So, for a few days the New kitten didn't have a name. I, being the good mom that I am, went through the trusty "baby name book" and picked out a page of names I thought would work. I ran each of them by my son, who would say "uh, no" about a million times. Then he shocked me by coming up on his own with a very lovely name.... Lila. I liked it. Somehow it hadn't made it onto my list but it was good. So, we now have a new kitten named Lila.
Lila is very cute.
See, I told you she was cute! However, she is also very,very curious. She's into everything!
I believe in the old saying that Cats have 9 lives. Unfortnuately, if this is true, I think our dear Lila has already used up three of her 9 lives!
Life #1 went a few weeks ago after Herb had gotten a drink out of the refridgerator. He and Walker were watching TV when they heard some banging noises coming from inside the refidgerator. He got up to see what the ruckus was and out jumps Lila when he opens the door! She had somehow gotten herself inside when he got his drink 10 minutes earlier!
Life #2 was lost a couple of weeks ago when Herb went outside. She tried to follow Herb out and managed to get her head caught between the door jamb and bottom of the door! I heard this awful sound like something dying, and when I opened the door, I could see why, her head was stuck! I quickly opened it and she came jumping up out of there! That was a close one!
Since she's so curious, Herb and I decided we needed to find something to entertain her with. We looked at Cat toys and houses and decided we couldn't afford to buy one but knew we had stuff lying around the house and garage that we could make her one with. So , New Years Day was spent in the garage building the ulimate cat playground! It was a family affair. Walker and Herb built it with very little help from me. I helped design it. It's not purrfect but it will do. after about 4-5 hours, it was done!
Life # 3 was lost playing on her new toy! Near the bottom of the above pix. you'll notice the black tube across the front with two things hanging down. These are toys that are attached to fishing line. Herb used about 4 strands on each as he was worried the toys would come off too easily if he used only one strand. A couple of days ago, Lila was playing on her toy when she suddenly jumped from one level to the next. She got her neck stuck in the fishing line and almost choked! I guess the cat should be lucky she has 6 lives left!
I sure hope that what they say about "curiousity killing the cat" doesn't come true with our new little one!
Until next time! I wish all of you out there a safe and wonderful New Years~