Kitty Equipt

Our New KittyWe are ready to rock for captain kitty. We’re probably picking him up Wednesday during the day. The adoption centre is only open 12 – 3 of all stupid hours, so I have to take a half day at work to go pick up the kitty. We went out today and picked up the last few things we needed to get prepped.

Kitty Supplies:

  • Litter Box – CHECK
  • Litter – CHECK
  • Poop Scooper – CHECK
  • Liter Box Liners – CHECK
  • 4 Bags of Senior Cat Food – CHECK (it was on sale for like, $2 and it’s usually $11)
  • Kitty Food Scoop – CHECK
  • Kitty Brush – CHECK
  • Food and Water Dish – CHECK
  • Cat Carrier – CHECK
  • Cat Collar – CHECK
  • Toys – CHECK
  • Scratching Post/Cat Tree – CHECK
  • Nature’s Miracle Cleaning Stuff – CHECK

I think that’s everything. If not, we’ve got all the basics and then some ready for him, now all we need is him. We’re still deciding on a name too. His name at the West Vancouver SPCA is Felix, which I like, but he doesn’t respond too. If we got a male cat I wanted to call it Napolean, but he doesn’t fit a Napolean. The one floating around chrys and I’s minds right now is Rube. She likes Higgins too, but I’m not a big fan of that. This is harder then naming a kid. We already have kids names picked out for whenever that day, years and years down the road, should come. 🙂

Um, so yeah, we’re all set for Mr. Kitty. I just hope he doesn’t freak out to much on the trip home. We have to bring him home on the bus cause we don’t have a car or drive, so it’s going to mean 30 mins or so of bussing hell for poor mr kitty. He should be okay once we get him home and he gets to sniff everything and get settled in. Everything is all setup and just waiting for him to be here, so hopefully all goes well.

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RIP Steve Irwin

The animal world and its supporters lost a great guy today. Steve Irwin, better known to the world as the “Crocodile Hunter“, was killed after being stung in the chest by a stingray off the northern costa of Australia.

Steve Irwin was filming yet another marine documentary when he was stung by a stingray, which sent a barb through his chest, close to his heart. The Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin was the director of the Australian Zoo in Queensland and is survived by his american born wife Terri and their two children, Bindi Sue and Robert.

R.I.P. Steve, you dedicated your entire life to the animal kingdom and you’ve brought a great deal of awareness to the world through your crazy ways, you will be missed and your work will not be forgotten.

Read more @ CNN

Big Brother Update

Big Brother All Stars Final 4:

  • Janelle
  • Erika
  • Mike Boogie
  • Dr. Will

Head of Household Competition:

Everyone gets dressed up in Referee’s outfits and takes to the backyard for the Big Brother bowl. The houseguests get grilled with questions asking them the specific date certain things happened in the Big Brother house. For every day they are off in their guess they must step back 1 yard on the football field.

After all is said and done Mike Boogie comes out the winner and Dr. Will pours gatorade/water all over him.

Shortly after the HOH competition ends a drunken jacuzzi party breaks out. Somehow the conversation revolves around Boogie and Erika having a baby and Dr. Will delivering the baby. The conversation also takes a turn for Dr Will and Janelle getting hitched in a cheesy Vegas wedding. Which also leads to Janelle and Will getting in a drunken fight and will calling Janelle “psycho”. Naturally Will gets nervous and starts to wonder if Janelle would put him up or not, but after some smooth talking, Will gets himself out of hot water yet again. Although Erika just happened to be listening to every word outside the door until Boogie came and gave her away.

Head of Household Nominations:

Boogie brings the HOH keys out to everyone and pulls out the only key in the holder, naturally, it’s Wills. As such, Erika and Janelle are both up for elimination this week. This could get very interesting, very quickly.

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New Kitty of Doomy Dooooom!

Our New KittyChrys and I went to the West Vancouver SPCA today to do some further hunting for the perfect kitty, and we found him! Hit name, at the moment, is Felix and he’s an old feller, but a lovey cat. We walked into the shelter and the cats have 3 seperate indoor sections with all their sleeping spots that all connect to a big courtyard for them to walk around and play in. Chrys and I both really liked the design of this place, much better for the cats, they’re not just stuck in little cages like they are at the Vancouver SPCA.

