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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Ever since Mozart died, there's been this fuzzy, kitty-shaped hole in our lives. I know it doesn't seem like it's been very long, but I've had several kitties in my life all the time for the last 15 years.

We have Noodles, my other baby - Mozart's "brother" but he's my cat; he doesn't care for the kids, or my husband much. If he's inside, he's in my lap, chewing on my head, or fuzzing up my side of the bed.

So we made the decision that we wanted to get a new cat for our family. I originally did not want a kitten; I'm done with babies (including animal babies) and I wanted to adopt an older cat from the shelter. I even had my eye on a three-legged 2 year old rescue who just caught my heart.

But this is more about my husband; Mozart was more his kitty, and he's felt the loss harder than I have, and he wanted a kitten.

We went to a local shop that "sells" rescued dumpster kitties; this local vet has a "dumping box" in the back of her practice where people can put unwanted kittens without being identified. Not ideal, but it keep the animals from literally ending up in the dumpster. They spay, worm, and give them their first shots and feline leukemia test, and then charge the adopter $50.

I think that's a pretty good deal.

My husband fell in love with a fuzzy, charcoal-gray kitten. He named him Buster, after a childhood pet. I hate the name, personally, but it's not my cat. ;)

I present you with: Buster the Kitten!

He's already fitting right in. No adjustment period, just non-stop balls-to-the-wall playing with the kids (and everything he can get his troublesome little paws on) and crashing into our laps when he was done. He waltzed in like he owned the place, even bowing up at Noodles like he was going to take on a cat four times his size and age.

Not bad for a 10 week old baby. ;)

Here's to life with a kitten. And my husband taking care of all those stupid baby kitten problems, because it's his damn cat.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RABBLERRABBIT 5/13/2012 8:40PM

    Looks like he's worn out - how about the rest of you? Adorable little guy. Babies are always good news.

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QUIXOTIC-HOPE 5/13/2012 4:07PM

    Aww! He's so cute! :)

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RUNNER5ISH 5/13/2012 3:51PM

    He's a cute little fuzzer. Congrats on a new furbaby for your family!.

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DRAGONCHILDE 5/13/2012 3:17PM

    Yeah, he's already enormous for a 10 week old. Even the lady at the store mentioned it.

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ELISEL 5/13/2012 3:07PM

    How cute. His paws are a little big...I bet he's going to be a big kitty when he grows up.

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DEE797 5/13/2012 2:44PM

    Such a cute kittie!

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    Adorable! Sounds like the kids love him, too!


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-CHERYL 5/13/2012 12:11PM

Glad you rescued a kitty! I cannot understand why people would buy an animal from a breeder when there are so many in shelters and if you want a purebred there are plenty of purebred rescues!
I think its great DH has his kitty and gets to take care of him too!

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LLROBINETT 5/13/2012 11:24AM

    Absolutely adorable! And what a neat thing for your vet to do. Thanks for giving Buster a home (and kudos to you for filling your DH's cat-shaped hole!).

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IRISH813 5/13/2012 8:11AM

    How cute!!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 5/13/2012 2:48AM

    hes cute and good luck with our hubby doing the new kitty things like going to it when he wakes at 3 in the morning,lol.i like the name by the way.i had a similar looking cat as a child that i called minstral after the black and white minstrals.NOW that is showing my age,lol.have fun with buster.

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IMREITE 5/13/2012 2:12AM

    new pets are fun.he is cute

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ALICIA214 5/13/2012 1:08AM


He is a little charmer isn't he?, he will sure keep you all on your toes!!


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OBIESMOM2 5/13/2012 12:41AM

    cute kitty!

Obie's name was Buster when we got him. It just didn't fit him. He is definitely an Obie.

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SUNSHINE99999 5/13/2012 12:26AM

  How cute.

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