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Feeling Right at Home

February 1st, 2009

Dexter’s feeling right at home here at Chiot’s Run. He’s enjoying having food all the time and living inside a warm & toasty house.
He’s decided he really likes the domesticated life, especially the posturepedic mattress he gets to sleep on all day. Samson (our orange cat) is enjoying having a new playmate, we hear them often running up and down the hall. Dexter’s even decide that Lucy’s OK and he no longer hisses at her.
We’re enjoying having Dexter around as well. He adds a new dynamic to the household; he has a great personality and he’s very talkative.

He’s quite a cutie isn’t he?

11 Comments to “Feeling Right at Home”
  1. Mangochild on February 1, 2009 at 8:10 am

    He is an absolute cutie. Glad to read that he is settling in so well and “mingling” with the new friends at Chiot’s Run. Do you find the habits/personalities of the other animals changed as Dexter arrived?

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  2. Susy on February 1, 2009 at 9:27 am

    I don’t think the other pets have changed much. Samson, our orange cat was a little more “needy” for a while, but he’s settled down now that they’ve become friends.

    We also caught Dexter and Samson sleeping together one afternoon, which in cat society means he’s been accepted (at least by Samson, Soafie is still being a bit of a snob).

    Dexter eats much more than our other cats so he’s always polishing off all the food. So the other 2 cats complain about that sometimes.

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  3. deedee on February 1, 2009 at 10:57 am

    he is too cute! luke wants a cat so bad but we didn’t think it would be a good idea since 3 of our dogs are cat eaters. (at least we think they are… we haven’t allowed them the chance to find out for sure!)they also make my eyes water like crazy, which must’ve happened as i got older b/c we had cats when i was younger and they didn’t bother me. we do have several stray cats that come around so we feed them a lot! needless to say we haven’t had any mouse problems!

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  4. Susy on February 1, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Brian used to get watery eyes as well from cats until we got one. He had a bit of trouble for a few weeks and then it cleared up, I guess he got used to it.

    All you need is a cat with claws to teach those cat eating dogs a lesson. My mom’s cat taught her 2 coon hounds who was boss when we was just a wee kitty. One swipe across the nose was all it took!

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  5. deborah on February 1, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Adorable! And how kind of you to take him in and take him to the vet.

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  6. Mom on February 1, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Dexter is beginning to look more and more like Jeffrey. Jeffrey was quite the eater as well. Remember how he used to eat Mutt’s food after he had polished off his own?

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  7. Joe on February 2, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Awwwww…what nice photos!

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  8. Frugal Trenches on February 2, 2009 at 2:46 am

    Oh so so so cute!!

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  9. andrea on February 10, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    I stumbled upon your blog from a comment you left at fast grow the weeds. I am enjoying reading through your posts, but this photo of Dexter stopped me in my tracks. He looks almost exactly like our Milton who is sitting in my lap right now. Seriously, if I didn’t know better, they could be siblings (M is a half pure-bred seal point siamese and half neighborhood tom cat who we got from a colleague.) He can be a bit noisy, but oh so cute. Will be sure to follow along in your adventures. Good luck!

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  10. Susy on February 10, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Perhaps our cats are of similar blood lines. Dexter is also quite a noisy kitty, we love it!

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  11. Graham on March 12, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Hi There,

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