Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Rainy day company

Living in Florida, you would think I would get used to storms.
Not quite.
When I heard about hurricane Irene, I started to quiver. The fact that it's geared toward the Carolina's didn't comfort me. 

Yet having Gatsby as company made me feel at ease. I was glad to have my furry companion by my side during the cold, wet, rainy weather. Although I spent my time reading and catching up on Happy Endings and Modern Family, I didn't feel so alone. 

It's amazing how pets can fill you with joy when you feel so empty. Today wasn't one of the best of days, but Gatsby was there when I needed him most. And that makes me smile. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Gatsby's on vacation. I'm stuck with my brother!

It's been over a week since I've seen Gatsby.
Since it's our last week before school, he drove back home with Rachel.

On Thursday, I drove home to be with my family as well. So while Gatsby is home entertaining Rachel, I've been watching my brother Adam's magic. I know this doesn't relate to our crazy cat Gatsby, but maybe your own pets will enjoy the show! 

I'm also planning on posting cute kitten pictures and videos from throughout the week. So please check by later!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

How to make new friends- Gatsby style.

Jealous cat is jealous.

Before I discuss Gatsby's recent antics, I need to provide some background:

Despite 21 years of having a pet-free household, my mom finally decided to adopt kittens.
A family friend found a stray kitten a few weeks ago and was bottle-feeding it to health.
After falling in love with Gatsby (who wouldn't?), my mom agreed to give the kitten a home.
Little did she know, the friend found another stray a week later. When my mom went to pick up her new kitten, she couldn't resist adopting both! We now have two new additions to our family- Coco and Matisse.

Traveling home this weekend meant Rachel, Gatsby, and I would get to meet the babies for the first time.
We weren't sure how Gatsby would react when he met the two.

A few minutes after Gatsby was placed down, he made a sound we've never heard before.
At first we questioned it. Then it was obvious- he was hissing at them!

Were we giving the kittens too much attention?
I'm not sure- but I have a hunch that Gatsby is one jealous kitty!