Thursday, May 20, 2010

Nearing an overabundance of catitude

So, I mentioned we have a kitten and I thought I should give a few more details on why we got her. Because we needed another cat... Ahh, not so much. An elderly lady in our church has a cat who had kittens, and she had two she couldn't find homes for, so we ended up taking one of them.

So we now have three girl cats (girl cats are very catty, btw) and just this week our oldest one (Petunia) is finally getting along with the kitten. The other cat, Gracie, is perpetually cranky now. And by perpetually cranky I mean growling and spitting at me if I even get near her, and if I do get within reach, attempting to take an arm or leg off. She is not adjusting well, to put it lightly. I'm guessing she'll eventually get over it though; I certainly hope so anyway!

This is Paisley:

She's finally letting me sleep at night, and she really is a sweet little cat. She also squeaks. Loudly. Since she's so small she doesn't have much of a voice, but man, is she whiny! You pick her up and she says "Meeeeeeep!" "Meep" and "meh" are about all she says. (And yes, I swear she's saying "meh". "I don't want to be held....mehh...!")

I was pretty ambivalent about getting another cat, but she is hilarious to have around. If nothing else I get a kick out of technically, I suppose, annoying her...except, it's really amusing her because she's so little. :) For instance, she'll watch the cursor on the computer screen until her neck must surely be hurting:

What I didn't get a video of was her sitting on my bed, wobbling back and forth, until she quite literally tipped over and fell asleep. That was pretty funny. :D

And right now I'm holding her with my left arm because she's sound asleep (as will be my arm fairly soon!) and I'm too kind to wake her up by putting her down somewhere. I should, I suppose, after she's woken me up so many times. :D

See? this was a few minutes ago.


Lizzie said...

Ahhh, she's so cute!!

Abigail said...

Awwwwwwwww........... :)

Rebecca said...

That video is worth annoying a kitten for :P But, anyway, isn't confusing cats supposed to be good for them?

Argh. That is one of those sentences that sounds wrong (grammatically) however you put it.

Natalie said...

Yeah, that's one of those sentences I wouldn't know how to properly punctuate. Perhaps.... "But isn't confusing cats supposed to be good for them anyway?" And that's when I realize that I talk strangely...when I try to write out what I would say.

But yeah, 9 out of 10 vets say it is good for cats. Incidentally, 9 out of 10 vets have no idea of that statistic because I just made it up. ;)

Jon said...

That's funny how the cat is so interested in the moving cursor-animals can be hilarious!


(BTW, I see you have a Mac-good for you! :-D

Kristen said...

Oh my! Paisley is soooo cute!! Too funny how she's chasing the mouse. :D Has she tried pouncing at it yet?

Our cat Molly was very upset when we brought Tigger home. She went on a hunger-strike and was plain mad! Now she tolerates him. And he just loves her. :-) I think they really are good friends, even if it's a bit "deep down inside" on Molly's part!

Natalie said...

Yep, I have a Mac. :D

No, she hasn't tried pouncing at it yet, thank goodness...somehow I don't think that would be very good for the screen. :P She's contented herself with sitting on and walking all over the keyboard.

Well maybe Gracie will get over it eventually then!