Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Having a Baby!

For some months now I have been going thru something many women go thru. It's never been quite so strong for me tho and finally I have come to believe, it's the right thing to do. Yes. I want one more baby. I mean, why not? The house is big enough, I can afford it, I am a great Mother. Of course, I am not having this miracle myself, I want to adopt. So I started looking. I knew exactly what I wanted ( girl, of course ) I even knew colour.

It took a long time. She had to come from a loving home, not some sort of Baby Factory. After many many nights of searching, I finally found her HERE . There she was. The Family in fact, had six they wanted to adopt out. I have spoken to the Family, the terms are agreed on.

And here she is.....



She is just 5 weeks and will be coming to me at the end of January. She is a pure Bengal, silver marbled. They don't seem to have the first picture of her up on the website now, but if you had seen her at 2 weeks, I tell you, there is not a one of you who wouldn't have done the same.

Here she is with her Mom. ( Whose name is Saphyra. Hey, her Dad's name is Brockenmoor WhoDunnit of Magical Summit. And I thought Freaky Venus Seaweed was an odd name )



I am in love. Obviously.

I have some other sound reasons for adding yet another Bengal. Freaky Venus is WILD, and is driving poor Misty Girl kind of crazy. Misty Girl likes her, and lets her wash her for time on end, and even plays with her. But Venus' idea of " Playing" soon deteriorates into a game of " I am a fierce hunter and you are my prey. Prepare to die. " And I think Venus needs something more to do all day than shred toilet paper, scatter my belongings, pull down my drapes , hide my glasses, scream for MORE food , and try and remove her nail covers and attack me when I get home. Or try and sleep. Or wake up to feed her.

So what do you do? Easy. Get another Bengal. Seems clear to me.

Actually, I kind of found a Kitty that might just be cooler than a Bengal, but at $20,000 , no, not a typo, the Ashera seemed a bit excessive. See them HERE.

( Yes, I see you out there, shaking your heads, saying darkly to yourselves, " Trouble will come of this ..." )

She even was born in the town my Mom and Grandmother were born in, an hour away from where I was born in New York. Fate, I say.

Life should never be dull. And I do not think mine will be.

Now, what to name her.....

And oh, yes, I told Venus tonight , and she is over the moon. Here is her Over the Moon face...





Love and Freaky Kitties,
Lorraine

22 Comments:

At 6:27 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

Happy New Year and Happy New Baby! She is adorable, and no doubt will be a fun companion to Venus. Have fun!!!

 
At 6:46 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Since I posted this, a few minutes ago, Venus jumped on the table, snagged an entire slice of pizza and TOOK OFF with it. She doesn't even LIKE pizza. ( one of the few things she won't eat )

Oh, yes, a New Year and New Baby, we will have fun!!!!

( oh, and Sue, the glass is safe and Boss delighted )

 
At 8:46 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

That is a pretty little thing. How wonderful for you Lorraine!!

and WOW those Ashera cats are Beautiful too... aside from the price, which seems incredible to me, truly the most amazing line on that website was 'New for 2008 is the Ashera GD, an even rarer hypoallergenic version of the Ashera, ideal for those that love cats but are prevented from owning a standard Ashera due to cat allergies.'

 
At 8:55 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

The Ashera are truly lovley, but the price is insane. You could buy a car for that.

Still, if I didn't have my Bengals, I might just want one...In the small corners of my heart. I love it they are coming out with one for people who are allergic...

I thought for a while about wanting an F3 Bengal ( mine are F4, it defines how far from wild leopord cat a Kitty is, ) but you really need to be at home most of the time to handle one, and that is NOT me...

And, after 5 months with Freaky Venus, I am not sure MORE in a cat would be good...Hee-hee..

 
At 11:04 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

I was saying to my friend, 'if I had the money... I would have to get a couple of those Ashera cats to go along with a nice throne'... those cats shouldn't come to a home with anything less than an A-grade royal lounging throne, it would be unnatural (and a nice Frazetta girl wouldn't look amiss with them either, hehehe).

Since I seem to also be allergic to kitties I can see the attraction of a 'hyperallergenic cat' but ... really... the bit that hit me was the 'New for 2008...' groan... it's rather frightening, don't you think?

I love my LaMie, would NEVER trade her or be rid of her... ever, but I have to admit, your wild Bengals are extremely sweet, despite their natural chaotic flavour.

 
At 11:19 PM , Blogger tuaregblue said...

Awww new baby! I can see why you couldn't resist. Hopefully she will take some of the pressure off of Misty.
It certainly WON'T be dull..who needs tv when you have two young kitties?

 
At 11:24 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Your Venus really sound like another version of my Microbe, except that the little hooligan doesn't claw, bless his little heart. He probabbly thinks that, as a stray cat, there ARE a (very) few things he can't get away with and that clawing is one of them (but ransacking plants and breaking trinkets are definitively IN).

The new kitty looks ever so cute! She needs a great name too...
I must say that "over the moon" face on Venus looks a bit like an "over YOUR dead body" one, but she'll be happy for having a live toy to play with. The new kitty might not be so pleased...
Let's hope the little one is more quiet that Venus and that you don't end up with more of the same and troubles in stereo.

I'd have to agree that the asheras are quite regal cats (and at that price, even more) and would not be out of place in a Frazzeta, but I don't like the sales pitch: it feels too much like "the Cat of Frankenstein"...

Wishing you joy of the new kitty.

 
At 7:08 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I know what you mean about Frankenstein, it doesn't feel like they are " breeding selectivly to bring out cetain traights," but rather creating for you. Fine line....Not sure we should be crossing it.

Bengals, oddly enough , are great for people with allergies, they don't shed, at least that one can detect.

