Monday, October 26, 2009

Belle...

We are people who include animals as members of our family. We had our old cat, "Fluffy" for forever. She was 20 years old when she died on May 15th.

A few weeks later as we were visiting yard sales, my husband mentioned he wanted another cat. The very next yard sale advertised they had kittens! The lady hollered and called the kitties, but they didn't come out. It turned out her little girl was hiding them in a box under the table that served as the check out counter. My husband snatched this cute little kitten and we left, with the cat.

We named her Belle. It was the perfect name for this kitty.

She was a big help, right from the start. She found the perfect place to catch a nap and be close to what was going on at the same time was my keyboard! She sure had long legs. This kitten, by the way, was born the same day that Fluffy died. She acts a lot like Fluffy.....maybe that is the way all cats act. Fluffy liked the sprinkler, this one likes the shower. I don't know.....
Belle has settled in nicely. Her favorite place is wherever I am. We are nuts about each other. My husband too. Both of us, silly about this cat.One of her very most favorite things to do is play with the Dixie the dog. Dixie will chase her down the hallway, Belle will stand up on her hind legs and bat Dixie around a bit. Then run, then bat. What fun! Except when they do it in the middle of the night..... She doesn't seem to be the slightest bit afraid of Dixie.
Oh, yes, this is Dixie. She looks mean, but she is just a little judgmental. She has to be muzzled at the vet's office, but only while I am there. She has never tried to bite anybody, but she makes believers out of everybody. If I leave her, she loves them all. She is only trying to protect me. She scares the daylights out of most people, but anyone can come in if I'm not home.
Well, what make me think about all this tonight is that Belle went in for surgery today! We got this kitty fixed up, and I am hoping for 20 good years with her too. I would take a picture of her, but she has scowled at me already.....she must be tired.

21 comments:

Anna/Flowergardengirl said...

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azplantlady said...

Hello Janie,

I just love cats. Belle is just darling and I think it is great that she has to be where you are. Here's to a wonderful long life for Belle.

vrtlarica said...

This is one cute kitten! Im sure that Dixie will like her too (how can you not like those big eyes?)

kclily said...

Thank you for introducing us to Belle. She is a beautiful kitten. My husband is also a cat lover. We couldn't get along without a cat or 3!

LeSan said...

Oh, I am so sorry.
You have become another victim of the evil alien kitty planetary take over. That soft fluffy fur, the big innocent eyes and the playful personality are all cleverly designed to turn us into their submissive slaves as they wreak absolute havoc in our homes thus enacting their diabolical plan to rule the universe. Evil!
I have four. ...and two dogs.

Amy said...

Your cat is so cute and I love her colors! We used to have two, black and white cats...Mosby and Madison. They are a lot of fun!

Autumn Belle said...

Belle is cute and I like her too. Did I see her in a handbag in the first pinup shot? It looks like she has blue eyes.

Rosey Pollen said...

You better watch out, Belle looks like she could take over your computer and start a blog of her own. She is beautiful! Enjoy her!
Rosey

Mary Delle said...

What fun hearing about your two pets. They sound like such fun to have.

Wendy said...

She's precious!!! I have no patience for cat antics, but they suuuurrre are cute!!!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a little cutie! Don't you just love the middle of the night running around? We don't have a cat now and I really miss having one. I think Dixie is so cute too, I love Boxers.

Vickie's Michigan Garden (my backyard) said...

Such a sweet little kitten! Makes me want another one too.
Vickie

Jacqueline said...

Sweet and cute, your Belle is and has such an angelic face too! Amazing that she gets along so well with Dixie! Thanks for sharing, Janie! It's wonderful to read of your love for animals. We too have a petdog, Maxi, who gives us much joy and companionship...we love him so!
(noting here my garden blog: www.jaycjayc.com as my blog with Google A/C is not garden-related).

gld said...

Belle has found her home! I love the picture on the keyboard.

She is a charmer. I hope you have her as long as the other cat.

We have a new cat too. I think she followed us home (5 miles from where we saw her first). I told my husband it was meant to be. He picked her up (we were taking a walk) and carried her home.

gld said...

Belle has found her home! I love the picture on the keyboard.

She is a charmer. I hope you have her as long as the other cat.

We have a new cat too. I think she followed us home (5 miles from where we saw her first). I told my husband it was meant to be. He picked her up (we were taking a walk) and carried her home.

Meredith said...

Belle is such a cutie. Pets completely rule our household, too. Dogs, cats, hamster, fish! The puppy is a bit unfriendly at the vet, too -- not sure whether he's scared or protective or both. But the scary-looking husky, so tough around other dogs, is a bigtime kisser to the humans at the vet, though. Yep, smack on the lips when they're not paying attention!

Katarina (Roses and stuff) said...

I hope Belle will recover quickly - she's so cute!

PGL said...

Oh she is adorable Janie. I hope she recovers quickly and gives you many, many years of joy. :)

James Missier said...

It must be lovely to have a new member in the family. Im sure you will have lots of fun and beautiful memories with Belle.
You are certainly a purrfect mother for Belle.

Lorilee said...

Hi Janie,
Belle is so cute! I have always loved cats, but I don't have one at the moment. Thank you for the "Common Sense" offer. My son and I both have copies!
Blessings,
Lorilee

Balisha said...

Hi...here for my first visit. What a sweety this kitty is. I think that she will fit in just right.
Balisha