6/30/2008

Naboo

Four months ago Max started talking about wanting a pet. A furry pet. He would talk with me after school as we walked to the car and throw around different scenarios for having a pet. Sometimes it might be a dog. But my kids are not dog lovers. He would talk about hamsters, rats, guinea pigs, even a bird now and again. But every conversation ended with a cat. "I think a cat would be good, mom."

So after two months of listening to him Andy and I finally committed to getting a cat. Max went to Ceramic Cafe and painted a water and food dish for the pending puss, and we would discuss the different things that cats do and need from a family. It was so very calm and unrushed. There was never any begging. (Maybe because my kids had absolutely no idea where one gets a pet..?)

Finally one day came the last week of school where I had no kids with me and I made a trip to the Rancho Coastal Humane Society. There in the Cattery I met Naboo, a two year old silver tabby. The name alone caught my eye (Naboo is a planet from Star Wars - the movies Max and Hannah love so much). He was a real winner. Andy & I took the kids down two days later to meet him and they all fell in love with him. He played, purred, rubbed on them, let them pet him and follow him around.

We had found a furry pet with a name much to Max's liking. Naboo is a nice distraction to have around the house. Thanks, Max.

6 comments:

debsphotographs said...

i think we need a picture of naboo and max together ;-)

Anonymous said...

A cool cat for a cool family! Glad to see Max's platelets are up in case Naboo gets frisky! :)
lisa

Anonymous said...

I'll take one of those Adventures of Max Naboo
Photos Please!

Have a wonderful Holidays

Leo

Anonymous said...

So happy Max has a pet! Cats can be very comforting..lovable ..and dear. Congradulations! But lets not forget how much Max enjoyed Libby dog...and throwing the ball to her...(just Teasing)..Enjoy ! xo Linny

Anonymous said...

SO HAPPY MAX HAS A PET. THEY CAN BE SO COMFORTING. HAPPY TO HEAR THE PARTY WAS SUCH A SUCCESS. BLESSINGS TO ALL OF YOU. AS ALWAYS IN MY PRAYERS.
JON McCLURE

San Diego Mom said...

So you guys finally did it! Hope it will bring lots of joy and happiness to Max. Glad to see he had a great birthday party. I hope you were all able to enjoy it. Max sure looks happy. Here in Japan, Darth Vader made news as one day post master. Funny country. I thought of Max and wondered what he would think of it when he sees Darth Vader helping post office staff sell stamps. Shihio

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