LOOKIT what we got! A lodger in the spare bedroom!
Mosaic Lady calls her Dreamboat Annie.
We call her competition for the couches, and let us tell you, she had no hesitancy about claiming our places next to the ML and the computer last night and she's in there sleeping on OUR bed right now! For a cat who's lived outside for most of her short life, she sure adjusted quickly to the softer surfaces in life.
How many toys do you see in this photo? EXACTLY. And there are 6 more not showing!
Do you know that's more than we've accumulated in 15+ years? She got all those in one afternoon.
Mosaic Lady says she wishes any one of us were half as well adjusted as her precious Annie. We say let's see about Annie's disposition after she lives with Mosaic Lady for 15+ years.
Mosaic Lady already gave her the stinky runs from feeding her stuff she's not used to.
The dawg is obsessed with her, of course. The ACD has a lot of OCD fixations, cats being one of the biggies.
We've heard Annie mumble under her breath "that dawg is dancing on my last nerve here!"
We feel her pain.
Here's Mosaic Lady's Petfinder blurb for the recsue group's site:
Annie is a dreamboat cat! She is curious, confident, responsive and affectionate, but also relaxed and laid back. She was being fed as an outdoor stray by a lady who recently passed away. A very nice lady trapped her and brought her to her foster home. Annie is very petite, only 5.5 pounds, and is approximately one year old. She is jet black with turquoise green eyes. She's had at least one litter of kittens, but is now spayed and current on all of her shots. Annie is comfortable around friendly dogs and is learning to warm up to other cats. She loves to be held, to play, and will follow you around the house to be close to you. Her sweet disposition and happy temperament, despite her rough start in life, make her a great fit for many different kinds of loving, forever homes. To learn more about Dreamboat Annie, call Laura...
We don't see her trying very hard to learn to warm up to us! HISS HISS HISS.
And we are all three cutting her a very wide berth. Sadie is terrified, Bianca is pissed and Willie is being quite an indifferent gentleman. (He's got love in bloom on his mind.)
ML is taking her to Pet Smart by the Asheville airport tomorrow for their weekly adoption day. The rescue group she hooked up with has no shelter but relies on foster homes and a few decent cubicles for cats who live at Pet Smart all week. We're glad Annie doesn't have to do that. We guess. (But if you know anyone who collects black cats in Western NC, please think of Annie!)
Mosaic Lady has wanted to do this for over a decade but only last May when Walter died did she really decide to stop thinking about it and just DO IT. Walter would be 11 tomorrow if he were still here, so it sort of all makes sense, in her mystical mind, anyway.
All sentiments aside --
NO FOSTER CATS GETTING THEIR OWN BLOGS!
We already know we're gonna be asked to share this one with them.
Sunday update: Annie had stiff competition at Pet Smart yesterday from NINE adorable kittens that shared her roll away, four-cage cube. Mosaic Lady says she advocated her rear off for the little girl (HA! As if.), and hovered pretty much the whole time, loving on the other cats in the permanent cubicles. Annie was back, sleeping on our bed again last night. ML and the dawg were happy to have her back. We don't share their joy. Here is Annie's link on Petfinder.com.
Can you help expedite the removal of her little black body from our couches and our bed? Her new trick o' the day is removing the metal covers off of the holes in the floor where the hot and cold airs blow. Sadie's pretty close to shoving her down the hole next time. That would be some Sunday night excitement!
This is an appropriate post for Weekend Cat Blogging, courageously hosted by Sher at What Did You Eat.
Their family lost their darling Sundance to FIP last Friday. He, and his sister Dexter, who also died from the disease, came to Sher and Upsie's house as foster kittens but ended up finding their loving forever homes there. Please stop over and extend your heart to these very sweet friends of all blogging cats.