It is often said that we don't really choose our pets, they're the ones that choose us. I found out how true that really is a couple of weeks ago. My neighbor and dear friend Pam was taking a walk near a client's house the other week when she heard some crying coming out of a drainpipe. When she took a peek, she found a little abandoned kitten. Rather than going straight to the vets she brought it over to me at the cafe and asked if I wanted to provide the baby with a home. I was instantly smitten!
|Henry loves to be held. He's so tiny in my arms!|
|This was the first time I held Henry in my arms.|
I remember Pam holding this tiny little bundle of black fur and feeling instantly like I had to protect the little one and give it a home. I won't forget how his meowing stopped the moment I held him in my arms. I think he knew that I could be trusted and that he would be safe with me. The decision was made right then and there.
|He could sit with us for hours if we let him.|
After spending a week at our fantastic veterinary hospital making sure he was healthy enough and eating properly, my baby came home to us several days ago.
|It's all about the power naps.|
I wasn't exactly prepared to have another kitty after the passing of our beloved Lion, but how could I turn my back on this baby in need? He's so adorable!
|Henry is enjoying our tea breaks.|
It's been a learning experience for us here at home with this tiny one pound baby cat. Henry loves to eat, he enjoys running around our home and he's already keen on sitting on our laps for tea break! Because he is only four weeks old and so small, we have to be very vigilant about where he is at all times so that he doesn't get under our feet. I think I've dropped everything that I thought was important this past week just so that I could bond with Henry and spend as much time with him. He is getting around the clock supervision (yes, he has a baby sitter during the day!) and is loving the attention.
I'm not sure what Lion or Mistress would say about little Henry, but I am certain that we've made the right decision. Our friends have told us that this kitty just won the lottery because they know that we will provide him with a good home and a lot of love.
Let's hear it for baby Henry!