Gets along well with the permanent residents?
Check. In fact, I’d say he has a bit of a crush on Stefan.
Good nap time companion?
Check. (When he feels like it.)
Check, check, and check. (I mean, he’s no Dennis, but that’s a standard of beauty your average kitten can’t hope to achieve. Though – he IS still a kitten (about 9 months old), so maybe he’ll surprise us before all is said and done.)
So we’ve decided to adopt Dustin. I will be totally honest here and tell y’all that I really did not WANT to keep him. I didn’t want to add another cat to the permanent resident register, but…
He gets along so well with the permanent residents, especially Stefan and Dennis and Jake (and Fred swears he caught Dustin and Alice playing together the other morning.)
He’s such a sweet, skittish boy.
I couldn’t stand the thought of sending him off to Petsmart to spend weeks – or worse, months – hiding in his litter box, scared.
We’ve been bouncing back and forth between keeping him pretty much ever since we got him. Fred was willing to do whatever I wanted, and when I got the email from Susan yesterday asking when I was thinking Dustin and Willa could go to Petsmart, we talked about it, I was rock-solid certain that Dustin would be going to Petsmart, and Fred was all “Okay.” … And then I started thinking about Dustin at Petsmart, shaking and hiding in his litter box and I couldn’t stand it, so I emailed her back and told her we would be adopting him.
So here we are at 10 permanent residents again. SIGH. (I should add that I REALLY DID NOT want to keep Dennis, but felt we had no choice – and now I adore that little muffin beyond all reason. I expect in a year I’ll be yammering on about how wonderful Dustin is.)
He sure is pretty, isn’t he?
(As far as his name – it won’t be Dustin, and he doesn’t really seem like a Willis to either of us. We’ve been saying he’s the Gilligan to Stefan’s Skipper, but he doesn’t seem like a Gilligan to us, either. We’ll eventually find his name, but for now I’ll refer to him as Dustin. I’ll let you know what we decide on. Suggestions welcome!)
2015: No entry.
2014: There was a little tortie who lived in a shoe…
2013: Paulie Walnuts, all “I know you’re in there!”
2012: I had to stop talking to Stripey, I was afraid he’d roll right off the top of the bookcase.
2011: If that’s not a look o’ love, I don’t know what is!
2010: Don’t cry for him, Argentina – he’ll muddle through somehow.
2009: Snuggly Cookies.
2008: No entry.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.