Meet Dexter

First of all–thank y’all so much for all the well wishes for my grandfather. My mom read all your comments too and was very touched. You all are too kind! He is doing okay–they moved him from intensive care to a regular hospital room and are just watching him for awhile. I guess it was not a very severe heart attack, but it still def. was one and they are keeping close watch on him.

Other big news!!! I adopted a kitten! I’ve been thinking about getting one for a long time now and especially since my roommate left and I’m all alone, now seemed like the right time. I found the perfect one this morning at the humane society with my mom and immediately named him Dexter 🙂 Dexter is black, 6 months old and is very playful. I bought him lots of little cat toys and a “kitty condo” Ryan is going to assemble shortly. I’ve always loved black cats—I grew up with two growing up and had a fondness for them ever since.

Here’s some pictures of my new baby!




Lunch was quick and light because we were in the middle of running errands for the new kitty. My mom and I stopped quickly at a health food store and I picked up some little containers of fun things along with a wheat pita and I ate in the car (hence the photos of food on my thighs).

I got some spicy kale and avocado salad


raw mexican zucchini salad


hummus (not pictured, sorry!)

and a pita


When we got home later I snacked on a big red apple.

Unfortunately my dinner was canceled for tonight 🙁 I’m pretty bummed about it but I guess a bunch of the girls couldn’t make it so we are going to reschedule. Ryan is going to a boxing match tonight because we are friends with Antonio Tarver (for those in the boxing world) and he got ring-side tickets. Unfortunately we both don’t have ring-side tickets and while I could sit in the general admission area, I opted not to. I think I’ll just play with Dexter instead.

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  • LT
    April 12, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    SOoooOoo cute!!!!!!! I love kitties…so many people claim they “hate cats”….such haters :-/

  • Alyssa
    April 12, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    I’m glad your grandpa is doing ok! Yay for a new kitten! I’m actually really allergic to cats, but it will be nice to have some company around the empty apartment. Have fun playing with Dexter 🙂

  • KristinS
    April 12, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Aww Dexter is adorable! Keep us updated with pictures of him!!

  • Jill
    April 12, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Nice to hear about your grandpa! I have always owned a black cat – and they are always so sweet! Most people should have them!

  • Becky
    April 12, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Glad your grandfather is doing better.

    Black cats are the best! I grew up with one and he was the sweetest best tempered cat in the whole world. Dexter is adorable – have so much fun with your new kitty!!!!

  • Sara F
    April 12, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Funny coincidence! I grew up with two black cats as well. One of them always wears a red collar just like the one dexter is wearing. Her real name is cindy, but the whole family took to calling her miss red, and the name stuck. anyway, happy saturday, and enjoy your new little friend!

  • Romina
    April 12, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    I’m so happy to hear your grandfather is out of the intensive care unit. I hope the best for him!

    Congratulations on adopting a kitty!! What a cutie!! Adoption is the way to go. =)

  • bikergurl
    April 12, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Cute Kitty! There’s a black cat in the building where I live too.

    Glad to hear your grandfather is out of intensive care!

  • Christine
    April 12, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    aw Dexter is adorable.. just last year we adopted a 4 month old kitten from the Humane Society!

  • ibex hk
    April 12, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    a new kitty, good company:) glad to hear about your grandfather doing a bit better, as well. Have a great saturday 🙂

  • VeggieGirl
    April 12, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    I’m relieved to read that your grandfather is doing okay – I’m praying that it he keeps getting better!

    Jenna, I am BEYOND elated that you DID end up adopting a cat!! Wishing you and Dexter many happy years, as a little family :0)

    Ironically, I just finished eating kale & avocado, haha – looks like a delicious lunch!!

    So sorry that your dinner plans were canceled :0( But hey, that gives you a chance to spend quality time with Dexter :0)

  • AshleyP
    April 12, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    hey Jenna! Sorry about your grandfather, best wishes for a quick recovery.

    Your kitty is so cute! I’ve been wanting one myself (my dog actually gets along great with cats) but I’ve been holding out til I move.

    I’m so sorry tonight was cancelled-I was really bummed I couldn’t make it. I’ve been on the road for the past few weeks to Savannah and back and forth between Jax, Amelia Island and Tally so it’s been crazy. Gas is really adding up quick! My monthly budget is way out of whack-we set our wedding date too so that’s been a big part of it!

    I really had a lot of fun last time though and I really want to try the vegan restaurant!! Have fun with your new baby tonight and I hope we can all meet up again soon!

  • Becca A
    April 12, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Aww too cute! I love black cats…but I have a bengal. Someday, when I can get another pet 🙂

  • N
    April 12, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Dexter is adorable! I love, love, love cats. Have fun playing with him tonight 🙂

  • babycakes
    April 12, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Dexter is adorable!!! It makes me so happy to hear you adopted him! (there are so many animals out there who need good homes)

    So glad to hear that your grandfather is making a nice recovery. I’m sure he feels incredibly lucky to have you as his granddaughter 🙂

    Bummer about dinner tonight, but I hope you take the opportunity to just relax and hopefully catch up on some much needed rest!

    Have a wonderful night!

  • BethT
    April 12, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Yay Grandpa and yay Dexter! Glad things are on the upswing!

  • Andrea
    April 12, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    what an adorable kitty!!!!! my roomates and i reallllly want one – but we’re afraid we won’t have time to care for one 🙁 plus i don’t think RAs would like that situation in a dorm (although i know people who sneak in pets!). i’m so happy for your family about your grandfather and i hope he continues to get healthy.

  • MLT
    April 12, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    Hey Jenna,

    Just wanted to say I’m glad your grandfather has been moved out of ICU and is recovering. I hope you and your family are also holding up okay.
    Too bad about the dinner, but as others have said, at least you get to play with your kitten! Seems like he might be said if you left him on his first night. 🙂 Plus, sounds like you need the rest, girl! Get to bed early tonight!

  • Jenna
    April 13, 2008 at 12:16 am

    Awww thanks so much guys for your kind remarks. Unfortunately my grandpa is back in ICU now…something happened I guess this afternoon and doctors want to watch him closely. Please continue to keep him in your thoughts!

  • Kristin
    April 13, 2008 at 12:20 am

    Aww, Dexter is adorable! Cats are great to keep you company. My little Tarzan just curled up on my lab while I was watching my movie earlier!
    Your lunch looks so yummy and healthful, I wish I had more health food stores that carried such nice salads around my house!

    I hope your Grandfather continues to improve, have a great Saturday evening (even though your dinner was canceled you can still have a nice night I’m sure)!

  • Lindsay
    April 13, 2008 at 12:49 am

    Jenna ~ I hope your grandfather gets back to good health soon! I will keep him in my prayers 🙂 Your kitten is ADORABLE!!!!!!!

  • Candice
    April 13, 2008 at 1:07 am

    I’m glad you had a good update on your grandfather. Congrats on your new furry friend! My husband and I have 2 black cats (Maestro and Mini) and the are tons of fun. Dexter is very, very cute!

  • Alice (in Veganland)
    April 13, 2008 at 6:58 am

    I love your new friend Dexter!

  • suzanne
    April 13, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Dexter is so cute!! Glad your grandfather is doing well. How did Antonio do?? I love boxing 😉

  • happyherbivore
    April 14, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    congrads Mommy!

  • Leng
    April 15, 2008 at 7:36 am

    Cute kitty! I also have a black cat with a red collar!