(OK, technically “we” got a kitten, but titling a post “We Got a Kitten” kinda ruins the whole “I Do Things” worldview.)
ANYway, last Saturday, Dave and I went to a local animal shelter and promptly fell in love with 74 cats and kittens. However, our goal was to find just one kitten to adopt so that 5-year-old Gus could have a little sister.
We found her! A medium-hair calico named Mary Jane, born 3-28-2008.
The mean shelter lady told us very casually we should “just take two kittens” instead of one, because Gus, at 5, was considered too old to intereract with a kitten. Now, I can see their point of view, but isn’t it better to take just one kitten than NONE kittens, which is what we probably would’ve walked out with if the manager hadn’t said it was OK?
We immediately changed her name to Prudence and brought her home before the mean shelter lady could stop us. Because she had a cold and is still on amoxycillin, we have to keep her separate from Gus for about 4-5 days. If you have cats, you know how they hate being confronted with a closed door. Now imagine that behind that closed door is a kitten.
Gus is not happy.
And yesterday Prudence realized that there is a world outside the office door. She managed to get out, and she and Gus came face to face for the first time. She hissed; he looked completely mind-boggled. Off to a good start.
We can’t wait for Saturday, when we formally introduce Prudence and Gus and give Prudence the run of the house. Our life as we know it will be over.
Things Prudence Needs to Learn
Not to walk on my keyboard. rrrrrrrrrrrrrr777777777777777 is generally not considered good English.
Get used to those bright flashing lights. All our other cats developed a tolerance for the camera’s flash.
Wash her butt. When we first got Gus, Dave proclaimed his butt to be “as shiny as a brand-new dime.” Prudence, not so much.
Wash her nose. Everything Prudence eats is conveniently plastered on her nose.
In general, just wash. She’s a stinky little girl.
More! Blurry pix of Prudence
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Prudence Drinks Coffee—no, that’s not a giant novelty coffee mug. She really is that small.
Prudence Tries to Eat My Lucky Charms—but I don’t let no one eat my Lucky Charms. (Turn up your speakers to hear the tiniest peeps.)
Prudence Climbs onto My Gargantuan Lap—it’s a strange and mountainous land, but Prudence is fearless.