Life in the Slow Lane

Life in the Slow Lane

Friday, September 14, 2007

Crush Your Cat's Head Friday-The Way It Is

In my last post’s comments section a few of you hoped that it might be possible to permanently integrate Lulu into The Kranki Krash Pad since Yoshi was much better with this visit.

Believe me, I was watching for all the signs this might happen.

Sadly, I know that Yoshi and Lulu are better off where they are right now. Lulu is far more confident and outgoing with her sister dog, Xiola. On her own she is nervous and prone to separation anxiety and follows me everywhere. She whimpers at the door when I am in the bathroom, for poop’s sake. She also seems upset and a little afraid by Yoshi’s hissing and spitting. I am sure this is something I could work on over time but she is so obviously happier with another dog to give her comfort and companionship.

Yoshi, while much better, was clearly out of sorts during Lulu’s visit. I know I could very easily dog-sit Lulu for short term periods but anything more permanent would be difficult. It doesn’t help I live in a small apartment and there is little room for ‘personal pet space’.

Yoshi is normally a very playful, active, talkative, and cuddly cat. While Lulu was here she didn’t play, run around, purr, or do most of her normal behaviors. She basically just kept to herself in my bedroom. So while not traumatized she was certainly not herself. In fact I missed her terribly and was very happy to see her greet me at the door when I came home from dropping Lulu off. She seemed to know the dog was gone for good and not just out for walkies. Immediately, she started zooming around the house and playing with all her toys like she usually does. Best of all she purred and cuddled with me like crazy.

I have come to realize that Yoshi is very dog-like in her devotion to me. She demands a lot of attention and interaction. I am lucky to have her in my life and she is enough for me. I am happy to be a doting doggy aunty in my spare time but over all I am a one cat woman.

Hanging Out in the Playzen Tuben

***I wanted to give y'all a heads up. I am presently doing all the demonic crafty work necessary to put out a 2008 Yoshi Calendar featuring 13 all-new costumes within a common theme. It's a surprise until I officially unveil the web-site. Let me know in the comment section or via email (crankypantsATshawDOTca) if you like this idea. There are also plans for other coolio merchandise. So think about getting some Yoshi Lovin' for Christmas gifties or for your own Krash Pad. I am working with Lulu's mom (a graphic designer) on giving you a lot of bang for your buck. Also a portion of profits will go to a pet related charity! STAY TUNED!***


Sharkey said...

Glad Yoshi's back to her normal, dog-like self. I think your calendar idea is great! Can't wait to see the web site!

alan said...

I would love to have seen you crawling around to get this photo!

Yoshi seems to be thinking about more human pet tricks...



HAR said...

I absolutely agree with your decision. No need to upset the peace and tranquility in your home for a "maybe."
I love your idea for kitty accessories. The website would be a huge success. My vote is Go For It!

Squirl said...

I think you have the perfect combination: Yoshi-mom, Lulu-aunty. That picture of Yoshi is really cool. Before I got all the way down to it I thought you'd done some weird Photoshoppy thing with a picture of her.

Looking forward to seeing the Yoshi merchandise.

SassyFemme said...

I would definitely buy Yoshi stuff!

lawyerchik said...

HAR is right - since Yoshi and Lulu are happy in their current home-situations, best to let them be. Besides. The best thing about being an auntie to anything is that you get to spoil them rotten and send them home! :)

Looking forward to the Yoshi calendar!!

kalki said...

I think the calendar is a very cool idea. I've always wanted to put Bridget in commercials. I mean, they should totally be earning some money and contributing to the household!

Madame D said...

YOSHI! I don't have a kitty of my own, and yours is definitely uberphotographic. I think a coffee mug with kitty stink eye? That would totally rock my hot chocolate.

eclectic said...

Der Playzen Tuben looks scary in that picture!!

I love the calendar idea!!

Leigh-Ann said...

We would be pleased to have our very own Yoshi calendar for our wall, assuming the bank doesn't take our house away before 2008 :p Just because we have lots of real kitties around the house doesn't mean that we couldn't use a well-dressed paper one!

here today, gone tomorrow said...

I can't wait to see the web-site! I'm partial to tote bags, if that matters. You could market them as reusable grocery bags! The grocery stores here are pushing them more and more, which is a good thing.

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