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She Belongs to Him by ibjennyjenny She Belongs to Him by ibjennyjenny
When I was pregnant with Haley, so many people told me that I would really need to keep a close eye on Mikey once she was born due to how close Mikey I were. As many of you already know, Mikey rescued me under very special circumstances, the loss of my newborn son, two years prior to having Haley. Due to the unique relationship, people thought Mikey would be jealous of Haley. I wasn’t worried.

My whole pregnancy, Mikey would sleep next to my belly every night and he was just fascinated by any movement she would make from in there, it was really cute.
When we brought Haley home from the hospital, she was
4 ½ pounds, itty bitty, but healthy. Mikey was so curious about her as soon as I walked through the door so I put her on a blanket on the floor and let him check her out. As soon as he got one whiff of that sweet baby smell he began to purr. He sniffed her from head to toe and then he curled up next to her for a nap.

As much as I trust Mikey, I tried to really play things safe and when she went down for naps and went to bed at night I would make sure her bedroom door was shut, we had a video monitor so it was all good. Well…a couple of times the door got left open and when I would look closer on the monitor I would see Mikey in her crib, he was being good but wanted to be next to her. I was assuming it was her body heat that he wanted. So I would go in there get him out of her crib and shut her door. I think it must have been the third time or so that the door got left open and this time I was downstairs and noticed it open, I knew Mikey would be in there. I looked in saw that Haley was sound asleep but I didn’t see Mikey in her crib and was a bit surprised by that.
Another quick glance around Haley’s Room and there he was…sound asleep under her crib. He never jumped in her crib again, he would always nap under it during their nap time. I never shut her door again.

When Haley goes to bed at night Mikey always goes with her, he stays in there until she goes to sleep and he still doesn’t sleep on her bed with her, only if she isn’t in the bed and then it’s fair game. LOL You can always find him at bedtime sleeping next to Haley’s bed. Once she is asleep…you can find him next to me, in my bed, our bed.

You know, Mikey and I went through so much before Haley arrived…Mikey didn’t understand all that made my heart hurt back then, he was a baby and his job was just to fix it and he did. When Haley came into the world two years later, it was pure Joy and Mikey thought so too because he knew what sorrow looked like .…he saw it on my face and how it felt next to him at night for a very long time. This Joy thing was different and he knew Haley brought that into our home…he loves Haley, she helped him save Mom.

Models are Mikey and Haley
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moonfairy1999 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That's such a sweet story. It made me cry.
But only because I know how very sweet kitties can be, and you have a good one in Mikey.
I went through something a little similar 6 years ago when my mom died.
My cat, Bobbi, lay right next to me all the time, and if I cried, which I did a lot those days and nights following her death, Bobbi would rub on my face, and purr really loudly, so I would stop crying.
To this day, she gets so upset if I cry. She works overtime cheering me up.
So, though the two situations are slightly different, I can see we both got lucky in the cat department.
Congratulations on your beautiful daughter, Haley, she is just lovely.
The photo of her and Mikey shows clearly all the love, respect, and adoration that is shared between the two of them.
It's just so beautiful.
Nakuru-Nebelung Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
That's absolutely sweet!
Kitten-Bubblepuff Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is probably one of the cutest things I have ever seen!
Meddart Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Writer
Inspiring. Mikey and Haley are so adorable together, they are perfect for each other!
mim304 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012   Photographer
These two sweethearts have been featured in my latest journal. Stop by and have a look, sometime, if you'd like. [link] :heart:
mim304 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012   Photographer
What a special story. Thanks for sharing it with us. You have two very special "people" in this image! :love: :heart:
Choccy2010 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Lil Haley looks so innocent n beautiful next to an adorable lil cutie cat whom will no doubt watch over Haley too as she becomes older :D

i am very fond of mikey's photos that i recently saw on my fiance's :iconkargroth:'s " the mikey files " :D

hope to see many more of your beautiful pics Jen :D
ibjennyjenny Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for such kind words...I really appreciate it.
Choccy2010 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
yvw :D
ChrystasRose Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Mikey is so sweet and he sounds very intelligent. Amazing cat!
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