Tuesday, November 21, 2006
The big news!
So, ladies and gentlemen, what you've all been waiting for.... meet Zoe! She's three and a half months old, weighs 3.8 lbs., and is the newest member of my family. She is full of rambunctious kitten energy, enjoys playing with her dangling mouse toy, and will also be assisting somewhat in the running of the L. Perkins Agency. Zoe will be evaluating all manuscripts solely on the basis of whether they come with string, since kittens can't read. =)
Chris and I have never had a kitten before, so we're very happy and (in my case) very nervous kitten parents. We picked Zoe up on Sunday night after Philcon, and she's been slowly adjusting to our house ever since. It took us forever to coax her out of the cat carrier, but she finally was lured out by the presence of delicious dry kitten food.
She's extraordinarily inquistive, and since she's quite small, is getting herself into every place she shouldn't be. Currently, she keeps crawling behind the dryer, which is driving me nuts because I'm afraid to do laundry for fear of accidentally frying her. Or even wash clothes for that matter, since she's getting behind the machines, and maybe the washing machine running would hurt her too. It's a very perplexing problem. She's also extremely fond of the back of the refrigerator, which is also not a good place for young kittens to be. Can you see why I'm nervous?
The above photo is Zoe reclining in splendor on our bed, since she's decided that's a fun place to sleep. The funniest thing though is that she keeps stalking and pouncing on our feet whenever they're under the covers. I love kittens. =)