I knew this would happen sooner or later.
I made the mistake (not really) of telling Leecy I read this article the other day where they were going to be euthanizing 36 kittens at the City of Houston Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care (BARC). I then said we needed to go to Petco to see if they had any of that stuff you can put in bird baths that helps kill mosquitoes and also reduces algae.
I should have known right then and there that of course they had one of the kittens that was supposed to be euthanized last week but was rescued from that circumstance by LMN Feline Rescue.
So Leecy and I walk over to the adoptable kittens as we always have to do every time we go to the pet store. These two very nice ladies explain about how they rescued this kitten from being euthanized. Then Leecy asks to hold the kitten. I knew right then it was over. Being the nice guy I am, I said, “do you want to rescue the kitty?”
Leecy then gets a tear in her eye and asks “can we?”
Without further adieu, allow me to introduce the latest member of the household, Delilah.
Some of you may notice she looks a little like Madison, my 14 year old shaded blue Persian that I just recently had to put down since her kidneys were failing (see her story here). I noticed that as well. Maybe it was something subconscious in me.
However, there are some significant differences between this kitten and Madison, even when she was a kitten. First, this kitten has no fear. I hold her up to the 2 dogs so they can sniff her. She doesn’t even flinch, just keeps purring. I set her down on the ground and she doesn’t hesitate to go exploring. Persian cats are also traditionally rather mellow, slow moving. I have a feeling that this cat will not be like that. We tried to put a gate up to separate her from Chloe, our other cat, and she basically just climbs the gate and jumps right over it.
So over the first day at home, Delilah has no fear of the other animals. The dogs just ignore her. Coco, the African Grey Parrot, just watches her (for now. Later she’ll be calling her name I’m sure). Chloe on the other hand, is not exactly thrilled to have another cat in the house. For now we are keeping them separated. Hopefully Chloe will come around since this is just a kitten and welcome her into the home.
I mean really, how can Chloe not learn to at least like this new member of the family?