Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Introducing Roscoe Balthazar Wright

Hi there everyone! Long time no blog, eh? Well, I have a super cute excuse - our new baby boy Roscoe. Here he is - looking all cute and regal...Leah & I had been begging for a kitten for a while (we were a two kitty family until my sweet Socrates passed away from CRF about two yrs ago at the age of 18... I got him as a wee babe and he gave me a lot of good years) and my anniversary gift was the agreement that I could go on the prowl. So, to Petfinder I went - and found this sweet boy at our local animal control center. Leah and I went Wednesday evening to meet him, then Ken went Thursday and turned in the application. We brought him home on Saturday morning and have been busy falling in love with and getting to know each other.
He is about 7 months old, and cute as can be. Still very playful and entertaining. We've sat playing with him for well over an hour w/o even realizing it. Our older cat, Midnight (yes, also black) isn't too sure if he wants to play with or get rid of the little pest*, but gets less and less pissy with Roscoe by the minute. I'm pretty sure they'll be chasing each other around and snuggling up together in no time.

So, anyway, preparing for the new boy kept me busy last week (I mean, we couldn't possibly bring a new baby home without buying a plethora of toys, kitty beds, new food, a super cute collar, brushes for that gorgeous coat, etc. etc.) and bonding with him has kept me happily busy this week.

I haven't put a single stitch into Wheels since my last post... partially b/c I've been busy loving up on our new boy, and partially b/c it is a serious mojo stealer.

So, although I could regale you with tales of some gorgeous things I've seen (my step mom was showing me some bee-autiful silk ribbon embroidery, and some sigh worthy things in a mag called Inspirations (ever seen it? It's ridiculously expensive - from Australia, I believe - and has seriously drool worthy embroidery - and an adorable thimble holder cross stitch pattern my SM copied for me - I think I might have to finagle my way into a subscription), and a super cool little gadget called a "Spinster" (which is used to really easily make perfect twisted decorative cording - for ornaments, pillows, etc. - out of simple DMC floss, and which I, of course, had to have immediately - thus a little hop to to buy it), I will restrain myself... uhh... wait... I didn't, did I? I just rambled on and on and on... with way too many parentheses and hyphens... sorry about that. :)

That's it for now. Hopefully next time I post I'll have a progress pic and maybe even a new start. Thanks so much for your comments and your birthday wishes! I so love hearing from my blogging cohorts. Happy stitching, and enjoy the rest of your week! ~Robin

*A special note for all you kitty owners out there - Don't worry. We are being very careful in introducing the boys - Roscoe stays in "his room" when we aren't home, and if he seems to be getting on Midnight's last nerve, we put him in there as well.


Siobhan said...

A big welcome to Roscoe!! He is a beautiful boy. :) Good luck with getting the boys used to each other!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a beautiful kitty! Hope Roscoe and Midnight are fast friends, soon!

Glenna said...

He's absolutely gorgeous! What fun to have a new baby in the house!