Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Little Lady... NOT!

I haven't decided on a name yet... was mulling over Sadie, but for some reason holding back on it. For one thing, a 'little lady' she is not. What a spitfire! Constantly racing and chasing, and since I'm her designated playmate, she's just wearing me out. She just wants to chase and attack everything, including me. Mom said, "With those big ears, she's a hunter." She wasn't kidding.

It is awesome to see her building and honing those hunting skills... even though she's just a tiny thing at play. Most the time I can't help but laugh as she hunkers down wriggling her butt... then rushing whatever was in her line of sight. She goes after things that are 10 times her size... no fear what-so-ever. She chases the boys out the bedroom, scampering sideways with her back arched. I was sorting laundry and she was going after everything I was throwing. Anything I have in my hand is potential prey as she comes ripping over to tackle it, even my big honkin' remote control. I have a back massager thing... it's a wooden ball with four straight sitck things jutting out like legs with smaller balls on the ends. Well that has become her 'sparring' partner! She tackles it and wrestles it... I managed to get pictures of this event. One picture is where the massager is on top of her. LOL (I'll post some pics).

She now has started doing some slow 'creeping up on prey' antics. She stalks the boys or my hands and feet most the time. I get awakened in the middle of the night with her attacking my hands and fingers. I haven't slept a full night since I got her. I don't get to sleep in on weekends anymore either... mom called me Saturday morning, "You up?" "I have a baby in the house now... I've been up since 7:30!", I replied. I am sooooo tired!!! And I am getting nothing done.

Stopped in to see my dad last night before he goes to Alaska. He left this morning to work up there for a few months... construction job. We had dinner then went out to the patio for some smokes and catching up. Then I went home to see if the lawn men had shown up to do my yard yet... they were supposed to be there last week. Right now my lawn is embarrassingly long. No, it still was not done.


artisticace'smom said...

Better you than me, sister. Glad you can still laugh at her when you are sleep deprived, and resist the urge to choke her.
I guess you need to come up with a genuine huntress name...Good luck!

Shari said...

Atalanta ... Greek mythology: Atalanta was an athletic young maiden huntress who refused to marry any man who couldn't beat her in a foot race

Diana: Roman myth name of a goddess of the moon and hunting, meaning "divine, heavenly"

And that's my 2 cents on the kitty name.

Michelle said...

Shari-- I don't like Diana. Although I like the Atalanta... it's a mouthful for a cats name. I'd end up calling her Ata or Lanta for short, and I'm not real keen on either of those. But I do appreciate your two-cents. Let me know if any others come to mind.

When I get a chance, I'd like to research 'huntress' in Native American Indian or maybe some other languages.