Monday, June 16, 2014

Meet Pepe

We got this little munchkin from the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria a few weeks ago. We had looked a lot of cats. We went to a lot of animal shelters in the DC area. We spent an entire Saturday looking at cats and never found one that we fell in love with.

Hal wanted a long hair cat. I wanted a cat to play with tuk tuk who has too much energy. So we kept looking. We were going to drive out and look a this beautiful cat, but decided to try the Alexandria animal shelter first. Really, we went there because some of their cats had their adoption fee waved due to donations, and we're poor. The cat we were looking at with the adoption fee waved was not so nice. So one hand bite later we were still looking.

A volunteer listened to what we were looking for and showed us this little guy. He had been brought in by his owner because he ingested her anti-anxiety medicine and went crazy and attacked her other cats. But he didn't have any lingering effects from the medicine some weeks later when he was still at the shelter.

We kind of fell in love instantly. They told us all about how to introduce him to tuk tuk, but honestly, she couldn't have cared less that he was there, so we let them get to know each other the day we brought him home, and it was pretty much the most precious thing I've seen.
In getting another cat to play with tuk tuk, we didn't think about the fact that he's a year younger than her, and has even more energy. Overall they play together and have fun.
He has a genetic inner ear disability that effects his balance, so he falls over a lot. It is both sad and hilarious at the same time. I've tried catching it on video, but he's so dark it's hard to see sometimes.
We called this kitty everything under the sun before we saw a TV show that had a skunk on it and we realized he kind of walks like, and uses his tail kind of like a skunk; and thus Pepe Le Pew was born.


Tanika Rice said...

haha I love that you named your kitty after a skunk!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Awww! We've been thinking of getting a friend for Tesco but Tesco is 8 and set in his ways.

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Ahhh hi Pepe!!!! Too cute!

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