Sunday, May 04, 2008

A few cards and more on Spencer



I mentioned previously I've been making cards to sell in a local coffee shop with my friends June and Amy. So today I made a couple more. The scans aren't the best but those of you who know me know I refuse to spend inordinate amounts of time scanning to get the uber scan. These will do - use your imagination on the ones that are crooked, k?

















I promised a little more on Spencer. When the rescue place brought her here Frankie was not immediately thrilled. (okay he hissed) The friendliest fur boy ever hissed at his new buddy. However I was assured this was quite normal. The plan was to keep them separated. Spencer would spend her days in my sons room. At a few intervals during the day Spencer would come out and Frankie would go in the room giving Spencer the opportunity to explore without threat (and Frankie to smell where Spencer had been and grow accustomed to the smell and the whole idea.) They said it might take up to 2 weeks for this process to bring everyone into a happy place of co-existence. Well Frankie took it upon himself to get into the room where Spencer was (he is a rascally boy who will not be stopped when he sets his mind on things) and then stopped dead. He saw her and didn't move a muscle. We took him out and then thought why not see what happens. Well, Spencer hissed when he got bold enough to get anywhere in her vicinity. Also quite normal. Long and the short, a week later they still are keeping their distance when they're together. We aren't keeping her locked up all day. I just couldnt keep doing that to her. But they are both making efforts to get closer to one another. There is a lot less hissing. Almost non-existent hissing in fact. So we are hopeful this is going to work out. I still keep them separated at night and they're never alone together - at least for now. Here's a pic of Spencer - isn't that crazy? She lays on her back! I've seen other cats do this but never any of ours. Also if you can see she has two different colored eyes! One is brown and the other is gold. She's an original alright. And Iwish I knew how to make videos cos seeing her run is hilarious! She has these short little leggies and pretty much looks like she bounces (ala Tigger). It's just the cutest thing.
Can you tell I love this cat already?

10 comments:

cindy said...

Gah! I can never get scanned things straight either. No worries. And ohmygosh! Your sweet little Spencer looks just like my Bean! And Bean lays on her back like that too! Isn't that funny? She's a cutie and I hope they continue to adjust well to each other. Glad you are selling cards, that's always fun. Glad you are back. Missed ya.

c

Jean said...

I LOVE this!!! xoxo!!! jean

Lisa Renéa said...

Kahn loves to lay on his back-he sits up like a person, too. Cracks me up.
I'm tickled Spencer has found a new home with you. Love your cards, congrats on selling them! Can't wait to see pics of the two furbabes together! Welcome back to blog world! We missed you.

lauren said...

YOU??! lovin' da caaaaat??! SURELY NOT!!!!!!!!!!! (hahahaha...sorry)

(ps: FABBBBBBBB cards! will you be spending *all* your greenberries loot on chocolate tea cakes...or saving some...for scones??!) :)

(pss: UBER scan??! HA!!! i'd settle for "das unter scan" ANYDAY!!! crooked scanner bed...grrrrrrrr...!@#$!%...)

Babsarella said...

WONDERFUL CARDS!!! I think they will be big sellers!!! Oh Miss Spencer on her back is just the cutest!!! Miss Beula does the same thing...I totally love that.

June Houck said...

I love the cards. Totally Tracy :) I love little Miss Spencer! I am so glad she and Frankie are co-existing reasonably well. Once in a while my Sadie would lay on his back. General Lee did too (a domestic short hair I grew up with.)

KraftyKerilou said...

The cards are wonderful! Congrats on Spencer. She is adorable! I am glad you adopted her. Kerilou

Will said...

That kitty is precious. I've never heard of the breed though. I'm goign to have to go goole it and find out what's up. Those cards are super cool.

I'd certainly buy a bunch to mail out to all the kids I send cards to, every kid at church gets a card from me on their birthday.

Donna Layton said...

Spencer is great! She's so pretty. It won't be long before Frankie and Spencer are totally used to one another and this warm-up period will be a foggy memory. I should send you my flip camera so you could capture her in action. It's so easy. Well, at least I think it is. Luke has 2 videos on youtube and this is challenge Friday and do I have a video.....or plans for a video???? What do you think??

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