Welp, it’s official. We might’ve taken our mutual crazy-cat-lady status to a whole new level. We’re thinking about buying leashes.
For our cats.
If you want to stop being friends with us because of this, we might understand. Or we might just explain…
William Wallace and Mr. Carson are no ordinary cats. Aside from being two of the world’s cutest cats (something we concluded in a very biased two-person poll) they also have a lot of personality. William, for example, loves people and greets them like a dog. He LOVES visitors, especially repairmen with tools of any kind. Every time a plumber is here, William hangs out under the sink watching his every move and (in his mind) trying to be helpful. He also greets our friends nose-to-nose when they sit on our couch, and has even made friends with the dog that walks outside our window every day. Her owner brings her by every afternoon because she and William can’t get enough of each other! It’s really cute, like Lady and the Tramp: Mixed Species Edition. When he isn’t helping Jordan style his hair, he loves to spend his days behind Jordan’s laptop and has been trained to scratch his cat post on command. On command, you guys!
Mr. Carson is a little shy, but he has a deep need for Amy-snuggles. He can often be found in her lap when she’s working, on her stomach while she’s sleeping, and he’s even found a way to sneak in snuggles while she’s putting on makeup in the morning, by curling up in her lap while she’s sitting criss-cross on the bathroom counter! He has a very cute, sweet, cartoon-like meow (we wish we could say the same for William!) and he spends most of his day sleeping in what we’ve dubbed “newborn poses.” Meaning, if we were newborn photographers, we’d steal all of Mr. Carson’s poses and make millions of dollars from the cuteness.
One day, we accidentally left the door to our patio unlocked and slightly cracked open, and while we were working, William Wallace and Mr. Carson quietly snuck onto the patio without making a peep. This is a big deal because we live in a Scottsdale condo in the desert suburbs, which means our cats are indoor-only cats because a) they’d probably get lost and b) there are BIG things that would eat them, like coyotes, hawks, etc. So, the patio was, like Jasmine and Aladdin, a whole new world to them. We have no idea how long they were out there, but when we finally noticed the patio door creaked open, we ran out to the patio, only to find them both lounging in the sun. More like basking. They were condo-cats living the good life.
Ever since that day, every time we head toward our front door, whether for a wedding or just a trip to the mailbox, sweet Mr. Carson transforms into a sneaky kitty ninja. At the first jingle of our keys or the first step into a shoe, he bolts toward the front door, and slips out the crack as soon as we touch the handle, only to stop just inches outside the door frame and immediately roll onto his back to bask in the sunlight. He rolls around like a dog. Or a beached whale. He is so content in those moments and before we know it, William has joined him, too. Mr. Carson loves this little routine so much that now he anticipates us leaving any time we walk close to the door and he starts to meow his cute little meow to talk us into letting him out. They just truly love it outside. We can’t let them out unsupervised, which has led us to the only conclusion we can come up with.
Leashes. For our cats.
We’ve been spoiled beyond belief by our amazing brides, workshop attendees and coaching clients, and have received so many sweet, personal, thoughtful gifts over the past few months from our favorite candles to awesome date night kits, from Starbucks bucks to statement necklaces, from gifts to encourage our serious ice cream habit and everything in between! Even authentic Chicago pizza shipped all the way from Chicago! We are so humbled by all this love, and we just had to share this one with you today since it goes so perfectly with this post! A hand-painted, personalized rendering of our two little fur balls from one of our thoughtful workshop attendees, framed and ready to be hung in our home! How adorable is this?!
We’ll keep you posted on William Wallace and Mr. Carson’s transformation from regular cats to full-fledged cat-dogs on Instagram, so make sure to follow up there if you don’t already at @amy_demos and @jordan_demos. In the meantime, if you have any tips for walking cats, or you know, just evidence that people actually do this, please let us know! Happy Thursday, friends!