Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Top 5 Reasons for Why I Needed a New Kitten
Now before I give my rationale for getting a new kitten, I need to clarify a few things.
At one point I had 13 cats. This peeked when I was working at a vet clinic and I took in a "few" special cases. Over the years many of cats have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge, all living well beyond the age of 13. Next, I am NOT a crazy cat woman. My sister Jen was convinced I needed an intervention because she did not want to face public humiliation if I showed up on TV as one of those "Crazy Cat Woman".
I. Am. Completely. Normal. Sort of.
No intervention was needed by my sister.
Now that I have clarified those small details, here is my list of why I needed a new kitten.
#1 Reason. Cute factor. Totally sucked me in. Its a terrible reason but its a fact.
#2 Reason....Friendly. The kitten was really friendly when I picked it up. No hissing. No freak out session especially because I put him in an empty feed bin when I found it. See I was taking care of my friend's horses when she was in Wisconsin visiting her sons. She told me there were 2 kittens in her barn and the first day I was over there, well they were sitting right by the feed bins. The other kitten hissed, freaked out, and jumped out of the feed bin. This kitten stayed. See the rationale?
#3 Reason. Guilt would consume me. My friend is moving to Wisconsin in the Fall. She is not taking barn kitties with her. Now how can I rationalize leaving a cute, non hissing, friendly kitten to an unforeseen future especially after the arctic winter Ohio just had? I would worry all winter about what happened to the cute kitten I left in my friend's barn.....I could not live with myself;(
#4 Reason. I am living with all senior cats. Simon is 16. Moo is 12. Jangles is 11. Sealy is 11. Spooky is 11. Alvin is 10. Alvin and Moo are still pretty active and like being outside but these seniors need to be shaken up a bit. Senior cats can get lazy. My Senior cats can be boring because they don't want to play. They just give me "the look". A young kitten is the perfect solution and so far, all senior cats are adjusting. Simon even lets the kitten play with his tail;)
#5 Reason. I needed a Theodore. I have Alvin. I have Simon. I needed Theodore. Simple as that.
So, there it is. My Top 5 Reasons for why I needed a new kitten.
He is really a character. He likes to meow and follows me around. He likes to snuggle too and loves to play on the screened-in-porch.
He seems very patriotic as he has taken a liking to the American Flag.
Guess, I could have made a #6 Reason......Theodore is a true patriotic kitten:)