Diary of a Cat Lady No. 01

Hello kitty cats! Guess what?!! I am officially on the road to becoming a cat lady. :) We have added a new member to our furry little family. On April 15th, 2015 I was heading to Pinot’s Palette to paint some art for an upcoming class when I got stopped by my coworkers asking me if I had seen the black kitty cat outside. I had seen her and went back out to see her again where she ran straight up to me. I scooped her up in my arms and didn’t want to let go.

Apparently, my landlord had found her in the parking garage under our apartment building a few days before and then the ladies at Pinot’s had started feeding her (she was crazy thin, like you could feel all of her rib cage thin). All the ladies wanted to keep her, but couldn’t, so they asked me if I would take her in. I told them I’d need to talk to T about it, so I walked her over to our apartment, knocked on our door and T meet her for the first time.

I told him what was up with this kitty that I was holding and asked him if we could take care of her. He said yes, and we put her in our cat carrier where I then went to the Humane Society to see what I could do about it. I was told I could either leave her there where they would take care of her, try to find her owners (she had no collar or chip) and after 4 days I could pay to adopt her. OR, I could take her home, put up flyers and/or put description on a lost and found Facebook site. Then after 30 days if no one reached out to me, she was mine. Well, folks, no one contacted me, so it’s safe to say she’s mine!

  1. 4.15.15 | My first time holding her.
  2. 4.15.15 | After a long day of driving around, getting bathed, and playing, she snuggled up in her safe spot.
  3. 4.16.15 | First full day in our bathroom, still running a bit of a fever.
  4. 4.20.15 | Posy watching from above.
  5. 4.20.15 | New kitty checking out the entry way.
  6. 4.21.15 | Chillin’ in the hallway before meeting Posy.
  7. 4.21.15 | The kitties meet without wall between them. Posy did not like it.
  8. 5.04.15 | Every time I leave the bathroom she gives me this face. Aww.
  9. 5.11.15 | We now let kitty out during the day, but bathroom at night.

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Chillin’ on the couch.

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Snugglin’ on the bed.

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May 19th, 2015: I finally got some photos of new kitty with my big girl camera. :)

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Such long whiskers.

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Cats and their boxes.

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Posy is still unsure about this cat in her apartment and stays up on the counters, half wall, and window to keep her distance, but getting better each day.

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Opening the window on this cool afternoon and both cats were right by the window breathing it all in.

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My Posy girl. :)

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You might be wondering what the new kitties name is. Well, after many (many) name ideas over the past month, T and I have decided on……drum roll please…..Leeloo Minai Lekarariba-Laminai-Tchai Ekbat De Sebat, but we’ll call her LeeLoo for short. :)

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She’s a very pretty and sweet kitty. She has long hair/whiskers and big feet. She loves to snuggle in your lap, play fetch (yes, she plays fetch with her favorite mouse), and is curious about everything. We are so happy to have her in our home.

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I can’t wait for the day when these two will be snuggling together. Until then, I’ll take this scene: both at the window…on opposite sides. hehe.

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And sniffing each other.

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Peace + love, Jaclyn