meet la fu!
check out the new bing residence!
this morning, josh surprised me by telling me that for mother's day, he was thinking that instead of looking for a hamster or mouse at the SPCA, we should look for a cat. a cat! josh is not really a cat person. he's an animal person, which means that he's very tolerant of cats, but he's not a cat person. i just about knocked him down hugging him and spent several minutes having a squeaky freak attack. i was excited, to say the least.
we looked at some cats on the SPCA site, and i made two declarations: female. adult. what did we bring home? a male kitten. his name is la fu, which means love. he is around 7 months old. why did i pick him (josh says i have a penchant for crazy animals...keep that in mind)? i picked him because he greeted all of us very enthusiastically, rubbed his little nose and cheeks on my finger for several minutes (there was only a tiny hole we could reach through to pet him), and his label called him "energetic." that's code for bat shit crazy. who better to fit into our household than a bat shit crazy cat? he did not shy away from quinn belly bumping his enclosure, and he responded very appreciatively to olivia. i think he will do splendidly in our household. he and quinn might have ongoing competitions for who can be crazier, but that will work just fine for us.
right now, la fu is confined to our room, and i can't say he's super impressed. while he's shy of all the noise and activity he hears beyond the door, he still wants in. i have been going in to visit him and snuggle him in between family stuff, and i can see that the confinement is going to last only so long. he's a lover...he was hiding under the bed and still started purring when i went in to lay on the bed and look at him/talk to him upside down. it took him only about a minute to scootch up to me to push his nose into my face and hands. i think i know why his name is la fu.
in other animal news, i spent some time in the markets near our house today shopping for friends, and i also took the time to go back to the street vendor where we got monica and chandler. they needed a larger apartment and a filter...those little poopers messed up their aquarium in no time...as in we couldn't see them anymore messed it up. so, i hauled home an 18-inch long glass aquarium. um. that was hard. by the time i got home, i was shaking from the exertion. i walked about a mile uphill hauling this thing. i have bruises up and down my forearms from where the packing ties were. it was well worth the effort...monica and chandler are doing fish flips in their new apartment, and the best part is that we can SEE them doing their fish flips.