Friday, December 7, 2018

New Additions - This time it's Cats not Books


I know I said we weren't ready for more cats after the last of our cats passed away on November 6th at 16.5 years.  However, I haven't been without a cat in 36 years and, the hub agreed that our home wasn't quite the same without cats. Although we were "just looking" when we visited the shelter, when Ricky jumped on my lap and made himself comfortable, the deal was sealed.  Of course, we had to take his sister Lucy (another sweetie) as well. 

They came home with us yesterday and they are 7 months old . We were surprised to learn that they came from a shelter in Georgia so, they had quite the journey from GA to New England.  We can't believe what an easy adjustment it was for them and us, although I did clean up one knocked over plant :)  My fault for having plants right?  

We renamed the duo as they each had a long name that we had never heard of before. Now called Lucy and Ricky, they have made themselves at home, comfortable on our laps, love to play with toys etc. We love how relatively calm they are even though their still kittens. They love to bathe each other - we are so happy we adopted both.

     Meet Lucy and Ricky

Ricky on left - Lucy on right


40 comments:

  1. I couldn't be happier - for you and for them!! I am smiling!!!

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  2. Aw, they're so sweet! I love the names too. A friend of mine has dogs named Lucy and Ethel.

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  3. That is charming how Ricky chose you, and I like the coloring and spots on their coats.

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  4. Wow what beautiful cats. Pretty. I'm glad you got both too! What great companions. They are a lovely duo.

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    1. Thanks - we are all very happy and they settled in so nicely.

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  5. I'm so happy for you that you found two loving kitties! Lucy has such interesting markings. I am sure they will both bring you years of happiness.

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  6. Very,happy for you and your cats.,your cats are lovely

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    1. Thanks Mel; we forgot how active kittens were after having senior cats for the last 7-10 years.

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  7. Aw, they’re so adorable. Congrats on your new additions! :D

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  8. Oh my, that is such wonderful news and you've made their Christmas...and yours too. Welcome home sweeties!

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    1. They have adjusted so well and, I think they are thrilled with our quiet home.....well, quiet until they chase each other - jumping on everything LOL

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  9. I'm so happy for you - and them. So true that it's not a home without a cat. We adopted a Ragdoll/Siamese mix in August. I could only manage 6 months without a cat in my life. He's beautiful and makes me laugh several times a day. We live in NH and many shelter animals are transported up here from the South. The local shelters are no-kill but unfortunately that's not the case down South. Wishing you the most Purrfect Holidays!!

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    1. Jennifer, yes, it does seem like lots of southern cats and dogs come to our shelters. My SIL got a Caviler King Charles from GA that was transported with other to CT.

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  10. A year after our cat died, I was still crying, so we decided to get another cat at the Michigan Humane Society. The day before we went there, though, my niece called and begged me to take the kitten she and her husband didn't want with their new baby (I know, silly). So we took their long-haired kitten and are now in love with her (even though Keith has to brush her every day). She is just what I needed.

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    1. It's amazing how certain pets leave such emptiness in our lives. Lucy reminds us so much of our Lily that we lost almost 2 years ago that we accidentally call the new girl Lil.

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  11. They are adorable. I'm so happy that you adopted these two sweethearts. You're right; they already look comfortable at your home. ;-)

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  12. Welcome Lucy and Ricky!!! Love the back-story, that's exactly how I adopted my Cody (2 weeks after my Bobo had passed), he settled in on my lap too! I didn't know about your other kitty passing, I am so sorry (((hugs))), I could never, ever be without a kitty! So happy for you! xoxo

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    1. Care, yes cat lovers must always have at least one or more.

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  13. They are beautiful! Rescuing cats and dogs etc. is always the way to go for me. I wish I could take them all home!

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    1. Me too Vicki. When I volunteered at a shelter 18 years ago, we quickly went from 2 cats to 5 LOL

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  14. Litter-mates make the best companions - good decision to adopt both. I'm very happy for you and the additions to your family. <3

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    1. Thanks Debbie, I think it was a meant to be love affair LOL

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  15. Great pictures. I am glad to read and see that now have new family members. So sorry to hear about the loss of your other ones. I love cats and I have always had them. I think that cat people must always have them :)

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    1. Thank Brian, yes, us cat people can't imagine life without cats".

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  16. Oh my they are beautiful! I felt the same when I lost Buddy. You get so used to having pets that the house just isn’t the same without them.

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  17. Those are some of the most beautiful cats I have ever seen. No wonder you were stricken. I am happy for you.

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  18. Catulations! They are so beautiful. It looks like they fit right in, perfectly.

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  19. Oh! I am so happy to hear this news!
    It's so wonderful that they both are affectionate and have lovely temperaments--and at such young ages.
    Best wishes!!

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    1. Thanks Judith, I think they are the perfect fit for our household.

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  20. I'm so glad that Lucy and Ricky have become part of your family. They sound like they are perfect, and they are beautiful! :)

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  21. There's no such thing as "just looking" at the animal shelter. I'm very happy for you... and of course for Lucy and Ricky, too!

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