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busy, tired, just a bit stressy... and very very happy - adventures of a red-headed stepchild in the house of love
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busy, tired, just a bit stressy... and very very happy
We've been working like mad to get stuff made for Further Confusion where we will be vending next weekend. It's hard to predict how many of what to make, though last year's records are helpful in projecting.

Of course we are taking frequent kitten breaks - a great stress reducer!

The little sweethearts are feeling very much at home now, and it is such a delight to have them around. They can often be found snoozing on our cutting table - that is, when we're not enjoying their crazy antics as they chase each other around, getting them all riled up with cat toys, hearing their little voices meowing for our attention, or (best of all, of course) chilling out with them purring on our laps. (My darling little ninja girl is stretched out on my lap right now, softly purring as she drifts in and out of sleep. It's kittylicious!)

I can totally see why Carole fell in love with these sweet girls - they are delightful, and especially smart and well socialized.

***If you are in the bay area and have room in your life for an exceptional kitty, they have a sister who will be up for adoption some time next week - contact me for info!***

It is really doing me good to have kitten love in my life right now. A few people have mentioned that they are surprised that it took me so long to decide to get myself a kitty. My response is that I was not really ready until just recently - I had to truly accept that it was best for Pounce to stay where he was. And frankly, I am SO GLAD that I DIDN'T decide that it was time any sooner! These kittens really are exceptional and I can tell that they are going to grow up into great cats.

I also didn't exactly plan on having two cats. I decided to go ahead and adopt both of them because they are littermates and it would be good for them to keep them together, and also because I figured that they would enjoy playing together, cuddling and sleeping together, and be less lonely, and so be far less bothersome to Jovino's kitty, 4, who is an old lady and not in the mood to deal with the younguns. One lonely kitten would be more likely to try to interact with her whether she was into it or not. This way, they have their world and she has hers. They are mostly staying downstairs (in the Lower Catosphere) while she is keeping to herself in the Upper Catosphere.

So far she has not hissed at them, but neither is she in the least interested in interacting with them as yet. I figure eventually she will accept them as part of the family, but she is taking her time. It's only been a day. For their part, the kittens are smart enough to respect her boundaries, and not push it. I'm sure in time they will all work it out.

For myself, I am happier than I have been in weeks. It's kitten therapy! There is still an Allison-shaped hole in my heart, and I know there always will be. (Though hopefully the edges will eventually stop bleeding so much.) I still miss Pouncer, but I am glad to know he is safe and well cared for. My mama is still gone, and she's never coming back. All these things are true. But... all I can do is go forward. The love and care of my wonderful partner Jovino (who has been especially kind and gentle over the past awful month) and these adorable, sweet, dear little kittles and the joy they bring to our home is comforting me and helping me to heal.

And, ya know what? Life is ALWAYS better with purring.

I'm feeling: loved loved
I'm hearing: the sweet sweet purring of my lil' ninja girl on my lap

4 smooches or Gimme Some Love!
theassassinnox From: theassassinnox Date: January 15th, 2007 09:15 am (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* That was a good read.
I'd totally love to have a cat, but it just woulnd't work out here. I would hate to keep a cat as a strictly indoor critter, but were I to have one and let it out it would be coyote bait. Oh well.

I can always spoil Michael's cat. *laughs*

As for FC stuff. I thoguht I;d let you know that I lman on walking away with two size large Ninja Kitty hats. (Dad and little Bro want one after seeing mine).

I look forward to looking thriugh the rest of your wares as well. Oh yes, you will be an expensive table. Hehe


djmermaid From: djmermaid Date: January 15th, 2007 11:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I'm sure it's a lot more fun to read the kitten chronicles than the wailing, gnashing of teeth, and general whining and moping that have filled my journal for the past month. BTW, I want to say that I have really appreciated your kind comments. I've been too sad and weak to respond, but it really meant a lot to me to hear from you. I look forward to seeing you (for reals!) at FC!

We can definitely hook you up for the ninja kitty hats. (We'll also have ninja bunnies in full force.)

See you soon!
rufpup From: rufpup Date: January 16th, 2007 01:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Pets & FC

Kitty therapy is great...i had three in '06 but one moved away when we were moving out of denver...she wasnt to be found...i feel that one of the neighbor kid took her...that is okay with me...but i did keep one of her daughters this '06 year...she is a minglx (??) a cat without a tail...she is such a crazy thing...like now she is watching my roommates black lap chewing a bone that she has and walks up to the dog and rubs herself on the dogs nose saying i want some...hehehehe....my other is the oldest animal here...she is about in human years about 10 or a little older domsic house cat (black)...she is very old and sleep most of the day but she is a loving girl as is...so she is special too...but had two dogs but one passed away this summer...but my other one is still here and she is a sebian husky and she is a BIG baby too...so i have a lot of pet love here and it is good for me to have it...well roommates have two dog and two cats too...hehehehe... as in FC ill see u there...my mate is going to and it is his first...i hope we can have dinner together like we did last year...but not i do understand...see u soon....
emisteph From: emisteph Date: January 16th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
pardon the interruption. i began reading your lj whilst searching for fellow santacon-ers.

i'm jealous of all the kitten-love abounding in your place. my love-a-bugs aren't really lap cats, and the most love they show is on weekend mornings, when i'm lingering in bed and they crawl up to my face to say wake up and feed me lazybones!

(i was originally going for one kitty as well, but the first one cried so much on the car ride home that we went back for one of his bros...the wussy-puss is still a cry-baby)
4 smooches or Gimme Some Love!