The Newest Family Member

Monday, January 01, 2007

And Happy New Year to you too!

This is the newest member of our family . . . RED. He is approximately 8 months old, and was found outside of Gerald & Susie's house on Cherry Road. My compassionate mother-in-law began feeding him, and noticed how exceptionally affectionate was this kitty. It got extremely cold one night, and she took him into their "back house" room. He lived there for several weeks, got "fixed" and necessary shots, but then, alas! Chris, Nikki, & Kendall were coming visiting for Christmastime! What would Small Black Kitty do when their dog Waker came into the scene? Where would Waker stay?

Solution: the Jonathan's family took him into our cozy little townhouse, and he took to it right away. By the second night, he was sleeping all through the night right next to me... purring while sitting in my lap, sitting underneath whichever chair I happened to be sitting in, etc. Thus, he was delegated the name "Red" --having been assigned to the back house, away from the other animals, it reminded us of the old adage, "Red-headed stepchild."

So here he is with us, to stay. We've grown accustomed to his little black kitty face. The first picture is him with his favorite toy, his foam ball. We've taught him to play fetch, and hopefully soon I will figure out how to upload the video we took. In that way, maybe he is the dog I've always wanted.

(This last picture is a picture of our very first Christmas tree. RIP.)


  1. Congrats on the new kitty! She is cute and so are you!

  2. I love kittens and always grew up with them! Seth has never liked them! :( Can I come over and kitty sit? ;)

  3. Yikes! I haven't been on your blog for a long time and read the heading. It made me nearly have a heart attack....I thought you were making an announcement! :)

  4. I'm with Jean...thought you were preg-o. Did you plan the kitty (green eyes, black fur) to match your outfit so perfectly in the first picture? It's really a neat pic. I'm jealous...I want an outside cat because we get mice in our garage, but Greg won't have it. Oh well...

  5. Man, I feel like we haven't seen each other for a year!

    I'm very happy about Red! Nick will not be. But who cares about that?! He is a very cute feline and I'm sure we'll be friends in no time. (As long as I wash my hands very well when I finish playing with him!)

    Oh, and if you really were prego, I think I might have an identity crisis. (As I'm sure you would too...)

  6. No, I believe jonathan would have the biggest identity crisis of all... eeek!


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