I was trying to hide in the corner of the back of my cage when I saw my mommy and her family walk in on Sunday. She was talking to a lady about something scary so I decided to let out the most pitiful cry I could muster up when my mommy looked into my cage. I was the first 'kitteh' to be picked up and held. I tried really hard to snuggle and look really sweet. It must have worked because my Mommy started to cry when she held me.
It was closing time soon and I saw my mommy tell the worker to leave a note that she was coming back the next day so the big scary person would not come and get me in the morning.
The next day my mommy and Helen showed up when the shelter opened. They came right up to me and gave me a big hug. I got to snuggle with them for over two hours in a little room. They did check out a couple of my friends one more time but I knew deep down that I was already picked.
I had a few fleas so the workers let my mommy give me a bath in the back with some foamy flea shampoo. I tried really hard to be good and I didn't even scratch her even though I did try to climb out a couple times. Helen and mommy wrapped me in some towels because I was shivering. I was dry and fluffy in twenty minutes and even got a new clean cage. Mommy signed the paperwork and left. The next day I was spayed and given a microchip.
I was allowed to go home on Wednesday. I talked to mommy a few times in the car and enjoyed the ride. When we got home, I got really excited when I saw that I would have two sisters. I think it will be a lot of fun to play with them someday and I think Gidget will let me snuggle with her. My daddy thinks I am so cute and he spends a lot of time petting me.
I am staying in the master bathroom until I have my stitches out (but mommy and daddy take me upstairs sometimes). I decided that I didn't like my stitches because they were itching me so Hunter and daddy drove all the way to PetsMart to get me a collar but they didn't have one small enough for my petite neck. Mommy made me a soft one from fast-2-fuse and sewed it so I can't take it off. I actually don't mind it because it is a little flexible and I can still eat and drink without help.
I met my vet on Thursday and had my check up to make sure I was healthy. All of the workers came to see me and told me how pretty and well behaved I was. The vet said I am about 10-12 weeks old and 2 1/2 lbs. I went back Saturday morning because I caught a cold from the shelter and I have a fever and the sniffles. I am taking some medicine and it's making me feel better. Other than that, I am very healthy. I go back in a week to get my stitches out and then mommy will take off my collar.
I like my new name- Lizzie. I was named after Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice.
I like to snuggle with my mommy and daddy. Sometimes I will lay on their laps for over an hour.
Mommy says I have a fox tail and face.
My back legs look like fawn legs and my eyes are a bright almond color.
Daddy says that I have hairs coming out of my ears like a gremlin.
I think I need some practice with learning how to meow. Right now it kind of sounds like "ehhh."