Katie arrived on Aug 9 and quickly appointed herself queen of the castle. Maybe that’s why she likes to sleep in high places like on the high boy dresser or the top of the fridge. Ashton came a week later to be a friend. Katie was not amused. So they didn’t get along for a few days. When I was ready to give up I saw them sitting together watching a gecko on the patio. Now they get along fine. Ashton got a new name, “Quincy”. It fits him as he is quizical and explores everything. He has his favorite rag rug which he rolls around on as well a sleeps on it. He “helps” open the vertical blinds by pulling on the cords with me then rolling around under the blinds as they open or close. He has a cloth ball he carries around for security. Katie helps me make the bed by jumping at the sheets and spread as I try to get them in place. Both do their job of stalking the chamelions and geckos that climb on the windows in the sun room as well as keeping an eye on the water birds by the lake. When I’m watching TV on the recliner he lays on the footrest while she sits on top of the recliner back. I don’t need an alarm clock as they remind me when its time for breakfast. They have added a lot of joy and excitement to the house!
Here are a few pictures of Snippy and his big brother, Spunky, whom we also adopted from CARE. Spunky’s name is now Honey, and is an eleven 11 pound big boy. Snippy is yet to be re-named. Nothing we’ve thought of so far seems to fit.
As you can see, Snippy is quite a character, and is a cannon ball throughout our two bedroom home. He was so happy to have all this running space that it took him some time learning to stop without slamming into furniture, windows and walls! He didn’t get hurt, but it’s difficult to watch him and Honey chasing in full throttle. He now has the hang of stopping and doesn’t look like he’ll be slowing down anytime soon.
He also loves to climb things. He loves high places. He knows how to climb the face of a shelf, and by watching me open them, he tries to open drawers with his paws and mouth.
He is the companion that Honey needed when playtime didn’t match our hours, like at 3am. Their relationship has come to grooming terms.
We love these two so much, and they give us purpose to wake up in the morning and are a distraction away from mundane things in life.
We cannot imagine life without them.
With many thanks