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Astra's First Christmas

BlogAmanda Walter | Maple AlpsComment

You can make fun all you want, but naturally, we had to document our cat's (aka child #1) first ever Christmas, right? I've been reeeeeeeeally trying not to spam you too much with her on Instagram, so you get this quick Christmas post instead!

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Time has flown by since we got Astra, but we have enjoyed every minute of it. And in true "new parent" fashion, I present to you: our kitten. She's grown a bit since you last saw her.

Of course, we had to get her an ugly sweater. It's just the thing to do! She still isn't sure how to feel about it, but she handles our craziness very well.

Astra's First Christmas | www.maplealps.com
Astra's First Christmas | www.maplealps.com
Astra's First Christmas | www.maplealps.com

Ain't she cute? I know it. I look forward to her company and cuddles every morning - though I'm not sure what she loves more: me or all the knits in the house!

Astra's First Christmas | www.maplealps.com
Astra's First Christmas | www.maplealps.com
Astra's First Christmas | www.maplealps.com
Astra's First Christmas | www.maplealps.com

I'll spare you from suffering through more pictures....for now. We are just really attached to our little fur baby! Definitely didn't see that one coming :)

Merry Christmas from all of us over here, and a Happy New Year!

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Meet Astra

BlogAmanda Walter | Maple Alps4 Comments

You may have gathered as much on Instagram, but two weeks ago, our family grew by one: my husband and I adopted a sweet kitten!

Meet Astra | www.maplealps.com
Meet Astra | www.maplealps.com

Meet Astra! We chose the name Astra because it means "star," and she is all black and has one small white spot on her belly and one on her throat. 

It became very clear very soon that this little kitten loves to be near her humans. We are constantly having her tangled in our legs as we walk and we wake up to her in our arms in our sleep. When we escape to the bathroom, she's scratching at the door. If she's fast (which she is) she makes it in there before the door can be closed and hangs out on the bath mat. If anyone is in the shower, she'll run between the shower curtain liner and curtain along the edge of the tub in a flash.

Meet Astra | www.maplealps.com
Meet Astra | www.maplealps.com

If I'm working at my desk, she jumps up on my rolling cart and snuggles down for a nap. She is definitely never far from where I am. I had to add a fleece so she would be more comfortable since she insists on being right near me.

Meet Astra | www.maplealps.com

She likes chilling with my husband too and is content just sitting under his chair. It's amazing how laid back she is!

Meet Astra | www.maplealps.com
Meet Astra | www.maplealps.com

She's a seriously curious critter and loves to check out every corner and watches everything we do very intently. We've come to find out that she looooooves knits, and perches herself on every homemade blanket she can find. She even loves my mood blanket, so I naturally had to update the post with some more pictures.

So now you've been introduced to our new sweet kitten. My grandma is still waiting for us to have a child, but she'll have to settle for a great-grandcat for now. We've been told that people with pets live longer, so we have some time now I suppose :P 

Is she not the sweetest?

Meet Astra | www.maplealps.com
 

Do you have a pet? What do you love about it?