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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Introducing...... Fancy!

Hello dear kitties and friends.  Mommeh here again.  It just hasn't worked out between Attie and Audrey.  I've got a mother's heartbreak of course, but decided to try and move on and fix it.  So I thought to myself, "what's the solution?"  And then it hit me.  Obviously..... OBVIOUSLY...  get another cat.  Hahaha, okay, okay, so call me completely crazy.  It was a crazy move.  But in truth I was hoping the kitten would be friends with Audrey.  I thought maybe she just needed a rough-and-tumble energetic playmate who wasn't afraid of her and could keep up.  Because Attie is a scaredy, she runs for the hills at the first sign of roughhousing, which lately seems to cause Audrey to treat her as prey instead of playmate.  Of course I was wrong.  Audrey attacked the kitten and cornered her and we had to go in for the rescue.  And so, Miss Cake lives in the bedroom alone now, and loving it I might add.  She just suddenly made the decision that she wants to be an only cat.  It's kind of inexplicable.  But don't despair too much, friends, she is extremely happy in the bedroom.  She has everything she needs in there, we made sure, and we have plans to cut through our bedroom closet into the spare room next door, move her litter and stuff in there, and then she will have a lovely large kitty suite!  We had considered bringing her down to live with my sister in North Carolina, but every time I talk about it I start to cry.  It just won't work, I can't give her up.  She is still an angel to mommeh, she just doesn't feel like being around other kitties.  She is still wonderfully verbal and playful and sweet and I cannot let her go.  So we will make her a little kitty hotel.  :)

Now on to introducing you to Fancy!  (aka FancyFace/Miss FancyPants).  This little one is 14wks old, found starving and begging outside a 7-11 for food.  Named Carla by the rescue league, I met her accidentally the weekend before last, cut some mats from her poor fur during a chat with the rescue ladies, and unknowingly fell in love.  The whole rest of the week I couldn't stop thinking about her, and then the next weekend (just this weekend past) I ended up with her.  And she is just great.  She has a lovely curious and happy little personality.  She has ankle socks on her front feet and knee socks on her back feet.  I love how each half of hear little head is completely different.  She has big ears and paws, and huge whiskies.  She cannot meow, no one really knows why.  They said she might have been born that way, or she might have been kicked in the throat while begging for food, but in any case she can't make a sound.  She and Attie are starting to get along quite well, and I can tell they will soon be good friends.  (Even if we had given Audrey to my sister, we actually would have had to get another kitty anyway - because of Attie's severe anxiety she cannot be alone, she gets very upset and destructive.)  My only issues with Fancy are these:  1) Her long fur.  She is shaved down now, due to the terrible mats she had, but she will get extremely poofy and floofy and I've never had to take care of the grooming for a long haired cat before.  2) Her food obsession.  I'm sure it comes from her previously starving on the street but she will attack for your food, we have to put her away when we eat - hopefully that will abate with time and lots of good food.  3) Her butter fetish!  Unfortunately she shares Attie's butter craze.  She dove into a bowl of melted butter a few days ago and the grease factor on that long fluffy fur is gross.

Well without further ado, here's Fancy!