Thursday, July 26, 2007

Kitten sleepover

The little black furry one is off at the fabulous Mary Robinette Kowal's apartment tonight, doing a trial run for what will hopefully be her final destination during our honeymooon. It's her very first kitten sleepover! =)

Other than not wanting to go into the cat carrier at first, Zoe has had a remarkably good evening for her. After being buckled into the car, she proceeded to stare balefully at Chris for awhile, before falling asleep somewhere on the Garden State Parkway. Thus, a peaceful trip into New York City was made, and Zoe was fresh as a daisy, when she met Mary's two cats--Maggie and Marlowe. (Marlowe is the one who wears the basket on his head, if you've met them before on Mary's blog.)

She poked her head right out of the cat carrier when we opened it, said hello to both cats, and then scampered off to hide behind a bookcase. After awhile, she got much braver, and proceeded to explore and socialize. She was still being quite cautious, when we left after dinner, but we think that she'll do just fine there. Plus, Mary had the window open, which is something we almost never do, and Zoe got to sit next to the screen and sniff the outside air. She was a happy little girl. =)

And oh boy, even though she seems huge to us, at ten pounds.... when compared to Marlowe, who's a big tomcat.... she's a little nothing!

5 comments:

spyscribbler said...

Awww! That's so sweet. Our little (okay, BIG) one loves to sit in the open window. Funny enough, he hates being outside, even on the porch. That screen makes all the difference in the world, LOL!

Jodi Meadows said...

Hehe. Kippy likes it when I have the window open so she can sit next to the screen, too. She continues to fear the door, though, thank goodness!

Kelly Swails said...

We have to wrap our big cat Kahlua in a towel so we can get him into the carrier. Otherwise it's all squirmy feet and claws and peeing. Not a good scene.

Zoe will do well at the cat-sitters. You have nothing to worry about! :)

Anonymous said...

Please keep the kitten stories coming. I love them all.

kathie said...

Oh, my, I remember the days of luring cats into carriers. It ranks right up there with surgery. I always felt I was going to hurt the cats when they started to resist. IT took me some time before I got stealthy about the process. Sound like you've got it under control...