Meet Spike … the newest addition to the Braemel household.  We adopted Spike yesterday — he’s seven years old and is a big boy so no kitten photos for you.

Spike is named after Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Now I must confess, I’ve never watched an episode of Buffy. (Yes, yes, I  know. I can hear the gasps and exclamations of dismay — and yes, I know that Wylie Kinson is shaking her head and muttering about my oversight. Anyway, I went looking on YouTube for a clip of Spike for you

(this scene made me think that maybe I should rent some DVDs — but to catch up on seven YEARS worth of episodes? Oy! I’d never get anything done if I plant myself in front of the TV and watch them all.)

However, after I heard Guitar Hero’s girlfriend call him Spikey, I immediately flashed on Spike from Notting Hill.

And of course, my favorite Spike moment …

Our Spike had a rough night last night — he’s a little lost at the moment. He’s gone from living in a fairly small three room apartment with his previous owner and two other cats, to a multi-level house where he’s the only animal. And a house that a dog previously lived in. So he spent a great deal of last night meowing and trying to hide under the furniture.  But he’ll settle in soon, I’m sure. In the meantime, I’ll probably be twittering and talking about Spike ad nauseum. 

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9 thoughts on “Introducing…

  • February 15, 2010 at 4:57 am

    He's lovely! Hope he'll adapt soon.

  • February 15, 2010 at 8:00 am

    He's quite handsome. And big! But like I said, I have little cats that I'm comparing him to.

  • February 15, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Beautiful cat!

  • February 15, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Spike is adorable! So nice you adopted an older kitty…they so often have trouble finding good homes.

    And I'm the same way with Buffy…I'm only starting the series now. But I'm already a fan of Spike. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • February 15, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    He is adorable!

    What we did for our cats, was actually to lock them in the bedroom with us. Yes, we put the litter box and food/water in there. That way they didn't have far to wonder, and they could hear us breathing at night. A towel/blanket on a chair is always nice to ๐Ÿ™‚

  • February 17, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Oh he's GORGEOUS! That coloring… just beautiful. I have a thing for black and white's ๐Ÿ™‚

    He'll adjust in no time (probably already has) and just you wait until he gets comfy enough to 'help' you write.

    btw – I can quite confidently tell you that you'd hate Buffy so don't bother ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • February 17, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Love the new cat! Such a cutie!

    And it is hard bringing in a new pet. Last year my cat Max passed away at the age of 14. It took me two months before I brought in a new family member. But Miranda has really made herself at home, and did it quite quickly too.

  • February 23, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    I'm finally catching up on my bloghopping. He's adorable! Congrats on your new family member ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 9, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Aw, cuddly boy! You know, Michelle Rowen also named her cat Spike after the Buffy character…great minds think alike ๐Ÿ˜‰

    *hugs to Spike*

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