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."