Friday, October 13, 2006

Stan the Man



Brad had the day off today and decided to accompany Penny and me on our weekly yardsale outing. The first yardsale we went to was in our subdivision and shortly after we arrived, the proprietess casually mentioned that they had free kittens. All our heads sort of swiveled around in unison and our eyes lit up. KITTENS?

I can't remember if I reported on this but for Brad's birthday, I sent him on a treasure hunt...and he ended up opening a bunch of presents that all had a common theme: cat stuff. For three years I have resisted the acquisition of a household feline; but I always knew that sooner or later, I would give in because Brad really wanted one. This summer, I knew the time had finally come to cave to his wishes. After his birthday, we visited Petsmart, kept our eyes on the paper and generally were aware of all things kitty. But nothing happened.

So this morning at the yardsale, we swooped into the garage and looked at several kittens, about 8 weeks old, running around. The little girl of the house was holding a male, gray tiger kitten and he was the one who captured our hearts. His name is Stan. ( Brad calls him Stan; I call him Stanley.) He's already revolutionizing the household. Ahem- next thing to do: gotta wash the living room chair slipcover. I guess he had a panic attack and couldn't make it to the litterbox.

15 comments:

Mrs. RF said...

Stan is too cute! And, he is so tiny! Max sends his greetings.

ljmax said...

Yeay!!! Finally someone else in my family has a real LIVE pet!! Very cute.

Aaron S. said...

Stanley is adorable! Good choice!

pennyjean said...

Awwwww!!!!! He is sooooooooo cuuuuuuuuute!

DJ said...

Oh my. I am happy that you guys are happy with little Stan :-)

KJ said...

Hurray! I can't wait to make his aquaintance... I love kittens!

Jill said...

Every Gleason needs a cat. What a good wife you are, Claire. :-)

Linds said...

Hurray for Stan!! Wrangler wants me to ask if you're SURE Stan is a boy :)

Claire said...

Linds, I actually thought of good ol' Wranglah when we were asking the previous owner about the gender thing...She was 'pretty sure' and I was thinking to myself, " It's gonna be another Wranglah story!" So...we're fairly certain...but we'll hopefully find out for sure when we take him(/her?) to the vet to get fixed in a few months...

Amy said...

He's adorable!!! Congratulations on the new addition to your family!! I adopted a gray tabby quite a few years ago, named Oscar. We enjoyed quite a few years together, until I met Russell, who is deathly allergic to cats. My sister always loved him, so when it came time to choose between the boy and the cat, she became Oscar's new owner (servant, whatever). :)

Cheech said...

Awww! He is SO cute!

Cara said...

Hurray! (Insert good ol' New England touch in here:) I'm so wicked excited that you guys finally got a cat. IT's about time. I sure hope it's a boy! I'm not sure how you could make stan/stanley into a girl's name.

Kristi said...

I'll join the chorus of "He's sooooooooooo cute!!"

Makes me want a kitten.

DJ said...

Stanley=boy
Stanlita=girl

;-)

Anonymous said...

You guys got a kitten! YAAAAY! He looks so much like our Tugger when he was young. We got married when we were 21 and got Tugger that same year and we got to love him for 15 years. I wouldn't trade it for the world. The catbox was a pain, but the joy of his presence in our lives was priceless. I'm so happy for you two.