August 13th, 2005


Kitty Pix

Here are some pix of our new little kitty, Grace:

She is probably even younger than we thought -- not completely weaned yet. collinsmom is taking her to the vet this morning.

She has used the litter pan already, and is demanding attention. So it looks like she'll make it.

Now, I've got to get the downstairs cleaned up. Lord only knows what a kitty cat exploring through all my papers and junk would do to the place. Oy.

EDIT: Vet report. Well, we goofed. It's a boy-cat, so a name change is in order. To be determined: will work on it. Dr. K. said he's about five weeks old, maybe a little older if you factor in how starved he was. That would make his birthday around the Fourth of July or a bit later.

We got medicine and more food supplement. He's active and feisty now, and not so passive in letting himself be handled. Showing curiosity about his environment, jumping up on the loveseat, etc. Gonna be a lively one.

More to follow as it develops.

Name that Cat

Well, Grace turned out to be a male, so we went back to square one. We have finally boiled it down to two choices.

Option Number One: Cuthbert
Named after the Saint, whom I have adopted as the patron of our holler where he was found.

Option Number Two: Nugget
Named after his golden color, and the fact that we dug him out from underneath the cabin like buried treasure.

Your input would be appreciated. (See gallery for reference.)

Rejected Options: Thesauros; Aureus; Persimmon; Scyld; Godwin; Felix; Doubloon; Taliesin; Castaway; Jackpot.