Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Meet our new baby

Meet Shadow!  He's our newest family member.  We adopted him from our county humane society the second week in August. 

We had been a 2 cat home for 15 years, when 4 years ago both our cats died within 4 months of each other. (Teppe and Riley were our babies before we had babies!)  We purchased Frito 4 years ago on Halloween and thought we could live with just one cat.  Frito also thought it was a good idea to have just one cat! 

  Do you see the size of those paws in the above picture - we are thinking he might turn out to be a panther!

Shadow has good prim taste - sleeping in a wooden bowl.

Frito did not think much of having to share his bed in the dry sink or his pink princess blankie!  There was a lot of hissing, swatting and growling at first.

Now it's a different story,  they seem to be the best of friends. Frito has even been giving Shadow baths. 
We really think that Frito only tolerates him because now there is an extra food dish in the house!   Talk about spoiled cats, they have one dish on the main level of the house and one in the kids' upstairs bathroom. 

Shadow has been a great new helper - he thinks basket reed is a perfect bed. He also thinks it's lots of fun to get all tangled up in the reed and run around the house dragging it all with him. 
He loves to drink condensation from any bottle left out!

  You quickly forget how active a kitten can be - when all you have is a lazy, fat orange cat.  Shadow was the perfect name - he is so hard to see and likes to hide and ambush us when we are least expecting it.    


  1. How Sweet Ann!!
    He looks a lot like our Wheezy. :)
    Keep him away from your crock bowls. ;) Heehee!


  2. He is so cute! I love kittens and puppies. You are lucky to be so loved!

  3. Your new addition is simple adorable. Even my hubby thought the wooden bowl pic was cute. Beware our kitten last year had huge paws like that and now he is a panther! lol

    ~ Tasha

  4. Oh Ann - Shadow is adorable! And it sounds like Shadow wlll get Frito moving! I'm so happy they are becoming friends - It's frustrating when they aren't! Love the pics and looking forward to hearing more about the kitty antics!

  5. Jo Jo loves the pic of shadow in the bowl. Must be a grey cat trait!!

  6. Shadow is just too cute and if grows into those paws you're in for trouble. Of course,this is from the woman who has a 17 lb cat who thinks he's a lap cat. Love that Frito is seeing the advantages of having a little brother in the house.

  7. I love how cats love baskets, even before they're made! :) Cute kitties!

  8. Awwww! Shadow is adorable, but so is Frito! I love orange kitties best! Your photos are just darling and made me smile.
    Have a happy day!

  9. You had my attention with a KITTY....Shadow is adorable and I'm so happy that Frito accepted him...it could be awful like here at our house...tolerate but hate! lol



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