Meet My Boys: Sawyer & Milo

A few years ago, well, precisely 3, I had what I can only ever explain as, a need. I have always been so happy with my pets, and I adore every single one of them. But 4 years ago I felt like I was ready for a bigger responsibility. I had a need for a kitten. Like all kids, I approached my parents, gave an outstanding speech about how lucky they are to have me as a child, and therefore the most fitting reward would be a kitten.

I was told no.

But being as tenacious as I am, I gradually began my plot to both prove myself, and annoy my parents. So began the year of non-stop-kitten talk.

Eventually my father gave in and told my mum to ‘just let her have a kitten already.’ And so the search began. By search, I mean one day of browsing the classifieds and Internet. Heck, I’d been waiting a year already, I wasn’t planning on waiting any longer. My mum even told me of a friend of hers, who had a newly pregnant cat, and I could have pick of the litter. But I would not wait long enough for her to give birth. Instead, I found a handsome black and white kitten, and I begged to go and pick him up immediately, but was told I’d have to wait until the next day. I couldn’t sleep a wink.

The next day FINALLY rolled around, my father told us he’d see us with our 2 kittens later on. I argued back, insisting I only wanted 1. 3 cats was more than enough for me, 4 was just silly. We went on the journey to pick him up. Sawyer Scott. He’d been called that since before I knew I was getting him. We got there, I fell in love. My mums friend texted me, jokingly telling me I could only get a kitten if I named him Milo. So naturally, I told my mum we needed to get another one, because Sawyer was already firmly named.

We left with 2.

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Sawyer Scott Bygrave | 2 | Black and white

Ragamuffin. Prince. Sawyer is the embodiment of a handsome, cheeky, loveable boy. He IS his uncle Tyler. Everything Uncle Ty does, so does Soy. And what Soy doesn’t copy, he watches intently and demands to be a part of any activity.

Hobbies Include: Fly Hunting, Being persuasive, emulating uncle Tyler, sitting on laptops, rolling in soot, counting with his tail, picking fights he is not big enough for, being gorgeous and chasing Ginger.


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Milo Taloola Bygrave | 2 | Golden as the sun

Lion-in-the-making. Refuses to wear a collar because he knows he is destined to be a wild one. Milo is much more a relaxed bystander. Observing everything. Silent until absolutely necessary. Trusting of a select few. You’re the most honoured in the room if he chooses to seat himself on your lap. I also like to describe My to people who don’t know him, as someone who likes to go everywhere either ass, or claws first.

Hobbies Include: Judging people while they sneeze, biting his nails (specifically on my bed, despite rule #3, no clipping nails on my bed), sleeping on pillows (despite rule number #2, no sleeping on pillows), obsessing over anything horse-scented and sighing.

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Those are my 2 boys! You can follow them on Instagram if you’d like to see more of them and my 2 girls! I hope you guys enjoyed this post, let me know if you’d like to meet more of my ohana. From the Puppy posse, to the Chinchilla clique, you want it, we’ve got it.

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