Friday, December 16, 2011

Introducing Lucinda

This house was really missing having good cat energy in it. I had thought i would wait till Spring and take in 2 kittens together, just so that they would have each other and not be overwhelmed by all these dogs.

Last Saturday i went to a pet shop to buy some dog toys for the pack for Christmas and saw my friend Mary there. Mary started an animal rescue called Heaven Sent Animal Rescue, that mainly does rescue and adoption work with small dogs. I told her i was not looking for a dog but wanted to find a special cat- one who would feel comfortable around all my dogs. She got this funny smile on her face, bent down and pulled a little black kitten out of a crate under her table and said "Merry Christmas!" This little kitten had been found with her litter mates and some neglected dogs. Mary said this little female was found nursing on a dog! Her 2 siblings were already adopted and so were so many dogs, but little Lucy was still left. She snuggled up in my arms and purred and tried to nurse on my neck. She was mine. A sweet surprise. Still i wondered how she would like living with so many dogs and a free range parrot....

She came to us late Saturday afternoon. I took these pictures on Monday morning.

The dogs LOVE playing with this little kitten, and she doesn't have a minute to be lonely for her own kind.

So, if we do decide to add another cat to our home, it will be because we want to.

But it seems for now, Lucy is happy with her furry family just as it is.


Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Oh Mare, that brought a tear to my eye.
Little Lucinda was obviously destined to be yours and ahem, I don't think she is finding the dogs too much of a problem either!
What a wonderful Christmas story :D
Hugs, Lynne x

Mare said...

Aww Thanks Lynne! It all feels very much like a wonderful Christmas present to me!

Paula said...

Oh, Mare~ she is precious! And it looks like she is getting lots of love from her big siblings!

Mare said...

Hi Paula! We all love little Lucy... She fits right in here. Have a Merry Christmas!

Archie and Melissa said...

oh mare!
lucy is the luckiest kitty in the world!
it was meant to be!
she is beautiful and you just made our whole day!
love you!
m & a