Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I couldn't resist. The thought was too strong for my hormone-laden mind to ignore. We all missed him so much that another cat seemed like the right thing to do. And this time, a kitten!

This is little Eloise Eva. She is 12 weeks old and a little spitfire. I was unsure at first if I was up for it... or rather her. She talked constantly and wouldn't let us sleep. But then slowly, her little lap naps and soft purring won us over and she's here to stay for good.

We got her for free from a woman that seemed to love her and wanted her to go to a good home. Eloise was one of two left in a litter of six babies. Ian went with me to pick her up and on our way home I realized that she was infested with fleas. The next morning I discovered she had a bad case of worms. She spent the first night in our bathroom which didn't settle well with her... she was scared and lonely. But by the next day, after the flea medicine kicked in and after many many little grooming sessions with me and a comb, she began to feel better. She's completely free of her little problems, both inside and out, and I can tell it's made a big difference. She's also putting on weight. She was only 1-1/2 lbs and very skinny but she's eating enough to make up for what she lost so I have no doubt she'll be plump and happy soon.

She's soaking up the attention now. She jumps into any lap that's available and her constant talking has softened to just the occasionally meow when she's hungry. Ian picked out her middle name Eva. He said she reminded him of the girl robot in Wall-E who was white and black with blue eyes. It suits her just fine.

Welcome home Eloise Eva.



Jeremy said...

She is super sweet and so much fun to have around. Sawyer is in love with her and chases her around the house... she totally puts up with it so that is a great sign.

Linda said...

She is darling. What a sweet little face. She has found a perfect home.

Adam and Raechell said...

Oh, my, word...she's adorable! How priceless is that little face!!!!????!!! :D And such a lovely name. Congrats on your new addition to the family.

Heather said...

So sweet. I love kitty cats. Not to put a damper on this happy post, but I hope you're not taking care of kitty litter while you're pregnant. Toxoplasma is the sickness you can contract and pass on to the baby in utero. Hopefully your husband doesn't mind filling in for you.
Stay safe and healthy. We all want to "meet" this little boy person. :)

Justin and Julie said...

I love Eloise! What a sweet name - for a sweet little kitty and beautiful kitty.