Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Whiskers on Wednesday

Okay, since that whole Post a Day in May thing, I got a little blogged I'm coming back a bit.

Let's see. I introduced you to Georgie and to Ruthie aka Lulu the Diva now, our middle girl.

Idgie. We adopted Idgie from a no-kill shelter in Chicago that at one time was a really low key place, and has become a shelter with more than one location and much more "corporate" if you know what I mean. I adopted Tux from there in 1994, aww, my little Tuxie boy. I miss him. He was a cuddler and totally my baby.

We adopted Idgie soon after losing my childhood (teen years to adulthood, actually) cat, Poki which was short for Pocahantas...I don't know why. I was 13 years old, it was a long time ago. I needed a strong female figure's name.

Back to Miss Idgie. Lehu and I adopted her. Lehu picked her out - she was the one running (and I mean running) in circles chasing goddess knows what and very very playful. I had my eyes on a shy one in the corner. Go figure. Her name in the shelter was Rosalie, which is pretty cute, but we were not overwhelmed by the name.

So, since our favorite character from a movie was Idgie Threadgoode from Fried Green Tomatoes, and since this cat was a wild child...the name was a perfect fit. She also has this little ring of white around the tip of her can see it in the pic of her on the box.

She and Tux were best buddies (photo on right is Tux with Idgie). They never fought and always just snuggled together. It was amazingly sweet. Idgie and Georgie often curl up together, but it isn't the same. Idgie's just the most loving little cat. But, she and Ruthie are not close. Rivals? I don't know. More like Ruthie is a loner and kind of a major league diva and Idgie is just one of the normal kids trying to have fun and hang out. Ah, feline drama.


  1. Cute little Idgie! I had a rabbit that I named Pocahantas when I was in my teens. She broke her leg, so my sister took Pokie & I to the vet, and we were told that the rabbit wasn't worth trying to fix her leg. Can you imagine? We drove right to another vet with a good reputation, but he was over an hour away. He set Pokie's leg, and she was just fine for many years. Needless to say, that vet became our new vet for all of our animals. He still is, thirty some years later!

  2. Awww... that's so sweet! What a cutie Idgie is! :)

  3. How cute is Idgie? I love that white ring around her tail!

    All of my pets have come either directly from the street or from shelters, I love that you and Lehu do the same.

    I really have to get some new pictures of Gypsy and the Evil One (okay, her name's Tiger, but you don't know her like I do) and put them up soon.

  4. Wow, I've missed so much being up in the I have my air card and am able to check in! First of all, going back a bit, congratulations on your 10th anniversary! That is lovely!

    And as for Gracie, great news. I really am happy to hear it.

    Idgie is a sweetie. Just exactly the same coloring as my Pippin dog.

  5. What pretty kitties. How they pick us is a wonder. My first cat at 13 was Samantha. I married and she came with me I lost her back in 1975. I think I named her after Bewitched. Yep, just checked, the show came on in 1964.

  6. Idgie is a cutie!! I had a Tasha that looked almost exactly like Idgie.


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