Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What's in a name?

As promised, another update on some of our former fosters. This is a little belated -- we received the following the first week of November, then all the mid-month craziness happened -- but I think you'll still enjoy the news.

Here's what Laura, mom to Spaghetti and Meatball, had to say:

I wanted to share a little story and some photos of Spaghetti and Meatball this Halloween.

Imagine my extremely pleased surprise when I saw that Target had a Spaghetti and Meatballs costume for pets! I knew I had to have it, even though Adam [the girls' dad] was NOT supportive -- of this costume, in particular, or costumes on pets, in general. I am stubborn so went on without husband approval. I hope you understand. :)

While Meatball was far more forgiving than Spaghetti, neither of them really liked it so I got about 4 minutes use out of the costume. I couldn't even put the hat (yarn spaghetti! pompom meatballs!) NEAR Spaghetti without her leaping away.



My favorite Meatball photo is the one where she looks the most annoyed.

Thanks, Laura, for the update! Even if the girls didn't entertain the idea of getting into character, so to speak, they certainly entertained us ...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Well, you look familiar ...

Guess who's adoption anniversary was last week?

Say hello to Jada, our very first foster.

Here's what her dad Trevor has to say about Jada's first year in her permanent home with big brother Bluto, who appears to be her long-lost twin:

Hey guys! We love J so much! It took her a while for her true personality to show, but it's showing! I think it took her quite some time to adjust to Bluto, but they are getting along just fine.

She has a couple of favorite toys, is very motivated by treats, and her favorite activity is to lay on my chest in bed, and have her hands on my throat. The first couple times were kinda uneasy, but I have gotten used to it. I think she is stealing my body heat when she does that. She has her days when she doesn't want to get along with anyone, and other days when she is everywhere all at once.

She is very curious, and pretty defensive of her room and bed. She has a bed, and a nice red velvet blanket to sleep on, and sometimes Bluto wants in on the sleeping too.

Thanks to Trevor for the update and Brittney (Jada's mom) for the pictures. Happy first anniversary to the whole family! We're so glad to hear everyone's doing well.

We have another update from another of our adoptive kitty families that I'll post soon. Stay tuned!

Monday, November 15, 2010

You're going about this all wrong

Poor Meow Meow. Just when she'd finished getting over her bug, Mom had to go have surgery. (Turns out the health snafu from September was an impacted kidney stone that needed to be taken out.) Which means Meow Meow's been doing a lot of this since Wednesday:

Dieter has a firm rule about not letting Meow Meow into our bedroom (too many non-kitty-proof items), but we didn't want her to be lonely while I was stuck in bed. So he put up the kitty gate (which, to our amazement, she's never tried to leap) so she could see me.

She paced and cried and scolded and otherwise let us know that this was NOT how recovery is meant to be handled. As far as she was concerned, she wanted in so she could take matters into her own paws and tongue (I'm guessing she thought a good cuddle and a bath would set everything right?).

I'm finally moving around the house a little more today, to Meow Meow's relief. She was so glad to have me back that when I knelt down to give her some head scritches, she stretched up on her hind legs with an enormous purr and rubbed her jaw against my cheek. Such lovely greetings!

I missed her too.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Resting up

Meow Meow would like you to know how seriously she takes this napping business. A full 18 hours each day and no fewer, thank you very much.

Actually, Meow Meow's been getting over an infection. The bug itself cleared up right away, but the antibiotics weren't the kindest to her GI tract, so we kept her in a quiet room for a while with daily visits. She seems to be back to her usual very affectionate self (even more so, since she's been missing out on all the activity elsewhere in the house). Hopefully we've seen the last of the tummy troubles!
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