Meet Pumpkin. The brother, I am sure, to Lovie. He came into our lives just yesterday, but already it feels as if he has been here all along.
Making himself right at home with Lovie, he has shown an amazing similarity in personality to his sister. He has a non-stop motor, is loving and affectionate, and, oh, so playful.
Pumpkin almost wound up at the shelter in Victoria, after being refused for some reason by the Dorothy O'Connor Adoption center. The lady down the road had discovered him a few days ago in her yard, and my suspicion is that he is definitely part of the current couple of litters dumped in our yard a week or two back. How he wound up separated from the rest only he knows. The lady just couldn't keep another animal and so they took the sweet little orange kitty all the way to Victoria for a better life. They definitely didn't want him "put down". She had called me about him a day or two before, asking if we had lost a kitten; I told her, no, we had actually gained a few. She said she didn't know what to do with this one but would check out a few options. Then she called yesterday, sounding desperate, saying nobody in Victoria would even take this one, and they didn't want to resort to the "pound". She asked, could I? Would I?
Yes, of course. Bring it by here. It likely will have a happy family reunion with its siblings after all. So she brings the little orange one to me, and I was not prepared for a tame, sweet, twin (except in color) to Lovie. It was definitely used to being around people, so in the house it came. Lovie acted like she knew him all along, and so.....
Here we are again. Another addition to the family. Pumpkin will be seeing the vet for his first time next week, and life will continue to be a blessed adventure, thanks to the sister and brother team who continue to amuse and amaze us.