My People

My People
My matched set of grandchildren - Oliver and Cosette

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

it's a boy!

We have a new baby… a tiny little fur baby… an –as yet unnamed- sweet little kitten who still needs to – according to Austin – “grow into his eyes” – they’re huge. He’s a real cuddler… loves to be held… loves to cuddle Stubby the 3legged Wondercat… he cried this morning because I was busy getting ready for work and couldn’t hold him. Consequently… I peeled an orange with one hand so that I could hold Little Bit. Little Bit – or “Bit Bit” is what I’m calling him. Austin has given him some Japanese name based on one of his anime characters. Jamie wants to name him Pawly (that’s how they decided to spell it, which I thought was rather creative) and Sarabeth wants to name him Leigh (after her mama). We decided to let the girls name him so I’ll consult with them this evening about an official name.

Stubby is adjusting beautifully. Since Stubbs is a “nurse cat”… meaning that he has a sixth sense about people who are sick or sad and watches over them (usually me)… he makes a great nanny. I woke up this morning to Stubby bathing the baby and the baby was purring like a motor. I’m not sure how old the kitten is…. A little over six weeks…. And he’s weaned but not real sure what to do with kibble. This morning he climbed into the bowl to eat (which made for some precious pictures) He’s using the scratch box like a champ.

Right on cue I’ve become the crazy cat lady… taking a couple dozen pictures of the kitties. They both slept with me last night… Little Bit slept on my chest… right up under my chin… for most of the night… but then I woke up in the middle of the night to find him curled up with Stubby. I think it’s going to be good for Stubby to have a friend. I didn’t sleep well last night because I was worried about how they would get along. They were doing laps around my bedroom at 1am. Stubby hissed once… and I scolded him. I made sure to pet Stubby more than usual so he wouldn’t feel unloved. I even put the laptop away to be able to hold them both at the same time. Two is enough, though. I won’t be one of those cat-hoarding people you see on the news whose homes turn into litter boxes. Two very manageable sweet, loving, cuddlebugs.


Kelly Dawn said...

we have had lots of cats....they are nice - prefer my puppies