Meet my New Family Member

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

 

Losing your pet after 20 years was SO hard, and tough to walk around the house knowing you won't see them anymore.    Couldn't do it for too long, had to go back to the Dumb Friends League and get another kitty.    Still didn't make me stop thinking of Mia, but at least I had company again.

 

It took a day or two to figure out a name, as I looked to see what names were given to gray and white kitties.     Some were too close to "Mia", so named her Suki.    After a week or so, she does know her name now.    She is a short hair domestic and she is around two years old.

 

She was a stray brought into the shelter, and she had a litter of kittens either at the shelter or right before.   They had spayed her a few days before I adopted her.    They said she was nervous around people and did not play.    She sleeps in the strangest places, on the stair, in the middle of the hardwood floor, and doesn't get up on the furniture much.   In the last couple of days, she has discovered the throw on the couch, and she lays there sometimes.

 

Thought I would roll on the floor the first time she saw the bunny at my back door!   She was in complete STALK mode, low to the ground, moving quickly to the door.   Then she talked and talked.    Have to be careful when I open the door to give the bunny their carrots.

 

She got used to me after a couple of days, but still doesn't come to me for attention, except when she wants food.   She doesn't particularly like being picked up and is not real cuddly.

I bought her a toy (made noise and had feathers) that she played and played with.   It now has no feathers.    She has a couple of catnip mice, and she carries them around in her mouth, and meows, so cute.

 

Fun having a pet again, but never will forget the one I had for so long.   I still want to put Suki in the car to go to the post office, but she would probably jump out the window.

 

 

Comments (24)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Thanks Michael, she has been fun so far.

Jul 13, 2021 06:43 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty when I saw her stalking and moving really fast towards the back door, I did crack up.  Hadn't seen Mia move that fast in years!   Hope it doesn't take a year to warm up.

Jul 13, 2021 06:44 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Enjoy your new kitty.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Jul 13, 2021 06:59 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, she is a lot of fun so far.

Jul 13, 2021 07:13 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Joan - welcome Suki to the Active Rain pet family.

Jul 13, 2021 07:35 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Joan Cox congratulations on becoming adopted by Suki (cats own people - not the other way around)

Jul 13, 2021 07:54 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, thanks and she will be proud to be an AR pet! 

Jul 13, 2021 08:00 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Rocky Dickerson you are SO right, they wrap themselves around your little fingers! 

Jul 13, 2021 08:00 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Joan Cox too cute. I love it when a new member of the family joins in on the fun  :)

Jul 13, 2021 08:13 AM
CANDACE (Candy) STEVENS, EA
Number Cruncher LLC - Overton, NV
Helping Taxpayers Resolve IRS problems

Congratulations Joan Cox on your Suki.  New pets cannot replace our beloved pets we lose.  I hope Suki will let you cuddle her in the future.  

Jul 13, 2021 10:06 AM
Trish Cole
Veterans United Home Loans of Puget Sound - Puyallup, WA

So happy you were able to fill that empty space with a lovely new fur baby!  It is hard to lose a pet.  They become an important part of the family.  Especially happy she was a rescue.

Jul 13, 2021 01:48 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Joan,  Thank you for sharing Suki's story.  Our pets are valuable members of our families.  Best wishes to you and Suki.

Jul 13, 2021 03:03 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty she has A LOT of energy, and had forgotten that part, but fun to watch her play and play with her.

Jul 13, 2021 05:00 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

@candace CANDACE (Candy) STEVENS, EA she won't replace Mia, but some of the void it left in my house.  So far, she has been a lot of fun.

Jul 13, 2021 05:01 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Trish Cole there were 154 cats to adopt when I was there.  Spent 3.5 hours, visited almost ten different kitties.  Spent an hour with Suki, and then knew she was the one.

Jul 13, 2021 05:02 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bob Crane our pets are definitely a big part of our family, especially when our kids grow and move away! 

Jul 13, 2021 05:03 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Joan- give Suki time and with your nurturing, she'll feel comfortable in her new home. 

Jul 13, 2021 07:23 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Suki is such a beautiful kitten and I know that you both will bring so much love and happiness to each other for many years!

Jul 14, 2021 05:28 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy Streib it does take time to adjust, just hope it is soon.  She purrs a lot, which is nice.

Jul 14, 2021 06:00 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Brian, am sure she will!  

Jul 14, 2021 06:00 AM