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A New Family Member

this last Friday I went to PetCo to get Totos nails done. I always go look and talk tot eh cats while I am waiting for her to get done. This day was different. There was a cat who ‘called’ to me. She followed me everywhere, she meowed at me like I understood her, she just all around wanted me. I felt a connection to her like I did with Sam. Sam is a cat I spent 3 days at the local animal shelter with before I took him home 17 years ago. Anyhow. I decided screw the rules and adopted her. I planned on adopting another cat so Gretchen would have time to get used to her as I am sure Toto won’t make it another winter. I had no intentions of getting one now but I couldn’t resist. its like my life in complete – I have 2 cats.

Her name is Elizabeth. She doesn’t like Gretchen or Toto. Her papers says she was a friendly stray most of her life. That means a stray that wasn’t completely feral. She loves being petted & held if she allows it. Otherwise she gives you a look – that if looks could kill you would be dead & buried. She hates her picture being taken – it’s like she know when you are going to take one. She has earned her nick name well – Miss Hissy Pants. She’s already had kittens and she eats far too much just to throw it up later. It will take time and a lot of love. Once she realizes we are keeping her & there will be food at certain times of the day – a bowl full even – she will settle. Then we can work on more socializing. She is a project but one I won’t give up. At least she is litter trained.

As soon as she lets me take a decent picture of her I will add her to the My Girls Page. But for now here is a picture from this morning I posted on Instagram. She wasn’t a fan.

If looks could kill Elizabeth would kill us all.

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A note about the feeding/food availability: Gretchen is a glutton. Once she herself realized we where keeping her & there was food all the time all she would do is eat. I had to put Toto on a schedule so Gretchen decided she needed a schedule too along with her all the time available food. She gained far too much weight too fast. If Gretchen wasn’t a glutton I would have cat food out for them both all the time. However I might as well start Elizabeth on the same schedule. So far Elizabeth already feels heavier and her hips & ribs aren’t so pronounced.