Thursday, June 19, 2008
Be Careful What You Wish For : )
I never told my daughter to bring back a kitten. They went to the farm to pick up one for her friend. Well, there were two. One was a tabby with a cute little "m" on his forehead. He was cuddly and affectionate. Now he is ours!
My husband grumbled for only a few minutes, then held him. :) We are a 4 cat household again.
I have been calling him Toeshee. He has really cute toes, some are like Daisy's raisin toes. :) My daughter says that Toshie is a Girl's name in Japan. I think she's right, but it just fits him so well and I am spelling it differently.
Oh, isn't Michico's sister named Toshie? Well it is a very cute name and I don't think the kitten will mind, he just likes the baby-talk.
Cody is tolerating him, Billie is ignoring him and Cricket, of course, is furious. We have been trying to give everyone equal amounts of attention. I never want any of my babies to have hurt feelings so it's a delicate balance right now. At night he sleeps in the upstairs bathroom. He's just so tiny! He is 10 weeks old. I thought if I ever adopted another kitty I would get a girl. Toeshee is so sweet and cuddly though. He follows me around and mews when he sees me. He cuddles with me any chance he can when he's not playing, or when I'm not with another kitty or busy. He likes my husband a lot too, which I think really worked in his favor. Cats are not dumb, they know who they have to win over.
So, right now I am kitten proofing the house and trying to keep everyone happy. He is really healthy too. No fungus, good apetite and uses a litterbox perfectly. I can't believe he is a farm kitty, raised outside.
I admit to feeling a little guilty, like I'm betraying Tookie. I know that's not really the case. She is happy at the Bridge and knows how much I love her and that we will be together again. I think it's because Toeshee is number 4 relacing Tookie as fourth in the house. But, he's really not replacing her, especially in my heart. Maybe Toeshee should be thought of as kitty number 5.
I will be popping in to visit all of you my friends. Whenever I'm not tending to kittens and jealous big kitties or cleaning or cooking... ok, I'm making myself tired. :) Wish us luck adjusting, especially my Naughty Noodle.