Likes: Momma's soda caps, she steals them immediately after I open my soda.
Pet-Peeves: Being picked up. Love me to pieces just don't pick me up!
Favorite Toy: Her wubba. It's a hugga wubba and she comes running for it anytime it jingles.
Favorite Nap Spot: In the window next to Momma's desk.
Favorite Food: Anything Ms Bailey is eating.
Skills: She's a heck of a hockey player with bottle caps.
Arrival Story: With and 18 year old dog and a 9 year old feral cat and a husband that works 16-18 hours a day, I was getting very depressed. I begged my husband to get me a new kitten, but we were very worried how the 9 yr old Ms Bailey would react because of her existing temperament.
Being blessed to be able to stay at home all day, my husband finally agreed. He was going to surprise me with a new kitten, but in their genius at the ASPCA, they told him it would be better if I came and picked her out myself.
So on July 19,2008 we made our way to the NYC ASPCA. Tons of kittens, all so very adorable. And then there she was behind the window. All alone, in a corner, quiet as a church mouse and very shy and the spitting image of Ms Bailey.
I asked her if she would like to come home with me seeing as she didn't have any littermates and seemed rather sad. She of course did.
I named her Shai Ming because it means Sunshine in Chinese. She IS the sunshine of my life.
Bio: Shai Ming is the spokeskitty for our family. She is the loudest and most outgoing of the kitty and Rollie family.
Shai is always wanting to be friends with Bailey, but Bay isn't real keen on Shai because Shai is the STALKERAZI in the family and never leaves Bay alone. Now that Akira has come to live with us, she is a touch better about letting Bay have some private time.
Shai is my sunshine all the time. She is just the happiest, most loving kitty and will purr in an instant. My life would not be nearly as happy without her.
First it's a SNOW DAY!!!!!!!!!!! Ok it snowed all night and now it's freezing raining, but there is still snow out there. Momma LOVES LOVES LOVES SNOW so she's in a SUPER GOOD MOOD!
I'm a DDP! Can you believe that????? The powers to be at Catster actually think my diary is worthy of a DDP! AMAZING! I hope everyone enjoys reading out the insanity of our family (Momma says insanity is inherited you get it from your cats MOL)
Then Momma went out this morning and got some NEW green tea that a friend of Momma and Daddy's made for us. It's a SPECIAL blend that he put together! It's actually for Momma and Daddy, but we all like the smell hehe! Momma said she had to go and get the tea, but we think she just wanted to go out and play in the snow MOL!
Super HUGE thank you to all our friends for the special messages I have gotten today! You all sure know how to make a little kitty feel so very special!
I have to tell you that getting ready for Chinese New Year sure wore all of us out!
BUT! Last night after Daddy got home from work, we had the most wonderful dinner. Daddy was SO impressed with everything that we had ready and absolutely everything came out perfectly!
We had wonton soup (Daddy said it was the best wonton soup he ever had), Spicy Meat Packages, Son in Law Eggs, Orange Chicken and Braised Fish in a Chili Bean and Garlic Sauce and for dessert, Momma made Neen Gow. Neen Gow is the traditional Chinese New Year Cake! It's very different than what most people would think of as cake, but they liked it.
After Momma and Daddy got done eating, each of us got a little small bite of their dinner so that we could all share in CNY Dinner as a family. We had lots and lots left over so guess what Momma and Daddy will be eating for the next couple of days MOL!
Momma said she would have a heck of a time topping THAT next year (and next year CNY is on VALENTINE'S DAY!)
I think mine and Akira's favorite part was the bright red gerbera flowers that Momma got for the table MOL! We were beating them up until Momma put them back up higher where we couldn't get them! PHOOEY! We were having fun!
So that was our first CNY and we think it was WONDERFUL!!