Saturday, March 14, 2009

What is Hiding in Our Bathroom?

Do you see this door??? It is normally never closed. Why is it closed you might ask???

There is something new living in there. Mom got a call earlier today from a friend. Her friend has 4 dogs that don't like cats at all and have done some not so nice things to them. Mom's friend also has a neighbor that has a lot of cats that never get taken care of and who has the attitude that "Oh well, who cares if something happens to the cats. They can be replaced." Anyway, Mom's friend is afraid for the kitties so she puts a trap in her yard a couple of times a month and last night, she caught this. She called Mom to see if she could find a home for her. We are not sure if she is one of the neighbor's kitties or not, and Mom and her friend don't care.

She is a very friendly cat. When Mom went to pick her up, she kept following Mom around and rubbing all over her. She also wanted Mom to sit next to her while she ate. She doesn't like being held, but loves pets. Mom thinks that she would soon be comfortable being held with some patience. Oh, and she is a calico, not a tortie, because she has a small white patch of fur on her chest and another on her chin.

Mom says she has to live in the bathroom until she can be tested for yuckies (which should be on Monday). We will keep you posted on what happens.

Anyway, we are going to have a name the cat contest. Mom will make the person who submits the name we choose a snuggle in the color(s) of their choice. Please submit your submissions in the comments of this post. Mom would like to pick a winning name before the New Kitty (NK) goes to the V-E-T on Monday.


Niko and Cloud said...

We think she looks like a Sally.

That was so nice of you guys to take care of her!

Cory said...

Oh, she is sweet! We'd love to help name her so we'll think on it and offer suggestions, although she kind of does look like a Sally to us too.

Angus Mhor said...

She's very beautiful! What does Camie think? Is she very curious? Does she lay down on the floor with her snoot under the door? I think your new sisfur looks like a Daphne.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!!! Your Mommy is a wonderful human to rescue her! Actually she is both a calico and a tortie!

A calico cat is a tortoiseshell expressing an additional genetic condition known as piebalding. A piebald animal has patches of white (i.e., unpigmented) skin.

All calicos are tortoiseshell (since they carry both black and red), but not all tortoiseshells are calicos (since they requires a significant amount of white in the fur and patching rather than mottling of the colors).

And so ends my lesson on calicos and torties for the day! :)

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Well heck....I forgot to leave out name choice: I love the name Adelaide!

Zeus said...

I think she should be named either Reese, full name being Reese's Peanut Butter Cup or Tagalong in honor of the delicious peanut butter cookies the Girl Scouts sell.

Of course, they do not call them Tagalongs anymore, but that's the name my human pet knows them by...

KitKat said...

How about Farla? Such a sweet Calico. Mommy had a calico named Sparky for 14 years. I hope she tests okay.
Grady, Normie's brother

Anonymous said...

I think she should be name Rose.

Joanne, Jane, Jill, Johnny, Jay boy, Jasmine & Capu from Singapore

Elin! said...

Can I suggest Dewi? It is a Malay name means fairy~
I got an award for u in my blog!

Max said...

Oh wow. The Woman says that kitty looks just like the kitty she had when she was little. Ataturk. Yeah, the Grandpa named her... But it was a good name since there were no other kitties around named Ataturk.

Ataturk had attitude. One time she snuck outta the house and they found her chasing a German Shepard down the street. Heh. My kind of kitty.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

How very nice of your Mom to help out her friend. That is horrible the way the neighbors don't care if their cats get hurt...

Cory said...

Ok, we're back. We all gave it some thought and here are some more ideas:

Cory: How about Lily?
Ellie: How about Katya/Katarina?
Jonesie: How about Josie?
Cecilia: How about Callista?
Nigel: How about Violet?
Madison: How about Serena?
Bennette: How about Marissa?
Grete: How about Penelope?
Ginger: Whatever her name is, she will be loved!

Daisy said...

