Thursday, March 27, 2014

Rescued by Elsa

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!

22 comments:

  1. I have said it before, Elsa is SO cute!

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  2. Love that story, Deb! Elsa is a beauty.

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  3. I love Elsas' story and as you know I have followed her antics since you first got her. It was lovely to see so many pictures of her today. You were both very lucky to have found each other.

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  4. Aw she's lovley - love the photo of Tucker with Elsa in the background!

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  5. Your title says it all - she was as much of a gift to you as having a safe home was a gift to her. Our fur-babies give us so much love.

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  6. Awww - such a cutie! How lucky you are to have Elsa in your lives!

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  7. Ahhhh this story warmed my heart!! I'm so glad that Elsa has a great family to love!!
    P

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  8. Oh she's so lovely. No wonder you couldn't resist.

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  9. She is very pretty indeed and what a special gift!

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  10. I loved the story of Elsa!! makes me want a kitten!

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  11. Oh my! What a great post! I love to read about animals finding good homes where they are happy and loved. Your Elsa is a little darling! And Tucker seems to be handling things pretty well considering :*)

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  12. Darling story! I think Elsa on your sewing machine chair is my favorite picture of such a pretty lady. Give her a cuddle for me =^,,^=

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  13. I love to hear about Elsa (and your quilting too, of course). Some cats just don't have much personality but Elsa has it in spades! You are both very lucky to have found each other!

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  14. Elsa is a beauty! So glad to find your blog. A quilting friend sent me the link because she knows that our pets are rescue pets, too. Great story, and thanks for giving Elsa a loving home and great care.

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  15. Rosemary B here,
    I just wrote a comment and it disappeared. My iPad needs a check up hahaha
    I absolutely love this story. I am so glad Elsa is with you and your hubbs. I hope Tucker knows he is still the boss kitty

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  16. I can't stop looking at these cool pictures! Elsa is so pretty and delicate. Both cats have a lot of personality, and are gorgeous. It's just amazing when an animal chooses you. Good for you to listen to her. As to the fears, it's great she feels safe inside with you at least. Some never feel safe. The story really is so heartwarming with the pictures. Ooooo those faces!!
    LeeAnna Paylor
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

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  17. I have a similar story to yours. We found our Little Kitty at a community bus station on a cold winters night. We couldn't decide on a name thus he remains Little Kitty. He is the boss for sure.

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  18. I love to read about the antics of Elsa and Tucker! They are both so sweet. (Your quilts aren't so bad, either!)

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  19. Without doubt shes landed on her feet with you folks : ) She is such a beautiful girlie

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  20. Ditto what everyone else said... ha ha! I'm late to the party!
    I just love Elsa. She is very photogenic, and you take great pictures!

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  21. What a cutie! So glad she entered your life. :-)

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  22. That is one very photogenic kitty cat. What a sweetie she is. Hope you have many, many pleasant years with her.

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