The short answer is literally all of the time, but Chuck and Barry both have such unique, adorable quirks that leave me happier than a clam. Here’s some of the things Chuck and Barry have done to make me smile:
1. The first time they snuggled with me
It took awhile for Chuck and Barry to come around to me, and I didn’t want to pressure them. A day after I brought them home, they finally came over for cuddles, and I couldn’t have been happier!
2. Their first vet visit
Look how good they’re being in their cage! Not picture is the incessant crying on the drive over, but that was more adorable than annoying if anything.
3. The first time Chuck laid on my chest
I had no idea the amount of love I was in store for, but I couldn’t have been happier than when he insisted on laying on my chest.
4. When Chuckie stood up
Look at him!! That belly! Those awkward hands! And a sleeping Barry! Too cute, I couldn’t help but smile.
5. When Barry got stuck in the couch because he was playing too hard
He’s so silly!
6. Snuggling with Chuck and Barry
Chuck and Barry love to snuggle up in bed with me, and it makes me disgustingly happy every single time.
7. Spooning with Barry
Even better, whenever I’m laying on my side, Barry comes and nuzzles himself right against my stomach, so that we are essentially spooning. What cat does this?! I’m not smiling in this picture, but I am very, very happy.
My little bumble bee and hot dog couldn’t have looked any cuter on Halloween! I debated about whether or not to buy them Halloween costumes, and I’m so happy I did! Although I only left the costumes on for a few minutes because they both hated them.
9. When Chuckie grabs my hand
Sometimes I am administering belly rubs, Chuckie likes to take a hold of my hand and hold on to it. Why? I don’t know. But it makes me smile every time.
10. Whenever they sit in bizarre ways
I get that they’re trying to show off their fluffy tummies, but what in the world is Chuck’s pose?! And can Barry possibly be comfortable sitting like that?
11. When Chuck chewed the pen
This picture of Chuck is literally my Facebook cover photo.
12. Box play time!!!
Chuck and Barry, like all cats, LOVE boxes, and they look so darn cute when they’re sitting in them!
13. The time they disappeared, and I found them snuggling like this on a chair
They’re too close as brothers, but it’s adorable.
14. When I found Chuck gently resting his paw on Barry’s shoulder
Again, very close brothers, but so cute. I smile and smile.
15. When they groom each other
Thankfully, they are so close that they keep each other from being dirty or smelly. So cute.
16. Whenever Chuck and Barry look for birds out the window
I can’t help but smile every time I find Chuck or Barry looking out the window. The smile grows wider when they start chirping because they spotted some!
17. When Chuck sat in the dog’s cage
All the dog wants is to get out of that cage, but Chuck just wants to lay in it! When I first saw this, I laughed and asked him if he wanted to be locked up in there. Unlike other cats, Chuck and Barry are totally cool with cages, including their own cat carrier. If I leave it out, they even play with it!
18. Every time they sleep and look so cute!
How do those two cute little faces not make you break out into a smile?!
19. When Chuckie got in the bag!!!
One of my FAVORITE Chuck moments and one of the cutest things I ever saw, I was smiling for hours on the night that Chuck climbed into this green Toys R Us bag.
20. Barry’s tongue
Barry always has his tongue hanging out when he’s sleeping, and it always makes me smile
21. Barry during his injury
Don’t get me wrong, when Barry had the build-up of fluid in his knee, I was an emotional wreck. However, I managed to smile as he continued to shower me with affection even through the pain, and the smile on my face got wider every day as I realized he was getting better!
22. When Barry stared at the wall
Shortly after recovering from his injury, Barry spent three nights in a row sitting on my pillow and staring at the wall in the dark. Was there a ghostie? A mousie in the wall? Was it the buprenorphine wearing off? Not sure. But it was hilarious and I couldn’t sleep because I was so amused.
23. Tucked-in kitties!
24. Whenever Chuck plops down and strikes a pose
Chuck is a natural-born model. He knows just how cute he is, and he wants to make sure that everybody knows it, so he’s always striking a pose somewhere!
25. The time their bodies formed the shape of a heart
Isn’t this just such a beautiful sight?!
26. Loaf cat!!
Barry is such a good little loaf cat.
27. When they get super excited because I’m about to feed them!
Not pictures: the bowl of wet food that Chuck is desperately trying to get his greedy little paws on!
28. When Barry climbed into the laundry basket
What are you doing, you silly kitty?!
29. The one time I walked into my room and found them both waiting for me like this:
Really, just sitting there, heads cocked, looking at me…waiting to get petted and photographed!
30. When Barry was playing under the doormat
I think he thinks he’s hiding. He really thinks nobody can see him. Sure, Barry.
31. Chuckie waking me up every morning
A squeaky meow, Chuck’s face in my face, that’s how I’m often woken up early in the morning. It doesn’t even bother me. I smile.
32. When Chuck and Barry wait for me when I’m outside
I love when they sit at the door and wait for me to come back in (except for when I have to shoo them away so they don’t run outside).
33. Everytime Barry lays on me
Barry is the ultimate snuggler. Whether I’m sitting on the couch or laying in bed, he has to make sure he’s as close to me as possible (and I’m not complaining). Sometimes he even lays on my back when I’m sleeping at night. And it makes me super happy to have my companion around.
34. When Chuck watches over us
Since he’s a little shyer, Chuck doesn’t like to join big groups of people in the living room and dining room, so he’ll keep watch over us from the staircase. I always break out in a smile when I look over and see his little face peeking at us!
35. Our Valentine’s Day dinner together!
They’re eating a little bit of sashimi, and a lot of wet food!
36. All day, every day
My two little babies have me smiling all day every day!
Comment and let me know what your kitty cats do that keeps you smiling!!