Saturday, October 11, 2008

Patchouli

Patchouli

Last Friday, while trying to unwind after a hard week of work, by doing some yoga, I was interrupted by a knock at the door. Standing on my porch were three teenage girls. At first I was mesmerized by the eye make-up. It was an impressive sight to behold, the artistry, the sheer quantity of it. Then I noticed a tiny black and white bundle in one of thier hands. They started their tale. Apparently the little kittie had been dumped at the beginning of our street and and older lady (even older than me - ha!) had tried to take care of it, but she couldn't, and now they were looking for a home. They barely got it out of their mouths, when I said "yes, I'll take it" and grabbed the squirming furball out of their hands. What can I say, I'm a sucker for a kitten, especially a black and white one. We have named her Patchouli. Much to the utter dismay of Scrappycat and Smudge her favorite activity is stalking them and attacking their tail, preferrably when they are trying to eat. She is particularly fond of bothering Smudge, even though he outweighs her by probably about 14 pounds!

Patchouli and Smudge

And as a last note, I'd like to give a little birthday wish to my very, very favorite social studies teacher, Mr. S, who turns the big 4-0 today. He is wonderful with my students, patient and understanding and he is personally responsible for the fact that I know that Hammurabi is known for writing the Code of Laws and I also know that the machine that Egyptians used to lift water out of a canal was called a shadoof! If he can get me to remember some social studies facts, you know he is amazing!

11 comments:

wyo said...

Congratulations on your furry new family member! She is adorable. :)

Marjie said...

Patchouli is adorable! The elder kitties will get used to her!

Maggie said...

What an adorable kitten! I'm sure they'll figure out the pecking order soon.

Paula said...

Oh, as a fellow feline fan, I just adore your new puff ball! Even more so, what a wonderful story of how she came to be a member of your family! You score big points for providing Patchouli with a home as well as a great name! Hope your friend has a great b-day!

ley said...

Awww! Hahah, that poor cat up on the chair! That little Patchouli is a cutie...but she'll probably get her little butt kicked soon enough. lol.

(Hah- when my sister got her puppy, Zeus, a few years ago, he was the rottenest tiny thing ever! He would constantly attack our dog Charlie, so we had to create a "safe chair" for Charlie to jump into, because that's the only place that Zeus was too little to jump up into. Your poor kittie on the chair reminds me of that. Lol!)

Natashya said...

Kitty! Congrats on the new baby.
So cute!!!
(I vaguely remember The Code of Hammurabi but had no idea about the shadoof.)

hip chick said...

Oh my that is one cute little kitty. And a very happy birthday Mr. S.

noble pig said...

I am laughing so hard about the eye makeup! You know they spent hours gettin' their war paint on...at least you noticed!

And the cat, adorable. Love the name.

Gloria said...

Look so wonderful!! and she know it! Gloria

Pam said...

Your new kitty reminds me of my old cat, Mama cat. I love black and white cats. What a great name you gave her.

Anonymous said...

I love her.......Smudge will get used to her I'm sure....

The pic, with Patchouli stalking Smudge is great.

What a nice addition to your family.

Luv ya
Mom