Saturday, November 5, 2016

NaBloPoMo Day 5: Crazy Cat Lady

We came home from our first family vacation and did the logical thing like anyone would do and adopted two cats. Because life just wasn't crazy enough. The local shelter was so thrilled, they gave us a BOGO and we only paid one adoption fee.

Both cats came from hoarding situations, Lizzie lived with 234 other cats (I know, right?!) and Emerson came from a "light" hoarding situation of *only* 30 cats.

It's been a few weeks and we're starting to learn about their personalities. Emerson is still a kitten at 10 months old, he likes to play and romp while getting into trouble. He's a serious cuddle bug too. Lizzie is very jumpy, but is learning that being pet is pretty awesome. She likes to wander the house putting her nose directly on everything. Both cats keep bothering the birds, but my female lovebird has given any toes that have strayed too close a good bite. That bird is seriously way too tough for her own good. The cats will learn...eventually.

But beyond just the good, we are also learning about the weird. Lizzie has started hoarding. Not things that would make sense like food items or bedding, but useless objects. It's like she can't help herself, she slides magnets off the fridge, bottle caps, and measuring spoons. I've discovered several hiding places where my daughter's tea cups and play food are stashed away.
I'm not really sure what to think of this yet since she's still so new to our home. I hope it's something she'll outgrow as she becomes comfortable and more confident that everything she needs will be provided. You can't adopt a shelter pet and not expect a few quirks, I'll definitely take this over some others I've heard of.

Quirks aside, they both tolerate my 2-year-old exceptionally well. For some reason she affects this weird nasally sounding voice a-la-Fran Drescher when speaking to the cats. So, I guess I'm learning a few things about my kid in the process as well.

Here they are in all of their lazy glory

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1 comment:

  1. I hope they can become well adjusted house kitties.

    I've never had a cat that hoarded, but I thought it was a fairly common thing. I see other people talking about their cats doing it quite often.


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