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Fri, Sep. 21st, 2007 11:19 pm
Of shoes and ships and ceiling wax, of cabbages and kings

So we got a new cat! I don't know if I mentioned this but the original owner of Leela took her back a while ago. We gave Leela a home, food and water and toys. She didn't like us though and never let us near her. She always harassed the other cats and just wasn't happy. We got contacted by her original owner and found out that he moved into a house with his wife, so he asked if he could take Leela back. When he walked in the house and called for her..I never saw that cat so happy, she was purring and rubbing against his leg. I'm happy for her, she has her human back and she's happy again. I'm sad that she kept getting moved around but he's taking her back for good and she loves him, so she'll be alright. Spencer and Mystery are happy about that because they aren't getting harassed! This was..I think June.

Spencer hasn't really been the same since Zoe died and I thought long and hard about adopting a friend for him. My mother knows a "breeder" and took me to see the kittens. I humored her but..no. She's a "breeder" of munchkins. Thing is, to me she's a BYB. She took a stray male cat in and adopted him. That's wonderful, lovely..but then she used him to breed to her munchkin queen. Um, what? Why would you breed a stray cat of questionable history and health to your purebred? She doesn't believe in fixing animals. Orthodox Jews usually don't fix their animals, drives me crazy. My father was Orthodox but his view was "if God put us on this planet to look after the animals, then we should make sure unwanted babies are not brought in the world. We need to neuter and spay." I don't know if I believe in a god and I sure don't believe that we were put here to watch over the animals (doing a shitty job if we were) but I loved my dad's look on it. If that makes him believe in fixing animals then I'm all for it...I miss me dad :(
Anyway. So she bred this stay male to her munchkin female. The kittens were all black, black kittens. I have absolutely nothing against black cats, I actually have a soft spot for them. Thing is, these are black kittens that a "breeder" brought into the world. If I wanted a black cat again I'd go to a shelter because black cats\kittens are so hard to get adopted. So sad, black cats are gorgeous! The kittens were sweeties but I was adamant that I wouldn't adopt a cat from her. They were 6 1\2 weeks old and she was willing to give it to us at that point because "it's eating solids"...They were squirmy too and she said "oh, I don't hold them that much until they're 8 weeks old." *headdesk*
I loved the little ones but I didn't take one. Too young and I refuse to support what she's doing.

However, I really wanted to adopt a young cat for Spencer, Heidi, and myself. I went to PetFinder to browse the various rescue kitties. I saw a lovely gray tabby kitten that I had my eye on. So Sunday, my mother and myself went to a pet store (only sell pet products, no live animals) to go to the adoption event. That little one was adopted but I looked around. I saw this 4 month old boy that I just fell in love with. He's a semi-longhair, mostly white but with a charcoal tail, charcoal splotches, and charcoal markings on his head. He's such a love, cuddled with mom and myself and rolled in our arms to get his belly rubbed. We picked him. I filled out the questionnaire and set up a time for the lady to drop him off, oh this is with Have-A-Heart Foundation.
She came by Tuesday to drop him off. His home right now is the den until he's completely settled...which looks like it'll be fairly quickly! Wednesday night I watched The X-Files while bonding with him, he demands petting! He's so affectionate!
Yesterday my mother and I watched more X-Files (lol) and we both bonded. We introduced him to Spencer, he is not amused ;p
Spencer's alright actually. He's a loud mouth, he meowed and growled at him but never once did he lash out. He actually stopped bitching unless the kitten followed him..which he tends to do. I think it'll be all right after awhile. Mystery was louder in her complaints but she didn't lash out either. She just wants him to leave her alone I bet! Today we introduced him to Heidi...that was amazing! I thought that would take a while even though he's been around dogs. Heidi was lying down and the kitten was under the chair, he eventually came out from under the chair and walked over to Heidi. Then they touched noses......It was sooo sweet. After that Heidi wanted to play..she did the "play with me!" dance that dogs do. The kitten wasn't amused by that and dashed to the corner, Heidi went to him all calm and they touched noses again. So cute! So Heidi isn't a problem at all! When I move out I'll be taking Spencer and him with me, cat only apartments of course! xD

His name is Neville!!! He came with the name John but I just had to change it, he isn't a John :P

Cow cat!

He looks really young here.

He's really small actually, shortish legs and a short tail.

Mid meow :P

I love him already.

It's storming! Thunder and pouring rain and 15-20 mph winds! It should last the weekend, I love it! :D

PS-I need a new cat icon, one of those cats in this icon is dead (my poor Zoe) and one went back to their original owner.

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Sat, Sep. 22nd, 2007 06:37 am (UTC)

Awe! So cute! I love the name, haha, he looks like a Neville. I would have named him Moo Moo Cow...or Moo Moo Cat (a la Moo Moo Cow the rat I had...that I continually named other rats after, hahaha) but I'm a sad little person like that, lol. Congrats!!!! I love his long whiskers!

Sat, Sep. 22nd, 2007 01:25 pm (UTC)

Congrats on the new kitty, Sara! I'm proud of you for sticking to your conviction and not allowing your mom to buy from the breeder despite the temptations. People use all sorts of stupid excuses to breed. My favorite is 'oh they'll die out if we don't breed them!' *headdesk* Ohhh the stupidity. There's always going to be someone, somewhere breeding their dog/cat.

I was really upset (and actually still am) at my friend for not caring that her friend was breeding her dog. She was so blase about it... and this is someone who wanted to be a vet!! She needs to learn the issues!! Ah well, at least there are intelligent people like you who know the facts. :)

worst-case-scenario girl
Sat, Sep. 22nd, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC)

Ya know? He looks like a Neville. Congratulations. Many happy years of purrs to you & kitty.

Officer Kelli
Mon, Sep. 24th, 2007 10:05 am (UTC)

Aw you're new cat is cute...his name suits him...:)
Sad about giving the cat back but at least it seems to be happier with them...
BLEH BYB...sadly Dan's parents did that, with their Springer Spaniel but thank god only once...they seriously don't get WHY I have an issue with it...you breed to BETTER the breed, not make money...if there are no papers, who's to say what they are exactly? I give Dan shit all the time for NOT getting papers from Krysta's breeder to PROVE she is not inbred or a mutt...because if she IS a mutt we overpaid...:P
His excuse? "The lady was white trash of course she doesn't have papers" and I said, "THAT PROVES MY POINT SHE IS NOT A LEGIT BREEDER YOU ARE A MORON" then he gets all butt hurt that I ALWAYS am mean to Krysta and him...um whatever.
He needs to open his eyes...
ANYWHO sorry, off topic. Thank you for not supporting that woman and her horrid practices...adopting woo!!!
What do you mean "cat only apartment"? A lot of apartments accept dogs...we had both Kairi and Krysta in an apartment...we just made sure to exercise them more than usual and we took them to the beach twice a week...:)k

Agent 27
Mon, Sep. 24th, 2007 06:09 pm (UTC)

I said 'cat only'? I mean an apartment that allows cats, bad choice of wording :P

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Officer Kelli
Tue, Sep. 25th, 2007 12:22 am (UTC)

AH ok, hehehehehe

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