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Spike update


What a glorious way to spend a holiday week evening, with the ever adorable Spike! She’s a full-fledged kitten now, still tiny, but totally coming into her own. And frisky as all get out. She was a little bit unnerved because Gordon, one of the house cats where Spike is visiting this week, has been mean, mean, mean. Bad Gordon! But we still managed to have fun.
So let’s begin our visit, shall we? First, Spike checks me out taking her picture (and check out her perfect “spike” marking”)


Gordon (a girl by the way) is stalking Spike, so Spike takes refuge in her familiar safe bowl.


For a little bit, Diane put Spike in a separate area to keep Gordon away. Spike was not happy. (Let me out!)


As usual, it’s impossible to get a still shot of Spike. Here, Diane tries to help me out.


Things are starting to look up. Let’s play with toys and presents!


Ribbons are fun!


That is my favorite picture 🙂 I wish I could have gotten one of her on her hind legs, exploring her first Christmas (actually, first-ever tree) and tinsel.

Now, just so you don’t get a bad impression of Gordon (who has a sister, Flash), here she is having settled down in Diane’s coat. Good kitty!


Another fun night in kittyland 🙂

This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at 11:57 am by Laurel Babcock. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Category: Animal behavior, Animal care, Animal rescue, Animal safety, Animal weirdness, Cats



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For most animal lovers, pets are members of the family. They carry around pictures in their wallets and schedule vacations with pets in mind. This blog takes a look into the world of a pet owner: the good, the bad and the just plain obsessive.

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Laurel Babcock is the Community Life editor for The Journal News, Express Publications and LoHud.com. She grew up with a beloved mutt and was surrounded by dogs into young adulthood. She liked cats enough, but didn't really think of them as true pets. That changed when her brother brought an abandoned 4-week-old kitty into the family, dooming us all. Laurel currently serves as staff for two completely adored cats, Stanley and Cup, both girls.


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