Sunday, December 19, 2010

New Member of the Family



My 23 year old daughter has talked for a long time of wanting a kitten of her own. Now that she has graduated from school and has a full-time job, her desire to have a pet of her own intensified.


Saturday morning, while browsing the local news, I noticed that the Hamilton County Humane Society was hosting a Homeward Bound Adopt-a-Thon. Fees had been reduced to only $25.00 for cats and kittens. I told my daughter that this might be her chance to get that kitten that she had been talking about for so long.


She and I went to the shelter and after looking at a multitude of cats and kittens, she found the one. It is a match made in heaven. Just what she wanted, a sweet tempered, affectionate and playful  kitten. This one is seven months old and had been in foster care with several other cats and kittens. Her name was Bubbles but it was promptly changed to Jasmine.




I personally have never seen a kitten with such a wonderful disposition. She is as loving
as they come and not at all skittish. Just what my daughter wanted, a little snuggle buddy.



Someone else is not at all happy with the new addition. She keeps grunting and hissing at the kitten. She is a precious sweetheart too, so I know they will eventually be friends. In the meantime, our golden retriever, Lilly, is keeping Libby away from the kitten. She has actually chased her away when she hissed at her. Lilly is already smitten with the kitten, but the kitten isn't quite comfortable enough to let her get too close.

I want to add here, in case there are concerns about the Adopt-a-thon, that I was so impressed with our Humane Society. The process was very thorough. Jamie had to fill out several forms and was thoroughly and carefully interviewed. I even had to give my OK for her to adopt a pet since she still lived in my home. My husband also had to give his approval.

The place was packed so hopefully there were a lot of dogs and cats to find forever homes. I know that we couldn't be more pleased with our sweet kitty!

20 comments:

A Garden of Threads said...

Welcome to the addition. She is very beautiful. Libby will accept in time. Take care:)

Jan@Thanks for today. said...

Oh, she's beautiful...just so calm and affectionate! Your daughter is so lovely, too! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Robin;-)

Ruth said...

The kitty is adorable and looks oh so snuggly.
Blessings,Ruth

texasdaisey said...

Awwwwww, she looks like my beloved Ricco. He passed away last year. The entire neighborhood loved Ricco. I bet she will make an awesome kitty.
Debbie

ann said...

Jasmine will be a great companion for your daughter. The kitty who appears in my profile picture is named Jasmine, too. She has been with us 14 1/2 years. Here's wishing you a long and happy companionship. Merry Christmas. ann

Rose said...

Jasmine is adorable! How wonderful that you adopted her from the Humane Society. I know that our local shelter is overrun every fall with kittens, so they are always looking for good homes. I'm sure Libby will take to Jasmine eventually, but it's too funny that Lilly is her protector. She sounds like our Sophie:)

Rosemary said...

What a lovely addition to the family.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Aw, sweet! Welcome, Jasmine! Libby just feels a little left out but she'll come around. Your golden sounds like a real peacekeeper. Congratulations on the new family member.

Suz said...

Oh joy! all that excitement and love in one house!
Bless you and your daughter
generous hearts!

The Garden Ms. S said...

Oh my goodness, what a sweetie! It is always hard for the established cat to adjust, so they will need time. Your daughter couldn't have picked a cuddlier choice. :)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a fabulous portrait of your daughter and her new cat. They will be great friends. It is a good thing that you got your cat from the humane society. They need all the help they can get.

Jayne said...

She's adorable, she looks just like my Baggie. What a wonderful addition to the family.

"Daffodil Planter" Charlotte Germane said...

Lovely portraits of the two! I hear it is hard to place black cats, so Jasmine had extra need of a good home. Fun shot of the "someone else". I'd hiss too if someone as cute as Jasmine showed up in my house.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Stopping by again to wish you a VERY Merry Christmas, Robin. Thank you for such wonderful entertainment via photography and prose. It's always a pleasure visiting here! XO

Mary said...

Robin,

I enjoyed taking a tour of what you've been doing. Your daughter is a beauty and I know she'll love her kitty so well. Your photography is more wonderful than before and I loved scrolling tonight.

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a new year filled with the best photo opps ever!

I hope to blog more often :/

Miss you.

Mary

Crafty Gardener said...

That is an adorable addition to the family. I love your photos of the cardinals, my favourite birds.
Happy holidays to you and your family.

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

Dear Robin,

what a wonderful story to read on Christmas day. A Merry Christmas to you and yours and please give little Jasmine a festive tummy tickle from the Bliss Team and me.

Yolanda

Zach said...

The new member is adorable! I love her, she has such deep green eyes. Best of luck with the new addition!

cindy said...

A very nice addition to the family. Someone has their nose out of joint but that won't last long you'll see.
Merry Christmas

Kylee said...

Awww! Jasmine looks just like our Boo. Sounds like she has the same wonderful disposition, too. Love it!