Friday, October 16, 2009

Lucky, The Newest Member of Our Family

Some of you know about our new fur baby, Lucky.  He was featured on the front page of our local newspaper on Tuesday; he and his five litter-mates were rescued from a trash dumpster and taken in by a local animal rescue group.  You can read the story here

Seeing that little furry face, that looks SO much like my Oreo Cookie (aka 'Helping Kitty,' 'Tacky Oreo' and other names not suitable for all audiences), in my heart, I just KNEW he was meant to become part of our family.

Fairly early the next day, I called my DH from work and said, "How much do you love your wife?"  Having been married for 38 years next month, he knows me pretty well and replies, "What did you buy now?"  A bit indignant, I replied, "Nothing.  BUT, I do have something I want YOU to buy." 

I went on to tell him I'd spoken to the rescue group, and the kittens we'd talked about at dinner the night before would be available for adoption at noon that day.  I told him I REALLY hoped he'd go and get one of these kittens.

He was second in line to choose one of the kittens at noon!  The lady who was first in line choose one with an all black face.  DH said he choose the one he felt looked the most like Oreo, and turns out he chose the one who was featured in the newspaper. 

When DH brought our new fur baby to my office to show him off, one of my staff suggested we name him Lucky, since he was lucky to be alive after being in the dumpster without food or water for who knows how long.  That seemed to fit just fine, so Lucky it is.

This is Lucky taking a catnap during his first evening in his new home.  Isn't he adorable?  He has the loudest purr for such a tiny kitty!

He is giving me that "WHY are you taking my picture over and over?" look.

At first, Oreo Cookie felt obligated to hiss at him, and he obligingly returned the hiss.  However, it wasn't long before Oreo was sneaking over to him to give him a couple of grooming licks and a sniff or two, then letting out a half-hearted hiss.  Isn't Lucky the spitting image of his new mom?!

Today, the hissing is all over and Oreo has taken over her role as Lucky's adopted mom, grooming him patiently and lovingly, just as I knew she would! 

I have a suspicion from his early fame, he just MIGHT be a bit of a ham.  What do you think?

One last photo of the little sweetie...

OK, I think that's the update on Lucky and Oreo for the moment.  Expect more photos and stories of his escapades in the future.

Till Then, Happy Stitching!

Vicki in CO


Sadie said...

Cute, cute, cute!
Oh Vicki! He is adorable! I love the pics of Lucky and Oreo together, they look like they will be friends for life.

AFwife99 said...

What a cutie! He certainly will be a ham if you keep snapping his picture, but keep it up!

omashee aka Barb said...

Welcome Lucky! Kudos to Oreo for being so maternal. How wonderful your DH is! As a pet lover and mom to 3 rescues I applaud you both. I found you via Dyan @ KK and find we are so alike. I'm also a QOVer!

Sharkeysday said...

oh how CUTE! Adorable. (we're cat lovers too - but no black and white one -oooo, maybe cat #4 in our house? nah!). Anyway, adorable and great home! congratulations

htimcj said...

He is so cute and he looks like he could be a little mate of your other cat!

Nancy M said...

They could be twins!!! The new addition certainly was welcomed quickly by the whole family!!! Congrats on the new cutie!

Jade said...

So cute, I hope he will be featured very often in your blog!

Carol's Stitching said...

Congrats on the new fur baby! :) We have a cat named "Mittens" which we rescued about 4 years ago along with her sister "Stockings". I think Mittens might have more relatives than she has been telling us about. Lucky and Oreo could be her siblings!

Lizzy said...

Lucky is adorable and what a beautiful story, Vicki! Lucky is truly blessed to have found such a special and loving family and please give your dear DH another hug from me for being such a darling. So touching and sweet! I Love all the photos of Lucky and Oreo. They are both adorable and it's plain to see they are going to be best friends. Thanks so much for sharing!

It's lovely to meet you and I so enjoyed my visit and all your gorgeous projects! :)

Blessings always in stitches...

Anonymous said...

OMG, how did I miss this post. Lucky is a really charmer and you DH sounds just like mine. We've been married 22 years. And he tells me that he can tell by one look that some new fuzzy creature has dug claws into my heart. He play tough guy but he's a mush too. Love the cabinet story. We now got 3 black girls, our "new" Amy could be a surrogate Oreo. But all of ours are still at war, nver a dull moment...