Friday, February 12, 2010

Our little vampire kitty

M and I have been talking about getting a new kitten for awhile now. We decided to go look at the Nashville Humane Association after getting home from winter break. We visited with all the older kitties and, although I tried to figure out a way to rescue every single one, we knew we really wanted a kitten. After playing in the kitten room and deciding all the little guys resembled Pouncey's playful and crazy nature (we were looking for one a little more cuddly this time around) we decided it was not the day for us. As we were leaving, I saw a tag for a gray and white, 10-week old kitten named Sully. Monsters, Inc. was the mister's and my first date (yes, it came out in 2001, wow!) and we always joked that we wanted to name our first pet after the lovable, fluff ball, Sully:
{Sully- Monster's, Inc.}

We just had to go back to hunt for this new possibility and were surprised to find a fluffy gray tail sticking out of a hole waaaay up high in the fake kitten tree. I climbed up the tree and got the little purrball down (note: we still have NO clue how he managed to get up there). We cuddled with the little man for half an hour or so before deciding to adopt him. He fell asleep upside down in my lap on the way home and I was in love. It took awhile for Pouncey and him to adjust to living together without trying to kill each other (we're pretty sure that's what they were doing rolling around biting each others necks). We ended up deciding not to stick with the name Sully as it just didn't seem to fit. It took us awhile but we finally decided he reminded us of his namesake Jasper Hale from Twilight. It was a combination of his crazy little look, amazing speed and super sharp kitten fangs that didn't fall out when he was a baby and might leave him with permanent double canines.
{Jasper- Twilight}

Jasper has quickly become our little cuddle buddy. You can't hardly sit down without him jumping into your lap and purring to be snuggled. He and Pouncey have taken to a similar schedule of psycho kitten in the mornings and night and sleeping most of the day. They seem to get along for the most part now and are endlessly entertaining for their parents. We love our little furbabies!

He's a very funny sleeper.
Our two boys.
Perhaps angry that we were watching CSI and not playing with him.
Standard behavior when I study.During naptime under Daddy's bike.


  1. I am so glad you are blogging again!!!
    We have missed you here at MAIC. Thanks so much for the X-mas card. I wrote down your address and have been meaning to write you...Hope all is well. The new kitty is beautiful!!!

  2. Hands down fav thing about monsters "mike wizowski"(said in CUTEST baby voice EVER). Oh, and as a non-cat lover I would have to say your cats are quite photogenic :)

  3. pouncey looks like such a tiger in his first picture! i'm in love with both of them and can't wait to meet jasper - i hope they don't mind visitors :)