Friday, April 27, 2012

Posted by Laurel Garver on Friday, April 27, 2012 6 comments
Despite my best intentions, I didn't get quite as much poetry posted as I would have liked this month. I'm crunched between a couple of work deadlines, making progress novel drafting and going through some pet transitions at home.

After we lost our snowshoe kitty Rosie, there was a lot of cleaning to do. She had feline leukemia, which you might not know is caused by a virus. That's right, viral cancer. Scary stuff. So we wanted to disinfect areas before bringing a new kitty into the house.

Our city animal care and control shelter ran a special adoption event last weekend and we thought we'd come home with a new kitty then. Alas, the kitty we liked most was rescued in an eviction, which meant a five day wait to see if the owner would claim the cat. The owner did. Glad for Noelle (to be back with a human who loved her), sad for us.

Last night we went back to see the latest crop of adoptable cuties. My daughter fell for his handsome guy--a unique mix of calico and tabby. She named him Vincent. He is 8 months old and very playful and cuddly.



He is especially fascinated with her Hex Bugs--these battery powered robotic "bugs" that run around in their little habitat. I expect we'll have a fun filled weekend getting him settled in.

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6 comments:

  1. Oh how cute. I hope you have many enjoyble years with Vincent. Great name by the way.

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    1. Thanks. He is settling in well, though our resident senior cat is not so sure about him. My daughter picked the name ahead of time. She seriously went looking for a cat to name Vincent. :-D

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  2. I recognized the hex bug tracks right away. They are kind of cool even if a bit useless.

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    1. Well, now we know they make great cat toys and are useful for training a kitten's hunting instinct. :-D

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  3. How cute. I'm sure you'll all enjoy each other for a long time.

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    1. Thanks. He doesn't like being carried around as much as the kitty who passed away, but he sure is playful!

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