A new Family Addition

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The cat, not the brat…


So, my neighbor, who happens to be the family who originally built my house and then built on the property next to it, called and said a little tiny kitten had wandered up to her house and wanted to know if it was mine, since it was so friendly.

I told her no, and that we just have Fat Cat, and she’s terrified of outside because she would rather walk through fire than step on grass, and we chatted a little about the kitten.

Now, since her divorce and the tragedy she endure with that loser of a boyfriend she had, my daughter is living with me again. She has a stellar job (she’s a paralegal) and just announced last week that she enrolled back into college this fall to get her last 6 needed credits to get her degree in Office Administration. So…I’m a thrilled momma-person. Very thrilled, and excited.

Now, when she got divorced, she lost her cat… he kept it. At the time, he was better suited, and now that its been so long, the cat isnt very receptive to her anymore.

Now, despite this little cutey pie of a kitten being a male, I told my neighbor I would take it.

I do not regret it. I presented him as a surprise to my daughter and thought she was going to pee herself. Happy Happy!

He has similar markings as Fat Cat…its really cool. They could pass as mother and son.

Fat Cat, however, is VERY DISPLEASED. She bit me, drawing blood, after I just held the little kitten. She growls and hisses at him constantly, though we are keeping him in the girls room for now.

We are going to use the ‘door method’ to let them get to know one another. It will take a long while, but only because Fat Cat is naturally so mean to everyone. I dont mean that in a bad way…she is just very protective of me. An example is that when my daughter leans over my desk to give me a kiss on the cheek before work or bed, Fat Cat watches her every move against me, and at times, has taken a swat at her, then cuddling all over me, as if saying ‘MY momma’.

Her is Fat Cat pounting after the initial introduction of the new kitten:

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Not a happy kitteh

so, new addition to the family.

My daughter has yet to settle on a name for the little guy, but we went out and bought him everything he needs, and gave him a bath. He had few fleas, so that was good, and he did really well taking a bath, which is awesome in light of the fact that I have to take Fat Cat to the vet and they have to sedate her just for a grooming. ~sighs~ My little neurotic angel.

So, its been a good day!

0 responses to “A new Family Addition

  • Moongazer

    Awww…very cute indeed!! My Rory gets jealous of my daughters too, she has to come up and nuzzle me and then does everything she can to get between us.
    Maybe once Fatcat sees that the new arrival isn’t yours, she’ll be ok……

    • Zoe Ambler

      Total was an EPIC stare down. Fat Cat growled the entire time. But that is to be expected, I suppose. She is asserting her dominance, and she is queen bee of the household, the little guy just has to get used to that. 😉

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