The Sparky Report #3


Sparky being silly

Sherrie, here. Yes, as you can see by the title of this installment, the godkitten finally has a name:  Sparky. It seems suitable, as the kitten was found orphanced on the 4th of July. Go here for the full story. When I first found Sparky, she weighed 9 ounces. Today, she weighs a healthy 2.1 pounds.

Besides a new name, Sparky has something else: a new gender. Sparky is a girl! This was confirmed by the same vet who had tentatively pronounced her a boy a month earlier. So Dee, who commented last week that she was sure Sparky would end up being classified as a torbie and a female, was right on both counts! Good job, Dee! Boy or girl, Sparky has wormed her way into my heart.

She also seems to have wormed her way into my young Boxer's heart, as the two have become playmates. Here are some pictures of them playing together.


Sparky's favorite place to hang out is my desk, as it provides an entire arsenal of cool things to play with, such as the following:



Sparky killing a rubber band



Killing a pencil



Falling over backwards while killing a Kleenex tissue


Killing a roll of paper towels









Another of Sparky's favorite pastimes is hanging out with my other cat, Christopher, who has become Sparky's surrogate parent. Christopher has a unique way of disciplining Sparky when she needs to mind her manners.


Step #1: Raise paw in warning and look stern


Step #2: Press down hard on back until kitten promises to behave.







And after the discipline, they're friends again. All is forgiven, until the next time Sparky gets into trouble!