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The Boys

April 1st, 2007

With a family full of girls (the dogs, the chickens, maybe the finches - Sid and Bette), it was time to add some boys to the mix. A year ago we had to say good-bye to our beloved cat Sonoma. We got Sonoma at the Hawaiian Human Society, and knew she was just right for us when she climbed on to DH’s lap and made herself at home there. Sonoma was well traveled… Hawai’i to California (a 5 week pit stop) and then on to Oregon. Not quite as well traveled as Mimi… but a lot for a cat. Anyhoo… Sonoma’s time had come and we wern’t ready to have a new cat - until now. DS and I were at our local farm store getting dog food and chicken feed, and there at the check-out was the “store cat” that we ooohd and aaaahd over. Long story short, DS and I headed on over to our local animal shelter as soon as we left the farm store.

The Clastop County Animal Shelter has a nice little cat room where you can take the cats out of the cages and give them a “test drive”. It was a Friday, and we had an hour before closing time. We used that hour in what felt like minutes. The grey/black kitty we called “York” (not his shelter name, but what we called him). We narrowed it down to two cats and agreed to “sleep on it” and come back tomorrow. But you know… we had already begun The Process since we named them already.

And this is Mochi. Mochi (not his shelter name), was the other half of Team MochiYork that we couldn’t decide on. So now it’s Saturday and DS and I are back in the cat room. Test driving all the cats, and AGAIN we narrow it down to Mochi and York. We also test drive them around some of the dogs at the shelter to see how they do… and they passed that test with flying colors! So after two hours of being at the shelter (and getting to know the nice staff as well and other potential pet parents thinking we worked there)… home we go with York and Mochi. Both are about 10 months old and still have kitten like attitudes.

And now to meet The Girls - Liberty and Madison. Such excitement and happy chaos. Madison is obsessed with her new friend Mr. Mochi. It took a few days, but the two are becoming fast friends and follow each other around, both vying for our attention. Liberty (who is older) is only slightly amused and only cares about our continued attention towards her.

Everyone at Casa de Zombie was a buzz with the new family members. Everyone but DH. The T-man was out of town for two weeks on business, and ooops… I forgot to tell him. So in comes T-man at 0-dark-30 after a red-eye from Tampa, slips into bed for a nap… and here comes a furry visitor to check him out. Talk about a surprise when you’re sleeping! If it had been me, I’d have been screaming from fright. I guess the T-man is used to all the surprises that await him every time he walks through the door. York spends most of his time hiding under the staircase in my laundry room… but he’s slowly coming out more and more, especially at night when he thinks it’s playtime and my feet are toys.

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8 Responses

  1. The fabulous Wende allegedly said:

    When we brought Snickers home from the shelter, she refused to come out of IZ’s office for three days. Two weeks later, you couldn’t keep her off you!

    Welcome to the neighborhood York and Mochi! :D

  2. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    Hi York and Mochi.

  3. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    Oh, I can’t wait to pet those little furry dudes. They are beautiful. And I’m glad all their sisters like them…I was giggling picturing T with a ball of fluff coming up to his face as he’s asleep! I’m glad he didn’t pee the bed!

  4. The fabulous Jessica allegedly said:

    What great news! It’s so wonderful when you adopt a pet from a shelter. I could really go on and on about it, but I’ll spare you. That working at an animal hospital thing really does go to my head some days. Congrats on the newest members to the family! Oh….how did the furry kitties do with meeting Mimi? She seems like a bad influence, if you know what I mean … ;-)

  5. The fabulous raesha allegedly said:

    Such cute kitties!!! I love the names you chose for them.

  6. The fabulous lindiepindie allegedly said:

    I don’t know how you do it! We’ve been bunny sitting this last week and it’s almost been like having another child! Okay, half a child. I hear cats are easier. Looks like the adjustment is going well!

  7. The fabulous Angelina allegedly said:

    I wish my dog wouldn’t chase our cat (and now my mom’s two cats). It’s total chaos between them all. My mom will be living with us for several months so I just hope my dog miraculously allows us to train her to be very calm around the kitties.

    Your new cats are super cute.

  8. The fabulous Kim allegedly said:

    Love the animal house blog! :)


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