Plants, triinkets, oh yes. With Venus is on such a grand scale, not little mischief, but DESTRUCTION. Whatever she is doing, it is full ON.

" Over your dead body" I am still laughing, hee-hee. Hopefully this will work. Misty , I believe will have the attitude of " What the HELL were you thinking of??? ANOTHER one??? )

 
At 9:57 AM , Blogger K said...

Ohh how cute! And Happy New Year.

I can't help starting to think of possible names. Aphrodite? Astarte? (or if she's as naughty as Venus... Ashtaroth?)

Don't blame me for the fancy names, it's genetic. My parents have cats called Sirius and Cassiopeia.

 
At 10:28 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Think away on names, I need all the help I can get. Tho mostly they just come . Venus got hers when my Boss said I should name her that because that was where she looked like she was from, hee-hee. Freaky for obvious reasons, and Seaweed from Kimberly Butler and our Video adventure.

Speaking of which, I just spoke to Kimberly , and things are coming along really really well. I will be doing a post in a few days with all the updates on cd and vid, just as soon as they come to me. You'll hear it here first!

 
At 1:43 PM , Blogger Kelly J. Compeau said...

What a cute kitty. I'm sure she'll make a wonderful addition to the family, Lorraine.

KJC (who loves the Ashera but not that price tag)

 
At 3:15 PM , Blogger Yoga Gal said...

Oh baby, baby!

What a darling kitten but then aren't all kittens cute and adorable?

Congrats on your new addition! Hey, kittens are cheaper than kids!

I can't believe the cost of Day Care some of the women at my yoga studio pay out each month! Plus, when your kittens grow up you don't have to worry about how you're going to aford to send them to college!

Enjoy your baby!

 
At 6:14 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

You could send a kid to college for what an Ashera costs. For a year anyway. Still want one. Ashera, not kids.

In a weird twist of fate, Boss had an idea today, about swapping cats. Misty-girl is going to live with him ( and maybe help with Dog ) , where, we hope, she will be happier. She just doesn't seem happy to me, and she is really thin. She was a foundling who didn't get to bond early with people.

And Zoe, one of his cats, is coming here to stay with me and the Bengals. ( oh man, Zoe, you have NO idea. )

Zoe is REALLY fat, but we can't feed the cats separately over there. Over here, I can feed them separately. She can be on a diet and if Venus tries to get rough, Zoe can SIT on her, and squash her like a bug.

Fingers crossed......

Oh, told Boss today about the New Kitty. Boss shook head sadly. " ANOTHER Benal? Mad, mad" he muttered....

 
At 6:35 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

Kitty trade! A capital idea - hope Zoe enjoys her stay and Misty begins to put on some weight. We didn't trade, but agreed to babysit a 9 week old puppy for the next few weeks. She is a Bracco Italiano - sorta like a german shorthair with a basset hound face. The camaraderie between her and my dog, Tank, is interesting - he has been lonely since our retriever died, but not sure he likes this little one. This puppy is a female canine Beowolf - ripper, slasher, tearer (and enjoys pizza). She should meet Venus, they can rampage together. My house is a wreck...

And yeah, those Ashera cats are beautiful animals, and it's what I spent on college for the twins this year. Hmmmm, college....Ashera......choices, choices....

 
At 7:34 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

You have a dog named Tank? What a unbelieveabley cool name! Still don't know what New Kitty's name is. She ought to have three. I think, for sure, Witchy for one. I wanted that for Venus, but it didn't fit...

I am taking Misty over to Boss'es now. Keep your figngers crossed for me!

 
At 8:02 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

She'll be fine. He seems amicable enough. Of course, Dog might feel otherwise...

 
At 1:43 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

What about Anghariad Witchy Belladonna? (Dear One - Wise - Pretty Lady)

Granted, my first pet, at the grand old age of 3, I named Allousion. (No, that's not misspelled.) She was a red, short-haired dachshund. She lived to be 13. My next dog I named Mandy, mainly because my parents put their feet down on Adamanthea. She lived to be 13, too. Then there was Shadow Brighteyes and Nightshade. Shadow died young, relatively speaking, and Nightshade was 15. My first cat's name was Crystal, followed by Maeve. My husband's cat was named Hecate Familiaris. He came with that name, and lived to the ripe old age of 15. Our oldest dog is Govan, who used a 5 lb sledgehammer as a teething toy when he was a puppy; he's 11. Our sole cat, now, is Tangwyn, due to the flame shape his grey stripes make on his forehead. He'll be 11 this spring (Aries). Our newest dog will be 1 on March 26; her name is Lavender, so named by my eldest.

All this to say that Freaky Venus Seaweed is not such an unusual name.

 
At 2:08 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I know a Small Girl who named her first cat ( a boy ) Lucy Clarabell.

Hard call. Like the names tho. I think most dogs get named and , around here anyway, cats seem to fall into their names.

My first cat as a child was Feather. My first when I went out on my own, was Excene. ( I wonder what I was into back then, hee-hee )

Keep the names coming, we only have a month! I need three, and Witchy is one of them...

 
At 3:50 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

Thank you! Tank is a corgi, and with his voracious appetite and low profile, merely plows thru the yard with his jaw unhinged, all food/flora/poop beware. I am looking for a female corgi puppy, who I hope to call Rocket, if it fits her. I have never been good at multiple names, but your new kitten is just a little bit of a thing -
(fill in the blank) witchy will'o'the whisp? hmmmm, maybe i better stick to one word names.

 
At 2:29 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Well, when I first read Beowulf - having NOT had to suffer through it in class - I thought Grendel was a woman's name (in French, names ending with EL sounds are usually feminine), so why not Grendel?

 
At 6:38 PM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

Looks to me like you could easily do a "Disapproving Venus" book. ^_^

 
At 8:31 PM , Anonymous Marina said...

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