Sunday, July 3, 2005

Cautious dreams...

Thursday evening, we came home from C's school volleyball meeting and she went out in the backyard for a little while.

She came running back in a few minutes later, ALL excited about the stray cat she found in my grandma's backyard (next door).

"That's nice," I said, and went back to reading my book.

But then twilight came and she still hadn't come inside.  I went out to retrieve her and found her sitting on the ground by the fence that separates our backyard from my grandparents.  She'd been playing with the cat for all that time.

"I can't leave her, Mommy.  She's lonely...and look how skinny she is, she's obviously hungry.  Can't we just feed her something?"

I've heard variations of this from her over the years.  I never had a pet growing up...and C's never had one.  I wouldn't even know where to start.  But standing there in the backyard at twilight, I made that life-changing decision...

"C, stay here...I'm going to the store to buy some catfood!"

Obviously, the years and years of begging has worn me down, as well as the ELEVEN stuffed kitties that now occupy our home, and not to mention the endless pictures of adorable kitties I see from colleagues at work and my friends online, most especially my dear friend Julie, who I know is rolling on the floor laughing now!

Our new cat's name is Josephine...we've decided that she's a girl even though we're really not sure yet.  We're taking her to the vet this week.  If she turns out to be a boy, her name is... Joseph!  LOL!

I'm going to look at my new cat now.  She's really C's cat, but I'm sharing in the excitement, as this is my first pet also...it's lovely and scary and entertaining and, oh yeah, PRICEY!

11 comments:

  1. lmao...this must be the week for kittens...lmao....we got one too which you know if you have been reading me this week....Her name is Charity...

    Kelly

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  2. Ohhhhhhh! Your hooked now! <LOL> Once you have furbabies, you can't do without them. Yep, they are expensive and time consuming... but the unconditional love they give back sure make up for it!! Enjoy your new kitty... and Pictures... we need pictures <g>
    http://journals.aol.com/astaryth/AdventuresofanEclecticMind

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  3. Welcome to the world of being owned by a fur bearing animal.  We've got one two of those.  Life would be dull without them.  Pennie

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  4. Awww!!!  I am so happy for you and C!!!!  Finally she got her kitty...and you too.  :)  I am so excited for you!!  And yes...you had me laughing for sure!!  LOL.  
    But ya know...they say one cat can get lonely...you should always have two.  ;)  
    (I knew you would love that last sentance!!!)  LOL

    I wanna see pictures!!!

    Glad you finally wore down...you are gonna have a heart full of love from that little kitty.  :)

    *hugs*

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  5. LOL uh oh... I met two sweet little strays 16 years ago and took them home. One passed away a few months ago, but the other is still going strong. My little furry baby. He doesn't know he is an old man. He still acts like a kitten at times. :-)

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  6. Congratulations on your new family member :)

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  7. Oh I am glad you gave in.  That was great.   john

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  8. Bridget did the same thing to me when she was about 12.  We had Wild Thing for years and then had to let him be adopted by a farm.  I hope he is a happy barn cat still.  we loved that animal.

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  9. hestiahomeschoolJuly 10, 2005 at 8:05 PM

    Oh, you won't be sorry!!!  I've never been without animals in my life, but my husband never had pets.  Animals give unconditional love.  They are a great way to help children learn compassion (which it seems your little one has already).  I am so happy for her!!
    love, Kas

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  10. Hi Sweetie,

    Awwwe!  That is so cute that you guys adopted a little kitty.  You will be happy and Josephine will bring the both of you a lot of joy.

    Hugs,
    Anita

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  11. awwww congrats on the kitty! I know you'll just love her (or him,lol) Yep, the food and vet bills and toys and such can get pricey. It's all worth it though!
    (((HUGS)))
    Angel

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