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Knitting Kitty February 21, 2005

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The better part of yesterday was spent at the North Shore Animal League looking for a kitten.  When life is chaotic, I am a firm believer in adding a bit more.  We have been talking about a pet for some time and have come away emptyhanded a couple of times but not yesterday.  Meet our new cat.


We had planned to get a kitten but got talked into a cat.  The kittens were a bit squirmy.  This guy was quite docile.  And when I asked Owen what he thought of him, he said, "Scooby".  And when asked, "Do you want him?"  Owen said, "yea".  How could we not?  The adoption process took much longer than we expected.  I’d say at least 1.5 hours with the phone references.

He is really quite sweet and calm.  But he also has an upper respiratory infection, plaque, dry skin and is a "picky eater".  Three different meds for him.  I made the vet assure me that his special needs were temporary.  He said definately.



Kevin put shelves in my stash closet. I can’t wait to get in there and reorganize. It’s the kids week off from school though…so I don’t know when I will get the time.  And Scooby needs our attention too.


21 Responses to “Knitting Kitty”

  1. Joanne Says:

    Welcome scooby! We adopted Caesar from Little Paws after we moved to smithtown. The kids were latchkey and I thought it would be nice for them to have a pet to come home to in this big and rather isolated house. I wanted a kitten, but the last two were being adopted when we arrived. I had my eye on an orange tiger, but it was aloof. I turned around and saw Derek petting a gray striped cat around 7 months old. He said, “Hey mom, I think this one really likes me.” and the rest is history. The boys agreed with each other and picked the name Little Caesar after their favorite pizza at the time.

    Picky eater, jumpy, hairball spewing, prone to chin acne when stressed, required expensive removal of 11 teeth, but we wouldn’t trade him for the world.

  2. jody Says:

    oh i’m so glad you guys got a kitty! i agree — you just know when it’s right. and how can you resist when owen says yes!

  3. Vicki Says:

    We recently added a kitten into the mix of two more mature cats and a dog. Cute as a button and sweet as can be, but SO interested in yarn and playing and SO full of mischevious energy — he really just kind of bounces around the house, leaving mayhem in his wake. An older cat, less feisty and a bit more mellow is a very good choice. And he’s very handsome!

  4. Rossana Says:

    Congratulations on the new addition to your home! I see Scooby’s already making friends with the fish. =)

  5. Kristen Says:

    he’s beautiful! Congrats on your new addition and I hope he’s settling in as well as it looks like he is!

  6. Lynn Says:

    Yay for Scooby getting a new home and double hurray for you guys adopting an adult cat! He looks absloutely charming and seems quite at home already playing with the fishtank. One of ours likes to perch ON TOP of our tank. I don’t know what he thinks that will accomplish, but he sure does look funny looking at the fish upside down. :-p

  7. Jackie Says:

    Scooby is so cute! I do the exact same thing…things are a littel chaotic, pile on some more!

  8. Annie Says:

    Welcome Scooby! Owen did a great job naming him~ very cute. If we ever got another cat, I would definitely not get a kitten. There are so many “mature” cats that need a home. Good for you guys.

  9. Ingrid Says:

    Katy, your kitty is darling and your Brigid looks lovely. When my mom gets the yarn I’ll start mine, but probably after school is out. i don’t get a lot of chance to read blogs lately, but I hope you’re doing well and that your family is happy and healthy. 🙂


  10. Christine Says:

    Welcome Scooby! Nothing like a wanted amd planned for pet!! He’s very lucky! I am sure his health issues are temporary and he is very cute! Good luck with him!

  11. sandy Says:

    Scooby seems to like fish! 🙂
    He is adorable! And just what your home needed!

  12. Susan Says:

    Welcome, Scooby! His URI will clear up with meds. It’s so nice of you to consider adopting an adult cat — of all animals, they spend the longest time in shelters before adoption, if indeed they ever do get adopted. A nice adult male cat is probably a good fit personalitywise, too. Males are a bit calmer and friendlier than females, and you won’t have a crazy kitten going nuts in the house. Here’s to a long and happy life for Scooby!

  13. Anita Says:

    Yeah Scooby! And yeah Owen for coming up with that name; my grandma calls me Scooby, so I feel a connection with your kitty and Owen!

    Hurrah for new kitties!

  14. Donna Says:

    I hope Scooby brings your family many years of love, devotion and affection. And I hope he stays out of your yarn 😉
    Welcome, Scooby!

  15. Judy H. Says:

    Oh, the new addition looks adorable. I add my thanks to the others for adopting an adult. My DH and I have done both over the years.

  16. Angi Says:

    Congratulations! IMNSHO Scooby couldn’t have found a better home!

  17. Ali Says:

    Scooby looks great! My mother had a cat that would reach into the fishbowl, stir the water, and sit watching the fish spin round and round. I have two rescue cats, both via the animal clinic a friend works in. I’m glad Scooby has a good home.

  18. heather Says:

    Scooby! What a handsome fella! He looks like a great cat who is fortunate to be in a family who will love and cherish him!

  19. Nancy Says:

    He’s really gorgeous. All my cats tend to be black. When I finally convince my husband we need another one, Valentine our current cat is getting on in years, I want one with some color.

  20. Margene Says:

    Welcome to Scooby! What a nice looking kitty. May he be happy and bring happiness to all of you, too.

  21. godsend Says:

    OMG!! He is BEAUTIFUL!!! I wish I had another cat…I’d love to scratch him behind the ears…awwwww…

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