So, we walked into one of the rooms and Bam! Felix was on us right away, talking with us and giving the rubs and loves. We also found another cat we absolutely loved, a 2 year old Siamese Something X that was in Torti colors, so loving and just gorgeus, but she will be adopted right away with how pretty and love she is, so chrys and I decided to get Felix instead. Felix has been in the West Vancouver SPCA since March, so he’s been there for 6 months, and he’s 11 years old, so he’s and old timer and the chance of many people adopting a kitty that old are pretty slim. We fell in love with him right away though, so we had to get him. It was a really hard choice between him and Roxanne, but Felix’s age actually play to his advantage.

We haven’t brought him home yet cause we have to pay the landlord our pet deposit and he’s a brand new guy and has to wait until Tuesday when he gets shown how to do all this stuff. After we get our pet deposit paid we’ll be ready to go pick him up from the West Vancouver SPCA and bring him to his new home. We bought a litter box yesterday and today we got kitty litter, senior cat food, a kitty carrier and some food and water dishes, so all we need for Felix is a collar, some toys and a scratching post/play area thingy.

I’m so stoked about getting a kitty! I can’t wait! Oh yeah, I almost forgot. Chrys and I did taken some pictures of him at the shelter, though most of them turned out really crappy, but if you’d like to see our new kitty, check out the pictures here.

Kitty Hunt

Chrys and I spent the day out Kitty hunting today.

First stop on the trip was the Vancouver SPCA shelter. They had the kitty there we’ve been looking at online for a long time. Gorgeous cat but we just didn’t click with it. We hung out with a few other kitties and were about to leave, but chrys convinced me to go back and see one I really liked again. His name is Suave and he’s not super mega pretty or anything, but he’s a cute orange kitty and we took him into the private room to have a play with him. He was out of his little house running around, cuddling and playing with chrys and I right away. Completely clicked right away with Suave, he was great and I wanted to take him home really badly. We went to the front desk to get more info on him and it turns out he’s 14 years old. Chrys and I were hoping for a 2 – 6 or so year old cat, so 14 was a tad bit higher then we wanted. It was hard to leave without him cause I love him, but now we’re considering fostering him instead so the Vancouver SPCA can free up a spot for another younger kitty that’s more likely to be adopted. We’re going to give them a call again tomorrow to see if it’s possible to foster him. I sure hope so.

After spending 2 1/2 hrs or more at the Vancouver SPCA we headed into Kits as Chrys was convinced that a Petcetera was supposed to be around Arbutus and Cornwall, so we walked all around the area, found nothing, asked people, they knew nothing, then I finally gave up, called 411 and it turns out the Petcetera we were looking for is at Arbutust and King Edward… which is slightly further away, by around 40 blocks or so. We hopped bus and headed out. Finally got there and they only had 3 kitties left for adoption, 2 that were adopted waiting to get picked up and 3 that were gone and adopted out earlier in the day. Chrys found one she really liked there but it just didn’t click for me, so the Petcetera kitty trip wasn’t a success, though it wasn’t a waste of time either as we got a cool litter box and scooper for when we do get a kitty. So we’re semi-prepared now. 🙂

Tomorro we were going to go to the Vancouver Flea Market, but I changed our minds (hehe) and we’re gonna be doing more kitty hunting. Going to hit the Petcetera on Rupert and Grandview Hwy and possibly the Richmond SPCA, as well as talk to the Vancouver SPCA folks again about fostering Suave.

We’re very close to getting a kitty, within the next 3 weeks at the most we should have a brand new family member, yay!

CNN Reporter Kyra Phillips Does Letterman Top 10

As you probably know by now, CNN reporter Kyra Phillips had a bit of an accident with her coordless microphone the other night and had her bathroom chat broadcast on national TV during President Bush‘s Katrina address. Well, it did turn out that the “asshole” she referred to was unfortunately a member of her family and not the President. Although the event has still managed to turn her into a mini 15 minutes of fame style celebrity and she made an apperance on the Dave Letterman Show for the top 10 list to celebrate.

The topic of this very special Top 10 list just happened to be the “Top 10 Kyra Phillips Excuses” list. Now, I’ve never been a big fan of Dave Letterman or the Top 10 list specifically, I’ve rarely ever found them funny, but this one was actually pretty good. I especially liked #5. It’s good for a chuckle.

Check out Dave Letterman’s Top 10 Kyra Phillips excuses list @ Raw Story.