Tuesday, May 29, 2012

What are you up to?

That's a good question. So much has happened in so little time, I don't even know where to begin.

Well, to start off, we moved 500 kilometers east across the province. The move was long and tiring because we were homeless for 2 weeks (between houses). My folks were kind enough to let the three of us stay with them during that time, which was great and all, but I gotta say... it's nice to be living with a closet instead of a suitcase again. :P

With the move aside, things have been fairly pleasant going. I was stressed to the max with all the life changes going on this year, but things have calmed down now significantly. We're all moved in, and cozy & happy in our new house.

I still really miss Yoko a ton, and I think about her every day. I can't believe she's been gone 3.5 months already. She would have loved this new place. Lots of little nooks to watch birds from windows, and snuggly areas by fireplaces (mind you, in 38C temperatures, that's not necessary :P). In some ways, I have to admit, it's nice to be out of our old house... because there were so many reminders of her. Starting fresh here has been good to help get through it - even though she's still always on my mind. This blog will always be dedicated to her.

So anyway, as I said before, I want to make some changes to this blog. I can see in my absence that Blogger has changed it's layout, which I'll have to get used to (which is fine for now).. but when I get chances during the day, I'm going to start working on programming my own site on the side. I'm going to give myself a realisitic goal of having it finished by the end of the summer (I know - that sounds ridiculously long, but summers are always crazy around here, especially in a new city that we have to explore! ;))

On to some really good news, which is why people come here (or USED to come here, for that matter). Kitties!
I tossed around the idea of fostering again, because I didn't think I would be ready for another kitty for a while. But, little did I realize, having a house without a cat living in it is really hard for a 'cat lady'. The movers laughed at me because all these cat trees/houses/dishes/toys/etc/etc/etc came into the house on moving day.... even though we had no cat to move in.

After things had settled and we had pictures on the walls and day-to-day routine set in.... I started getting the itch. Especially with my parents, friends, and family members all owning cats.
The other day, my need was strong. I told Doug it was already time, and he was on board.

We set out to look for a kitty at the shelters. Long story short, it took some searching, and it was emotional for me (with Yok on my mind and all)... and then, we fell in love with a little girl tuxie.

Say hello to....


She's a little sweetheart. I knew the moment I saw her that she would make a perfect fit to our family. She's not a typical kitten (I actually didn't set out FOR a kitten either, since I'm very much pro-adopt-older-kitties)... she's an old soul. Sure, she loves to play, but she's so mild-mannered and relaxed around us and our little guy. As I type this, she snoozes belly up on my laptop keyboard (I have a USB one plugged in so I can actually type :P). She's friendly, and sweet, and I just adore her. We all do.

She's no where near a replacement for my Yokee... she's just a nice kitty that needed a home. Her brother was adopted before her and she was all by herself. She needed us as much as we needed her. I picked her up and her motor was so loud as she rolled around in my arms. It was love on both ends :)

Well, that's all I have to report for now. Tomorrow I break out my Nikon for some real picture taking. Lots more kitty pictures are on their way!

~kittykye :)


  1. Squeel!!! Oh love love love sweet tuxedo kitty! She is adorable! Love her little ear tufts. How wonderfil that you and your little family found room in your hearts for this wee girl. Nope, she will never replace your Yoko but I can just imagine she has already carved her own little nitch in your heart. Wonderful.

    And I'm so gald you got moved all safe and sound. I look forward to more uodates! :)

    xo Catherine

  2. She is beautiful! I love her long curly whiskers and oh, how she loves those sun puddles! I think she will end up being a bit on the spoiled side but then thats a good thing! There never is a replacement kitty (I still miss my Hobbes after these few years). She will find her own place and make it her own!

  3. Don't you just love it when you 'know!'..

    She is adorable! Congratulations

  4. Welcome to Trinity! What an adorable little sweetie :). I have a soft spot for old souls myself. I'm so glad you found each other.

  5. Lita and the boys in MelbourneJune 5, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    Welcome Trinity, beautiful little girl. I started reading this blog towards Yoko's last days and your journey moved me. I am looking forward to watching Trinity grow and to reading your posts. May you have many years of happy memories in your new home.


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