If anyone has been wondering why you haven’t seen a new post here lately, this is why. Read on after the picture for the story, if you’re so inclined.
We adopted Dexter, our 5.5 year old male (insert like) in October of 2018, and we’ve been thinking about adding a kitten or two for the last few months. So when the Cat Adoption Team (C.A.T.) notified us of their upcoming Kittenpalooza, we decided to participate in hopes of getting a new cat.
There were “technical difficulties” with the software program, which required the hopeful adopter to click on a photo, then complete a short questionnaire and click “Apply”. That takes time, and with hundreds of people competing for a limited number of kittens, it was a frustrating madhouse. We clicked on a couple, but no joy. We quickly learned that success goes to the quick and agile, having the form pre-filled and clicking on several as fast as possible. That wasn’t us.
We decided to continue to monitor the C.A.T. adoption website, and occasionally applied for one, having 7 active applications at one point, But others were always there before us. Then, finally a call that we were approved for Pongo. Who knew getting a kitten would be so difficult? Mostly it was due, as so much is, to Covid-19, so everything is no contact.
Now we’ve got a bundle of energy in the house and we’re slowing following the steps to introduce a new cat to an existing one. Expect more kitten pictures soon.
Oh, the name? It’s the one he came from the shelter with, and we think it suits him.
Now that’s a good reason to step away from the blog for a bit. What a cutie!
Cute kitty even if it’s named after a dalmatian.
During the wars, Pongo was a British nickname for a ground soldier, Bob.
What a sweet, beautiful kitten! I look forward to more photos. It is amazing that you finally got a kitten under the circumstances, and I am happy for you and Barbara and Pongo.
Thanks Tracy. Who knew adding a kitten would be so challenging?
How long before Pongo rules the entire Robinson household?
I think you mean when did he start… Dexter is still The Ruler, but then the kitten is still confined to a room. He was much more calm last night, we got some sleep.
He’s adorable. Congratulations.
What a soulful face. Enjoy!
A swell looking dog toy.
A swell looking dog toy!
What a cute kitty!! great name too!
Thanks! We’re in the midst of changing the name, it just wasn’t rolling of the tongue for us. New name will (probably) be Strider.
that is a great name!
Strider, like from Lord of the Rings?
Yes, but it wasn’t working for us either, so Pongo it remains.