Sunday, January 15, 2006
Meet the newest family member
Did I mention what we got for Christmas?
A new kitten!
Crunch (Cinnamon Toast Crunch is her full name) was the kitten of a stray that hangs around my mom and dad's Minnesota farm (there is no punishment bad enough for people who take their unwanted animals out into the country and just dump them). We adopted her so my mom would have room to take in another cat, making for one less cat who would be running around homeless, or shelter-bound.
We brought Miss Crunch (also known as Crunchlington, Crunchy the Clown, Crunchberry and other names) home on the plane. She was a doll and didn't make a peep the whole way, even when Rob carried her through the metal detector to make sure she wasn't a small furry terrorist.
Now at home in Seattle with us, she's been busy getting to know siblings Dexy and Wednesday. It was, shall we say, a challenge. Crunch still hisses, growls at and swats the older two cats, but we're almost getting full nights of sleep now. And she's reminded us how wonderful little kittens are -- how funny, how tiny, how playful and full of life. She's just a joy.
Just call me the Crazy Cat Lady.