30 March 2014
Last Saturday Rich and I made an addition to our little family. If you didn't see her on Instagram, meet Annabel. We rescued her at Friendly Ferals from a great cat-lover named Mary, who told us that this 6-month-old kitty would need a lot of love. After a week of having her around I can say she really needs love and attention. She was a stray Maine coon that was found living on the railroad tracks; but she loves to be held, pet, cuddled and played with and they realized she probably wasn't a feral cat. Her favorite spot is right between us on the couch where we dangle yarn for her to play with and offer our laps for her to snuggle up on. She's still a not totally acclimated to living with us, but she makes progress everyday.
Last week while I was busy working late and then making a work trip to Atlanta, Rich took great care of her and kept me constantly updated on what she was up to in her little kitty world. We even Face-timed early Friday morning so I could see them hanging out together on the couch. When I got in Friday evening in true Annabel fashion, she had spent the entire day hiding out inside the vintage record player in the living room. She absolutely hates being left alone. Now that she's coming out of her shell more she hisses at us if we stop petting her and demands to be scratched under her chin by grabbing our hands with her paws. As our friend Dave wisely said, soon she'll assume her job as a housecat: full time asshole. We love her to pieces.
Full name: Annabel Fartmonster Feigenbaum-Curran
Nicknames: Grumpelstiltskin, Belly, Smellybelly, Grumparella, Kittymonster and a million more to come
Likes: Being held, small dark places, expensive cat food
Dislikes: Everything else