Cassandra Lynn

  1. We have a new kitty, a sweet little bundle of love whose acquaintance was made as my daughter and I were driving through the countryside today. There was a house with signs that said "Free Kittens", and on impulse I stopped in to see them. There were four tiny babies, about three weeks old, whose mother had been killed in the road shortly after their birth and this elderly couple was fostering them......they'd been bottle-fed at first, and now they were eating a little and drinking milk from a saucer.

    Well, I've always wanted a calico cat, and two of the babies were indeed calicoes......one had short fur, and the other had long hair and a classically cute kitten face. I picked this one up, and that was it: I was in love! Evidently, so was she, because she started nuzzling me and purring within minutes, and even on the trip home she was behaving as if she'd just been waiting for us to come take her home.

    Right now Cassie is sleeping inside my T-shirt as I'm typing this........we've let her loose in the front room, fed her, and set up a litter box, but all she seems to want is to be close to me. (I'm going to wait a while before introducing her to the other cats---she's so tiny that I'm afraid they'll have her for breakfast!) Every so often, she wakes up and rubs her face against my nose or meows at me, just to remind me that she's here (like I could forget??), and she's even made my oldest daughter smile for the first time since she and her fiance broke up. Now, if I could just keep her out of my hair.........
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   prmenrs
    A cute kitten will definitely facilitate getting over a fiance break-up any day! Congratulations! Get her to the vet to be sure she's healthy, ok!
  4. by   VivaLasViejas
    Definitely. That's another reason to keep her away from the other cats for now. She's going in for a check-up and her first shots on Friday.
  5. by   dianah
    Awwwww, they're SO cute as kittens! And she sounds like she just knows she's "home." I'm glad you have her, and that she has you!
  6. by   nurseygrrl
    Good luck with her! If you can, post some pictures...I'd love to see her. I'm also glad she's helping your daughter to heal. Animals are great at that sort of thing!
  7. by   ?burntout
    Awwwww....I love kittens....

    They are so sweet how they love on you. Then they grow up and want to do their own thing.. :chuckle

    Will have to see pictures of course
  8. by   VivaLasViejas
    So far, Casi (I've changed the spelling) has already figured out several things: she adores me, she loves to snuggle, she loves tuna juice almost more than she loves to snuggle, and she's getting the hang of the litter box. She may fit in the palm of my hand, but she's already shown herself to be an intelligent little creature who has won the hearts of all who've come into contact with her.

    We'll see what the OTHER cats have to say about this in another couple of weeks, when she's grown a little bit!
  9. by   Tweety
    Sounds like Cassie's right at home, and not spoiled a bit. I lived with some cats that would go bonkers whenever I opened a can of tuna. I would let them have the juice too, and they goobled it up. Have fun.
  10. by   karenG
    she sounds just so cute!! my cat is a black and white mixture!! he knows he's the boss round here!!

    Karen
  11. by   VivaLasViejas
    She IS cute.......and she's going to be a beautiful cat when she grows up. She's also spoiled rotten already: she cries until someone picks her up, then immediately starts purring and settles down. She slept on my DH's chest last night for about 2 hours as he napped in front of the TV, and right now she's with my daughter so I can finish up here and then work out.
  12. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Congrats on the new fur-baby addition to your family!
  13. by   sierralafry
    Your little kitten sounds adorable! I just love kittens, they are just the cutest little things. It seems like just yesterday that my cat was just a tiny little furball of a kitten. I hope you have some pictures soon to show us! My cat is my avatar...she is the most precious thing in the world to me!
  14. by   suzanne4
    Waiting for baby pictures!

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