we were told she was a calico, before I got her, but after seeing her, I am not so sure she is. She has white, orange and dark gray color, which having 3 colors supposively means calico, but I am not sure she will keep all 3 colors. They are faint and mingled and not real distinct colors like most calico. She is more of a marbled color. I guess we will have to wait till after she blooms to see what color she ends up being. I know that some animals are born one color, but change after a while. So we shall see. No matter, she is so very sweet, adorable and although we have only had her since Sunday, we are totally in love with her. I love to hear her purr. She just purrs up a storm. I think female kittys purr more than male kittys. My boy kitty hardly ever purrs. He snores more than he purrs. I really did not want any more pets, but my husbands friend Harry, found a stray prego kitty and so they felt sorry for her and took her in. Well she gave birth to 4 precious little kittens. One black and white, 2 gray tabbies and our little Chloe. So what was I to do. but help out. LOL!!!! I really think it was just that he caught me in such a good mood. I actually think I surprised him when I said yes. I actually surprised myself when I said yes. Anyway, so here she is. I know she made a certain little girl very happy.
We have been in the process for several weeks redecorating my little girls room. We painted all the walls, furniture and have added some little extra embellishments. We still have some things we want to do, but just do it a little at a time. The one thing we were needing really badly was a chest or dresser. The child has way to many clothes for even her closet. We looked at a few of the thrift stores and checked out a few of the local furniture stores, but either could not find anything in our budget or interest our taste. So we just kind of let it go for now and folded her clothes on a shelf in her closet. Well to our good luck, and some of you who know me well will laugh with what I am about to tell you. See I kind of have this thing about finding furniture at very good deals. I mean like really good deals. I mean like really FREE most of the time. I am a curb shopper. Yes you heard me right. I am proud to admit that, cause I have saved mega bucks by turning someone else's trash into a treasure. Trash day happens to be one of my favorite days of the week. So many treasures on the curbs. A whole lot of my furniture, is furniture I have either found on the curb or took from someone who was throwing it away or bought it very cheap at a garage sale, estate sale or thrift store. My husband and I love, love to refurbish old furniture. There is nothing better than a piece of old furniture. We love to turn someone else's trash into our treasures. I have never gone to a furniture store in teh 24 years of my married life and bought all brand new matching furniture. I have no desire to spend that kind of money on funiture. Oh yes I do agree it is gorgous to see all that furniture in the store and yes I have thought how nice it would be to own a particular piece or one of those fancy couches with recliners built in, but I just cannot allow myself to pay 1000's of dollars for something like that. What I do love though is finding those same pieces a few years down the road when someone has grown tired or something minor breaks and they are ready to sell it cheap or give it away just to get rid of it. Thats when I am there to help them out. You can pick up pieces here and there at garage sales, estate sales for really cheap or sometimes you get very lucky and find exactly what you are looking for right on the curb. Thats a happy moment for a thrifty girl like myself. I have now learned the technique of painting everything to match too. I love the way it turns out after you paint it. I use to love all wood color furniture in my house, but hated that it was different colors of wood. So I started reading a lot of the decorating magizines and watching HGTV and realized that everything does not have to be wood So with a little paint and a brush, my entire dinning room of mismatch pieces, now all match. Now I am all about the color and painting my furniture. Give me a piece of furniture and you can be sure I will be painting it. Unless of course its a antique. I don't paint antiques. They are perfect just the way they are. I only own 1 antique chest and night stand. They are about 80 years old and I would never paint them, cause it was my grandmothers when she was a young girl. I love every scratch on them. Here is our latest treasures from the curb.