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Yogi knows me

Monday, January 28th, 2008

I stopped by the pet store, which also houses a small cat room for the rescue center, earlier today to pick up some new bowls and stuff. I couldn’t help but took a peek at the cat room, thinking that, oh heck, he might be there. And there he was! Yogi was sitting on a cage at my eye level, he saw me, and he wouldn’t take his eyes off me. He just stared and stared. I think he knows, I really do. That’s my boy!

Connection

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Yogi 2When our friend’s cat Fraidy passed away a couple of weeks ago, I was really upset by it. Now come to think of it, it has accelerated my idea of getting a new cat for the home. We have been thinking about getting Sasha a new companion for some time now, and we have looked at cats here and there. But the sad news about Fraidy has somehow turned on the activate mode.

When I saw Yogi on the website I was drawn to it and I said, “that’s the one.” When I got to meet him over the weekend I bonded with him even more. He is the one. Now come to think of it, it kinda gives me the creeps…

1. I really wanted an orange cat, not brown, not black: Fraidy was orange.

2. Yogi’s name starts with a “y”, Fraidy’s end with a “y”… I feel that Fraidy’s going to live on in Yogi. Fraidy-Yogi…

And I just got reminded that Skippy’s name ends with a “y” too… he was another orange cat who passed away years ago. I missed Skippy so much, and I was really sad about his passing away…

Coincidence?

Am I just reading too much into it? Or just a mere justification?

Oh screw it, who cares. I just want to give myself more reasons to love this new boy!

Yogi

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Yogi fosteredWe are going to have a new family member arriving our home later this week!

I saw Yogi first on the adoption website, and I met him yesterday at the adoption event. He was a little scared, he hid under the cabinets. But when I picked him up and cradled him in my arms, he was a total sweetie. He was calm and soft. Man, I love this boy in an instant.

This was what I read about Yogi that made me want to take him home right away:

This cute little dude was going to be killed at the animal shelter for a broken leg, so he was pulled from the euthanasia list by our rescue. When he got to the vet, he began frolicking around happily. Nothing was wrong with him! The little actor really pulled one over on all of us. He loves to play and he loves to hide, but he also appreciates a good scratch behind the ears and will curl up in your lap for a night of couch-potato bliss. Like many vans, he’s fascinated by water, which is why there are so many pictures of him in the bathroom!

I don’t think I am going to change his name. He does have a face like Yogi Bear. But perhaps I will give him a Chinese name.

R.I.P. Fraidy

Monday, January 21st, 2008

FraidyGoodbye Fraidy!

On Saturday evening our friends’ cat Fraidy passed away peacefully in her owners’ arms. Fraidy lived her 21 years of full and happy life in a loving family. She had had multiple hospitalizations, diabetes and kidney failure in her last few years of life. But she survived, she’s a real trooper and lived strongly. While she was fightly she would still give love and care to her trusted owners.

I have met Fraidy over the years and I felt that I have always connected with her. Everytime when I stoked her frailed and bony body, it hurted me to feel the pain she must have been in, but yet, I loved her even more for her strength.

We will all miss you, Fraidy.

Sasha’s new spot

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

sasha in sink

Kitten fight stopped by… another kitten

Monday, August 13th, 2007

Another You-Tube kitty

Thursday, February 15th, 2007