7.11.2008

Then and Now

Wow! How time flies when you are having fun! I hope you have enjoyed my baby pictures this week from almost 13 years ago. Mom says I have grown from an adorable baby to a beautiful lady. I will be 13 years old in September and my mom says I can't tell you how old she is.


Praline and Mom-Paula 1995


Praline and Mom-Paula 2008


Mom says everyone thinks that I am a fat kitty and they are surprised when she tells them that I am only 8 1/2 pounds. I have a lot of floof, so it makes me look fat. Mom says she wishes floof was her problem! (Don't tell her I said that!)

I have been a great comfort to my mom with all of the changes she has gone through in her life. She tells me that it is so wonderful when she comes home from a really stressful day and I meet her at the door and immediately start purring. I purr because I am happy to see my mom AND I know she will give me treats!


My Mom tends to be a Type-A personality and really likes to be in control of the situation. One day one of her college students came up to her and said, "Dr. Gregg, can I ask you a question?" My mom told the student yes, thinking that it was some complicated math problem. However, the student said, "You like to be in control, right? How can you have a cat?" My mom responded with a laugh, "She keeps me honest."

18 comments:

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

We've loved seeing all your pictures this week, and so has our Allergic Girl. The Lady waits till the two of them are together to read your blog, then they biggify each picture and squeal about how cute you are.

Lorianna said...

Oh I loved your T13 pictures! Such a cute little itty bit! Billie Still gives me a hard time with her eye cleaning! She's a lamb until it's time for cleaning and combing and knot cutting. Then she fights tooth and nail. She always has and I have scars to prove it. But, I love her so much! With my RA it's getting harder to groom her by myself, so professional help will probably be needed.
Praline, tell your Mom she is very pretty! Just like you! I'm so glad you have each other. :) I would be lost without my kitties too.
Have a really wonderful Friday!
Hugs and Smoochies'
Billie the Birthday girl and Lorianna

jenianddean said...

Those were some great pictures. And your mom is right, you are a beautiful little lady. I can't believe that you have so much floof (that must be at least a pound of fur).
--Jasper

Lux said...

Praline, you're so pretty with all that floof. I got weighed at the vet today. I weigh too much.

Ana said...

This week was an adorable walk on the memory lane! Also today's Then and now is just making me Squeee :-)

I have passed the "Just plain Fun to read" award on you :-) http://chica-pumuckl.blogspot.com/2008/07/meme-for-me-award.html

Gandalf & Grayson said...

If your Mom really is a Type A personality we are all the more glad that she has you, Praline! She has probably benefited greatly from having you there - you make her stop and smell the roses!!

goldenshade said...

Great post! What a lot of floof! We thought you would weigh more. I will have to check the PM for floof also.

Glad to hear you are your mom's sunshine at the rnd of the day!

purrs, Shade and Goldie

ZOOLATRY said...

Well, our ZH sure related to everything in this post! From the cat floof to the human floof (she has lots of that), to the control thing (ohheavensyes)... fun to read, and great pictures!

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

That's a funny question that the student asked! You do have a lot of fluff, Praline. :) You still weigh more than us - we're only 7 lbs each.

Tracey and Huffle said...

I don't have much floof so mum says I am a tubble puff. I don't know what that means either.

You are so lucky to have a mum like that!

Huffle Mawson

Tybalt said...

Praline, I have LOVED your trip down memory lane. You and your mommy are both special! And your mommy is totally right - you have grown from a cute kitten to a beautiful ladycat!

Cat-a-holic, Laila and Minchie said...

Your momma is almost as purrty as you are Sweet Praline! My sister that came before me, Cerise, also weighed in at 8 1/2 pounds but everyone thought she would be much heavier after picking her up. When she went to the Bridge last year she only weighed 4 pounds but with all her Himmie furs, she still looked healthy.

Laila and Minchie

DEBRA said...

Praline
You're not only a beautiful lady kitty, but your are also a very smart one too....

Purrs
Abby

Daisy said...

That was a funny question the student asked your mom!

You are very tiny under all of your floof! I used to weigh just 6 pounds, but now I am 7 pounds. But I have a squishy belly.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Wait...control freaks aren't suppose to haf cats? Oh oh, mom is in triple trouble. Yoo are a lovely lady cat and we really enjoy da trip down memory lane. It helps us to learn more about our frends!

Patty Skypants said...

Sweet P does NOT look her age!! She is MUCH younger looking than 13! This must be because her mom loves her so much and takes such good care of her!!! Floof is GOOD! xxoo P

Chairman Mao said...

Awwww, Praline -- we've loved seein yur baby pickshures, and what adorabble pickshures of you with yur Momma! She is furry purretty.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

JB's Big World said...

Wow, only 8 and a half pounds? You are the super floof alright! I weigh only 7 pounds but I look very small.
Congrats on your award and it was sad to hear about Forest.....
--JB