Ok, so it has been a WHILE since I blogged when I realize that we have had a cat for three weeks, and my bloggy buddies are just now getting all the deets! So, here it goes. I have a patient whose grandparents own a car dealership.
I told her one day that I really liked her car, and she suggested that we swap for the weekend. She brought her Yukon to me on a Friday, and I could have sworn I heard something that evening when I got the ride home. But, on Saturday morning, when I went to get in the vehicle, I KNEW I heard a cat "mew". I went inside and told Todd, a) I've NOT been drinking. And b) there is definitely a cat in that car somewhere. So, Todd went outside, and we both started hunting. Todd was under the car, and I popped the hood.
Yep.. THAT hood!!
I found that poor baby in the wall of the vehicle above the fender well of the front right tire. It took us a while to get the poor baby outta there. But when we did, we realized she was already a great little thing who didn't even seem to be afraid of us at all. She'd been riding above the fender for two days. She had a little bit of an injured paw pad, but otherwise looked great. I called my patient's mama, daughter of the owner of the car, and told her about what we'd found. She said, "Oh, my mom will be glad to know that. Her cat just had three kittens."
I'd solved the mystery! I told them I'd return the kitten on Monday morning when they came in for therapy.
Around 4:00pm or so that afternoon, I get a text that says, "Mom still has all three of her kittens. That one is not hers." WHUT!?
So, like that... we had a kitten. We are not fans of taking animals to the pound. After all, we are rescuers... of animals. kids. whatever!
So, by Sunday morning, we were at PetSmart, and had $200 worth of kitten goodies. This was a NEW WORLD to me!
We've always been dog people.
So, imagine my surprise when we put the litter box together, and within 10 seconds, little missy had squatted and teeteed in her litter box. We were floored! Cats just KNOW that this is where they are supposed to pee. It's wild! No potty training?! Ok, she can stay!
And this baby kitty seems to think that I am its mama! She licks me from the tip of my face to the chin!
and she really loves to pile up inside my shirt and cuddle against my boobies. What's up with that?! Maybe I'll call her Todd!
(Don't worry, my kids can't read yet! Almost. But not quite.)
The girls LOVE this cat. Especially, you know who. Gabbi is bound to be a vet some day! That girl L.O.V.E.S some animals!
And Twilight Sparkles (Gabbi named her!), definitely seems to like it here with us.
I know these are NOT the most flattering photos of me, but since we've known each other now for about 10 years, by now, you know I have my good days and bad days. and this was a BAD day.
She has got to be the most snuggly cat there has ever been. Who am I kidding? I've never had a cat, so how would I know?!
But I know one thing. Twilight Sparkles is super duper sweet. And she already prefers sleeping with us every night... now we have four humans, a cat and a dog. Lizzie seems to thing she is just fine. She doesnt' mess with her at all.
In fact, TS was way more "ugly" to Lizzie, hissing right at her, than vice versa.
But, the look of happiness on my baby's face when Twilight Sparkles is around is priceless.
oh, and in the case you start hearing me call her something different, Ellie has already named her "LouLou". Not sure why. She writes, "Ellie Sue. Gabbi Lou. Melanie Sue. Todd Groves (ha). Lizzie Girl. and LouLou Girl. Pretty funny now that she can write! I get to find all kinds of funny notes around the house. Alrighty then... welcome Twilight Sparkles LouLou Groves!!