Wednesday, August 14, 2013


This is "Izzy":

She's the cute little kitty I mentioned awhile back that I couldn't get a good shot of her adorable face. I finally managed to get that picture last week. Izzy was 7 weeks old then. She'd also just received her 'perfect' name, picked out by Courtney (and Mommy). I also mentioned back then that Courtney might get to take her home when she was old enough. Well, 8 weeks is old enough, and Izzy turned 8 weeks on Monday! Aaaaanndd... she went home to live with Courtney yesterday! Hurray!

Since Izzy grew up in the machine shed, she was kind of dirty. So before sending her to her new home, I clipped her teeny claws, and then I gave her a bath. She was a very good kitty through it all!

Don't kitties just look awful when they're wet? :)

Courtney snuggled her up in a towel after the bath.

Then I used the blow dryer on her. She was either too terrified to move, or else she kinda liked that warm air blowing on her. Probably the former. ;) She sat very nicely, though. Then Courtney wrapped her in a special blanket she'd brought along for her.

All that scrubbing made her very sleepy.

But I did manage to get another awake shot of those big eyes.

Courtney was pretty anxious to take her home. Here they are out on the deck, waiting for Mommy to come pick them up. Izzy's in the carrier, just sitting like a little angel.

Here she is, all ready to head to her new home:

I kinda hated to give her up, because she's so dang cute. But I know she'll do a lot better living in their house than she ever would in the machine shed. And hey, I can go visit her anytime! :)


The Luedtke Family said...

I love Izzy! I can't wait to hear about her adventures!

Jessica Jones said...

Soooo cute! I can imagine how Courtney must be thrilled to pieces.

Grandma G said...

Yep, she was one excited little girl all day yesterday! A couple of times she said, "I can't believe this is really happening!" :)

I'm sure there will be future adventures, Becky... especially if Courtney brings Izzy along on her "Grandma G days". Josie was not too fond of her yesterday, so their getting acquainted could be an adventure in itself. ;)

The Luedtke Family said...

I especially await the day that Izzy is tucked into a backpack to visit school, then spend the rest of the afternoon at Grandma's!

Grandma G said...

Ha! Don't give her any ideas, Becky! :)

Live a Colorful Life said...

She IS pretty cute!

Grandma G said...

Yep, she IZ, isn't she? ;)

annie dee said...

Good cat for taking a bath! I've never attempted such a daring feat - giving a cat a bath, I mean. Not the taking of one. Good luck, Izzy, on your new home!

Grandma G said...

Heehee... glad you're brave enough to take one yourself. ;) Kittens aren't so bad to bathe, as long as they're pretty tame. Izzy's a very loving, compliant kitten... I guess because she's had so much Courtney attention over the last few weeks. Now Josie, on the other hand, I would never attempt to bathe anymore (although I did a time or two when she was little)! I can only imagine the splashy, bloody chaos that would ensue!! ;(