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YAY! And then there were FIVE of us! [Jul. 5th, 2009|07:09 pm]
Lanette
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We adopted 2 cats on the way home today. The kitty who chose us won't be coming home until Tuesday as she needs her foot looked at by the vet. Her name is Stardust. Both cats are just the sweet, cuddly, kind cats we'd been looking for and I'm so glad to welcome them to our family. Stardust is 2 years old and Tizzy is going to be 6 in August.

This is Tizzy, who is sweet and calm.

Tizzy came home today and she is afraid and hiding right now.

Real pictures from us as soon as she is less scared.


This is Stardust who is the most cuddly and affectionate kitty ever! She was on my lap every second possible.

She is much prettier than this sad photo, but I'll take a new one when she gets here on Tuesday. They aren't related, but they were living in the same room together peaceably, so we know they get along ok with one another.

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[User Picture]From: gonzy317
2009-07-06 02:52 am (UTC)
YAY! Welcome new kitties!!! :)
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-07-06 03:37 am (UTC)
Thank you! They are so cute. I hope they adjust soon so that they can all be snuggly and happy in the house. It's going to be a weird few weeks as we help them adjust to get to know one another.
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[User Picture]From: stephanieanne
2009-07-06 04:21 am (UTC)
They are beautiful :)

That sad, sad picture breaks my heart- they need some good humans to love them and be loved in return. I am glad they found you!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-07-06 04:31 am (UTC)
They are the sweetest and most loving creatures. We both feel lucky to find these precious girls.
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[User Picture]From: compassionate
2009-07-06 06:07 am (UTC)
Awwww, they're so cute! I'm sure you'll give them a wonderful home <33
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-07-06 02:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I hope Tizzy gets less scared soon. She's having a hard time adjusting.
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From: maphia
2009-07-06 12:20 pm (UTC)
Yay for new kitties!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-07-06 02:41 pm (UTC)
Yay! It feels good to have more family now. :)
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[User Picture]From: specsafety
2009-07-06 12:33 pm (UTC)

kewl kitties!!!!

I love these cats! I wish my home was more condusive to animals, as I grew up with a zoo. It is kind of funny, as Julia(my daughter) was begging for an animal, and I told her the reality/responsibility of having pets and she begrudgenly accepted it. No sooner after that she decided to adopt 2 gay boys, and for the last 4 months, we have been living with these 2 "pets" and their associated friends! I should have agreed to a small puppy or kitten as it would have been far less expensive and messy. OMG Lanette, I was under the impression that gays typically were fastidious and creative(I know, stereotype) Well, essentially these boys are lazy pigs! No job, no life...essentially gay bums.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-07-06 02:43 pm (UTC)

Re: kewl kitties!!!!

Humans are the most expensive pets of all! I know what you mean. I didn't know that there was an "adopt a gay" program? It sounds like great fun, although it is sad that your boys are devoid of creative talent so far. Hopefully they will discover some in all of their spare time that they currently have. :)
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[User Picture]From: puppie
2009-07-06 03:24 pm (UTC)
Awwwh! Yay! Congratulations!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-07-06 03:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Stardust is the most affectionate cat ever. She did not want to leave my lap. I think that is why she is so sad in her photo. She's only happy when getting and giving lots of love.
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[User Picture]From: pollyhyper
2009-07-06 03:36 pm (UTC)
KITTEHS! Congrats on your new babies!
Are you going to need color coded collars to tell them apart? ;p
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-07-06 05:21 pm (UTC)
Tizzy has a white locket on her neck and Stardust is a bit bigger. They are both microchipped and will be indoors only, so no collars for our girls! That means they get full neck rubs, which they should love.
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[User Picture]From: pollyhyper
2009-07-06 06:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we don't do collars either... but our cats don't look that much alike! As long as YOU can keep track :)
I'm sure they look less alike in person than in those 2 pics.
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[User Picture]From: nadalia
2009-07-06 04:18 pm (UTC)
They are beautiful babies. Also, as a cat rescuer, I want to thank you for adopting adult cats. They are often over looked (especially during kitten season) and need good people to love them.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-07-06 05:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Poor Tizzy has been in the shelter since January (this time-She was in for 6 months as a kitten too). People won't adopt black cats because they are superstitious sometimes, but Stardust picked me and I just couldn't leave her there after she spent time on my lap. Tizzy is clamer and less in your face, but also a very sweet cat. We wanted to get males, but we met these cats and they picked us, so as of Tuesday our family is complete!! Yay! So happy to have these new additions.

We are following the shelter recommendations for introducing them slowly and UGH we got no sleep and Ashley got so mad she bit Craig's ankle. *sigh* It's gonna be a rough week.
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[User Picture]From: nadalia
2009-07-06 06:33 pm (UTC)
You might also try taking a towel and rubbing it all over Ashley and then putting it under Tizzy and Stardusts food bowls and vice versa. It will help them all get used to the smells and realize they are supposed to be there.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-07-06 06:36 pm (UTC)
That sounds good! Oh,..this gives me an idea. I have the little liner from Tizzy's cat carrier that she was in. I can put that under Ashley's dish tonight.
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[User Picture]From: nadalia
2009-07-06 06:41 pm (UTC)
Good idea. I hope everyone settles in soon. :)
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-07-06 06:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I was discouraged and fretting, but seeing how much better the girls were doing already this morning got me feeling like it is going to get better. It may be a tough week, but it will be worth it.
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[User Picture]From: nadalia
2009-07-06 06:47 pm (UTC)
We warn people that it could take at least a week, but my three all got along after 3 days (or less).
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[User Picture]From: graphxgirl
2009-07-06 04:26 pm (UTC)

YAY

yay for kittens!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-07-06 05:20 pm (UTC)

Re: YAY

Poor Tizzy has been in the shelter since January, so I'm so glad to give her a home after over 6 months in a cage. Stardust comes home Tuesday. She picked me and would not get off of my lap. She is the most loving girl.
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[User Picture]From: oh_foxyroxy
2009-07-06 04:40 pm (UTC)

Kitties!!!!

What a way to start my Monday! This is such great news :-) Kudos to you and Craig for adopting & rescuing adult cats! They need lovin' too and are often much easier to introduce to the home than a kitten cause they're usually better behaved, more appreciative and box trained. Plus, they won't climb your curtains. Ha.

Your girls are just adorable and I can't wait to meet them in person! HOOOOOORAY!

How's Miss Ashley handling the new arrivals? xo
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-07-06 05:19 pm (UTC)

Re: Kitties!!!!

Wow, Ashley is not happy and bit her Daddy on the ankle to show her displeasure. :(

However, after a night of howling and hissing, we gave both girls extra attention this morning and I was able to go pet Tizzy and then let Ashley sniff my fingers and pet her and get her purring, so slowly but surely. It's going to be a rough week for kitties, but you will not believe what amazing and affectionate girls we have. Ages are 2 years for Stardust, Tizzy's 6th birthday is in August, and Ashley just turned 16, so I think once we get everyone slowly introduced we'll be ok.
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[User Picture]From: dkstwin
2009-07-08 05:12 pm (UTC)
We (the friend I'm living with and her daughter) went to petsmart and looked at the homeless kitties while there, but alas, Jamie is allergic and I was afraid the two dogs would view them as walking chew toys. Patches is part lab, pit, and I swear he's got mastiff in there somewhere. Roxie is half lab, half rottie, and is just the sweetest dog ever, but is jealous over her Shannon.
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