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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

New Cat

I missed Plough last night. We went back to the Humane Society, interacted with Hobbs and Maddie and Elsa again and decided that yeah, Tommy needed to come home with us. He doesn't really respond to his name so far, so we're considering renaming him, but nothing leaps out the way it did with Pixel (who was the epitome of the The Cat Who Walks Through Walls - orange, friendly, appearing out of nowhere to get snuggles). Anyway, Tommy got home and we stashed him in the blue room. At first he timidly sat in the back of his carrier. Rick reached in and petted him and he immediately started purring. Within a few minutes, he was climbing out for more petting. After a half hour he was playing with toys. Within an hour he'd decided the best place to snuggle up was next to my bum.

Meanwhile, Pixel knew something was up. He tried letting himself in repeatedly. He really can open the blue room door using the handle. He just barely has to jiggle it. This explains some reports from houseguests ("I could've sworn I closed the door, but there he was."). He knows there's a cat in there. We're going to give Tommy a few days to see if he has a cold, but if not, he should be playing with Pixel by Sunday or so. We'll see how it goes. Hopefully they'll take to one another like peanut butter and jelly.

Oh, and if you need a cat, I highly recommend Hobbs. He's adorable.


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