From the WAY-BACK machine... Katie Kitten and her first fur-sibling, Larson. (RIP)
KATIE: This is sure a funny looking cat.
LARSON: CAT??? Who are you calling CAT?
KATIE: Ok, rat?
LARSON: Sheesh. What's a guinea pig got to do to get a little respect around here?
KATIE: Ok fine. I'll make you a deal. Stay away from my food and I'll call you whatever you want.
LARSON: Larson. And I'd appreciate it if you kept your mitts off my lettuce and pellets.
KATIE: Yeah, no problem there. I'm not big on greens. And I'm not touching anything called a PELLET.
KATIE: So Larson, are you sure we haven't met before? You look a little familiar. You wouldn't be related to my catnip mouse would you?
LARSON: Uh oh. I've seen that catnip mouse. Or what's left of him.
WAFFLES: Hey, what about me??? I changed into my black and white furs. Can I play too?
Very few people know about Katie's fur-sibling that came before Waffles. Actually, he came before we even had a blog. The first two photos were taken in the late summer of 2005 when Katie was just a few months old. Glogirly worked for Marshall Field's at the time and they held a fund raiser for the Humane Society at their photo studio. Staff photographers were on hand to take portraits of employees' pets in exchange for donations to help the shelter animals. Way back then, Glogirly's stepson (Gabe) and his guinea pig (Larson) were living with us in the Townhouse.
There were all kinds of animals at the studio... dogs, birds, cats, a hamster, a couple guinea pigs ... even an iguana. After Katie and Larson each had their portraits taken, the photographer asked if he could take a few pics of them together. Katie wanted to have fun but Larson wasn't really into her. ; )
"He's just not that into me."
Wow, we never knew. We're pretty sure Waffles and Larson would have gotten on famously. >>smirk<<ReplyDelete
Larson was a very handsome piggie.
Do you think maybe Larson felt like he was dinner?ReplyDelete
Definitely! That's why Katie & Larson had very few play dates... and ALWAYS a chaperone.Delete
Way back when, I had a hamster. Sadly, one of the cats ate him! Portia (the cat) managed to get into Woodie's cage, and...ReplyDelete
That we didn´t know !ReplyDelete
I must miaow that Larson was a very good looking guinea pig !
My humans have a friend that alway´s is called by his last name Larson :)
Oh, I bet Larson was not into Katie's idea of "fun!" My human's boyfriend is allergic to Guinea pigs, so I'll probably never meet one... unless one shows up at BlogPaws!ReplyDelete
Looks like a snack to us!ReplyDelete
Larson would have been in trouble around here, he just resembles a mouse a little to much for us to resist.ReplyDelete
Yup, a generous sized snack. Yum, whoops M says I can't eat him tho cuz he is pet IT DOESN't seem fair when he looks so tasty.ReplyDelete
You're right...we never knew about Larson. He looks like he'd be fun to play with...and we don't mean literally...or do we??? ;)ReplyDelete
In our opinion one should play with whoever's around...so funny a picture! Thanks for the laugh-Carol, Peaches & PaprikaReplyDelete
That is a nice photo of the 2 of them together. :)ReplyDelete
who would have thought Katie used to be the pesky younger sibling :)ReplyDelete
What an interesting sibling you had Katie!ReplyDelete
Why am I not surprised you had a GP.. ;) those photos are adorable.. and poor Waf being left out..ReplyDelete
omg the story behind the photos is just great!!! Katie really looked like she liked him! How cute!!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures! Waffles in black and white? No! We need our sunshine boy.ReplyDelete
They look adorable together.ReplyDelete
Larson looks almost as big as Katie. But they sure were adorable together! I wonder what Waffles would make of a piggie?ReplyDelete
Hi Larson! would love to hear more about Katie's past sibs!ReplyDelete
We bet Larson didn't share Katie's idea about "fun" ! PurrsReplyDelete
What cute pictures..Katie you are so tiny there..Waffles I like your orange furs best..ReplyDelete
So cute! Katie was such an adorable kitten. It's great to see the curious side of her. Larson was a cutie too! It's too bad Waffles didn't get a chance to play with him.ReplyDelete
-Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net
Larson was a handsome guinea pig. It looks like Katie was more ready to "play" than Larson was ready for.ReplyDelete
Oh sweet little Katie .. errrr ... Boss!! Larson does not look impressed at all!ReplyDelete
Larson sure was a cutie pie!!! Hey, you had color-coordinated pets!ReplyDelete
How cute. Katie and Larson really were dressed to match, even if Larson wasn't thrilled with the idea of hanging out.ReplyDelete
That looks like one big mousie!ReplyDelete
How can anyrat not be into Katie?ReplyDelete