Monday, September 18, 2006

An Ellie Extravaganza

A year ago tonight, a little kitten came running down the sidewalk on campus, crying her heart out. When she let me pick her up without offering to scratch me, I knew I'd be taking her home with me.

It was easy to figure out what had happened: whoever dumped her out had obviously felt enough guilt for abandoning her that he'd made sure to leave her at the feeding spot for feral cats (conveniently located near the parking lot). The ferals cats wouldn't want to share, and they definitely wouldn't appreciate her fine manners either; hence the running down the sidewalk looking for someone who would.

How did Ellie celebrate her first anniversary weekend?

She watched squirrels.

She hid from the camera.

She sat in the dryer (the other cats prefer it when it isn't empty).

And she looked pretty.

She also barfed a lot on Sunday, but I didn't take pictures of that.

Happy anniversary, Ellie! We're glad you're with us and not those feral kitties.


  1. Anonymous1:31 PM

    What a beautiful girl! She is so lucky that you were the person who picked her up from the sidewalk :) Here's to many, many more anniversaries!

  2. Anonymous1:34 PM

    Awwww! Happy Anniversary!

  3. Thanks! And to think my husband had earlier threatened to divorce me if I brought home another cat. Fortunately he fell in love with her that first night. :)

  4. yay! Happy anniversary!

  5. Awzza cute kitty. And smart enough to pick a good person to take her home.

  6. Anonymous1:57 PM

    Lucky Ellie! I love Ellie posts! There is a stray that has been coming around my house for nightly feedings. I can't afford to take him in as I already have two, but I am trying to find someone who will--he is the sweetest thing. Why won't more people take in a sweet cat???

  7. Happy Gotcha Day Ellie,you beautiful girl!


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