Saturday, April 25, 2009

Last visit

I visited Memphis today - last visit before we pick her up next weekend. She seems to have grown in just a week!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Some days it's hard to support the little guy

There is a nice little pet supply shop at the end of my street. I like the people who operate it, and they sell the food we feed our cats and the food we're going to feed our dog, and their prices are competetive, so I thought I would do all my pet shopping there.

I asked them if they could source the pet gates I was looking for, and they were confident they could do that. It turns out that they can get the gates for us, but they can't get them at a price that would enable them to even come close to the price a huge chain pet box store sells them for. We're talking about a $20 difference per gate. The fellow called and reluctantly suggested I buy the gates at the box store.

He did the right thing. He could have simply ordered the gates for me and I might not have realized the price was out of line. Of course I'll continue to buy pet food and other supplies from him.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


After we bring Memphis home, I have three weeks off work to try to negotiate detente with the lions, and begin some training. We're going to temporarily put in a pet gate at each of the entrances to the library, where Memphis will have her kennel. The pet gates will have cat doors (as if they couldn't leap them in a single bound). Our idea is that while we're at work, Memphis will stay in the library until she and the cats sign peace treaties, until she develops good bathroom habits and until we're comfortable she isn't going to chew everything in the house. The cats can meanwhile go in or out at will.

I'm hopeful that the cats will show Memphis who's boss pretty quickly - while she's still their size! It would be great if they became good buddies along the way...

Saturday, April 18, 2009

7 weeks

We visited Memphis at the breeder's this morning. She's 7 weeks old now. We bring her home on May 2. She was at the vet's the other day and is in good health. On that visit she weighed in at about 7 1/2 pounds. She's quite happy to be carried around and cuddled at this point, but it won't take long before she gets too big for that.