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: