7.08.2008

First Road Trip

I forgot to tell everyone about how long it took to get my registration papers completed for my name. The nice lady at the pet store told my mom that I was a "pointed Persian" and that was what was written on the papers. However, the officials said I couldn't be a pointed Persian because I didn't have blue eyes (I have greenish/yellow eyes) and that all of my toe pads weren't dark (two of the pads are pink and the rest are dark). They asked for pictures of me and did a genetic search and finally decided I was a Tortie! It took almost 3 months before my name was official. Just thought you would find that interesting.

My first road trip (December 1995):

Within a week after I came to live with mom, she had a break from studying. I think they called it a Winter Break. My mom called it Christmas Break. We traveled from the Western part of South Carolina to the East Coast to visit her sister. I did okay traveling as long as mom sang to me all the way (about a 4-5 hour trip). We stayed there for a week and I became acquainted with her nephews.


Hey Mom! What's this box all about? All of the soft material that has your special smell on it is inside. Oh . . . we are going on an adventure. What's an adventure?


Don't forget your toothpaste! I want to smell sweet breath when I kiss you. Oh yes, don't forget my toys either, and my food, and my portable bathroom, and the most important thing, ME!

Yippee! Let's go!


This is Russell and William. Would you believe they are 25 and 20 years old now?

Mom - is this my present in the big box? Can I open it now? Please! Please!

P.S. Mom went back to work today for the first time in two weeks since her surgery. She said she was pretty tired and wanted to write more about our first trip together, but she compromised (what is that word?) and scanned pictures instead! Probably most of you would rather see baby pictures than read anyway. Thanks Mom!

21 comments:

Camie's Kitties said...

Praline, you were so cute as a baby kitten. We can't wait to hear the rest of the story of your first trip. We hope your mom's first day went okay and that she didn't tire herself out too much.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Lux said...

Well, we do love the pictures, that's for sure!

I hope your mom gets some good rest tonight ...

Ana said...

How exciting to go on a trip with you mama, and at this age! :-) You were looking good helping you mom preparing the luggage.

Gandalf & Grayson said...

You did a wonderful snoopervising the packing, Praline!

DEBRA said...

Wow that was some kind of road trip and it sounded very exciting. We loved all the pictures...we hope your Mom feels better!

Purrs
Abby

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

You were an adorable baby kitten, Praline! :) Merlin is a pointed Sphynx, and has the blue eyes that indicate he's a pointed Sphynx (he's a Seal Point and White).

Sending healing purrs to your mom!

Monty Q. Kat said...

Hope your Mom's first day went well!

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Wow Praline, that was quite a road trip for an itty bitty kitty! You did great! Your baby pictures are just adorable ... maybe this will inspire Momma to scan some of ours ... hee hee! Tell your Mom from our Momma to take it easy at work, it is tough to go back after surgery, she knows that very well!
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

jenianddean said...

That is a long road trip. I would have fussed and lost hair the whole way. You have such a cute tiny kitten face. It's no wonder everyone loved you so much.
--Jasper

Tybalt said...

Praline - you are just TOO CUTE! Your baby pictures are precious. I love hearing about your adventures as a kitten!

I'll purr that your mom's first week back at work goes well, and that she gets plenty of rest when she gets home.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Such a cute baby! Wow, dey said yoo is a tortie...did yoo know dat tortie's haf 'tude? Ask KC, she's a tuff a$$ tortie!

PB & J said...

Those are some seriously cute baby pictures Praline! I'm not sure how I'd feel about a raod trip, but it looks like you had fun.

That is cool news that you are a torie! You'll have to join the Tough A** Tortie Association!

Purrs,
Pearl

Kelly Cat said...

That's a neat story, Sweet Praline! That's a long trip for a little one, but it sounds as though your human mom's voice had what it takes to keep you happy.

Lorianna said...

Oh Sweet Praline, I love seeing your baby pictures and reading your Gotcha Story! Oh you are the cutest fluffy! I can see how your Mom fell for you. My Billie's birthday is this week on the 11th and she will be 13!
I think you were a gift from the Angels for your Mom when she needed you the most. :) I hope she is recovering nicely and has an easy time of it at work. You will have to nap on her to make her rest when she gets home. I am trying to get as much visiting in as I can today. It's so nice to visit my kitty friends and their mom and not the momma beans. :)
Have a really great day!
Hugs from Billie the floofy girl, Cody, Cricket, and Toeshee the Terror and Lorianna

Cat Street Boyz said...

Wow you were very brave to take such a long trip, Praline. When I was brought here is was a 3 hour scary, noise trip in a Uhaul truck! Mom advised Boomer to get a carrier but he said I was a very laid back kitty and a towel in a box would be fine. Ha, was he ever wrong, as soon as he entered the turnpike, which was right near the apartment, I got scared and jumped on the dashboard, then under the seat, then ran under his feet, back up to the windshield...did you ever see one of those stuffed Garfields suctioned to car side windows.....now you've got the picture and now I have a carrier!!!!=^Y^=Setzer

Patty Skypants said...

Sweet P, you are TOO ADORABLE!! I feel dizzy from the cuteness and have to sit down! xxoo P

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Praline, your baby pictures are darling, and your brothers were adorable little boys! I am enjoying the story of your first trip.

Tell your Mom to take good care, keep healing up good. And give her lots of floofysnuggles, beautiful girl!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

Chairman Mao said...

Praline, you made Momma say SQUEEEEEE again!!!

And lots and lots of purrs to yur Momma.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

muffinmidi said...

What a beautiful story.We can't wait to hear the rest of it.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

ahhhhhh - bring on the baby pictures! you're the cutest little thing!

prairiesunshine said...

fanks for riting in our bloggie. Mama wanted me to come say hi and say we hopes you are all better from your surdjrie and don't need no more of em. Fanks for finking of us and Mama!