Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wednesday's Walk- Welcome Home, Elwood!

This past Friday my mom and I were walking through the mall and I saw this cat in a store window.  I usually don't park on this one particular side of the mall, but on Friday I happened to.  I had no clue that our mall had an animal rescue mission in it, and that's the storefront I saw the cat laying in.  This particular cat was big, and that's what attracted me to him.  I have always told Eric that I want a fat baby and a fat cat.  I got my fat baby, she has now grown into a slender version of a little girl, but for the fat cat, my poor Billy was only 8 pounds.  I was attracted to this cat, who wouldn't even turn around and look at the crazy lady pounding on the window-me :)  Typical cat!  I told my mom I wanted that cat.

On Saturday, my mom and I went back to the mall for something and I stopped in at the rescue mission.  They are only open like 2-3 days a week to the public, and they happened to be open when we were there.  I went straight to his little "home" cage, and started talking to him, I know, blame it on the hormones!  The director was there and came over and we started talking.  I told her we were interested in another cat or cats, maybe siblings, maybe kittens, or something younger, yet I still had my eye on this one cat.  She took my name and email and was going to email me some pictures of some foster kittens she had placed in a home.  She said they would be good with kids, and they have grown up together.  I took a flyer and said good bye to all the cats there.

I showed Eric the flyer and we got on the website and I immediately showed him my fat cat that I wanted.  He kept asking why I wanted him, especially since this particular cat is 6.  Now, never in a million years would I have ever thought about getting an older cat, but there was something about this cat, something about Elwood.

I instantly fell in love with him.  I have no clue why I love this cat so much and like I said I thought I wanted a younger cat, but sometimes your heart knows best!

We went back on Sunday and took Molly with us and we got to go in the "playroom" with him and interact with him.  It took all of 30 seconds for him to come over and get to know us, and roll over to show us how pretty he is.  He is pretty and he is a pretty big boy...over 20 pounds!  I finally got my fat cat!  He is so sweet and super mellow.  They call him the "peacekeeper" in kittyland, and the director said he has never gotten upset about anything there.  He was surrender by a family in November for unknown reasons, probably they couldn't take care of him or something.  And no one has ever asked to play with him since.  How sad!

So today at 2pm we are officially adopting Elwood, and welcoming him into our home!  I am so excited!
I am sure he will miss his kitty home at the rescue mission, that's where all of these pictures were taken, but I am sure we can show him a good time at our house!  I am a little nervous because he does have his claws still, so I am praying he doesn't get an itch to tear my couch up.  The director said he has never used his claws towards another cat, volunteer, or tore anything up there before.  I am pretty sure he is a little lazy to use his claws, that might be too much effort for him.

I will let you know how adjusting Elwood to the Ferguson home goes.  Plus, we might start potty training tomorrow with Molly.  I am looking at it as a potty training 101 class with her.  We are introducing the idea, despite what my wonderful husband thinks...he thinks it will happen the first time.  We shall see!  So call us crazy with adopting a cat and potty training all in one week!


Jenilee said...

I'll call you crazy!! lol just kidding... no matter what you do while potty training, it's crazy! :) have fun, I'm sure she'll do great! and congrats on the new cat.

Kristin said...

Awwwww.....Elwood is so cute! I love his name :) I hope he adjusts well.....I'm sure he will love being a part of your family! Good luck with potty training!

Linda said...

Hi Kate...thanks for the visit today at my blog.

First of all I have to say I am so glad your pregnancy is coming along nicely...and you really look lovely!

The kick-back pictures of Molly reading are so cute...and the one where she is all dolled up with the glasses, the purse the stroller and the bunny slippers is so precious.

I am allergic to cats...but your Elwood is a handsome guy. I hope he is as mellow as they say, and that he will be good with kids.
Stay away from litter boxes while you are pregnant though...make hubby handle all of that.

I am excited to find out what you are put a post up as soon as you find out ok? I guess we will all have to least until the 8th of July huh? ((smile))

Happy Wednesday!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Barclay Kathryn said...

Wow, busy lady! How fun you found a precious cat you love so much already. Hope everything goes well. I left Bella naked one day and she got it (Brynn not so much- a little more stubborn. : )) so its possible!

Unknown said...

Elwood sounds like the perfect little kitty for your home! His temperament sounds really good.

He & Me + 3 said...

Elwood looks like a beauty. Hope that he fits right in. Good luck with potty training. Fun times:)

{:miss v:} said...

Awwww!!!! I love him too! That is so sad that he's gone so long without anyone playing with him! That's awful. I bet the Lord lead you two together! ;)

Can't wait to see pics of Elwood in his new home!

Good luck with the potty training!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

How cute is Elwood's photo with his paws crossed :o)

Wow! Potty training and a new kitty at the same time :o) Like your other commenter Linda, I am also allergic to our last bible study, I was thoroughly enjoying our dear friend's swivel/glider chair...after a few minutes, I realized that this was their kitty's favorite chair too! My eyes and nose started watering and getting major itchy!!!

Blessings & Aloha!
Hope you get a chance to come by my place...& if you do please, leave a comment so that I know that you were there :o) Also, you little Molly is truly a cutie! I love her curls :o)