Ah, she's a beauty! I like the name Clover. Partly because it's almost St. Patrick's day and partly because there was a tortie at the shelter named Clover.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Awwwww - how lovely that the sweet kitty has you to rescue her! We're gonna think about this name thing...

Parker said...

God Bless your Mommy!
She looks so beautiful!
We like Starla -
we don't know why, we just think she looks like a Starla!

Victor Tabbycat said...

What a pretty girl you finded! Yur sure she isn't missin frum a good home? Da vet should check fur a chip. She'd make a purty good Peanut or Sweet Pea, maybe!
Victor & Nina

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Oh wow this is very exciting! She is lovely!
Those nasty neighbors! Our mom would be constantly worrying about those cats if she lived there too.
We think she looks like a Jenni.

Anonymous said...

We think she is the color of a lovely sunrise! We will suggest Chita, which is Portuguese for calico, and also sounds like a cheetah!

mister jeter harris, hizself said...

jus don't call her joba.
da end.
pee ess ... she mite be nice ... but she'zza introoder an u know how i feel abowt introoderz.
pee essess ... da werd verificashun iz "sudia." wut abowt dat?
way-da-minit ... i jus got anudder werd verificashun an it'z "padfingl" dat'z nice, too.

ML said...

What a beautiful little torti.
Your mommy is such a sweet lady, but you will be paid back. Torties are just the furry best cats.
I am not good with names at all, you will pick the right one.
Keep us posted.

Eric and Flynn said...

She is sweet. We suggest Trina or Shelley (from tortoiseshell)

Angel said...

Mom is nont good with names either! They tried many on me before I responded to Angel. Mmom likes Sarah!

Anonymous said...

OH boy how excellent!! She is so very beautiful and looks like a little mothering type of girl..
The first thing that popped into our head was Betty...*shrug*
You guys are so wonderful to adopt her and even more so lucky a cause I know she will look after you all :)

brandi said...

She looks like a Pretty Phoebe!
I vote for Pretty Phoebe!!

The Meowers from Missouri said...

we finks she looks like a "cinderella"!

Lux said...

She looks like a Rebecca to me!

MaoMao said...

Awwww, she is so beeyootiful, and bless yur Momma's sweet heart fur takin her in! We think she looks like a "Gracie." And we're sendin lots of purrs fur good luck at the vet!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Karen Jo said...

Your Mom is great to take her in. The neighbors who don't take care of their cats are yucky. I like the name Calico Jane. It just popped into my head when I saw her.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh I love all the names so far....since she has such autumn colors, I would name her Hazel.
Bless all your hearts for helpin her to have a new chance.
Love Miss Peach

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

What a pretty and lucky kitty :)
We will suggest Pip or Pippa for a name :)
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Yoor mom sure is nice to take dat purrty gerl's not good wif names but she sed she looked like a Pearl to here. We thawt wif all dem colors blending together on her she should be Harmony. Eh, we don't know...we wish her good luck at da vet, sure hope she is a-okay.

Liss said...

She's lovely. How about Delilah, Dixie, Shania, or Chloe? She's too pretty

Marilynn said...

She is quite a beauty! =)

Two Greyhound Town said...

We like the name Abby, but don't know why. Do you think you will adopt her?

Spirit and Ezra said...

Spirit and Ezra sez... We like the name Sparkles. You'ze is good people to take her in.

The Cat Realm said...

Ohhhhh - somehow we missed that! She is CUTE! What a lucky kitty to have walked in that trap and come to you!
But don't on counting to hold her!
I LOVE to be petted, I sit on anybody the moment they sit or lay down (the maid calls me "velcro cat" sometimes) but I will not tolerate to be picked up and held. EVER!
Let us know when you have the name contest!
Mrs. OZ

Cat with a garden said...

Hi to all of you! We followed a link and stumbeld into this naming thing... Hoping all goes well at the vet today! We like the name Brandi for her.
Purrs, Siena & Chilli

Cat with a garden said...

We've got another one: Medina.