Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I miss Melly

Geoff here,

I'm back at my own place now, where there are no cats (yay), but alas, also no kittens (boo). In case anyone's checking in, disappointed at not getting any updates on Melly and Scarlett, this is why...but, I also offer a wee pic from this morning that I took with my phone.

10 comments:

Katnip Lounge said...

Too Cute! Purrs for the integration!

xx Lounge Kats

sue said...

Some love and a shoulder. It's really all she asks for.

This is sweet.

G said...

Geoff, you understand there is an amazingly strong correlation between a kitten and a cat, right?

kelley said...

well you know Geoff...there seems to ne little appeal to going home to a place with no cats or kittens...

Geoff said...

G, you hit upon what almost was another paragraph in that entry for me. While I've had a lot of exposure to Cats, even had a couple growing up, though only as adults, and have had many opportunities, though all short, of playing with kittens, I've never experienced the full trend from kitten to cat. I'm curious to see if the fun and adorableness of Melly does in fact translate to an ongoing affection for her once she's fully "CAT"

I assume it will, but then my further curiosity is whether THAT will translate to an increased appreciation for other adult cats.

Kelley, I fully understand where you're coming from, but I'm just not there (though I'll throw in a)...YET.

Natalie said...

G & Kelley: I couldn't agree more! I have been trying to convince Geoff of both these things for years now. He says he and Melly have a deal that she'll stay a kitten forever. Given how much she loves to play with him, I wouldn't be surprised if she stays at least kitten-like :)

G said...

Geoff: If someone had told me ten years ago I would not merely love cats but also own one, I would have thought they had spent too much time following The Grateful Dead, if you get my drift.

An ex really wanted a cat and I, who grew up with dogs, resisted. I didn't see the point of one; a cat was like a throw pillow with an alimentary canal. Like every other battle with a girlfriend/wife, I lost. (Get used to it. When a guy is in love he becomes the Washington Generals when it comes to winning an argument.) I was like you when we got the kitten: smitten. I also figured that once he grew out of kittenhood the novelty would wear off.

That was almost nine years ago. No longer in the relationship, still have the cat. And I love that little guy like you wouldn't believe. My friends (especially my guy friends) have gone from believing I am insane to thinking it is mildly amusing I have a cat. Maybe it is because I have had him since he was a kitten but he has this vibrant personality and he is like a shadow to me. (I always thought cats were aloof. Wrong.)

The upshot of all of this is that I think your definition of kitten will change and the "deal" you and Melly will be amended and extended for a long, long time. Welcome to the club.

Geoff said...

HAA!!!! G, I love that description "throw pillow with an alimentary canal" and appreciate hearing your story. I suspect I'm on the same trajectory.

Geoff said...

Whoa! Quick correction!!! I suspect I'm on the same path with the exception of KEEPING Natalie!!

I love you N!!!!

Sylvestermiasmomma said...

Awww...what a cute picture.