Friday, October 8, 2010

Smitten with a Kitten

I am so in love with Bella Della Doodle Bug Pie, it's not even funny.

She is the greatest kitty I have ever known and I got her from a shelter in Kentucky. How cool is that?

When I met the Evil Twin, I had a calico cat - a stray who had been roaming around my college town. Her name was Chingate (which means F*** You in Spanish) and she was a completely loving and obedient baby girl. I had her and loved her for 11 years. She was often referred to (and called) "The Peeps". It was one of those nicknames that evolved over time.

We'd say, "Come here, peeps." And, she would be right there. She walked on a lead and heeled when I stopped.

Bella is a lot like her. A beautiful calico with a Spanish name, but Bella is quite possibly even smarter than my Chingate.


Calicos are very smart and love to be the center of just one person's world. Both Chingate and Bella were/are MY babies. They're also cats who enjoy being the only kitty in the household.

Sissy wants more cats, but I know Bella has to be our only girl for right now! :-) And forever.

She likes to lounge:

This picture was taken a few months ago when she was tinier. But, she still sleeps on the back of the couch just like that. All sprawled out with one leg hanging down. I don't know how she stays balanced. :-)

I guess that awesome balance will come in handy soon. I'm training her to use the human potty! So far, it's been going great. This weekend, we'll make advances to phase 5 and see how that goes. I'll definitely take pictures later!

Again, I'm so thrilled the Evil Twin agreed we could get another kitty, after our Wednesday passed away about 5 years ago.

Really, Bella doesn't shed much, she will walk on a harness and should be using the regular toilet soon, so she won't be high maintenance.

She is the best baby, ever!


  1. You'll of course have to detail this training technique for the "human potty" adventure. Does it involve a lot of demonstrations???

  2. I wanna see pictures of this cat going on the potty.