Lilypad Quilting is holding a Rescue Me! Linky Party all about our furry rescue friends and Elsa says "2 Paws Up" to share her story today.
In mid December my husband dropped us off after dinner with friends and went to pick up another friend to go to a local basketball game. My cell phone rang and a question was asked "Should I bring home a stray kitten?". Temperatures were going to be in the -30's that night so I said yes thinking it might be feral and we could at least put it in our semi heated garage overnight.
Turns out she had been trying to get into our friends house all day and had run into the bushes when my husband went to get her. After hearing his call she ran up his leg and nestled herself into the neck of his coat where she stayed until I met her for the 1st time. She was shaking but purred non stop for about an hour going from lap to lap. I started calling her Elsa because of the ruff around her neck which reminded me of Elsa the lion from the movie Born Free.
The next day she cuddled up in the nearest quilt on the nearest lap and caught up on her sleep. She also gave herself a head to toe bath which fluffed out her soft fur. She captured all of our hearts that day!
Well, maybe not Tucker's...
Our vet checked her out during the week and pronounced her healthy except for a case of ear mites. No one appeared to be missing her so she became our early Christmas present. One of the best ever!
She is the sweetest kitten and is determined to make friends with Tucker. He enjoys watching her antics but doesn't appreciate being chased by her or jumped on very much.
She has an uncanny habit of watching us at all times and is very talkative. Sometimes when she is too tired to respond she will give a silent "meow" which makes us laugh.
She is fascinated by my quilting room and all of the "toys" it holds!
And she loves to carry her small toys in her mouth from room to room like a puppy. Her only lasting issue from her life as a stray is that she is very afraid of the outside world. She hides when people come and go and buries herself under a blanket when she visits the vet. We are curious to see what happens when spring comes and we open up our screened porch.
It truly was a blessing when Elsa found her way to us!