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Here comes trouble!

Posted on 2007.01.04 at 10:39
Current Mood: awake
Current Music: Year of the Cat - Al Stewart
We’re getting a new cat on Saturday! After some months of observation and consideration, CC and I have concluded that Bun-Butt would be happier with some feline companionship. We took a trip yesterday to PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving) and we picked out the creature you see pictured here. That photo actually came from the PAWS web site, since I am still without a camera. He is a medium-sized tabby who is overall a short-hair, though his tail is a most impressive plume.

I have visited PAWS on many occasions during walks through the Lincoln Park neighborhood. If you’re a cat lover, it is not to be missed. Most of the cats are not in cages, so you are in a room with as many as 30 cats all about you; some lounging, some eating, some playing, some pooping, and some at various levels of the muti-tiered kitty condos found there. The number in attendance yesterday wasn’t quite that high, but there were still plenty to choose from. A cat lover such as myself approaches sensory overload in such an environment!

Because Bun-Butt has seemed rather touchy about other cats in the past, we’re taking this new one on a 2-week trial basis. By the way, this fellow’s name at PAWS is Tigger, but if he’s going to stay, I think that will have to change; it’s just a bit too mundane and common for my taste. I’ll keep you posted!


meryddian at 2007-01-04 16:51 (UTC) (Link)
Now that's a gorgeous cat. :)
charlesofcamden at 2007-01-04 19:21 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, and such a charmer! When I first met him, he was on an upper shelf of the kitty condo near eye level. When I looked at him and said hello, he rolled over on his side and totally schmoozed me! More than that, he seems to be at the right balance of playful and active without being hyper. This is particularly exciting for me because, even though I've had various cats over the years, this is the first time the choice of cats has been solely up to me, so I already have a lot invested in this!
jenniferblaufra at 2007-01-04 19:38 (UTC) (Link)
How sweet. He certainly does look like a charmer. :D I love cats. I will have to stop into PAWS sometime.
charlesofcamden at 2007-01-04 20:23 (UTC) (Link)
Important FYI: PAWS, which is on North Clark half a block south of Fullerton, has very limited hours - 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. I tried to go there recently in the mid-afternoon and could do nothing but wave at those few cats who deigned to glance at me through the window.
(Anonymous) at 2007-01-04 21:54 (UTC) (Link)
aww, he looks just like Kiri, the cat I used to have!! Sweet...
dummylady at 2007-01-05 13:52 (UTC) (Link)

Happy Cat!

Congratulations on your new family member! We have 5 and love them all! I can't imagine life without them. I'm sure this little lover will bring you much joy. He looks like a lover!

P.S. Got your message....thanks

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