Monday, November 12, 2012

Why it's time to play cat-ch up

To every mean commenter who ever gleefully wished me a long life of singledom in the company of the many cats I would surely acquire...

...thank you. We are quite happy.

She came with the name L.B., an abbreviation of a moniker she surely did not deserve, and so now I call her Ellie. 

This is the position in which you will commonly find her. She doesn't like to play, particularly, but she does enjoy flopping down wherever she may be, rolling, stretching, begging for a scratch, and proffering an inquisitive paw. 

She is a cuddler and an affectionate head-butter, with a purr like an engine idling. Her eyes are blue-blue and her yowl can rupture eardrums. She is a grande dame of five and a half years.   

She has a tiny little pointed head, a round, soft tummy, and a skinny little mousey tail. Her fur is very, very soft.

Here is a video I posted on Facebook of her coming home for the first time. Featuring: me having a ridiculous, one-sided, and also high-pitched conversation with a cat, and Ellie's trade-marked baby-like cry of displeasure. I love that the song playing on the radio in the background is called 'Home.' 


She would like everyone to know that her attitude has much improved since the awful car ride of terror.

She is not much of a bug-killer, as she nearly stepped on the slow-moving bug I attempted to point out to her as she obliviously butted her head against my gesturing hand in an effort to get petted. But she does cuddle up with me at night and sleep through until morning. I think I'll keep her.    


  1. Poor kitties in the car! she's lovely! And I'm glad you got a snuggler for a kitty - my sister in law got a cat and he will not snuggle with you. At all. It's so annoying.

  2. Awwww! Yay! Ellie is so cute. Life changes when you have a cat, in a good way. Congratulations on your new baby!

  3. Ohhh! Poor Ellie on the way home. But what a good home she has now... with you. I wish you many, many happy years together. There's nothing like a furry snuggler to make every day fabulous.

  4. Ellie is adorable. Adorable Ellie. And a cat who cuddles is the best kind. Doesn't grande dame sounds elegant? Adorably elegant Ellie. It just rolls off the tongue.

  5. Ahhh! She's adorable! And I love the name.

  6. I've been a cat lady for almost 20 years and i'm no worse for wear, congrats on the kittie, she's a beautiful one (cue Prince song), reminds of my dearly departed Sylvia...

  7. Oh, she's gorgeous! And look at her rolling around showing you her belly. What a sweetie.

    By the way, I love your burgundy bedspread!

  8. Cats are great! They are not much for playing, however. And they hate car rides. It is a universal issue.

    If you have more than 10 "companions" by your 50th birthday, consider marriage, children, and most adult male relationships a thing of the past. Just be sure to remove old piles of newspapers from the apartment regularly before the neighbors complain.

    Meanwhile, Ellie is very cute. A wise choice. WARL?


  9. She's adorable! Congratulations on SnugEllie!

  10. Ellie est trop mignonne!!

    I'm so glad you finally caved and came over to the cat mom side. You won't regret it!

    Now you'll bettr understand why my blog has morphed into a photodump of my pets ;)