Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Pussycat, Pussycat

As you know, Fuzzy has been having a rough time lately.

Healthwise, school demands, missing out on Junior Police Academy, missing baseball, etc. 

Fuzzy is also the middle child, however, he has always been in a unique situation.  He is the first child we have going through the school system, and many of the things he does are a first for all of us, as if he was oldest because we homeschool Hammer. 

Also, Fuzzy had for many years until recently had to lead the way for Hammer in many situations, acting more like the elder brother than the younger.  Even now with Hammer coming so wonderfully into his own, there are instances where Fuzzy still takes the lead, although much less so than before. 

To recap, Fuzzy is the middle child, but not really, and then is followed by the 'baby' and only girl.  For the last two years, Fuzzy has begged for a cat.

Yesterday, after long consideration, Hubby and I decided to take him to the county shelter to rescue a kitty.  Not a popular decision with my parental units, however, Hubby (who initially was very anti any other pet) felt that the sense of ownership of something Fuzzy's very own, was something Fuzzy really needed.  Coming from a family of 7 kids, where he was #5, yet the eldest of the last set of three, I think Hubby related to that need.  And, yes we have a lot of pets, but kids are only kids once and we can manage it.  And, rescuing a sweet kitty from being put down is always good.

ATTENTION:  Cat's name spelling corrected by son to SUZY!  My bad!

Meet Suzy, an approximately 7 month old kitten.  She was part of a 'surprise' litter in a home with kids, and had only been at the shelter for about two weeks. 

 

Suzy is very sweet, and really loves to be held!  Unlike Tina, our feral rescue, who still hates anyone picking her up.  And, unlike Pumpkin who is almost 13 and is mostly my kitty and tolerates the rest of the house. 

Suzy has already started to tolerate Libby, the yellow lab, in her first 24 hours.  They aren't snuggle buddies yet, but maybe soon!  LOL

I think she and Tina may end up snuggle friends, too, but maybe not.  Pumpkin ignores her with all the haughtiness you would expect from the Grande Dame pet of the house!  LOL

Here is a picture of her and her boy, Fuzzy.

Love at first snuggle in the shelter... and it grows.

More pictures to come, I am sure.

Oh, and I won the caption contest over at Magic Smoke !

Thanks Krissy and Val!  The game is fun!  A new one starts tomorrow!  Come play!

Here is the special winners tag I received: 

be well,
Dawn

32 comments:

topazscorpio27 said...

Way to go,Fuzzmiester.  I know that lonely feeling and it's great to have a pet because you have someone to share your secrets with and never judges you and loves you regardless.  I just lost my dog in February and I'm adjusting to a new one and it's really hard but it's all worth it.  Susie looks adorable and I'm not a cat person so that says something!  Congrats on the new addition!  -Dawn-

martygord said...

Hi Dawn,
Good for Fuzzy ... rescuing a little kitten.  OK, so your "parental units" didn't approve but ... well ... I guess it wasn't really their choice, anyhow.
Best,
Marty

mleighin21st said...

Aww... how cute.  I'll bet she'll fit right in.  
                                               Smiles,  Leigh

sugarsweet056 said...

Cute pics! Welcome Susie... to your forever home.
Sugar

dpoem said...

Awww...  What a cute cat.  And, that's a great idea.  Fuzzy definitely deserved it.  

-Dan
http://thewisdomofadistractedmind.blogspot.com/

wildautumn1 said...

Susie is adorable!  Have lots of fun with her!  Happy Mother's Day a little early!  Karen

eml625 said...

Welcome Susie !!  What a cutie you are!

hugs,
Ellen

sangrialel said...

She is so cute!!  Linda

deshelestraci said...

I wish Fuzzy and his new fuzzy friend years of love and mutual enjoyment!  I wish our dogs were cat friendly.  They are very much not!  Susie is beautiful!  
I like your caption!  It is a winner!
Traci

chat2missie said...

Susie is adorable!  I'm glad Fuzzy rescued her!
Missie

wwfbison said...

Congrats on the win!!  You brought tears to my eyes with the story about Susie & Fuzzy....a match made in heaven and I know they will be the best of friends.  Kudos to you for adopting.....YAY for Susie!  My gang says "Hello Susie".
BIG hugs to you!!!!
Lisa

klconard1 said...

Oh the new kitty is gorgeously cute!  Congrats to Fuzzy and many happy years of loving and caring for his new friend!
loving you
karyl

lindaggeorge said...

What a pretty kitty! Merlin, Willow & Morgan say hi.

Linda x.

jmoqueen said...

Well done winning the caption competition xx  Awwww Susie looks like such a sweetie :o)  I'm sure getting a cat for a child is a much better idea than a dog coz they would loose interest quickly regarding walking it etc..............can't wait to see more piccies of Susie xx

Jenny

http://journals.aol.co.uk/Jmoqueen/MyLife

cacklinrosie101 said...

Congrats on winning the contest!  Joey is my middle child so I know how that is.  Fuzzy looks so happy with Susie.  She is so pretty.  Sort of reminds me of our Mocha's brother, Rosko, who is a sweetie.  Have a good one!  HUGS Chris

glensfork4 said...

AWWWWW!!!!!

He looks so awwww.....

Michele

frankandmary said...

Uhm, ok :-). Remember me, the lady with the rescue kitty?  Well, no offense to any Catholics out there, but mine peed all over the mass cards I just received. I kid you not.  Have fun! ~Mary

plittle said...

Home made LOLcats!

Yay for winning. I think I voted for you.

-Paul

erarein63 said...

Cool winning the caption award.  And it does look like love at first snuggle for Fuzzy!  De ;)

ladymagnolia1963 said...

Congratulations on your award in the caption contest Ü. I love doing that contest.
Susie is just sooo adorable & precious looking!!! It always makes my heart smile when others go to their local shelters and pick out pets. Thank goodness Susie now has a wonderful forever home Ü.

Fuzzy and Susie look great together Ü. She'll be following him everywhere.

Keep the pictures coming, so that we can see her grow.

HUGS~Donna
http://journals.aol.com/ladymagnolia1963/ladymagnolias-daily-blog/

Come visit me at MySpace www.myspace.com/ladymagnolia1963

rdautumnsage said...

This is such an endearing and serene entry hon. I'm delighted another kitten was rescued, knowing it's in good hands and will be loved and appreciated. Susie's adorable. I have 3 grey tigers in my home. They are wonderful, loving cats. Congratulations on wining the Caption contest! (Hugs) Indigo

cherry2sweet2eat said...

aww susie is gorgeous she reminds me of my old cat trouble.

ekgillen said...

Welcome Suzy!!!  Yeah for Fuzzy!!
Gillie

helmswondermom said...

Suzy is a beautiful cat!  Congratulations to Fuzzy on his new pet, and I'm so glad you did a shelter rescue.
Lori

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