Saturday, December 20, 2008
Madelyn loves cats! She pretends that she is one all the time by crawling (pretty fast I might add) & meowing. What started this cat fixation was the movie "Aristocats". Although she doesn't request to watch it very often, she has fallen in love with Marie (the white kitten in the movie). Last year, Paw Paw gave Madelyn a big fluffy white & black cat as a souveniner from one of his trips. This was the original Marie in our house. I gave Madelyn an authentic Marie from the Disney Store the night before we went to Disney World. Madelyn then changed her black & white cat's name to Big Mama, so that her new cat could have the name Marie. Well, tonight at WalMart, Madelyn's eye's bestowed a Fur Real Friends white cat. Madelyn thought this was a real cat b/c its eyes & body move & it meows. When it was time to put the cat back on the shelf, Madelyn threw a fit...I'm talking about a falling to the floor, screaming, not getting up or letting go of the box, very loud tantrum! Madelyn has had her share of tantrums in her day but this tops the cake! While Jon escorted Madelyn out of the store (not an easy task), I bought the cat so that Santa could give it to her for Christmas. Madelyn was still really upset that she didn't get the cat when Ansley & I returned to the car. As we were getting ready to leave the parking lot we saw Maw Maw & Paw Paw coming out of the store. Jon asked Paw Paw to give the cat to Madelyn as a surprise b/c he couldn't stand her being broken hearted! Madelyn is on cloud 9 tonight playing with her new Marie (now we have 2 Marie's & 1 Big Mama). I suggested that she called her new cat Duchess, after the Mama cat in "Aristocats", but she didn't like that idea. She takes her cats everywhere we go & sleeps with them every night. I have to admit, I was a bit disappointed that Jon gave her the cat tonight b/c that was going to be her jaw dropping, best Christmas gift on Christmas morning, but I've since changed my mind after watching her take care of her new cat!