Thursday, March 30, 2006


When we found her and decided to keep her, I had to count her toes. Her feet seemed so big I thought she was polydactl. We guessed that she was ~9 months old or so when we found her in November 2003. She's a slightly chunky 11.5 pounds now. She follows us everywhere. Whatever room we're in, that's where she wants to be. She even waits for me to get out of the shower. She's quick to purr and love. She's our love-bug.
~Donna (also mom of Kona and Maddie)


Blogger Gheeri's Servant said...

May I just say, I LOVE your Wiley! And this is hard for me to say, but I think I love her MORE than I love your Kona!!! She has the sweetest expression, such kind eyes! Like the type of cat that lays with you when you're sad or sick.... very Maine Coon-ish!

12:53 PM  
Anonymous donna said...

Wiley-girl!! She is our precious, lovable one. This was the first day I had a new camera and I was out taking pictures while walking her (you can just see a red cord in the left-center of the picture that's her leash). I pointed it at her and she started walking up to me to see what I had. It was luck that this picture came out, but it's one of my favorites.

1:17 PM  
Anonymous donna said...

Oops, make that *right* center of the picture. Sheesh!

1:18 PM  
Anonymous casper's mom said...

What a cutie. She looks like she is saying "kiss my nose please." I can see why she is your love bug.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Wow Donna, she has such a pretty little face! She looks all furry and cuddley! Oscar does the same thing when I try to take his picture, he has to investigate first, then kiss the camera to show there are no hard feelings! I know, strange cat. So far you're two for two in the beautiful cat department.

2:23 PM  
Anonymous rosie (who else!) said...

.......she needs micro-midgets to walk on either side of her supporting her 'double D's'.

2:38 PM  
Blogger danielle said...

She is so cute. How do you manage to walk her on a leash? I try with my boys and they just run under the car.
She looks like a lot of fun.

2:39 PM  
Blogger Gheeri's Servant said...

Donna, your Wiley reminds me so much of my Meeko! The only differences are that he didn't have white on his chest, and Wiley's "eyebrow" whiskers are soooooooo long! Meekos' were not. She is such a pretty girl. Thank you for sending her pic in!

3:03 PM  
Anonymous donna said...

Rosie, you crack me up! But she does have pretty good...I'll just call them whisker pouches.

All three of ours took fairly well to the harness and leash. Since they are otherwise indoor kitties, the 'reward' of going outside quickly overwhelmed the uncertainty of the harness and leash.

However, walking a kitty is nothing like walking a dog. I suspect it's like trying to walk a 2-3 year child: You can't quickly force them in a given direction and if they don't want to go home yet, they just lie down. Very funny.

Wiley is such a good girl--99% of the time she's just a follower--and I can take her off the leash (but not the harness! It has her ID tag on it) and let her explore the yard.

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Karen said...

What a great picture, and she's adorable! Very cuddly and sweet looking.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Emma's Kat said...

She is such a pretty girl! She looks similar to Cricket and Tilly who you'll be seeing when I can fit her in. I love her mane/fluffy neck and that cute pink w/ black outlined nose. I swear once you love a cat, you'll never go back! I too grew up w/dogs and birds. Danny was my 1st kitty child and (Sammie close your ears!) I don't care if I never have another dog. Now don't get me wrong I love dogs as well as all animals! And I love my Sammie, she's the best! But...there's nothing like our kitties!

3:39 PM  
Blogger Ella's Mom said...

Awwww... Wiley looks so sweet.
She sounds just like Ella. Ella follows me everywhere around the house. When I get up for work in the morning and come home in the afternoon Ella is always the first one up to greet me.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Gheeri's Servant said...

OK, I am posting this here because it is my site and no one can flame me here :p

I am appalled by yesterday's TDK-the 5 or 6 kittens in the desk? Not the actual kittens themselves-but what the person that had them said, "Two of them have kittens of their own." I believe that is DISGUSTING. Yes, I'm sure they grew up to be beautifufl cats, but is that reason to have them multiply and shut out life for so many others in shelters and on the streets???? Rosie, I don't know how it is in London-I know the British have a fondness and respect for cats-but the cats in America are regarded as everything from "pests" to "disposible" to MANY people. Cats are in peril here (in America). I worked at a Humane Society, and I SAW FIRSTHAND how they allow many dogs to live, but will put cats "down", sometimes within 30 minutes of arrival, when they are healthy, and there is space. Yet they claim there isn't enough money to go around, and not enough space. I SAW the fancy, spacious offices of the people that ran the place. I SAW the medical records of animals that caught my eye, and the next day I wouldn't see them and I would say, where did they go? I would look them up in the computer system and there it would be... TERMINATED. So, I CANNOT, IN ANY WAY, UNDERSTAND why people insist on allowing their animals to just go and have babies. If the world was perfect, and all cats were in a home, and safe, I wouldn't mind. But the world is not perfect. Hell, it's not even considerate, kind, or compassionate, for the most part. Every once in a while, we see people doing their part, but it's not enough. Because non-no kill shelters DO exist.

Sorry for ranting everyone-just had to get that off my chest...

p.s. I stayed with that HS for 3 months, just long enough for them to tell me that in order to pass my orientation period, I had to watch a live euthanization taking place. I quit.

9:32 AM  
Blogger Ella's Mom said...

I just had to post and let you know that I totally agree with you GS. I didn't even notice that post yesterday, but that is just awful. I don't understand why people allow cats to continue to breed when there are SO MANY already here that need good homes. Why even allow your cat to have kittens just to give them away and have to find homes for them? It's so sad that people don't have more respect for animals, especially cats. I have thought about volunteering at a shelter before, but stories like yours really make me hesitant.

11:59 AM  

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