‘What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men …… That is what love looks like.’ - St. Augustine

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Meowy Christmas!

We have a new kitten!

Anastasia got an early Christmas present tonight. I took her to the local animal shelter and let her pick out a kitten! She's been asking for months, and I never let on that I was planning to let her bring one home for Christmas. I've been looking for over a month now.

I'll take photo of her tomorrow, but I don't want to scare 'Tink' her first night home. (Anastasia named her after Tinkerbell.) She is tortoise colored -- meaning a little bit of everything. She is a teeny girl, only 2.5 pounds at 15 weeks of age! She is missing one leg, which we think only makes her extra special. The umbilical cord was wrapped around her leg at birth, so she lost it before she even took her first steps, so she barely even notices. She's a good hopper!

Wish I could post a photo of our sweet girl tonight, but we are keeping things very quiet and low-key for now. As Anastasia said " We need to treat her like you treated ME when I first came home." What a smart girl.


  1. How wonderful, sounds like she is trying to be a good Mama to her kitten too! Can't wait to see her!

  2. Aww, kitties and sweetness. Perfect combination. Have a very merry Christmas!!

  3. I can't wait to see Tink, I love kitties especially itty bitty ones.

  4. What a wonderful Christmas present! Meaning...the kitten for Anastasia and the comment for you, The Awesome Mom.

    As a child my cat was caught in a trap and we couldn't find her. She was finally able to get free and came home dragging her front leg behind her. The vet said it would need to be removed and my parents wanted to put her down as the vet said she would have to be a house cat and they wouldn't allow an animal in the house. Well...enough blubbering on my part meant that they finally relented. After recovery she was able to live outside and she could climb a tree as well as any 4 legged cat and attack anything that provoked her. She had so much spunk! She lived to be over 20 years old! I still miss that kitty.

    It warms my heart that you got a disabled kitty for Anastasia. She will learn so many valuable lessons!


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