My zoo has been minus two zoo kids for the last week. My sweet Holly girl passed last Wednesday morning, and my poor leviathan BomChickaWowWow fishie Gillie met the toilet bowl a couple days ago.
It's been a rough week to be a pet at the Place this week.
Surprisingly, tux kitty Loki took Holly's passing a lot tougher than I thought he would. It's not like they were pals or anything. Tormentor of the poor dog yes, pals, no. Seems that was his way of showing love to her. He has been searching for her constantly. He used to lay on the bed, she on the floor, and he would lean over and bat at her, then hide from view. Fun little game that. For a week, he has been crawling the edge of the bed, looking over the side for her, and howling. When he can't find her, he jumps off, runs into the laundry room where she used to lay by the door behind a box. He would run as fast as he could in there, check her spot, and howl again.
Wash, rinse, repeat.
Eventually he would want outside, to pace the porch, twice, and howl.
As if I wasn't sad enough. Poor Loki missed her real bad too.
We had a sad. Big time.
Daughter and I had been thinking little Loki dood needed a new friend, but I was just waiting for him to get over being soooooo completely clingy and needy so he wouldn't be jealous. Last night at 11:00pm, daughter sent me a text about a kitty she saw at the pet store, there from the shelter. Today at lunch, I went to check it out.
O.M.G. What a little cuttie!!!!!!!!!!
We had the lady unlock his cage and over to me he came, jumped up on me and it was love.
My Place has a new Zoo Kid. Meet... new kitty.
That's new kitty when he adopted me at the store shelter.
That's new kitty at the office, commandeering mah chair.
When we got him home, he decided he liked the bathtub, leftover water and all. I thought he was just thirsty, until he began rolling in it. Seems he likes water. (which doesn't help in keeping him away from Bodhi fishie w/the squirt bottle. He just kinda looks at me like... uuuuuh, whut)
This is new kitty at home.
(ignore the scary flash eyes)
Him iz suuuuuch a little sweet love kitty! And he just purrs and purrs and purrs. And snorts when he purrs too.
that's mah new Zoo kid... new kitty, aka Tub Kitty.
Him still needs a name.
Loki hates him.
But I wuuuuvz him!!!