Elvis has left the building…
Monday, April 3rd, 2006 Apr 3rd, 2006 leave a response

Unfortunately, we had to take our new cat, Elvis/Dino back to the pound yesterday. Things have not been going well in our household despite the many excellent suggestions I’ve received and read about how to make them get on.

Jasper (resident feline) didn’t like it. And that was that. I’m sure most of you have seen the Terminator movies? Well you know in the second one when the T is being a policeman and he starts running people down? Well imagine that face and that speed and picture my cat pursuing a luckless Elvis through my house.Talk about determined.

I felt bad about taking him back. but there would’ve been ‘wigs on the green’ as my mother used to say. There were already huge clumps of gray hair everywhere-not a single strand of ginger though.I would’ve felt worse if he’d taken a bite out of him.

My children are not happy about the cat going either. They liked him more than Jasper who only likes me really and that’s iffy sometimes. My 4 year old daughter is distraught, not realizing that her chasing him about the house as well probably didn’t help the situation. I’ve promised she can help me pick a cat or dog ‘next time’ (which at the moment means ‘never’ but she doesn’t need to know that). (and she can’t read yet either so I’m safe for a while)

It’s still raining here and I’m almost beginning to expect it. I’ve been told we’ve been setting some kind of weather records in the Bay Area for the amount of rain. Apparently the reservoirs are full enough for the next two years-which is a good thing. I’m beginning to forget what the sun looks like though.

The results for the Virtual Book Bag contest are out-please don’t forget to see if you won anything!

6 comments to “Elvis has left the building…”

  1. jan
      · April 3rd, 2006 at 8:59 pm · Link

    Poor Elvis. Maybe he’ll find a home with a nice little old cat/dog/childless lady who can make him feel like the King he should be. 🙂

  2. Julia Templeton
      · April 4th, 2006 at 2:38 am · Link

    Poor Elvis :(. I’m sure he’ll find a wonderful home with another family.

    Hugs on the rain. I can relate. We’re getting a bit of it up here, but should be a good weekend. Heck, we’re even creeping up to 60 degrees by the weekend. LOL!

  3. Tess
      · April 4th, 2006 at 9:58 am · Link

    Kate, My hubby and I also got caught in a car once. Of course I freaked, because it was a dark and lonely street, we were so engrossed we didn’t see the cop’s lights, but my boyfriend (hubby) said, “Is this a private road officer?”

    I was floored. The officer shook his head and said, “You kids keep the doors locked.” Can you believe it? We were 17. Needless to say, my husband is somewhat of a know it all, and most of the time that really makes me mad, but that night I could have kissed him. Oh wait, I did.

  4. Kate Pearce
      · April 4th, 2006 at 8:46 pm · Link

    Jan and Julia
    Yes I sure hope so. My 14 yr old son spent at least an hour telling me how awful I was to send the poor cat back-as if I needed someone to make me feel worse…

  5. Kate Pearce
      · April 4th, 2006 at 8:48 pm · Link

    Hi Tess!

    Smooching in the car eh? I think we’ve all done that at least once…
    or twice
    thanks for visiting!

  6. Anonymous
      · July 20th, 2006 at 1:46 pm · Link

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