Well as you know we got a new addition to our family, a kitten who will be 5 months old this week. After trying to pick a name we kept finding more and more ideas… making it harder to choose. Well with the help of some friends and my students the votes came in and I would like to introduce you to Willow!
She is light grey and white and has some interesting markings, stripes on her side, a circle too and little polka dots on her belly. She looks like a pussy willow, hence the idea for the name. Willow is full of energy and is very playful. She also loves to cuddle and gets into interesting positions as she sleeps. She purrs super loud, but never really meows. Today I actually heard 2 little mews come from her which is rare.
This weekend I played with her and she played with me as I tried to sweep and clean. The broom is great fun when you are a cat. She enjoyed running through the piles of dirt I swept and then would try to eat the fuzzy dust bunnies! That is not saying I live in a barn, or on the street, but it gets really dusty here and you need to sweep almost everyday when you have hardwood floors. We went on an adventure back to the pet shop to pick up her paper work. The dog that lives in the shop gave me heck as I brought her back. I guess he liked her and was telling me off! Once he saw she was OK and sniffed out her crate he settled back down. We went by taxi and the last taxi driver home was intrigued by her. He asked what I had (or I think he did) and I said maio (ma-ow) and he kept wanting to see her at every stop. Willow was good in the car and just laid in her crate.
Sassy Willow playing with her furry mouse
A few people stopped by to see Willow and ewwed and ahhed over her. Mo even brought her a toy, which she loves. Thanks Mo!
I haven’t had a lot of time for posting this weekend, but as you would have it this week’s photo challenges all fit around Willow! Cee’s theme is pets (this is the first time I have participated in her challenge and I just couldn’t resist!) The weekly WordPress challenge is renewal… and a new pet is a chance for renewal and healing for me after missing Holly so much. Ailsa’s theme of soft fits too… Willow’s fur is silky soft. Island Traveller has set create… and this is a stretch, but Willow has created a fun environment here with the endless hours of play and laughter with her silly antics. So what do you think do they all fit? Check out their pages to see more examples of each theme… and unrelated to Willow 😉
Thanks for reading… next week I will try to get back to things on China, I have a post that has been on hold for months! I will also try to do a photo challenge or two if I have time.