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Happy New Year and new furry friend

January 7th, 2013 at 02:28 pm

Goodness, the last four months have flown by with nary a post from me. Itís a good thing I donít make a living as a blogger!

Letís see, I ended up taking the beginner French class I mentioned way back when and that coupled with a full load at work led to a very busy fall pour moi. The class met five days a week (I didnít realize that until it started!) and was immersion, so the teacher spoke only French. I learned a lot and LOVED it, but was very relieved when it was finished in early December. I started the next level class today, which is one month long and will again be five days a week, but this time for 2.5 hours a day! I hope I can manage it. Iím auditing, so it doesnít matter how I actually ďdoĒ in the class. My goal is to learn as much French as I can while I have the opportunity (and itís free).

My biggest news is that after roughly 20 years of thinking about adopting a pet, I finally did it! I brought home the sweet baby cat below on the Saturday before Christmas, named her Jubilee, and we spent the next 1.5 weeks cuddling and getting to know each other. Sheís about seven months old and is a total lovey snuggle bunny. She likes to curl up on my chest or in my lap and take lengthy snoozes. Sheís kind of like a dog Ė follows me around, comes running when I call her, likes to be in the same room with me (and on top of me, if possible, but thatís starting to change as she gets used to my house (our home!) and matures). I need to get her some better cat food. Does anyone have recommendations for some good natural brands? Also, Iím using a very basic litter box at the moment and wondering if I should invest in one of the newfangled kinds that turn and sift out the waste for easy removal. Any thoughts or are most people still old-school scoopers?

At the risk of sounding like the worldís cheapest person, Iíve always been a bit worried about the expense of owning a pet, but now that sweet Juby has settled into my life with her companionship and serious cuteness, I can see that any money spent on her will be a worthwhile investment! I know there are many people on this site who love their fur babies, so that was part of the inspiration of my choice. Thanks!