Saturday, October 16, 2010

Introducing ...

Yay. We have a new addition to the family~! Last weekend my daughter and her husband came down for Thanksgiving. They came down Friday night and stayed until Sunday. I had to work Sunday so we had our Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday. Anyways, on Saturday my daughter and I went out shopping for material to recover some chair cushions she needs redone. On the way home I 'suggested' that we should stop off at the Humane Society and see what's there. Well ... it's soooo sad what is there. So many cats and dogs and it's just sooo ... sad.

There were many, many adult cats. Apparently one large cat named Sophie has been there 3 years! (I didn't even realize they would keep them that long!). But she is so big she almost fills up the whole cage. That is sooo sad. I wanted to take her out and hold her but to be honest she had a very nasty look on her face and I was afraid to. Most of the older adult cats really looked ... not mean ... but fed up? That must really make it hard for them to be adopted because of their demeanor. I'm sure because they are adults they probably stay there the longest. There were also many baby kittens. Some looked way too young to be away from their mother. And amongst all the cages and cats, the meowing it just breaks your heart. There was one young kitten maybe a 9 or 10 weeks old that was just crazy. He obviously wanted to play but he was jumping up and down and sticking his paws through the cage bars and going kinda nuts. So I didn't want to hold him either ... lol. Then I saw this cat in one of the corner cages that was just sitting there looking at us. I walked over and started talking to him. He rubbed up against the bars and purred. That was it, I opened the cage door and picked him up. He snuggles against me, purred like an engine and started licking my hands. I fell head over heals!!! LOL

I thought he was adorable and asked some questions about him. They said he was dropped off in the parking lot with his 2 female siblings about 3 months ago. Awww... But as the lady said, better to drop them off there then in some back alley. It's still horrible. Well, we went home and I immediately told my husband about him. I was really surprised when he said 'Let's go back and look at him'!!! Oh ... alright, I said ... LOL. We all went back and I had the same reaction the 2nd time I picked him up. (They think he is around 5 1/2 months old). My husband took to him immediately too. And that was it. We adopted him right there on the spot. I really truly was not planning on getting a cat that day but ... everything happens for a reason.

He is this beautiful light tan colour ... with a 'hint' of orange to it and white. We named him Bailey. (He's the colour of Bailey's Irish Cream ... lol) He's so lovable. I took Carol's information she had sent me about intoducing a new cat into the home and used 'most' of it. I segregated Bailey into one room of the house complete with everything he would need. But when we first arrived home with him in the cat carrier, I did let Nemo sniff him through the door. We spent alot of time in the room with Bailey when we could and he just purred and was obviously very happy. Nemo knew there was a cat in that room and tried peeking in everytime we opened the door. The 2nd day when I went into the room I left the door open. I sat on the rug and put Bailey in my lap. He just stayed there and purred. Nemo came in, looked at us and then started sniffing everything in the room (including the litter box ... lol). Bailey made it easy, he did the perfect thing of just watching Nemo and not trying to get off my lap or anything. After Nemo was done I shut the door again. The 3rd day, same thing, I let Nemo in. This time I put Bailey down on the rug to see the reaction. Nemo came over, they sniffed nose to nose and that was it. They have been great together ever since. YIPPPEEE!!!
Thanks again Carol!

We took Bailey to the vet for a checkup yesterday. Bailey has ear mites which are quite common at the humane society or anywhere there is alot of stray cats. He also has a little cold. So he had a vacine (his 3rd, two were given at the Humane Society) and a treatment for the ear mites and is now on medication for the cough. But other then that he is eating like a piggy and is active and alot of fun. The vet confirmed he is apoximately 5 1/2 months old and since we do not know an exact birthdate we picked one ...

And so ... here's Bailey ...



It's so exciting how quickly Nemo and him became friends. It's always a worry when you bring a new animal into the home. He truly is a little 'Purr-ball'. He purrs sooo loud. And he is quite the snuggler too. He's a little too young to get neutered but probably within the next month. Are you still with me? Wheh .. that was a longg post .. lol.

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Sooooooooo ... some new items went into LLL Creations Dollar Mart today. First off ...

Simply Rectangle Frames - 6 large beautiful chrome frames for only $1.50 - get them HERE.



You can see the size of one of these frames on a 12x12 inch layout above in the layout of Bailey.

And of course you can't get a new cat without making some new word art ...
one of which is also in that layout.

Feline Word Art #5 - 4 adorable feline word art for only $1 - get them HERE.



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And your freebie for today is this Butterfly Cluster Frame ...

Download Butterfly Cluster Frame
SORRY LINK HAS EXPIRED



And this frame gives me a great opportunity to show off more pics of Bailey ... lol

Of course it's just to show you how large this frame is on a 12x12 inch paper!



Notice the bottom picture of Bailey and Nemo relaxing side by side ... awww ...

Hope you are having a great weekend. Comments as usual are always appreciated.

8 comments:

klkdak0202 said...

Hi: Bailey is adorable. I hope you have many years of happiness with him and Nemo! I love the butterfly frame but cannot the password to work. I did put in bailey several times. I even tried to capitalize bailey to no avail. I would love to be able to download it if possible but do not know what to do. Anyway, thank you for giving it!!!

Carol/oreosmeow said...

Oh, Lil, I'm sooo glad Nemo and Bailey are getting along so well! And, to be honest...I short-cutted those cat introductions a bit myself when I brought Magic home.I actually did much the same as you - I should scrap the pic of Pumpkin standing by the door to the bathroom, looking in at Magic. I swear she's saying, "But, but, but Mom, I thought after Oreo left, I was going to be your one and only!" LOL!Anyway, I'm so happy this is working out, and that Bailey chose you to be his family. (I do believe that, that they choose us, not the other way around) Best of luck to your family and your two purr-buckets!

MouserMo said...

Thank you for your freebies. Link on your post was added to PickleMouse freebie list

MoosieD said...

Beuatiful butterfly cluster frame. Thank you so much for sharing!

Boo Bear's Place said...

Thanks for the freebie! That cat is adorable. Just got my daughter a cat about a month ago, its more of an orange color not sure what kind it is. I may take some inspiration from you if you don't mind?

fanori said...

Thanks, very nice frame!

Julie said...

Thank you so much for the freebie. It is beautiful and I appreciate all your hard work. :)

Arlene said...

Awwwwwwwww... Lil, your new kitty (my new handsome feline nephew) Bailey looks like a sweetheart. I love his colouring. I can't wait to meet him in 'purr'son. It's fabulous that Nemo and Bailey become best buds so quickly. I hope your little guy is feeling better and his cough (and ear mites) have gone away. I bet you're thrilled to be a 2-cat family once again :-)