Monday, September 04, 2006


My hubby has recently said to me, "You're going to be one of those crazy cat ladies when you get old, aren't you. When people see you, they'll say, hey, that's the cat lady. She's got like 40 cats living in her house." Now why would the love of my life say something like that? Because it's probably true.

Some people are just not animal people. Some are animal lovers without a favorite species. Some are definite dog people, while others are most definitely cat people. Now, while I consider myself a general animal lover (I made a pet out of an inchworm as a kid), it has become completely obvious that I am a cat person. Not to say that I don't like dogs, I do. Even have one that has me pretty well trained. But it's something about those 4-legged quadrupeds of the feline persuasion that I am just not able to resist.

So I went to the shelter Thursday to look for Sundae, and met a buff-colored tabby that had the sweetest disposition. After reading her description on the side of the cage ("loves to cuddle...will probably want to sleep with you...purrs if you're just in the room with her"), and rubbing her while I waited to see if they knew anything about Sundae, I fell for her. I went home thinking of Sundae, hoping she has a warm bed and that someone is feeding her well, but I also couldn't get that little kitten at the shelter out of my mind. The kids were with me and thought she was pretty sweet, too. So Friday afternoon after getting Liam from school, we drove out to the shelter to see if she was still there. Sure enough, there she was. I give kudos to the shelter for making sure that we were a good fit. The gal who fostered the kitten since she arrived at the shelter at 4 weeks of age asked me a ton of questions and wanted to see the kids with her to make sure that Neely, the name she was given at the shelter, was going to a safe home. After holding her and having her snuggle right into my shoulder, I knew I had to bring her home with me, so we signed the adoption papers.

Liam wanted to be the one to help put her in the carrier and haul her to the car. I was sure we were in for a long ride home with lots of yowling, but the kitty didn't make a peep the whole way. Once we were home, she made herself right at home. The other two cats don't think much of her, but the dog has welcomed her right in.

She very closely resembles my Pound Kitty that I've had since I was a kid

Jonah plays string games with Neely

She is every bit as lovey dovey as the description on her cage mentioned. It's fun to have a playful kitten again, as our two older cats don't play as much these days. She loves plastic bags, snuggling like a baby, and perching on my shoulder, particularly when there's food around. She is completely fascinated by the toilet and pretty much any other water source she's managed to find in the house. If she hears the toilet flushing, she will run in from rooms away to get a peek into the bowl before we close the lid.

How she sleeps like this is beyond me...

We're still holding out hope that Sundae will be found. I'm planning on going door to door over this holiday weekend to see if anyone has seen her.


Sourire11 said...

She's adorable!

Andi said...

Too Cute! Congratulations! Hopefully they all will be together soon!!