Here's the newest members of
the Dandylion Family,
latest pics from 9/12. We're fully grown!
newer pictures from 9 &10/11
Please note the substance in the plate is cat nip!
Below are kitten pics from fall
On August 7th (2010) they had a pet shelter adoption festival in my
city called Woofstock. Since Sylvester has been gone almost 11 months, I decided
to go look.
It's really hard to pick new lifetime friends from cages outdoors with loud
music blaring & lots of Dogs, but the #1 criteria ended up being which one(s)
seemed secure & content with me holding them. I was leaning towards only
one, but my vet had told me if i got a kitten, I really needed two.
I first picked the black & white one's brother, but he quickly got sick of
me. Then I definitely picked Georgy (the first name I gave him was Andreas meant
as a pun on the name Terrorist (Andreas Baeder), but it just felt too weird
& he became George/Georgy (curious George). He is a 2 month old shelter boy
who had never been out of the shelter before. He's an absolute love, though not
very smart. Also really rowdy; our house has been much happier since we got his
claws trimmed, because he didn't understand he was hurting both me & his
I can't believe his step sister was an after thought, because I now know she's
such a love. I really didn't want any of George's litter mates, & the
shelter who's booth I was at suggested I look at other litters. Dolly (3 month
old female) had been briefly fostered due to minor (now resolved) health issues,
& that family had mentioned that she had to have a playmate to be happy, so
when she didn't struggle when I held her she became cat #2.
Ironically at first they didn't get along, Dolly was growling pretty constantly
for 2 days, but it turned out the entire issue was his sharp claws & they
are now madly in love with each other; in fact 3 month old Dolly acts like an
adult most of the time when they're not playing & seems to have become
little George's Mother.
They're both very fond of me (& it's mutual), but if i had to pick I'd say
the boy is slightly more attached to me, but only slightly. I'm, as sure as can
be that we're a family for good. Now I just need to learn how to actually sleep
with 2 ROWDY kittens in the bedroom playing all night!
As the last pic shows, Dolly's favorite cat toy is my hair. George just thinks
the entire world is one big cat toy! They're both also quite fond of pc
And finally, in case you wonder why I never seem to get any
work done anymore.........