Friday, August 05, 2005

I realized I never got around to posting about my vacation last week

I'll have to go in to more detail later but had to post this story.

I went out with Sandi on Wednesday, just as we planned and we hit the outlet mall to baby shop for girl clothes for Leah. That was a lot of fun and I spent a lot of money, but everything I got WAS on sale or on clearance. Sandi had a ball picking out outfits too.

You all remember me mentioning a few months ago how I fell in love with that half Siamese cat at the pet store and wanted to bring him home. But I missed out because someone adopted him while I was out of town. Well ever since then I've been itching to get another cat, even though I know I don't need another one. Well as I was leaving Sandi's last week I told her I was going to stop at the Humane Society and look at the cats.

I knew the Humane Society was open till 5 or 6 but wasn't sure which. I got there at 5:15 and they were open till 6 so in I went. And guess what I found... FOUR half Siamese cats! One adult and three kittens, all are males. NO I didn't take them all home. I had intended if I got another cat to get an adult so I didn't have to worry about training and shots and all. So I was asking about the adult that was half Siamese. He wasn't as beautiful as the one a few months ago was but he was a pretty cat. But, he doesn't get along with other cats so that left him out. So I went to look at the kittens since I LOVE Siamese. And these three look to be almost purebred, if they aren't pure bred. Well I brought one home. He's beautiful and is even prettier then the one a few months ago was. All three were flame points, which means their ears feet and tail will be a reddish color, rather then the usual seal color (dark brown). They all had blue eyes but since they weren't sure they were pure breds it is still too early to determine if they'll keep the blue eyes or not. But the one I picked, his were brighter blue then the others so I think he'll keep the blue. They weren't the grey blue most kittens have. They were BLUE blue.

He's 8 weeks old and his name was Louie (hewey Dewie and Louie they were named) but I changed it to give him an Egyptian name, in keeping witht hetheme I have going on my others. His name is Amun. I picked that because in Egyptian mythology, Amun was the father of all gods and since MY Amun decided from the second he got home that he was in charge, I thought it appropriate.

Aker ran and hid as soon as Amun came out of the box and Sheba was curious but not curious enough to get too close. If he got too close she hissed at him. but she'll come around I think. I'm betting she'll mother him like she did Aker and Khonsu when they came home. Since then, they've all decided to get along somewhat, though they are far from buds just yet. But I've even caught Aker and Sheba each grooming him at different times and Aker occasionlly deigns to play with him.

My vet is actually one of the vets the Humane Society works with for the vaccinations and spaying/neutering (apparently it's a TX state law that ALL pets acquired from an animal shelter must be fixed. Though I would have that done no matter what.) Amun's 9 weeks old right now, or thereabouts and has had his first round of shots. He's been micro chipped and the neutering is covered in the adoption fee. He had fleas, which is to be expected coming from a shelter. I also got a free wellness physical to make sure he's healthy and I can take him to my vet for that. it's a good thing I did! He has an upper respiratory infection, a parasite I htink the doc called coccidia, which has caused his belly to be all distended and it gives him diarrhea. He also had a terrible case of ear mites (The whole inside of his ears was black. Yuck!) So at present he's on two different kinds of meds to clear all that up.

So I know I shouldn't have done it as the last thing I need is another cat, and a kitten at that but I couldn't resist. And I didn't want to lose out like I did on the last one. So he came home. But he's a real sweetheart and is not happy unless he's harassing the other two or at my side.


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