Tuesday, January 27, 2009


This is my new little sister. She came to us on Inauguration Day. That was a week ago today. Her name is Hope.

I think Hope is very cute and I'm starting to get used to the hissy fits she throws. She still scares me, a little. However, this evening I just sat very still under the glass topped dining table and watched her hiss and growl at Tommy. A nice change and kind of funny.

This is Hope looking out onto the cold balcony from the warm inside. Even though she's kind of a pain, I'm glad she found mom and asked to come in out of the cold. Tonight, I even think she hissed a little less.

Aunt A you are the absolute best for helping my mom get the CD thing working again! It's o.k. if you pet Hope as long as you still think I'm the prettiest little girl in the world.

Monday, January 26, 2009

She Scares Me

I'm twice her size and yet she scares me so much! When my new little sister hisses and growls it makes me all jumpy and I have to run away and hide. It's embarrassing. I want to like her but I just wish she would quit growling. Mom says she probably does that because she is still feeling scared herself and so she has to act tough. She probably encountered some not so nice kitties out in the cold.

O.K. I'll just wait here until she quits scaring me.

My mom is having terrible trouble loading the apparently unloadable Walgreen's CD with the pictures of my new sister. Probably by the time she finally figures it out my new sister will have become civilized and quit scaring me.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

New Things Happening...Old Picture to Remember

A long long long time ago, way back in 2006 Tommy came into my life. He is my brother now and I love him very much but it wasn't always that way. When he first came to my house he had to stay in the study for two weeks until he finished taking some icky medicine and could come out and play with me. We sniffed and played hot paws between the space under the double doors to the study. From a distance it was fine but when he finally got to come out into the rest of the house...well, I wasn't very happy. I hissed. I growled. I hid under my little blanket. I hid under other stuff. Anyway, eventually we became best friends. Well, occasionally we still like to have a wrestling match. Below is a picture of the first day Tommy came out into the rest of the house.

The point of all of this is to tell you that something is happening that I don't understand and don't really like. Tommy and I have been banished from the study and the double doors are closed and our balcony is out there on the other side of the double doors and through the study.

On the 20th of January 2009 ,(something called Inauguration Day), mom took the day off to watch TV. So, we had some mom time with her. Then, she put us in the back room which was O.K. because mom's bed is there and that is a favorite place we like to nap. Then when she let us out again the double doors to our study were closed!

Sometime later, we heard suspicious sounds coming from the study. Mom seemed to spend a lot of time in there making sweet soft talk with someone. Then, she told us we had a new sister that we would meet after she had time to adjust. The vet said she didn't have any contagious diseases but that she needed to gain some weight. Mom told us that this little kitty was a stray like we had been before we found mom. But that this little girl hadn't found enough nice people to feed her while she was trying to find a real forever mom.

Last night our Aunt A. came to say hello to us. She and mom also went into the study and closed the double doors.

Today mom put us back in the bedroom place again. Then, we hear her open the big double doors. Later, after the double doors were closed again she let us out. Still later, she let the new kitty sister out of the double doors while we were in the living room and you know what? That little cat, part tabby striped and part tortie, came right out and hissed at us! And you know what else? She growled at us! So, after a little--not so fun-- visit, mom said our new sister needed a little more time to get used to us...and she put her back in our study!!

O.K. I'm trying to be calm but I'm not so sure I like this at all. Then, mom showed me the picture of me and Tommy when we first met and I had to admit that perhaps first impressions are not always the best indicator of future friendship.

Anyway, we will keep you posted on how well this new little sister is coming with regard to our training of her. One thing in her favor is that she has a name that is apropos of the day she came to live with us. So, that's all we can do. Wait and ...

P.S. Mom can't get the CD from Walgreens to load into the "My Pictures" place where all our other pictures are...but she got some good pictures of little miss hissy fit.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Thirsty Thursday

The water in my bowl needed changing. It was all schmutzie because I had been sticking my paws in it because it's fun to do that. Mom said she'd change the water in just a minute.

So, I decided to take a drink out of her water glass. What's so wrong about that? If she had changed my water when I needed it, I wouldn't have had to drink hers. Sheesh!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Ski Season...Need I Say More?

Skiing! This is her excuse for not allowing me to blog or visit friends as much as I would like. Mom says the stresses of work just melt away when she is on the ski slopes. I don't understand. It freezing on the ski slopes. How can anything melt away?

Mom does take the fake sunflowers out before she heads up to the mountain.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


The winter sunset is really quite pretty.

Don't you think so Tommy?

Monday, January 5, 2009

Fur Lined Sweater

I'm pretty sure I heard mom say she wished she had a fur lined sweater. So, I made one for her.

She can have it as soon as I finish my nap.

Friday, January 2, 2009

The Year Of The Nap

Tommy and I have decided that 2009 should be declared the Year Of The Nap.

We both love to nap almost more than anything else. So when Mom went off to go skiing we just napped and napped and napped some more.

I really like my purple blankie.