Friday, November 18, 2005

Dear Picasso and Frida,

Today is going to be a big change for us all, but particularly for you two. You gals know how much I love you, right? I do. I really, REALLY do. Picasso, you and I have been together for years...ever since Chico, when you came home to live in the pink house with me. Remember when we lived with the German Shepherd? (Hold onto that thought.) Frida, since you've been with us the last 2 years or so, you've brought such good times, and AdRi adores you. I mean, look at you two! You're beautiful, smart, and such great gardening buddies. And, good snugglers, even though you, Picasso, are a pillow hog.

Please keep all of this in mind, girls, when I bring home your new friend today. IT WON'T CHANGE A THING OF HOW I FEEL ABOUT YOU TWO. She's just a new member of our family. Yes, yes, yes, I know she's a dog, well, actually, she's a puppy, but as the genes have it, you two will most likely always be bigger than her.
I mean, look at her. You will always be in charge of household. THAT WILL NOT CHANGE. Be patient with her. She might want to play with your toys. She might want to play with you. I hope you two won't stay under the bed too long. You're going to have to come out and meet her. IT WILL BE OKAY.
You met her sister Ginger last weekend (and her wonderful mom, Recovering Straight Girl). Well, you kind of met her when she poked her nose under the bed where you were hiding. Remember? Remember how tiny she was? Well, our new friend is Ginger's sister. We haven't named her yet. Maybe you can help name her? Would that make you feel better about it?

And Frida. I'm okay that you've adopted the puppy's new bed. You can have it. We'll get the puppy another one since you took ownership of this one the minute we put it down.

Okay, so I think that's it. It's going to be okay, girls. You'll still get special time with us, there's just a new distraction that will arrive in our house tonight. Have faith that we'll all get along!



Kathryn said...

We are all so, so, so excited for you ALL! Ginger is waiting patiently for a playdate with her bio-sister!
I'm so excited I just can't stand it, I keep thinking about XXX's arrival tonight!
Keep me posted!

Kathryn said...

Oh, and I'm glad you posted that picture; I look TERRIBLE in that sweater. I will now know to never wear it again.

Rozanne said...

Wow, what unexpected news!

Good think you explained it all to the cats in that letter, now they won't be freaked out at all.

Also, here's a little theory of mine. Had you bought Frida her own little cat bed, she wouldn't have gone near it, except perhaps to puke a furball into it. But since it's actually not supposed to be for her, well that's a different story.

Cats. Don't try to figure them out.

pack of 2 said...

Congratulations on your new puppy. Ginger is so sweet & I'm sure her sister will be just as sweet!!!

Maybe next time RSG comes over to visit...I can tag along...I love puppies...I swear I am not dangerous...RSG can vouch for me...I won't even pee on the rug...PROMISE!!

Have a wonderful evening with your puppy!


The Q said...

Awww, what a sweet face! I look forward to seeing pics of Ginger and XXX (<---I'm just copying RSG's name for her) together!

LeLo said...

RSG: We're at one hour countdown. I feel like a kid on Christmas morning. I CAN"T WAIT!

Rozanne: Well, I thought I should give the cats SOME warning, and I'm just a chicken and did it in the form of a letter. Frida says it's fine. Picasso told me to talk to the tail.

Pack of 2: Yeah! Why not! Or we could all meet up in your neck of the woods....I hear there's a new doggy boutique down there...dangerous!

Soozieq: thank you! And as of now, she's just known as XXX. We don't know what her name will be yet....stay tuned!

The Q said...

I will stay tuned. I cannot wait to see XXX's real name (unless you decide to stick with XXX and that's totally fine).

I also added you as one of my contacts in Flickr (hope that's ok). Like I said, your pictures are FANTASTIC! :-)

OldLady Of The Hills said...

What a darling sweet bunch of four footed loved ones!! I don't even remember how I got here, but I'm glad I did...I always love to see photo's of the darlings that we live with....I have a gorgeous white cat named Sweetie, and I posted some adorable photo's of him about a 5 or 6 days visit, if you get a chance, and MUCH MUCH good luck with the newest member of your family!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

That was a great post how you explained carefully the situation to the cats. I'm sure they will be understanding.

Michele sent me here.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Hi There Lelo...
Well now you know who Michele is: Isn't this fun? She sent me this morning and now you can sreas the word....(I was here last night but found you on my own, that time.)
Have a lovely rest of the weekemd!

Kathryn said...

Wow, LeLo's making new friends all over the place. It's 8:30, is it too early to call and find out how things are going??????

Anonymous said...

Grandma & Grandpa are happy to welcome cute little "Miss Noname" to the family.