Friday, January 16, 2009

Horseless Friday: Oops, I did it again!

My husband and I visited our local humane society again... We left with our wallets a little lighter after our donation. But there seemed to be an extra passenger in the car going home...


As you can see, she's made herself quite comfortable in our guest room. She likes the new quilt we got and she says she's thinking of staying.

We already have two mature female cats, Sprite, age 7, on the left and Scout, aka "Baby" age 12, on the right. And yes that is a cat tooth brush in the background. What can I say? We're a childless married couple. Of course we brush our cats teeth!

We've both noticed more animals than usual being given away lately. Perhaps it is the recession, perhaps it is fear of the recession. Our two girls are great. But we'd been contemplating adding another member to the family, so it seemed like it might be time to "do our part".

I -timidly- asked if there were any "quiet, senior female cats" available. I knew where this could lead... They showed us 8 year old "Scout".

"That's my baby's name!", I said. Scout rolled over on her head.

"Baby does that all the time!", I said. I picked her up. Scout licked my lips and purred.

"Can we bring her home tonight?", I asked.

So "Scout II" came home with us. I've started calling her "Toots" because it grew out of "Two". Toots is staying in the guest room for a few days. Then it'll be short visits with the other ladies until they acclimate.
Read more tips on introducing a new cat to your household here.

So far, so good. The ladies have been sniffing and playing tag under the door. I haven't heard a single "hiss".

I wonder how she'll feel about brushing her teeth?...

8 comments:

Grey Horse Matters said...

Congratulations on another addition to the family. Love her name. Toot,Toot, Tootsie, hello.(old song)
I'll be interested to find out how her first dental hygiene session goes.

Noner said...

My goodness, look at that belly!

Congrats on your new family member.

Rattitude

allhorsestuff said...

Hello there!
I love that cat and toots is puurfect!
I wish we had that list of how to do things right for cat introductions when we got our second cat(which is now our only cat)we just about killed her when we put her on the floor in front of the main and first cat Mike.
KK

A Bay Horse said...

Thanks for the good wishes!

Thanks for liking "Toots" and "Tootles". I think she likes the name. But my husband's reaction was "Isn't that what happens when I eat too many beans?"

Grey Horse Matters said...

Please stop by and pick up a purrfectly refreshing award when you get the chance.

Ishtar said...

Hi there! Dropped in from Grey Horse Matters. Toots look so comfy! Hope the introduction goes well!
Warm greetings from West Africa,
Esther

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

What pretty kitties! We have two older cats and would like to get a third but I am so afraid they would be upset. Interested to read more about how we could help them adjust.
Jen

pamibe said...

Congratulations on your new family member! Bless your hearts for adopting.