Fans of The Scrapper Poet know that we lost our beloved kitty, Toni, this past July. We miss her terribly, but as cat fans everywhere will probably agree — a catless household should not stay catless for very long.
So, welcome Double Trouble!
We have adopted two kittens from the local animal shelter. Charly is short for Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Lola is short for Lolita (yes, of classic reading). In the picture above, they look quite innocent, but looks, of course, can be very deceiving. It has been a long time since I have had a kitten, and I have never had two kittens at once! Anthony and I have spent a great deal of time fishing them out of curtains, dragging them out from our deep walk-in closets, and shooing them off places they should not be, like our brand new dining room table. They also bounce off everything — tables, chairs, windowsills, us.
But they are a lot of fun, and make both of us laugh. Charly (the gray striped kitten) is very loving and wants to be held. Lola is a little scamp — and the leader of the two. She’s very daring. On the first day we brought both kittens home, Charly crawled in the back of her carrying case, afraid to come out while Lola pranced about, head held high and tail pointed straight in the air.
Both are kittens — but not from the same litter. We decided to get two so they could keep each other company. They adore each other. At first, there was some hissing over “food rights” but then I caught them eating out of the same bowl. In the afternoon, they sleep together in our warm Florida room.
What can I say? There’s an abundance of homeless animals and not enough owners. So, if you have been debating about getting a pet (or getting a second or third pet), stop by your local animal shelter to adopt.