Saturday, August 05, 2006

Just the Delivery Person

St. Francis of Assisi
Patron Saint of Animals and Ecology

Tonight, we all went out to dinner at Famous Dave's BBQ. We got a late start and arrived there about 8:45 or so. While we were walking up to the "porch," this little furball caught my eye. It was this tiny little kitten! He was rubbing up against the stairs there and but when I went towards him, he got timid and ran away under a car. Poor little boo. Of course, the family knows my heart for cats and they just stood there as I tried to coax the little fellow out from under the car--not a complaint out of them. Of course, the owners of the car came out as my big behind was hanging out from under their car--joy. The hub explained a little kitten was under there and we were trying to get it. We finally did grab him after about 10 minutes of chasing him down. There were no objections from the kids or the hub, we all just got back into the car with the little guy (gal?) and took it home. Of course, the kids wanted to keep it, but with three cats already, uh, that's a no brainer! I would just take it to the vets tomorrow and have it all checked out and see if they could find it a home. When we got home, we took him to the basement (away from our critters) with a bowl of water and food and left him there while we went back to have dinner.

As soon as we walked in and were greeted, I asked them if they knew a little kitten was out in the parking lot. You know, people may have come in and told them. Nope. No idea. No one had said anything all night. I told them how cute he was and all and how we took him back home in fear that he would be run over or something. The guy said, "I'll take him if you don't want him!" Can you believe that? It's as if we were sent there to care for this little kitten for a little while until the right family could be found. And, just like that, he was adopted. Awww. Doesn't that just warm the heart?
The waiter waited until we were done eating; and then he and his girlfriend followed us to our house so they could pick the little kitty up. On the way there, all I could think of, OF COURSE, was that they were going to see my hissy fit on the kitchen floor! ha. Can you believe it? AS if!!! No one has been in our house for over a week (and it's been tidy), but the day I have crap lying all over the kitchen floor, someone comes over. hehe. And, of course, they came through the horrible garage with all my boxes from DC thrown about only to enter the kitchen next. They must have thought "Gee, these people are P-I-G-S! ha! I told them to be careful as they walked by my "pile" and they just giggled. The guy, Joe, wished me luck with my pile as he was leaving. Isn't' it always the way? You can keep your house clean for-EV-VER, but the time you don't is the time you're bound to have unexpected company. Didn't' I just say, I hope we don't get anyone visiting????!!! Yep, I did. I remember.

Oh well, the good thing is the baby got a good home. The young lady took the kitty lovingly in her arms and you could hear it purring as they walked out the door. Awwwwww. So sweet.

13 comments:

Tammy said...

God has put a sweet love in your heart for animals!
(((hugs)))

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

So glad he found a home. What a sweety-pie. I`m exactly the same way. (not a sweety-pie....a taker inner of kitties)

tea
xo

littlejennywren said...

I'm glad you are a cat lover. We have three cats too; Tom, Phoebe and Maggie. I hate the way that happens with the mess, it's as though someone is spying on you and as soon as your house gets messy everyone lines up to visit.

Beth said...

Awhhh Rosie,,what a great story! And who cares about the mess,,you saved a sweet little kitty. I have lots of drawers in my house that look like that,,lol.
Have a great sunday!

Sue said...

You have such a special heart! So glad the little kitty got a home :-)

Vita said...

A happy story about the kitty, and I think the waiter and girlfriend will just think you are interesting and busy because of your piles (garage boxes and hissy fit corner). You have reminded me I should clean out some corners. Several.

Mrs. Staggs said...

Oh I can certainly relate to this! Right now I'm looking at a big pile of papers I need to sort and shred ect. I'm always telling my friend Beth she needs to come to stay with us more often, cause then I really clean house top to bottom including drawers she'll never look in for some reason. I was thinking I should at least have friends over for dinner or something more often to motivate me to fix things up more. I used to do that a lot, but seem to have become quite the hermit in some ways. That didn't quite sound right did it? 'Course a tidy house isn't the only reason why I'd like to see them!
I'm agreeing with Vita, I think you are spending your time with things more interesting and important. After all, it is those lovely boxes you make for loved ones and the yummy things you cook and the kitties you rescue and all the other wonderful things that you do that people will remember when they think of you....not a messy corner.

PEA said...

It's Murphy's Law...keep you house clean, no one visits...have one little mess and yup, there's a knock on your door! lol It was certainly meant to be that you found that kitten and then found a loving couple to give it to:-) Well done Rosa!! xoxo

paris parfait said...

Lovely kitten rescue tale with a happy ending. And yes it always happens - people drop by unexpectedly when one's place is a mess! Sigh.

Shell said...

Welcome to the Ellie Mae Clampett Critter Rescue League. There are lots of us charter members. Welcome to the club. Hee hee. Y'done good.

The word verification for the day is Kazol. What is kazol? ;)

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

So nice that you have such a kind heart and that you were the one to lead the kitten to that young couple.

Janet said...

Who could resist a baby kitten?! I'm so glad you were able to rescue and then find a home for the little one. What luck!

miss*R said...

oh my this is funny! Just today, I went shopping and saw two stray kittens - one was black! they are too timid to even get near and live in a drain. Not sure what I can do to get them - I am thinking of taking food and trying to get their confidence. what colour was yours? did you think of me when you were under that car, knowing how much I want a black kitten?

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