Good morning, Shabbat Shalom and happy Caturday!
As you may know, I have two cats – Darth Kitty and Radar.
Radar seems to be getting a LOT of attention lately since I introduced him to former co-workers, in-laws, fellow stitchers on the message board, and my friends. The reactions are always the same, “Wow, he’s GORGEOUS! What a BEAUTIFUL cat!” And, they’re right. Radar also knows they’re right.
The little ball of fluff gets into anything that moves and even stuff that doesn’t. In spite of his rambunctiousness, I will give him his one blog post of fame before sharing the spotlight with Darth Kitty.
Radar and I happen to share a birthday – May 3. He was born this year, making him not only my soul kitten, but also a little over 6 months old. One of my pharmacy customers was going through the drive thru telling me of a litter of unwanted kittens and they needed homes. Euthanasia was on the table (or so I was told) and I was heart-broken. I definitely have a soft spot for calicoes. Male calicoes are at the center of that soft spot. They are super rare because it requires an extra female sex chromosome, meaning he has XXY chromosomal pattern instead of XY. I took him in and haven’t regretted it.
Radar loves to be held and cuddled, as long as it doesn’t impact his ability to get into too much trouble. Lately he’s been supervising my stitching to make sure I get plenty of work done. But, supervision is hard work and he often falls asleep. His favorite thing to do is to sit on top of the kitchen cabinet so he can watch me cook dinner.
He also likes to spend quality time with Corey. The two of them share a love for Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels (Corey reads them, Radar sits on them) and both enjoy chilling on the couch watching The Simpsons. He’s certainly settling in and loving every minute of it.