Friday, August 28, 2009

Meet Fig

I have been begging Nick for a cat for a very long time. With ever single mouse infestation I have been trying to use that as leverage to bring home a little feline from the pound. WELL, I finally got my way. First off, to be fair Nick is allergic to cats which is a good reason not to have one. And I do have a cat, Milo, who is currently living at my parents, doesn't really like kids, and is kind of a scaredy cat who is very happy with his life. We definitely NEEDED a kitten. And so my Uncle Eric and Aunt Shirley ended up with 4 stray cats... (that incidentally became 5 stray cats) and among them was Figero. He was very skittish of people. Especially little people. He adopted me right away though. He always responds when I call him and purrs and rubs all over me. I read that wrapping a feral cat in a towel twice a day for 20 minutes, petting, and talking softly helps them build trust. He is not nearly that wild, but I thought I would give it a go since he is so skittish. I have only been doing this for 2 days, and along with helpings of canned cat food, he seems to be warming up quite nicely.

I had a tabby very similar to this one named "Tigger" growing up who was insanely tame that we would dress up in doll clothes and push around in a toy stroller. So I call this "Tigger Training". I don't know if Fig will ever let us dress him in frilly little dresses... but he has a very sweet temperament and doesn't attack Anastasia when she carries him by the neck. They both need a little work I guess. But let me tell you, life seems all the more complete with a cat. A cat really makes things a little more cozy and homey--even if he does live on the porch.


5 comments:

Annie said...

JEALOUSY!!! I mean, I do already have my wonderful Theodore, but we've been talking the talk of a new kitten since before Anja was born. Fig is so cute!! We so want to come out and visit you guys and your cozy little home.

p.s. I sent you a text message a few days ago, but you might not have known it was me...

Bridget said...

Missed you and Isabel yesterday! How was your burger? LOL!

Clare said...

Hey Annie- kittens are AWESOME. you should get one. :) and you do need to come visit. I will put bird feeders up so Nick and Martin can shoot the squirrels out of the feeders. ;) I got your text... and forgot to text back. I have been sick the past few days. blah.

Bridget... I was so sad I missed you guys on Saturday. I was so miserable though. I wanted a burger in the worst way and it was sooooooo yummy. Thanks!

Bridget said...

I understand. Glad you enjoyed your burger - glad we could ship one out to you via the Nick Train! I have some cute pics of Anastasia and Paddy Boy together - I'll facebook them at some point!

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