This past Christmas one of the girls I work with needed someone to watch a kitten for her while she went out-of-town. No one else could do it, so I volunteered to babysit him for a few nights.
He was such a cutie with his floofy old man ears but also such a whiney baby! 😛
They ended up naming the little guy Bill 🙂
He almost made me want a floofy, tabby boy of my own! 😛
I think she’s ready for her close-up now…
Oh goodness! It seems I totally forgot to post anything for Furry Friday! To make up for my epic fail I have a few more pictures than usual though and a short synopsis on how the cats did in my car for 40+ hours! 😉
First a couple of Squirt in the car during our very long, cross-country, drive. I ended up doing a combination of keeping the cats in their carriers and letting them out of their carriers on harness and leash. I didn’t have a whole lot of room in my small, 2-door car, so this worked out pretty well for us. When I was driving they were in their carriers, but when my dad was driving and I could supervise them I let them out on harness and leash. During one really long stretch they even used the litterbox in the moving car! Honestly, they both did better then I could’ve hoped for. A little crying and whining, but mostly they just slept and hung out with me when I was playing passenger. You could still tell that Pippi mostly hated the whole ride, but by the third day Squirt was riding in the front seat like a pro, looking fairly comfortable with the situation, and even looking out windows.
Once we got here and got Pippi out of the car she made herself right at home though! Of the two of them she also gets along fairly well with Thomas. Squirt… Well.. Not so much. He hisses and growls at Thomas anytime Thomas gets to close, but he has plenty of spots to get away from Thomas and I never leave them together unsupervised either. He is running away less and less though, so it is a work in progress 😉
Since I have been back in South Florida I have been sleeping on a twin bed… It is usually just Pippi and I in bed as Squirt generally chooses to sleep in his own bed on the floor. I never realized exactly how much room one tiny little eight pound cat can take up though! This bed is not really big enough for both of us, but I suspect I would end up sleeping on the couch before I would ever kick the cute and furry little princess out of the bed!
Pippi just can’t fathom why I would ever call her a bed-hog… It has nothing to do with the fact that she always chooses to lay across the bed this way so that I am squished up against the wall 😛
It must be rough being such a pretty, pretty princess… Requires so much beauty rest and attitude! 😉
Once we get settled in again, I really need to take some new pictures! This one is about a year old… From before we even went to California! Squirt is too cute when he looks deep in thought though 😉
Wait.. What??? We are going to be in a car for how long?!?!
Today begins our long hike… 2,700 miles from the deserts of Southern California to the swamps of Southern Florida. I hope I won’t need it, but wish us luck! 😉
Its is rather chilly out! We hope everyone is staying warm this winter 🙂