Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Introducing Puff...

Because I am apparently a glutton for punishment, I brought another senior kitty home a few days ago. Meet Puff:

Doesn't she look freakin' thrilled to be here?

Actually she is doing better than she was in the shelter. She's eating and using the litter box, grooming, all that stuff that stressed out kitties just don't do! She's very sweet with people. She's gonna knock herself out giving headbonks! Not so sweet with the dogs. She reminds me of Kasha when she sees a dog. No canines are allowed direct eye contact and she is not adverse to splitting a nose or two open! For an old girl she's pretty quick with the claws. She tolerates the other cats, but I wouldn't say they are buddies yet!

Puff ended up at the shelter when her owner had to go into a nursing home. A good reminder for all of us with pets to make some kind of plan for their care in case we can't take care of them. (Bud, they are all yours! heee, heee) Her shelter papers say she's 10 but I suspect she's a few years older. She's very scrawny and her coat is in lousy shape. She just acts like more like a 13 year old kitty. Glacier, my very first kitty, is 9 next month and he acts nothing like Puff. Glacier still acts like a kitten pretty frequently.

Under that ratty coat is a gorgeous smoke grey furball. Hopefully a few weeks of good food and less stress will get her into better shape.

5 comments:

rachelw said...

She's very pretty! Her face is quite a unique shape, very long and elegant for a puffball.

Re: the other species, I'm sure you've met Keeley? I'm half expecting her to show up on your blog... she's got a lovely calm, sweet demeanor, and she's a heck of a puller, if her lack of leash training is any indicator. :) She gets along with other dogs really well, so long as they don't try to dig up a bone she recently buried.

Rachel

Kitty Purrington said...

Meow, Puff! She's cute, despite the unkempt fur! Glad to hear she's very human-friendly and loving! Is she chatty?

Carol said...

Well, I wondered how long before a new to me Grand-kitty would arrive!!!! Welcome to our world Puff and hope you soon fit right in with all the other grand-kitties and grand puppies. Love Gramma Carol

dogsled_stacie said...

Awww... I wish MY mom would embrace every new furball like your mom does!!! Carol rocks!! :)

(I think my mom is going to hold out for the human-kind grandkids for a very loooong time....)

Puff is ADORABLE - looks exactly like my cat did. Grey little furball, I had to do a double-take there for a second...

Holly said...

What a pretty kitty! You are such a great human for rescueing her! My human would like to get another kitty after losing Kirby in March, but a couple of us aren't real kitty friendly. I guess that's what happens with us northern breeds!

Holly