Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Now, I have to put her back in her carrier and take her to the vet for her first checkup.
** Autumn's appt went well. My vet thought she was one of the sweetest, gentlest kitties he's ever met! Looks like my Bath and Body Works email was right! :)
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I'm so in love with Autumn. To understand my admiration, you must understand that I have wanted a cat all of my life and I have never had one. My mom is very allergic. The closest I have come is taking care of multiple stray cats throughout my lifetime, starting with Thomas (who my brother and his friends referred to as Cone, which always upset me) then Caramel, and all of my apartment kitties including Caleb. Now, don't feel too sorry for me. I have owned: 1 goldfish, 2 hamsters, 2 bunnies, 1 bird, 10 guinea pigs, 2 rats and the greatest dog in the whole wide world. Hmmm. . .I will have to dig up some old pictures and do a whole post on our dog, Tyrone, that I had from the time I was 4 years old until I was 18. I want Autumn to be that animal for Olivia. . .one that she remembers growing up with. Autumn is growing more comfortable in her new home every day. I'm sure it frustrates her that everything in our house seems to play music when bumped into. And, she doesn't apppreciate Olivia barreling through the house with her shopping cart. Pretty soon, I'm sure Autumn will be riding in that shopping cart. And, even Ryan is enjoying Autumn (pretty much because she leaves him alone) but, I'll take that as a positive. Oh, how I love my kitty.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Did you hear that I have a kitty?
Monday, September 28, 2009
Perfect Autumn, Perfect For Everyone, It's Finally Here.
That was sort of an answer to my prayers, as silly as it sounds. I told my husband about it and he said, "So, you decided on the cat because Bath and Body Works told you to?" I listen for answers to prayers in the weirdest places. About 8 1/2 years ago, I knew Ryan was the one for me after praying about it and finding out days later that we both had a fake tooth. . .in the exact same spot. To me, that was the confirmation that we were meant to be. Of course, as I know. . . prayers are rarely answered that clearly.
So, I picked Autumn up today and brought her home. She was so very scared. I brought her down to the basement, showed her the litter box and food and left her alone for awhile to get comfortable. She was terrified of Olivia, but who wouldn't be if a little person was running after you, squealing, "Kiki! Kiki!" Olivia is just so excited about her kitty. Sadly, we haven't seen much of Autumn as she's been hiding out in the basement all day. At one point, I couldn't find her anywhere and discovered that she had climbed into the hallway closet and was snuggled up with some old towels and blankets.
So, here she is. . .our little Autumn. I finally spent some time with her tonight after Olivia went to bed and I think I officially became her human. She snuggled up next to me and purred and purred and licked me and wanted her tummy rubbed. I held her and thought about Logan and cried. We comforted each other as I'm sure she fretted about where she is and I fretted about where I've been. I think she will be an amazing cat for our family, we just have to keep our allergies under control. I wanted something "good" to happen in September and although nothing can take away the pain of losing Logan. . .it's always nice to have a new reason to smile.