So the day after the fashion show last week, my friends Lisa and Carol rescued three little kittens who were abandoned by their mother. Aren't they adorable? It is my daughter's birthday this week and guess what she has asked for? You got it; one of these kittens.
I am not a really big animal person, I was so proud of myself for agreeing to get a goldfish a couple of years ago, but now I am reallly working my way into the world of animal lovers. We went to the pet store the other day to get all of the essentials. The litter box, the bed, the toys and the cat litter. I am really in over my head already. I know that there are many of you who have animals and you handle it just fine. I am just not sure that I am this person. I guess that we will find out soon enough.
Two and a half years ago right before I was diagnosed with breast cancer, we were visiting my parent's home down in Virginia and there was a stray Tabby kitten that landed on my the front door step. For three or four days, that kitten followed my daughter around, almost like a puppy. She was so cute and loving that I almost brought her home.
I feverishly e-mailed my husband, who was on a business trip in Japan, to try to figure out what to do. Could I handle bringing a kitten on an eight hour drive back home with a four and seven year old? In the end, I chickened out and a neighbor of my parent's adopted the kitten.
We went home to what we thought would be out normal life. One month later, I was diagnosed with cancer and our world was temporarily shattered. I wished many times I had brought that kitten home for my daughter. Now it is two and a half years later and here we are again with an opportunity to adopt a kitten.
This time I just have to say yes.
So, for my Thanksgiving baby, on this Thanksgiving day, I am thankful that I can open up my heart and home to one of these kittens. Wishing you all health and happiness this Thanksgiving.