Last Thursday, I covered for the morning cleaner at Petsmart. I remembered to take the camera with me, and got a few pictures to share with y’all.
This is Adam. He came out of his cage, climbed into the tower/condo, and sat there looking very pleased with himself. Adam is six years old. He was adopted back in 2011, but returned just a few months later when his guardian passed away. He is a total sweetheart.
This is Trick. Trick is five years old. He was actually Terry’s adopted brother, and they were both returned in November due to their guardian moving. Trick is a sweet little lovebug.
She’s a sassy, playful little thing – unfortunately, at some point in her past someone taught her that hands are playthings, so if you reach in and try to pet her, she’ll grab and bunny-kick your hand. But if you reach in and pick her up, she’s fine.
Old lady Tadpole. She’s 11 years old! She was adopted in 2003 when she was a kitten, but returned 5 years later because she didn’t get along with the family’s dog. She was adopted out again in 2010, but they returned her after a year because they thought she wasn’t happy. She does have a very serious looking face, but she purrs and loves to be petted, so she might not look happy, but she seems to think she is!
Lizzy is adapting well. For the first couple of days, she spent all her time curled up and sleeping. She only hissed at me the first day – after that, when I’d reach out to pet her, she’d cringe a little, but allow it. She’s already purring when we pet her.
Saturday, I was sitting in the room petting and talking and playing with the kittens, and to my amazement, Molly climbed into my lap and let me pet her. That’s the first time that’s happened, and I was busy being thrilled by that, when I looked over to see that Lizzy had come down out of the cat tree and was batting at a toy. AND THEN Molly got out of my lap, walked around behind me for a little while. Then she got back INTO my lap and let me pet her some more. And she purred the entire time!
I was very very pleased. I was even more pleased that night, when I looked into the room via the camera, and saw that Lizzy was playing very close to where Jethro and TC were wrestling. I would like it a lot if she’d make friends with the other kittens. She needs another kitten to snuggle with! (Well, maybe she doesn’t need it, but I want it for her!)
The other day, Fred was making a ham sandwich for dinner. Alice always knows the instant a package of ham has been opened, and she gets so vocal about it that every other cat within earshot comes running, too.
2013: No entry.
2012: No entry.
2011: She prefers to stay fabulous.
2010: Buster, to be exact.
2009: Those Wonka girls have some LUNGS on them.
2008: Something has disturbed the Delmar.
2007: Miss Stinky Stakes Her Claim.
2006: Want to meet the new babies? You know you do!
2005: No entry.