I got a Forever Home yesterday! An application was submitted on Tuesday and Mosaic Lady got the call yesterday that it was approved! My new home is going to be
WITH MOSAIC LADY
AND MOSAIC CATS
AND MOSAIC DAWG!!!!!
A show of paws from those of you who saw this coming from Day One?
ALL of YOU?
Thanks for your confidence!
My Worming My Way In (TM) Strategy had 3 key components:
1) At first, I led Mosaic Lady to believe that I was so well-adjusted, flexible and sweet that any number of possible living situations would make great forever homes for me. As soon as I saw that she wrote that on my first Petfinder bio, I immediately became the Wild Mini House Panther you know and love. Soon after, she started calling me her "special needs foster kitty". With each passing week, she became more concerned that my options for happy homes were narrowing. By Tuesday of this week, she figured I'd end up coming back to her anyway because I'm so wild, so why not save us all the stress and just keep me now!
2) I started sleeping on her bed all night, all through the night, on the second night.
3) I started channeling Walter. I try to do about 87 things in a day that only Walter did. It's no coincidence that I have asked that my arrival day here of 8/9/07 be proclaimed both my Gotcha Day and my first birthday. My spay paperwork says "approx 1 yr old", and Walter would've been 11 on 8/11. I am proud to carry on his Leo energy in the family!
Mosaic Lady had to be pretty strategic her own self in this operation. She had to convince the rescue org that being a semi-supervised, outdoor-during-daylight-and-only-when-she's-home kitty is not necessarily a death sentence. Having the two geriatric geezers here as living proof probably bolstered her case. Plus, we live in a very safe and private place. Mosaic Lady was willing to keep me as an indoor-only kitty, but frankly, Kitties, after living my whole first year outside, inside is BORING AS DOGGIE DOODIE. I communicate this constantly by jumping from window to window and racing from door to door, trying to get OUT. Especially when I see the Mosaic Cats outside on the decks and porches. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr........
ML foolishly believes that if I can go outside for a bit (off the harness!) and blow off some of my bottomless energy, I will not pick on Sadie and Bianca so mercilessly inside, nor will I bounce off her walls, jump up on every counter, stove, and table, race across her laptop keyboard, and break so much stuff. HA! Wait till she gets a load of me treeing Sadie, or trapping her under one of the decks, or chasing Willie off of his hot tub perch. HA!
I knew I'd sealed the deal when I heard Mosaic Lady tell the Prez of TAAG how entertaining I am for her: "The house was like a morgue after Walter died." Sure, Mosaic Cats are nice and quiet and obedient. Kitties! Nice and quiet and obedient is BORING AS DOGGIE DOODIE!!!!
A show of paws from those of you who think I'll turn into such a blog hog that soon I'll have my OWN blog?
Wow! All of you?
Thanks for your confidence!
Annie's Antics? Annie the Anarchist? Annie the Antichrist? Annie Bananaie's Amusing Blog Stylings?
Maybe I'll have a Name My Own Blog contest...maybe I'll do a T13 about my many entertaining ways...maybe I'll demand that we learn Photoshop... and publish my blog in two languages, like Adan! The Cat Blog Sphere is my
(A special note of THANKS to my Evil Joy Fairy Godmother (TM), who begged ML from the start to give up the ill-fated "fostering" notion and just adopt me. She was smart enough to give me the time I needed to implement my Worming My Way In (TM) Strategy. This allowed Mosaic Lady to labor under the silly delusion that she was in control and making her own decisions. HA!)