesome cat that is.
Wearing a fringe does have benefits, no?

Fashion Tales.... said...

Your boots are lovely, I miss my little kitty. Cats are just too adorable and cuddly. :)

Bonnie said...

My cat found me, too!! She found me when I was seven years old and never left. Best little kitty in the world.
I lovelovelove your boots!!!

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LyddieGal said...

Awwww, so cute! When I was little I always wanted to let strays into the house, but got in trouble when a male cat started spraying on the furniture... My Mom was pretty upset with me after that one...

Glad you had a great weekend cat-sitting, and love your fringe boots!

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Tracy D said...

I sadly was a cat person, but after both my cats died I slowly became an allergy person...life is unfair like that. My cat used to lay next to me with her head on the pillow, and then look at me like 'what'? Boots are dangling awesomeness by the way.

Jessica said...

Oh man, I was never a cat person until I moved in with Dave. And to be fair, I'm still allergic to all other cats. Just not Bengals apparently. I knew I had won him over (the cat, not Dave) when he woke me up in the week hours of the morning, crawled on my stomach and went back to sleep.

Wander.Lust said...

love.love.love your boots!

Megan said...

this made me miss my cat :( :( can you send him from the US when you send the tacos ;-)

hope youre having a great week :)

Krystal said...

you are so funny :) i think the fringe was what did it!!
and yes! it was so fun hanging out with nikki...isn't it always kind of surreal to see two blog pals together? it's a kind of like..oh they do exist and have a life outside the blog kind of moment, haha :)

TheChambrayCountess said...

Those pics are like watching a Disney movie-- you taming the wild animals and whatnot while looking adorable ;) Looove the boots!

Emmett Katherine said...

Happy thanksgiving from a fellow Canadian! The kitties are so cute and so are those fringed boots!!!

kimbirdy said...

kitties!! i am the same way. the two cats i had throughout my adult life both found me. one passed away a couple years ago and the other is still happy and youthful. it's always made me nervous that we live in such a cat-populated neighborhood because we can't take in any more {the hubby is mildly allergic}. luckily there's a kitty rescue home around the block so i can still make sure strays i find get a good home.

Nikki said...

I love cats but my Husband claims to be allergic. I think it's a lie. I should pretend to be allergic to dogs.

Johanna said...

Um...can we stop and talk a minute about the boots because they are killing me big time. Those need to get in my closet, now~! And that cats are cute, too. Just sayin'!

Debby said...

Very cute... you and the cat! Love the boots. xo

Marie a la Mode said...

Awww, cute kitties! And tinfoil, I've never heard of that. (Must try!) My cat is chewing our faux-leather couches. Carrie, I love those boots on you!

The Blonde @ Stylish3 said...

So cute (the outfit and the kitties)!

mohammed al malfouh said...

Awww, cute kitties! And tinfoil, I've never heard of that. (Must try!) My cat is chewing our faux-leather couches. Carrie, I love those boots on you! :(

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