Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Girls’ Best Friend

Growing up I had a hamster and two salamanders but was never allowed a dog or kitten. My non-pet-people parents just said I could get one when I had my own place. Sadly moving out didn’t really allow for four legged pets either.

So in college I had a fish named Rover. In Japan I had some great fish (Honey, Jaws, Godzilla, Sushi, and Bookshelf) and some that didn’t live long enough to be named. And then I moved into an apartment that had a no pet policy. My hopes of a furry companion were dashed upon the jagged threat of eviction.

Till last month, when the property was sold to a new family who moved upstairs with their two cats. Around the same time a friend’s cat gave birth to four kittens. I asked the new owners and they gave the okay for me to keep one of the kittens.

Met Inu (Japanese for dog), my kitten. He’s about 10 weeks old and has been mine for two weeks today. He likes string, socks, and pouncing on my feet. I’m still getting use to having a pet but its great fun (except when the pouncing draws blood, I am such a wimp).

8 comments:

Jecca said...

Congratulations, Liz! Having a kitten is wonderful. :)

glo said...

I'm Jealus. I want a little furry compainioun but my land lord wont alow it.

Robin said...

"jagged threat of eviction" -- Nice.

Sarah Gomez said...

she's precious :) And I like her name. Like the kids book "A Dog Called Kitty"

Enjoy!!

Sarah Gomez said...

And by she - I meant he :)

Jeffrey said...

Huzzah for kittens! Just remember: Don't get them wet and never feed them after midnight.

Elizabeth said...

Thanks everyone, Inu is wonderful.

Sarah, as a child I had this weird idea that all cats were girls and all dogs were boys. Totally didn't get biology at the time.

Jeff, ha ha ha!

Sarah Gomez said...

I THOUGHT THE SAME THING! ONLY IN REVERSE!!!

I still call all dogs a "she" and all (except yours for some odd reason...) cats a "he"

Funny that I did it backwards with yours :)

Guess it's cause she/he is so darn cute :)