Wednesday, February 25, 2009

THE "Question"

I know many of you were afraid to ask. The sensitivity of the question leaves beads of sweat on the brow, the immense possibility of being in error. How embarrassed I would be, and believe me I have come so close on so many occasions, to have the words leave my lips only to feel the regret immediately.

It's ok, take a deep breath, I won't be mad. Here, let me hold your hand while you muster the courage. Go ahead, come on, it will be ok.

When are you due?

Well, that is a good question. ::gentle nod of support and pat on the hand:: And completely understandable based upon the sizable mass which moves in front of you. Recently I had been feeling a little queer, I have had an insatiable craving for sardines and tuna. I have also been a little itchy, especially around the ears. I can't quite put my claw on it, I just have not narrowed down the source.

After 2,920 days of incubation, I would like to introduce the newest member of our family.

This charming little bundle of fur came to us quite by surprise last Saturday. Em has been asking for a cat for a long time. The emotional me said YES immediately but the Ole man wanted wait. It made sense for awhile, the little kids were still grabby and needed reminding to "be soft" with animals. What was clear was that the kids loved the dog, and would be equally welcoming of a cat. So while we were on a family excursion, I took the kids into the local pet store to pee and walk around while waiting for the dad to finish his shopping. There was Mia waiting to be adopted. Em was in love, my heart was a flutter trying to figure out how I could adopt all seven of the cats there.

After a brief discussion with the husband the green light was given. I asked if we could meet Mia. Em and I went in the back and Mia came out of the cage, she was a little jittery, but I went to pick her up and she turned, looked me straight in the eyes, then licked my nose. She was in.

Among her extensive list of excellent qualities was the fact she can open cabinets, and likes to play with q-tips. PURRRFECT! Her newly added quality, sleeping in sinks. Which makes Em "litter"aly howl with laughter. She loves that Mia will follow her into the bathroom while she is getting ready for school.

She has spent most of her time sleeping under the beds, exploring the rooms like a ninja that she is. Mia is a good fit for the family, although I think she wishes we were a bit quieter of a family. I think it will take awhile for her to get used to our "noises".

Speaking of ninja kitties, please enjoy the one person's joy of being stalked by an animal less than 1/4 of their size. There is something spooky about that.


  1. Congratulations to you and your family! Mia is beautiful - and the pictures are amazing :) LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  2. You scared me!
    Adorable kitty:) Enjoy!



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