Monday, December 24, 2012

Xmas for Cats

A merry Christmas to our Christmas-celebrating friends. Above is a photo of Theo, previously U-Haul. Furrever mom says "Theo is MYSTIFIED by the holiday lights. He loves to stare and stare at them. I'm thrilled to share my first holiday season with him as a family. 

Theo could care less about toys from stores. His favorite games involve crumpled up pages from magazines and hiding under covers. He also knows the words "snack" and "snuggle." 

Sometimes Saxby drives Theo a little crazy. (Saxby can't hear and he doesn't meow, so I've seen them have all kinds of misunderstandings.) But Theo has recently started to lick Saxby's coat which is so sweet. Saxby is too old to clean himself so I run over his coat with a damp washcloth. Saxby hates the washcloth but loves it when Theo gives him a good once-over. It just shows how kind Theo is and that even though Saxby frustrates him sometimes he's figuring out that we're a family. 

Last story - whenever I'm out of town for work I have a pet sitter stay over. It took Theo awhile to trust her but now he really likes her. She said the funniest thing to me the other day. She said "Theo just has SO MANY FEELINGS." I laughed so hard because it's so true. That's exactly why he was so tough to care for in foster care! He has so many FEELINGS! I thought you would get a kick out of that."

Oh we do, furrever mom. We sure do. 


Thank you so much to Nemo Jamez -- and his humans -- who recently donated in memory of those who died at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Nemo's people took the time to come to Hyde Park on their drive through the city westward for the holidays and stop with a very generous donation for Hyde Park Cats and Animal Welfare League -- a generous donation of cat food, dog food, litter, and assorted goodies. 

Merry Xmas!

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