God damn, three cats poop a lot.
Fuck. Is it seriously Sunday night? What the hell!?
Cat# 3 - Callixta
Callixta and Nym look very much alike and I think they might possibly be sisters. Callixta is very affectionate and “makes biscuits” and prances around like a show pony when you rubbing her down. She’s taken up residence in the big cardboard box next to Nym but is more social and comes out whenever I’m down on the floor for head rubs and snacks.
Callixta does not seem to appreciate Bartelby however, and likes to hiss at him when he makes eye contact with her. Maybe it’s because he’s not claimed a carboad box of his own and has taken over the brown fuzzy blanket that she likes to nap on. Who knows.
I’ve owned many cats, but never multiple ones at the same time so I hope they all tolerate one another and Callixta gets over this initial bitchiness.
Cat #2: Nymeria “Lady Nym” Sand.
She’s named after one of the Sand Snakes from Game of Thrones. I think the sand snakes will be making an appearance in this up-coming season of the show, but they are awesome in the books and I hope they become more established characters for the rest of the series. Nym here crawled into this big cardboard box the first night she was here and hasn’t really come out since then. I can’t tell if she’s just scared to come out, or if she’s still not feeling well from being fixed on Thursday. I also think she might have ear mites so I’ll have to get her checked out again.
She’s an affection whore though and when I’ve lain on the floor near her, she’ll come to the mouth of the box so I can rub her head. She has a very loud purr.
Cat# 1: Bartelby Ichabod.
He’s the only boy in the group and the youngest to boot. It also appears that he’s a climber and prefers to perch on shoulders and to crawl on to your back and fall asleep between your shoulder blades if you’re laying on the floor. So far he’s been the most brave about exploring the room where I’ve been keeping all the cats since they came home on Thursday and has even escaped twice to explore the rest of the apartment.
He has a bit of a cold and has been sneezing a lot so I might have to take him back to the vet so that they can make sure that he’s not allergic to himself.
I have been trying to keep myself a little restrained about posting every single picture of my new cats on here and I think I’ve done a relatively good job of that.
First - I have finally decided on names for all of them.
Second - Am I a cat lady now? Yes probably, but I don’t care.
Third - Am I a cat person? I am in that I like cats. But I love me some dogs too. And I’ve never owned one, but I think birds are pretty awesome too. I just like animals in general, but a cat is what I can handle right now.
Fourth - people keep saying “Why did you get three??”. Well it all boils down to the fact that I’m a big sap. I have a big old apartment all to myself, I like cats, these three were sweet, and they were in a kill shelter. When I was there adopting them, one of the shelter workers was saying how much she loved to two girls and was so happy I was taking them because they had “been there their months” and gave me a knowing look. So I think it was safe to say that they would probably have been euthanized in the coming weeks to make room for all the new animals coming in. There had actually been a beautiful pitbull named Rocco who I loved and had dreams about and he was put down a week after I saw him. So many animals that need homes and so few places for them to go. So…yeah. I’m a sap and took three cats. If I had a bigger house and tons of land, I’d have taken more cats and multiple dogs as well. I just like animals.
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