Thursday, August 22, 2013

a kitty named wesley + i dyed my hair


Ever since I saw the movie Oliver and Company when I was 4ish I have wanted an orange tabby cat. It's kind of one of those life long dreams that you think will never come true.

But then it did.

I guess it's time to officially announce that Josh and my little family has grown to 3 after we adopted a little orange tabby kitten a couple week ago.

We went to the local animal shelter to hold some kittens and didn't except to fall in love with one, but we did. When we walked in there he instantly ran up to us and wanted to be cuddled the whole time. It's kinda like he knew he was supposed to be ours and then we did too.

But. It wasn't the right time, Josh kept telling me. What about when we move in a year? And we don't have any savings right now. Blah.blah.blah.

But then I looked up names and I said, doesn't he look like a Wesley? And Josh agreed. And then we started calling him Wesley, and went to visit him again. And again. And again. Until it was impossible to not adopt him. And he became part of our little family.

It was perfect really. Apparently since he's so chill all the other kittens wouldn't let him eat and such (since all the kittens are in a giant room together) and he got really sick, and wasn't thriving. So in a way he really needed us. So we took him to the vet and got him some medicine because he had a respiratory infection, the kind that can kill a kitten if it goes too long without being treated. And now he's been growing and playing, and scratching the crap outta my hands. 

And coooome oooon, look at that face! Anyone who doesn't think he's adorable doesn't have a heart, I don't care if you're not a cat person, just look at him! Ooooh the cuteness! 


The first time we met
Little Wes is the runt of the litter. 

When we went back so he could get his shots his brother and sister were twice his size. But we don't mind. We'll take him big or small because we love that little guy... Even though he gets random bursts of energy at 5 AM  and likes to run across our faces with his claws out. Yeahh... those claws gotta go. I mean, you'd probably feel the same if he clawed his way up your bare legs more than once.

Now here are a million photos of my favorite kitty:


Yep. We took him on our road trip to Seattle. And he loved it.



 

This one just kills me!

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Also, I decided that since I'm in my twenties and have never done anything crazy or reckless it was time to color my hair for the first time ever. I decided ombre is bomb so I bought some dye, from a box... that I bought at Walmart. And my home girl Rachael colored it for me. And it couldn't have turned out better!!! Goodbye hair virginity.






And last but not least. Should I change my blog name again? I'm thinking "Lauren's Loves". I feel like having fashion in the name makes me think I have to only post fashion posts which is soo hard to do when you work all day and look disgusting when you get home. I don't know. What do you guys think?!

And the actual last comment... Josh got two interview invites!!! That's a way good sign since it's still so early in the application process. The schools are: LECOM in Bradenton, FL and UNC in Chapel Hill, NC. Woohoooo!!!



xo

19 comments:

  1. OH MY GOSH KITTTYYYYY!!! So precious. Your hair looks amazing, though I'm not surprised - pretty sure you can rock any color and it will look good.

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    1. Thank you!!! I've never dyed it before so this is like a whole new world, but I love it!
      xo

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  2. Such a cute kitten! Well, I for one, hope you continue to do fashion posts because you're so good at it whether you change the blog's name or not.

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    1. Thank you, you're so sweet!! I'll definitely still do fashion posts, I just want something that's a little more broad you know? That way I don't feel weird posting lifestyle posts. I just can't decide if it's a good idea or not since I've already established myself with this blog name. I don't know, what do you think?!
      xo

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  3. awww, congrats. he is adorable. and definitely, he was meant to be yours. also, your hair looks great! i love it and it will be a perfect way to brighten up fall!!

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    1. Thanks so much!! He is adorableeee, and I'm super pumped about my hair. It was a much needed change :)
      xo

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  4. Lauren!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh. my. gosh. That kitten. I am buying a plane ticket right now to come visit and meet him. Wesley and Slater will be besties! And girl, the hair is looking awesome. I've been needing a change too. I think I will bleach my hair blonde and do a Shakira type thing. LOL JK! I dunno who's cuter--you or Wesley? Miss ya girl! SKYPE DATE SOON! <3

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    1. Brani! They totally would be BFFs. If Josh gets into LECOM in FL we'll have to finally meet :) haha, you can be a part of the blonde club! It's super fun!! And yes, Skype date soon :)
      xo

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  5. Hi Lauren! As a black girl in Nashville, by way of Detroit, we couldn't be more different on the outside (lol), but what kept me coming back to your blog (I followed a link from the Modest Mom Blog) was its name. I thought it was catchy. Maybe you can try to limit the specific fashion posts to once a month or so and just include general pics related to other topics you write about. You're building momentum with the blog name you have now, so you may not want to change it. Just my opinion but hope this helps! God bless =)

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    1. Faith. You are the sweetest. I wanted to let you know that your comment made me decide to keep my blog name. Thank you so much for commenting and reading, I hope you pop back soon!
      xo

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  6. cuuuute!
    im always trying to convice jerry (husband) that we need a puppy. but kittys are so cute too! ahhh i need a pet :( hahaa

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    1. I am a huuuuge pet lover and had been begging Josh forever to let me get one. He wanted a dog. I wanted a cat. But cat won because they're much less maintenance. Let me know when you finally get one!!
      xo

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  7. dude your kitty is so cute. and FL & NC would both be AWESOME places to live! i think you should change your name. it takes the pressure off of you. so if one day you look awesome, do an outfit post but you don't feel obligated and stressed out about having one each time. but if you do change it, make sure it's a name that you won't change again and will be versatile. :)

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    1. or you could just make sure your readers know it is not SOLELY a fashion blog, that's just part of it. you could write something about that in your about me section. but also, i think the biggest thing is always blog what YOU want to blog and be yourself...thats what people like to read/see!

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    2. That means SO miuch coming from you since you're not a cat fan. In fact, what was the fb group you started in high school, something about cats being speed bumps? Haha, I'm glad you like Wesley. He's the sweetest!
      xo

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  8. I like your blog name as is, but wouldn't stop reading if you changed it!! LOVE your cute kitty!!!

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    1. Thanks Kelly! I decided to keep the old name, thanks so much for your input. And isn't he just the cutest, I am in love with him!
      xo

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