Our family seems to be a magnet for kittens without families of their own.
I vowed we were not getting any new animals.
Three of my kids are young adults, and one has only a few years left in high school, so I don’t want to be the one left to take care of all the animals once all my kids fly the coop, but …
You knew there was a “but,” right?
My son was at his friend’s house and they came across a stray kitten while they were taking a walk. Both of the boys are cat lovers, and they just couldn’t leave it. His friend couldn’t keep it because they have their house on the market and had a house showing that day.
My daughter’s 15-year-old cat passed away last month, and I think my son knew I would have a soft spot for a new kitten.
I’m such a sucker.
We argued about what to name her. I voted for Miss Kitty. (Does anyone remember the red-haired saloon proprietress from the 70’s TV show Gunsmoke?)
The kitten is an orange tabby, so I thought the name was perfect. But my son and daughter had no idea who Miss Kitty was and shot my name idea down.
They decided on Mary Jane … as in Spider Man’s red-haired girlfriend.
The vote was two against one, so Mary Jane she is. 🙂
Here are some of the other kittens we’ve opened up our home & hearts to in the last few years.
Loki showed up at our house a few years ago. He’s the sweetest, most easy-going cat we’ve ever had.
This photo was taken about six months after we got him, and he’s substantially larger now.
My daughter fostered four kittens for the Humane Society last year until they gained enough weight to be adopted.
This little fluffy one was my favorite.
She posed perfectly for my drop cloth stenciled pillow photo.
My middle son found this adorable kitty on our gravel road last year while he taking a walk. My daughter’s friend gave him a new home.
And then there were the abandoned kittens my nieces and I found while taking a walk when I was visiting my mom.
Seriously, I think my family needs to stop going on walks!
Just call me the crazy kitten lady. 🙂
Vaya con Dios,
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