Saturday, November 22

The Best Day EVER!

Since I can remember, I've wanted a kitty. Growing up, my parents were "dog people" so a cat was out of the question. I knew that when I went out on my own, the first thing I would do was get a sweet little kitten....

Then I married someone who was allergic to cats. He still is. Today, we got to give Hope a cat, anyway. It's the best feeling in the world when you get to do the impossible for someone. She was so confused at first and then completely ecstatic! "You mean I get to keep her?!"

Johnny's mom found her in the woods, crying so loudly you could hear her inside with all of the doors and windows shut. When Vickie went out to find her, the cat didn't even run. Instead, she climbed inside her vest and snuggled up. Apparently, someone had dumped this 5 week old kitten, and left her to starve out in the woods. It makes me feel a little sick, honestly.

Johnny loves a good underdog or rescue story. He has a soft spot for both of these. Hope was supposed to get a kitty for Christmas, in a box, under the tree, but Johnny knew that this little sweetie belonged in our family. And, she is exactly that: a very sweet addition to our family.

Oh, yes, and Hope has named her Lucy. Perfect.


  1. my family has always been cat people... for as long as i can remember i've wanted a dog. i still have as yet to get one... but someday... im glad you guys finally got to get your little kitty. :)

  2. oh my goodness- lucy is adorable!! what a great story, too. yay for hope!

  3. Oh my gosh! I get so angry with people. How how how do they live with themselves? Thank you and bless you for saving little kitty, who is an absolute doll. She'll always love you to bits for taking her out of the scary cold! xo