Eight years ago today, Bessie and I found a half-starved, flea-ridden little black imp in the alley behind the building where I lived in Michigan.
Bessie named her Isis and frankly, I thought that Bessie was going to be the one to adopt her. But she stayed with me, and now I can't imagine life without this opinionated, intelligent, independent, finicky feline.
But eight years? Where did the time go? Little Isis is still the size of a half-grown housecat, yet what she lacks in body size she makes up for in cunning brain power!
One of the best parts of having Little Isis in my life is the special relationship she has with Eyad, who The Purries call iDaddy. She and her iDaddy have a special bond, and she loves her SMACKIES from him! The two of them can do SMACKIES for hours, and Isis just purrs and purrs.
She comes to me to have her head scratches, but she loves her some SMACKIES from her iDaddy.
To celebrate her Gotcha Day, Isis is getting extra treats.
But unlike the rest of The Purries, she doesn't care for Temptations.
She wants only Friskies Beachside Crunch, which she calls BLUE BAG ONLY.
Hard to believe it's been six years since Jack and Bella came into our lives!
Below are their first pictures, just to remind us how durn cute they were!
Here's the post introducing Bella, and here's the one introducing Jack.
Did you know that Jack's full name is Captain Jack Sparrow, and Bella is named for Bellatrix LeStrange?
Two great fictional characters, for two great CHARACTERS!
Extra NIP and TEMPTATIONS for everyone today, as we celebrate the day that these two rascals found their forever home! Can't imagine our lives without them now. ♥
NTM & iDaddy
Hello! It's my purrthday today! Can you believe I'm eight years old?
Still have the body of a six month old minx, though - there's something to be said about being LITTLE!
For those of you who don't know all about me, you can read more on my biography page here on the blog. And don't forget, you can always follow me on my Facebook page, too! I have to admit, my Dad updates my Facebook much more than he does our blog, anymore. Silly humans.
Happy Purrthday to me!
Meow for now,
Wishing our Sonora and Chili a very happy guesstimated birthday!
Here is the first post we put up here about them, when we were fostering them:
We're now a foster family for a trio of adorable kittens known as the Pepper Pack. These three kittens were brought into the PetCo where the rescue group that NTM volunteers for, and just left! Someone had them in a box, brought them up to a cashier at PetCo, and just turned around and left! Can you imagine?
Thank goodness for the rescue group The Way Home, because these awesome volunteers didn't hesitate to take them in. The volunteers had had Tex-Mex for lunch, and the little grey kitten was MEW MEW MEW MEW MEWING and already trying to get out of the kennel at PetCo. One of the volunteers said, "This one is a hot tamale!" And so that's how the little grey kitten became known as Tamale. The volunteers used their smart phone to google other Tex-Mexy sounding names for Tamale's sisters, and they came up with Chili Pepper for the lighter tabby and Sonora Pepper for the tiny darker-colored tabby.
We thought we'd share some other names that these kittens could have been named! (We're happy with Tamale, Chile, and Sonora!)
(yes, the volunteers had eaten Pollo Tropical for lunch!)
Last year was Daphne's first birthday without her littermate Chloe, who passed away in 2013. They were very close, and it was a tough first year for Daphne without her sister. So last year, we didn't show pictures of Chloe on their birthday, but we wanted to remember Chloe this year, and show everyone how close they were. We are wishing Daphne a very Happy Birthday, and remembering Chloe always in our hearts.
Here is how they looked the first night they were adopted, when they were eight weeks old: