Pages

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

the newest addition to the stratton fam




this is my new kitty named "trooper". she's a trooper alright! trooper came to live with us when she was about 6 weeks old. she's SO tiny and i've been bottle feeding her. the story behind her name is crazy, but i was on my way to the pound to adopt a kitty. when me and sister got there, the pound wasn't open yet, so we decided to sit on the bench and wait for it to open. while we were sitting there, a really old red trooper struggled up the hill to find a parking spot. the lady in the passenger seat rolled down her window and asked , "any of you want kittens?" i went to the window, and in her lap was a box of three TINY kitties! they said they had found them in the bushes. i was so afraid to take one because they were so tiny and needed lots of care without a mommy at such a young age. after much deliberation, i decided to take a kitty. the lady and man in the car became emotional when i decided to take her. they told me they were so happy she was going to a good home. they went on to explain that, the man had recently lost his job and they had been living out of their trooper for the past 7 weeks and couldn't afford to raise the kittens anymore. i felt so bad for the couple and couldn't believe they had been living in their car. i gave the couple the cash i was going to use to adopt a pet, and they became even more emotional. between tears they tried to refuse the money, but i insisted they needed more than me. they thanked me a million times calling me an angel, then took the other two kitten to be adopted. 
so, i named the sweet furball trooper. since she's come home with me, she's grown and become quite the playful kitten. penelope, my other adult cat, still isn't sure what she thinks of her, but she's coming around...
i'm so happy to have trooper, this sweet little kitty as our newest addition to the fam :)

8 comments:

j.US.t chatter said...

awww... she is SO cute!!! too bad you couldn't have mailed me one of the other kitties. hehe i like the kitty bond we share, lily! can't wait to see you guys!

Meagan Chaney said...

She's adorable! I love her name and the story behind it!

The Eclectic Curio... said...

too cute! you are smitten! can't wait to see this new little addition.

Kelley said...

what a sweet story! got me a little misty-eyed. love how the lord ordained all of that for you and for the other family!
kelley smith

sandy said...

hi lily,
what a cutie! and such a touching story. everytime i see kittens i want another - but my two probably wouldn't be very happy!

Heidi Jo said...

what a wonderful story and what a precious little kitty!

Katie Runnels said...

Lily! You are wonderful! Your kitty is so lucky to have found you! so sweet! xoxo

leslie hart said...

what a cuttie patootie! i love the stripie legs!!!! sweet baby :)