Thursday, March 13, 2008

Kitten Love

So as you all know from my last post Mike and I have adopted a kitten. He is orange and sweet and perfect and his name is Hobbes. He is truly the best kitten in the whole wide world. Now, I know what you are all thinking, What about Sage? Well, I love Sage to death, and I think she is perfect, but she was terrible when she was a kitten, we almost took her back to the SPCA because we didn't think we could handle her. She would hiss and scratch at everyone and would run away of everything. With time she blossomed and became the world's best cat... but she was a challenge as a kitten.

So how are Sage and Hobbes getting along? I think as well as we could have hoped for. Sage likes to chase Hobbes, and she hisses at him, but is accepting him more and more. She now lets him sleep next to her, and last night she let him on our bed for the first time. I think in a couple weeks they could be good friends. Today I even found them batting at each other's paws through a door. Mike and I consider ourselves so lucky to have two wonderful perfect cats.

We found Hobbes in a flower shop in Windsor, Nova Scotia. I work in a nursing home there and the physio assistant told me that the SPCA keeps kittens there. I went to look at him that day and just feel in love. I called Mike on the way home and told him we had a new addition to the family. Don't worry, he had agreed that we could get a kitten before hand!

I have managed to get a small amount of knitting done. I made a hat and a pair of socks. The socks are Chevron pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks, I made a pair of them for Cathy for Christmas and loved them so much I had to knit a pair for myself. I really like socks with built in ribbing like these ones, because I like socks that hug my feet.


Anonymous said...

I think I'm a little in love with Hobbes (great name). I love orange kittehs.

Catie said...

I wonder what you are getting into with a cat named Hobbes... well at least Sage isn't called Calvin. It sounds like Sage and Hobbes are getting along better than my parent's cats get along (we got one as a kitten when the other was much older - they sleep on the same bed now but that is mainly because the kitten is now a huge tom cat. The older cat just faces away from him and pretends she doesn't see him).

Maggie Tipping said...

Haha Catie that is almost exactly what Sage and Hobbes do now, they will share a bed, but she sort of ignores him. I think it's a good thing though, because if she wanted to chase him off, she could. He just loves her so much, and always wants to be around her.