We have a new family member, this time a little human – our baby daughter Ellinor was born on October 29th. She is our long wanted rainbow baby.
The cats have never shown any animosity at all, just curiosity, towards the baby since we came home with her from the hospital.
They understood she is a helpless and fragile baby of some kind; they sit close to her but do not pile on her or touch her – thet keep the safe distance and are very careful around her.
Leroy, the king of our family he is, took on a role of Ellie’s main protector. He is always close and is checking on her.
A few visitors we had he gave them a – “I am watching you” look and stayed always between them and the baby. He was more trusting with our friends he knows really well from before and has closer connection with (they were cat sitting for example when we were away).
That is life – a tremendous joy this year after a shattering loss last year. We share our days and feelings with our cats as always.
We hope to give oceans of love and security to our daughter. And she will get to grow among the best cats ever and I hope they will get a lot of joy from having her in their lives, as she will from them.