10/31/2015

Crazy cat lady starter pack

The house seemed a bit empty and the rabbits were digging up the gardens, so Hubby and I decided it was time to get another cat. On October 25, we went to the cat adoption center in Hawera and got some good news/bad news. There were no adult cats available! We were happy that there were none to find homes for but that meant we had to go to New Plymouth to see what they had available.  There we found about 10 that weren't kittens to choose from.

After quite a while, we decided to bring home two cats.

This is Garfield. I would imagine he'd love lasagna but he settles for whatever is in the bowl. He is an older chubby cat, they said at least 5 years old, and he was found on the street. He has a wonky back foot that softly thumps when he walks so you always hear him coming. But he always has a lick for whoever is petting him and he doesn't mind at all being picked up (or the tiara and scepter!).

This is Sox. She's a 'teenage' cat (about 10 months old), and, to the surprise of the volunteers, came across the cat run to meet us when we got there. She is very affectionate, too, and, after a couple days of being afraid to go outside, is quite happy to wander when she wants and is rather quiet most of the time. I'm sure you can tell from the photo below that she is having such a hard time adjusting!

Hubby emptied the litter box around his veggie garden and hasn't had any plants eaten or holes dug since, which was a nice surprise. Good results all around.

19 comments:

Gosia k said...

great choice but I prefer the black is lovely

diane b said...

A good idea to keep the rabbits away.

Pauline W said...

Here's to a long and happy life with your new family members. They do look quite at home already, don't they? Interesting that their fertilizer is so effective!

Niki said...

Cute kitties. Congratulations on the new family members. :-)

facile et beau - Gusta said...

cute cats. they are beautiful new family members.
The rabbis will flew away I guess :)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Always fun to have new cats - soon they will be in charge of the house - as you well know.

Linda said...

Beautiful kitties!

Janneke said...

Good idea, we always had cats, even 5, but when they all had died of old age we did not take new ones. Now we have rabbits in the garden since last year. Yes, we have a dog, Snarf, but he is friend of the rabbits and just say 'hello' to them in the morning. So to solve the rabbit problem, I think we have to go out for one or two cats again......
They both look lovely and as far as I can see, they feel already very comfortable with you.

Clipped Wings said...

Cats certainly liven up a home. Sox has good taste in picking her person. They are two very lucky cats to have found a place with you.

Amy Johnson said...

I'm so happy for you! Your cats look so sweet and so happy to have a new home.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

They are very sweet cats. Garfield looks rather a bit sad...but I'm sure he will cheer up after being with you for a little while.

Annie said...

That's good news! Your kitties are so sweet. I wish you many happy years together!
Annie

magnoliasntea said...

Hi there! Your new kitties appear to have settled in quickly, and I love the names you gave them, especially Garfield. Sox being so young will keep everyone on their toes, I think. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment so I could find your lovely site, too.
Have a wonderful week!
Toni

Bethany Carson said...

Aww, Sox does look so adorable in your photo depicting her "difficult adjusting!" And Garfield is a handsome cat. Glad you gave decided to give these two kitties a happy home! They are very blessed/fortunate!

Anita Johnson said...

Very lucky kitties! We haven't had a cat in 10 years,, too may friends with allergies, but I miss them, such easy wonderful companions.

Rostrose said...

Your cats are yo sweet ans I'm happy they found a good nwe family!
We've a red "boy" and a black "girl", too (Maxwell and Nina)... :o)
Lots of hugs from Austria and thank you so much for your nice commentds on my blog!
Traude
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Eva Laub said...

What's that beautiful. So many beautiful cats and the red cat, I verlilebt me.

Kind regards Eva

Kris Peterson said...

They're beautiful cats! I lost one of mine last year after a long illness and have considered getting my remaining cat, Pipig, a companion but it appears that she's quite happy now to be the queen of all she surveys.

MartiDIY said...

I love your starter pack! Does that mean that neither have been spayed or neutered? lol My cat isn't very good at keeping squirrels out of the yard; in fact they have chased him before, but rabbits enter at their peril.