Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Waiting for Gretchen

So a long-time friend calls me the other day and says there’s a beautiful little stray kitten/cat that just showed up at her apartment building a couple of weeks ago. She has been hanging around trying to get in my friend’s apartment, and my friend has been feeding this little cat, but trying not to get too attached, because both she and her brother, who shares the apartment with her, have a cat each already, and they really can’t take in another one. They’ve been asking around and putting up flyers with a picture, trying to find out if this little one belongs to anyone around their neighborhood, but no response.

So, bottom line is: my friend offered to pay for spaying and shots if we would adopt the cat. We have plenty of room, and our 3 spend a lot of their time outside anyway, so we said ok. This new little one is solid gray, and we’ve decided to call her Gretchen. She’ll be “going on a visit” to the vet tomorrow, and will stay there to recuperate until Saturday, when she’ll come out here to join our family.

I’ve been trying to prepare everyone (i.e., the canine and feline members of the family). Yeah, I told them this afternoon that they will be having a new little sister move in on Saturday.

Here are their comments:

Trixie: A new playmate!! um, how long till Saturday?

Annie: Oh, great.

Ray: A new chick? Awesome.

Bailey: I'm sorry, did you say something?

Henry: When are we gonna eat? Is it dinner time? I think it's dinner time. Hey, is that a milk bone under there?


Melanie said...

Awwwwww... congrats on your new cat! I hope her recovery goes well...

I LOVE what you've done with the 'place'!! It looks excellent!

One day, one day, one day... i'll get to mine! good grief!

Karen Mathison Schmidt said...

Thanks, Melanie!

When it came to spiffing up my blog heading, I was actually already halfway there. I had created this title for my eBay auctions, so I finally thought, hey, why not add it to my blog?

So I just added a few recent paintings to it and, voilå!

Gretchen's mother said...

Nice blog! Sorry about Hillary Gretchen. But she is happy with her original owners! I LOVE your paintings!