Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Catching Up and Introducing a New Character

It's been hectic around here lately. The dishwasher died and I am awaiting the delivery of a new one this morning. Hence the reason I'm not at work and why I had time to write the previous post expressing my adoration for Jon Stewart.

As I write this I am actually being flicked on the nose by the tip of Sam's tail. He's expressing dissatisfaction over the behavior of this guy:
Everybody, meet Jake. Jake, meet everybody (or at least the 5 people who read this blog.) Jake is our new addition to the household as of Saturday morning. He stole my heart the second he stuck his paw through the cage bars and smacked me in the face.

Little Jake's three months old and was rescued from the SPCA. It has been a looooong time since I've had a kitten and it is taking some getting used to. The amount of energy he expends could power New York City. And he's a biter. We're working on that one. Other than that, he's a sweet kid who loves to cuddle--when he slows down for a couple of seconds. I woke up Sunday morning with him cuddled against my shoulder. Right now he's trying to get Sam to play chase and Sam just gives him the disgruntled older sibling look. Now he knows how Turtle and Tommy felt!

Here's a few more shots of little John Jacob Jingleheimerschmidt just to get your ooohhhs and awwws going.

Oh, and this shot is the aftermath of what happened when he launched himself off the ottoman and onto my lampshade. Home Depot doesn't have a replacement shade--I'd have to buy a whole new lamp. Grr.
Well, the new dishwasher has arrived. The delivery guys were so quick, the whole process took less than five minutes. Of course, the new one is sitting in the hallway, but at least the old one is gone. I did all right disconnecting the old one, so tonight I might just see if I can get the new one installed all by myself. Dad will be proud if I can accomplish that.
Now it's off to work!

1 comment:

  1. I love his ears!!! Actually, he's cuter than bug-shit... period. Of course, he must be cute if he is going to survive his kittenhood of ripping up everything in your house... to include you. My boys have just turned 6 this month, however the memory of their first year is etched into my brain.