Sunday, November 13, 2011

New Cat

We decided we wanted to go ahead and get another cat and started looking Wednesday night.  We wanted to get another orange tabby cat and we found one on the Grenada animal shelter Facebook page.  We also found one on at the Greenwood animal shelter.  The one in Greenwood was a male and that's what we really wanted so Betty called them on Thursday morning.  They said we could have him but we had to wait a few days since he had just been "fixed".  They said we could come get him Sunday afternoon so we decided to make a day of it and go to church at my old church in Itta Bena, go eat lunch at the Crystal Grill, and then go get our new cat.  First, we went to Wal-Mart on Friday night and bought some stuff for the cat.  Here's Matt trying out the cat's new bed.

We had a great time at church and after church getting to see several old friends from Itta Bena.  It's always enjoyable to go to Itta Bena.  Time just seems to slow down when you enter the city limits and everyone is always so loving and sweet.  We got our faithful blog-reader, Sandra Joiner, to take a picture of us in front of the church before we left...

My best friend, Wayne, and his family (Michelle and Karle) went to lunch with us at the Crystal and we had a great time visiting and laughing with them.

After lunch we headed to the animal shelter to get our new cat.  We debated for days about what we would name him.  We had several suggestions including, Bubba, Bo, Chester, Max II, Sam, and Silent E.  That last one was Matt's suggestion.  We decided to go with one of McKenzie's suggestions, Nick.  Nick was the name of Max's best friend from years ago.  They hung out together all the time until Nick got sick and died.  We thought that was a good choice and a even a tie to Max, so, Nick it is!

We brought Nick home and let him explore the house and start getting used to his new surroundings.  He is a loving cat and he's also quite active.  He's about 7 months and spent the first couple of hours running around the house checking everything out.  Here are a few pictures of our newest addition, Nick....

 For some reason he likes to get up around our heads!

 He also likes to sit in my lap.  In fact, he's sitting in my lap right now as I type this!

1 comment:

bettyb said...

Welcome to the family,Nick! You are a pretty cat,and I am quite sure you will love your new home. The family picture was so good also.
Betty Ward