Emerging of the Bombshell Within

An eclectic view of a girl's life

KittyCow and Cupcake November 18, 2011

Filed under: Kitty tales,NaBloPoMo,Puppy Tales — bombshellwithin @ 11:42 AM

Whenever I mention Cupcake to people who have known me far longer than I’ve had him, they always ask me the same question.

How is the Cow taking it?

I have to say, the kittycow has been handling the situation far better than I ever imagined she would.  Sure, they will not be snuggling up together during naptime anytime soon.  But I do have hopes that they will become friends.  Cupcake is in playful puppy stage and the kittycow is a mature cat.  She has never been one to be playful, friendly and outgoing.

She's usually more than a little stand-offish, liking to keep her distance.

I don’t expect the KittyCow will ever change her ways and I wouldn’t want her to.  I love my Cow so very much the bitchy way she is.  It would be unfair for me to expect her to go against her nature and she truly hasn’t.  She still demands to get fed and in the times between pretends as if she’s being starved.  She sleeps all day but likes to remain close by.  The only difference now is that there’s a galloping Cupcake monster on the loose.  Every now and again they will get around to playing but it’s a rare occasion.  Cupcake has learned never to trifle with the kitty when she’s all growly and hissy.  He’ll definitely learn that he’s not the alpha in this apartment.  But I know that I could leave them in a room together without my supervision.

They keep a safe distance from each other when left to their own devices.

 

 

A girl with a Cupcake November 10, 2011

Filed under: Kitty tales,Life Events,NaBloPoMo,Puppy Tales — bombshellwithin @ 12:17 PM

For the longest time, I’ve just been a girl with a KittyCow.

Just the 2 of us.

But when I moved into a place of my own, I could not help but feel as if there was space for one more.  Initially, being the consummate cat person that I am, I thought maybe I would get another cat or kitten to go along with the Cow.  But the more I thought about it, the less I liked the idea of getting another cat.  My kittycow has been an only child and I didn’t think I would enjoy having another cat as much as I enjoy having the Cow around.

Plus, being a single girl, I really didn’t want to be that single girl with tons of cats around.

Much to everyone’s surprise, I began to wonder what it would be like to have a dog.  Once the idea got into my head, I found it hard to shake it out.  So, instead I spent weeks scouring the internet trying to figure out just what breed of dog might be right for me.  Then I began looking through local shelters and online ads offering dogs of all ages and sizes.  My major criteria were that the dog was of a breed that would remain small and that it had to be fluffy and cute.

Then I saw a pic of this face.

And quite honestly I can tell you…

That I fell in love.

I had the name of Cupcake picked out long before I got him.  The second name I had been considering was Sprinkles but I thought Cupcake sounded more masculine.  Not everyone agrees with me on this but that’s fine by me.  I got to choose the name and I knew from the start that I wanted a male dog.

So, 2 weeks ago, I brought home Cupcake, a shih tzu mix puppy.

With every day that goes by, I have to say that I’m surprised by how much I love him.  He’s sweet, playful and a truly jolly little fellow.  The Cow doesn’t like him but she doesn’t really like anyone.  He tries to play with her and she sometimes plays back.  I have high hopes that they will get used to one another but I’m not rushing it nor am I forcing them to like one another.  There is a large learning curve ahead for me as I have to house-train the puppy as well as train him in all the little things one likes their dog to know.  But I know he will be a good boy.  He learned his name in a couple of days.  The rest… will just take time.

 

A girl feeling a little guilty May 4, 2011

Filed under: Kitty tales — bombshellwithin @ 11:52 PM
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I work so many long hours.  I don’t intend to… but it just happens.  I know how to say no when I have to but if I have no plans, then I will likely pick up doubles when they are offered.

This is not what makes me feel guilty.

What makes me feel guilty is that when I come home, my kittycow was fed by the Stalker.  She then proceeds to attack my feet every chance she gets.  Once is funny, twice is cute but three times makes me mad.  Every time increases intensity and I can understand she wants to have my attention.  But my patience runs thin.  I know my cow well enough to know that she will just continue her assaults with ever increasing harshness.

This is when I close her into the bathroom.

And for this I feel guilty.

 

Can’t we all just get along? April 25, 2011

Filed under: Kitty tales — bombshellwithin @ 11:45 PM
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Every now and then the gate crashes and we have a Cow and pony showdown.

 

Spoiling of the KittyCow April 20, 2011

Filed under: Kitty tales — bombshellwithin @ 9:45 PM
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I feel like a guilty mother half the time.  I spend so many hours of my day out of the house and the only time my cow gets to be with me, I’m usually sleeping.  This does not sit well with her and some nights she gets so resentful that she lurks around and attacks my feet and legs at random.

But then I get paid and I remember just why I have to spend so many hours away from her.

After all, I have to keep her in the life she has become accustomed to.

So I went into PetSmart on Saturday with the intention of getting her a pretty new cat litter box so that it could be covered and hopefully less of a mess in my bathroom.  The Booda was just what I wanted and there was a sale.  This meant that I felt that maybe I should get just one more thing.

One hundred dollars later, I felt better.

Aside from the litter box, I got her the kitty bed shown above, the pretty engraved collar tag, a new food dish and a mat for outside of the litter box.  All very stylish things.

After all, she is my second bombshell.

 

The KittyCow Inspector April 11, 2011

Filed under: Kitty tales — bombshellwithin @ 8:31 PM
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Cats are curious creatures by nature and I don’t think my kittycow is any exception even though she is one very confused furry pet.  What I love about her is that if I bring anything new to my room, whether its a bag or a box, she will go directly to it and examine it from top to bottom.

She will do this for EVERYTHING.

Even if it’s just bags of groceries I’m bringing into the house.

I wonder what goes through her kitty brain and what she will consider to be a stamp of approval.  She’ll scout over the outside and very ever feels the need to get into it unless it’s holding something she may feel has cow food in it for her to have.  For example, today 2 boxes arrived in the mail for me.  They were both from my mom who had mailed them out late last week.

If she weren't so fuzzy, I would almost believe she looks human when doing this.

 

A KittyCow Pause April 7, 2011

Filed under: Kitty tales — bombshellwithin @ 11:59 PM
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My day was too long to really try to form a coherent blog entry.  Just know that I will be going to work tomorrow with the full hope that they don’t need me and will send me home for the day.  So I will quote the wise Jack Benny:

It’s not so much knowing when to speak, when to pause.

But whenever I look at the question of how to live, the answer's always staring me in the face. I'm already doing it.