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J. used to jokingly describe his family unit as being married to me and "slave to one cat" when Mumu was still alive. And it's really true. It's become cliche to say that you don't own a cat -  it owns you. or some variation on that theme. But they do tend to really condition you to do what they want. Even our Boy, sweet as he his, has conditioned us pretty well already.

Case in point, right now, he's sleeping in the computer desk chair that I've been using for years, and I'm sitting in another, slightly less comfortable one that we bought at a rummage sale. He hasn't been wanting to leave me alone while I work and keeps walking all over me and then stealing the chair whenever I stand up to get a snack or go to the bathroom. It just ended up being easier to give it over to him and find a new chair. So far, he's slept almost all day in that chair next to me, and I've gotten a lot more done than I usually do when he's crawling all over me. All along, I thought he wanted attention, but he really just wanted that damn chair.

New kitty!

May. 6th, 2010 08:13 am
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As promised, photo of our new cat.

He came pre-named as "Boy," and we'll probably continue to use it as he will come when called. But, he's sort of by default being called "Buddy" since he is such a lover cat.

I can tell he's still a little uncertain- there's been a lot of change for the poor cuddly dear, but he warmed up to both of us pretty quickly- sat in my lap so long my leg went numb and then half-sat on J.'s arm until that went numb!

He is a 9-year-old almost-senior cat, but they need love too! When his original owners died, he was inherited by some friends of mine who already had 4 cats in a townhouse, and the other boy cats were giving Boy a hard time. We're hoping he'll be happy being an only cat and King of the House with our family. :)

Two more photos of him (including one where you can see the "bullseye" on his side a bit better) here.

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