Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Story of Widget

Have you ever met anyone who just makes you smile when you look at them?  Ever had anyone in your life who accepts you for who you are and loves you unconditionally?  Who's warm, furry and the most adorable thing in the whole wide world?

Our lives were blessed 2 1/2 years ago.  I was on leave following surgery but I was able to move around.  We were at our vet's office when we met this tabby.  He was about 9 weeks old and THE most adorable thing I had ever seen.  Of course I was reluctant.  We already had 2 cats and they weren't getting along ... both females ... go figure.  I didn't think it was a good idea to through a kitten into the mix ... and a male to boot. 

But Barry was convincing, called him Widget (it was supposed to be a working title but it fit so well we kept it) and I was hooked.

This is Widget when we first brought him him.

Bell's first introduction to Widget.  He's in the cage.  He used to chase her and she'd run away.  But within 2 weeks they were curled up together.

They were so adorable together.  They don't do this too much anymore.  But they still both sleep with us; Belle's usually at Barry's feet and Widget is usually either on Barry's pillow or more likely in between us.

catching some rays ...

Widget with his buddy Dante.  They are very good buddies.  It often starts off with one licking the other, the second one joins in and then somebody decides they want it a little rougher and it turns into roughhousing.  Amazing how quiet they are though.  Hardly a peep.

Widget has the cutest habit.  I make latte every weekend.  He hops onto the bar stool in the kitchen and patiently waits until mommy has brewed the espresso and frothed the milk.  I scoop a little milk onto a finger, hold it up for him and he sits up on his haunches, balancing himself with one paw against my chest and licks my finger. 

I love all three of our cats but there is just something about this guy.  I think he reminds me a lot of Po, my second cat, who I had from 8 weeks to 17 years.  They both have/had so much personality.  I could go on and on about Widget but I think you get the picture. 

When Barry and I first started dating, he did not like cats at all.  Then he met Po (officially Polar Bear ... white cat, go figure ... aka Mr. Po) and within a very short period, he was their DaDa.  Now he's unbelievably hooked.  In fact, that's he's why we have Dante.  But that's another story.

I hope you all have a great week!  Do you have any pets? 


  1. Awwwww such pretty kitties! I absolutely ADORE cats so it's kind of ironic that I am very much allergic to them. :( Such a shame.
    I don't blame you for taking in little Widget. He looks like a sweetheart.

    I have a canary who doesn't really know I exist. That is the extent of my pet-owning. Lol. When I lived at home, I had rabbits. Lots of them. I'm hoping when I get a house of my own to start keeping rabbits again! :)

    I hope you have a great week!

  2. All your cats are so cute!!! I love cats. :D My family has a cat, but I'm not allowed to at my apartment. :/ My cat that I had for 10 years went missing last summer and I'm still upset thinking about it. i loved him, his name was Boots because he was black with white feet.

    I'm now following your blog :D

  3. That's funny that Barry didn't like cats before and now he loves them! My BF doesn't like cats either so I'm trying to convert him to be a cat lover ....

  4. What cuties!
    My cat looks a bit like Widget :)


  5. Thanks for your comments ladies. He's pretty special. He meows with his mouth before his voice sometimes. It's just the cutest freeking thing I've ever seen.

  6. My buddy! Makes me want to go chew on his ear...

  7. Oh. My. Dear. Goodness.

    Widget is adorable, as are his furry partners in crime. They all look like real sweeties.

    I have a small zoo. Birds, fish and a kitty (Kimchi-20lb Maine Coon of LOVE) in the house. Dogs and chickens outside. We're vegetarian, so we have the chickens for their sheer awesomeness, and maybe a little for the egg layingness. :P

    I love you guys a little more now that I know you have fur-balls.

  8. Ohhhhh that first picture is just OMG Darling. Awwwww. That is one of the cutest habits I've ever heard. I can so picture it. I wish I had pets. I've actually never had a real pet. I had a carnival gold fish for about 5 minutes. hehe. I want to get a cat one day. I think they are just wonderful companions. Awww you guys are so lucky to have such cuties. =)