Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


New Family Member!

Early last week, I learned that the City Animal Shelter was waiving the $65 adoption fee for any adult cat over 1 year old. I inferred that the Shelter was experiencing a surplus population of felines, which of course awoke my "we have to save them!" instincts, so I broached the subject with Mr. E. We had tried to adopt a second kitty last fall after Calypso joined us but were unable to complete the process, due to an outbreak of panleukopenia that affected the black-and-white boy cat we had planned to bring home.

But the idea had lingered... so I went to the Shelter on Wednesday to peruse the likely candidates. I visited with a black-and-grey tiger boy who was there with his brother due to an owner surrender for "too many cats." The little guy was very friendly and sociable, and his purr overflowed the "Get Acquainted" room, so I recommended that Mr. E make a trip to meet the kitty the next day. Although our boy is only 8 months old and didn't qualify for the fee waiver, we decided that he was the one for us, so we brought him home that day (Thursday 9/17).

Mr. E had the honour of naming the new guy and selected Captain Jack as an appropriate companion to Calypso (if you need a hint, think "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies...). The first couple of days were... interesting... as the two felines got to know each other, but by this weekend, they'd pretty much settled in, as the final photo below indicates.

Welcome, Captain Jack!

"Grrrrr! I'm Captain Jack, the pirate cat!"

"What is HE doing on MY bed???!!!"

On day #3, little man Captain Jack charmed the lady Calypso


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arrrrgh! That's me matie, Calypso.

They are so cute together.


8:31 AM  
Blogger Arielle said...

Cww they are adorable! I miss my Cheddar!

1:46 PM  

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