July 28, 2003

A Kitty For Me!

Yay! I got a kitty! Nuala came with me in my quest for a perfect kitty and we found him through a humane society called Concerned Animal Lovers Association. The lady we got him from is a bit scary...kind a little overenthusiastic and opinionated with no regard for decorum or human feelings if it crosses her opinion on how kitties are to be raised. But my kitty is SO CUTE.
I named him Tito (yes, after the Socialist leader of Yugoslavia...I'm a dork, we know this.) and he's just 12 weeks old. He's white with 2 gray spots on one side, gray head, and a bushy little gray tail...and perfect little white paws. ooohh paaws....
And he adjusted really quickly, already responds when called, knows how to use the litterbox, eats well and has decided he's Lord of the Manor--but is definately not above a butt scratch. He loves being cuddled and is really friendly. He's only shy at first with strangers, but soon becomes best friends with them.
Sorry I don't have pictures yet, I need to recharge my camera battery and then figure out how I'm going to get them online (cuz I don't have internet on my PC at home and I have a mac at work) short of downloading my camera program at work...which is probably not a good idea. But as soon as I do, I'll be sure to get them up! kee hee! I'm so excited!

Posted by at July 28, 2003 08:50 AM

kawaiiiiiiiii! put up pictures soon!

Posted by: michele on July 28, 2003 12:11 PM

hee hee!! you should see him play...he can amuse himself for hours with a plastic bag. he's fascinated with his reflection and he's already claimed the top of my couch as his perch.

Posted by: jade on July 28, 2003 12:16 PM

And the lady basically told me my cat was going to die because I let him outside. MY 15 YEAR OLD CAT.

But Tito is cute so it's all worth me being paranoid for a second that she might be right. Ribbon is of course just fine.

Posted by: nuala on July 28, 2003 05:22 PM

that was so mean of her! of course Ribbon is fine! he's handled himself this long hasn't he? and it's not like coyotes run rampant in old town goleta...keeping him stuffed indoors at his age will just make him miserable. so ignore the old lady.
by the way, tito has taken to licking me and biting, then licking and biting and pawing a bit. i think he might be trying to nurse? is there any way to get him to at least stop the biting thing? (especially since his favorite time to do it incessantly is around 4 am?)

Posted by: jade on July 29, 2003 08:30 AM

I feel an instant connection to Tito. I too am fascinated with my reflection, amuse myself for hours with plastic bags (lately by putting heaps of trash into them while I move), and have been known to perch atop a couch (it's true! quiet people, you don't know me). I do not, however, bite. Just ask that dude I went on a date with that one time. Biting = not good first date conversation!

Posted by: erica on July 29, 2003 09:32 AM

Well, we found this great place by accident. But we just got a cat from the Humane Society here in Oregon and named him Tito after the Yugoslav leader also. This cat is fat, red, quiet and watches everything--just like his namesake. The Yugoslav Tito is a hero of mine, if I have heroes at all anymore. The dog you frequently see him with in photos was named Tigar and was quite heroic. Anyway, I don't know if people reach this great site or not very much, but I'm interested in anyone else who has a cat named Tito named after our Yugoslav comrade.--Sretan nova godina! (Happy New Year!)--Bob at mlstep@teleport.com or rjrossi@navicom.com

Posted by: bob & margaret on January 1, 2004 01:17 PM