Tuesday, December 26, 2006

It's a Wonderful Life!!




I wasn't planning on posting again until after the New Year but I got a Christmas present from my DS, Alex, that just couldn't wait!!! I'm sure you have all seen the movie, "It's a Wonderful Life" with Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. It is one of my all time favorite movies. With that in mind, it gives me great pleasure to introduce to you a new family member,




GEORGE BAILEY a/k/a Bailey. This isn't a great picture of Bailey but it's tough to get a shot of him when he isn't on the run!



And to keep him company, his sister, HOLLY! I wanted to name her Zuzu. But I was outvoted.

Holly is a typical girl. She loves to look at herself in the mirror!



I have been whining for some time now about getting a cat. I mean, what's a quilter without a cat or two or three??? :) We had a wonderful cocker spaniel, Sanderson, who was with us for fifteen years. After he died, we decided we didn't want another dog because what dog could top our Sanderson?? I have always loved cats but my husband had never had a cat and he was a little skittish about the whole idea.
At Thanksgiving, we were at my "little" brother, Mike's house and his family recently got 2 kittens to replace their cat, Gus, who had recently died. That's when the "whining campaign" began in earnest.
My son, Alex, arrived home from college on Saturday with these two cuties! The vet clinic where he got them did not want them separated so he took them both. They are almost 4 months old. My husband has already taken about 1000 pictures of them. Needless to say, he is now in love. This has to be the best Christmas present I have received in years!!!

14 comments:

Screen Door said...

Congrats to the new members of the family.... People with pets live longer.....

The Calico Cat said...

MEOW! Congrats! How cute...

Feel free to yammer on about how wonderful or rotten they are!

You got a calico cat.... :o)

Nancy said...

AAAAWWWWWWWEEEEEEE! How cute! Bailey looks just like my Sam and Holly looks like my Charlie. I look forward to lots of cat cuteness on your blog. LOL!

Libby said...

Darling -- and great name choices -- although Zuzu is a good one, too *s* You have a lot of fun coming your way. Enjoy.

computerpeach said...

what cuties --- love the pic of holly staring at herself!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Too cute. Enjoy the endless hours of entertainment ahead of you!

Tonya R said...

Santa was so good to your this year - what little sweetie pies. Holly has a goatee.

My hubby had never had a pet and didn't see any point to having cats, but he was quickly won over as well. He LOVEs our cats, to the point I get a bit jealous sometimes!

May Britt said...

You must be in heaven now. I agree....a quilter withouth a cat.... Congrats from me. They are so cute. My little Frida says meow to your new family members. She is already fallen in love with Bailey.

Diana said...

Your cats look so cute! And its so great that you have two to keep each other company. Have a happy holiday.

Heart's Journey said...

There isn't anything sweeter in the world than a new cat to love..and you have been twice blessed! It is absolutely mandatory for quilters to have cats...and in multiples. I have three and two of them are sisters, that I could not bare to separate! I think there will be a lot of potential matchmaking on your blog, as yours are adorable!

Laura said...

Love your kitties! We have 3 ourselves!

I couldn't email you to answer your question on my blog about the snowflake quilt. I cut my squares at 18 1/2". Hope that helps! Happy New Year.

Finn said...

Hi Annie, love, love, love the new presence and also the presents..*VBS* What a great thing for your son to do...so much goodness coming from one simple act.
They are just adorable! I think they will give your DH a whole lots more than he could ever guess. Us'ns know how great cats can be. I'm just thrilled for you. I would dearly love Ebby to have a companion, but since that's how she can to be re-located, it's not going to happen. Plus I needed a letter from my doctor to get even her. This is no pets enterprise. Right now I'm the only one with a pet..lucky me!!
I look forward to seeing more of the "kids". Big warm hugs, Finn

tami said...

AWWW... They are so cute and so much fun too. My DH always claims our new kitties are "alright", but I sure hear him talking to them all the time. *vbs*

Carol said...

I am in love with Holly! What a beautiful girl. And Bailey is cute as a button. How lucky are you.