Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Little Orphan Oliver

A couple days ago, we opened the front door to the doormat surprise our cat Somersault brought home with him.

Usually cat surprises left on the doormat are of the dead bird or mouse variety, but this surprise was Somer's new BFF - an eight-week-old scrawny, half-starved ferocious wild kitten. And when Will opened the door to let Somer inside for some breakfast, the kitten followed and made himself right at home.

Now, I'm happy to be crazy cat lady but even I had reservations with this kitten. First of all, with 4 other pets and 2 pet-like children I wasn't really sure we needed another cat. Not to mention, this kitten is FEROCIOUS and FEARLESS and picks fights with any animate or inanimate object he comes across - including our two adult cats and our two adult dogs.

And Annelie's arm.

But then he curls up next to our cats and dogs as if he's been a member of the family since birth, and for some reason, they don't mind... and he purrs his little brains out, and Somer licks his head and Hannah yips for him to play with her, and seriously, how can I possibly take him to the pound when he's so little and happy here? Plus, our local pound terminates, and we're not really the kind of people who want to wrap up a kitten and hand him over to his possible death.

So off to the vet he went for a de-worming, ear mite removal and some shots...

And now the Hopkins family has a new member - Little Orphan Ollie!

Awwwww... isn't he just so darned CUTE?!?!

xoxo,

9 comments:

Pretty Things said...

AW! And how apt -- tomorrow we're bringing home a rescue kitty, ALSO orange and white, but he weighs 19 pounds!

Oh Mandie said...

aww, he is a little cutie! I have a thing for orange kittys :)

Pretty soon you'll be able to charge admission to your zoo .... erm.... I mean house.

pinkglitterfae said...

Congrats on the new addition, he's a cutie!
great photos with your daughter too, he already belongs

xoxo

Kearsie said...

I think I might travel to Chez Elegant Bloggery and steal him. Will I have to fight Wilvis for him?

mshatch said...

ok now I know for sure you're awesome! And congratulations on your new addition - he's adorable.

MAB Jewelry said...

What a beautiful boy. I always say that our pets choose us, sometimes with a little help.

Heather Kelly said...

Aww! So cute, the two kittens lined up like that. Love it. Of course you were destined to keep her. I had no doubts. :)

AlyGatr said...

DUDE, seriously...you're turning into "that cat lady". Just sayin.

Much More Than Mommy said...

Iz jealous. My sister had a cat that did that, just made herself at home -- actually, she broke into her home through a screen on her window...

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