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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Formal Introduction ~




WELL......
here he is...
our little boy Iggy ~
(so sorry for the 'pink' overload, Hannah loves Hello Kitty stuff!)



when we first went to visit him Sunday at the
Almost Home Pet Adoption Center


he was sitting quietly in his cage...

quietly, that is...
until he saw her.

in a flash he was hanging on the side of his cage,
...little furry arm reaching out to my little girl,
begging her to love him ~


oh boy.
...you should have seen the look on her face...


((she may be 16, but when she was cuddling that boy-kitten,
she looked like she was two again...))

now don't get me wrong...
there were plenty of kittens there waiting to be adopted.
but


this little guy worked SO hard at being loveable
that we just knew he would love us forever...
(I like to think that our beloved Sam had a ...um...paw in sending him our way)


he is approx. 6 weeks old,
is a buff & white long-haired, ring-tailed monkey that
now runs amok through our little farmhouse,
purring so loudly I'll bet you could hear it from where you are
and
of course,
sending our two senior Ladies of the House,

Tippy (15 yrs.) & Suzy (14 yrs)
into an absolute panic-stricken, wide-eyed & bushy-tailed frenzy....

...lots of hissing and spitting on their part,
and naturally, Suzy hasn't spoken to me in days.


how did he get his name you ask?
well, the kind folks at the center had named him
"Pig Pen" but we couldn't call this little ball of fluff that ~
so Hannah shortened it to
"Iggy"


(although I do call him Piggy Iggy when he's eating!)


so, there he is...
not a replacement of our beloved Sam,
but another little life saved....


...and a tender heart mended yet again.

Blessings from the Farm...
Lori

24 comments:

Jennifer said...

Hey Lori!

I did the exact same thing last week.....wicked cool!!!! Your kitty is precious and I love his coloring.
I went to the local adoption shelter and you can see a pic of our "Flossie Mae" I call her, 8 weeks. She did the same thing with her eyes and arms and she is the sweetest addition. Our one cat Thomas, has pouted every since but I hope he gets over it soon. She will be an outside kitty. We live out in the country too and cats are great to have outside!!!

Congrats to Iggie!

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

primitivebettys said...

He is just the sweetest!

xsgail said...

What a cute kitty! I am a follower of your blog and would love to enter your giveaway!

jennifer768 said...

Congrats on the newest member of your family !I love his name . He is just adorable !! May you all have many years together .Hugs,Jen

Robin said...

He is toooo cute, I know Hannah will be a good mother...maybe he should meet Eli!!!??

Kris said...

Yea, Lori and Hannah!! First, I am so sorry about losing Sam - sounds like he had a wonderful life with you and you all, a wonderful life with him!!! And I am so proud of both of you for rescuing Iggy!! He is darling and I know he will bring you as much love and fun as Sam brought you!! And what a wonderful place for Sam to rest and keep an eye on Hannah!! Thank you both!! Kris

Cindy said...

Iggy is so precious. We have two cats and two dogs that we rescued and the male dog is also an Iggy. My daughter's boyfriend at the time named him after Iggy Pop - the 60's rock star.

He is a great pet and I know that your Iggy will be also. As the mother of two teenaged girls I know how important it is to have a support group for them and their pets play a huge role in that.

Enjoy.

WoolenSails said...

He is so cute and sweet, kittens always liven things up around the house. Mine are all over 3 and they still haven't quieted down and doubt they will;)

Debbie

Peggy Lee said...

Adorable! I love the name too.

Jeannine 520 said...

Congratulations on your new baby kitty! He's beautiful.

missthesea said...

What a sweet little boy!

robindefender said...

Aw! So cute!

Linda said...

Oh so precious. He is colored similar to my buff and white boy, Buddy. He is still a pistol at 2 yr. old! But so sweet when he sleeps!

Theresa said...

Love the new kitty.... Sam but be sooooo happy for you. :0)

TheCrankyCrow said...

I'm glad you've formally introduced Iggy to Blogland - what a little cutie pie!! That was a great picture you had of Hannah and him on your sidebar....Wishing you many years of happiness together....And I'm sure Sam did have a "paw" in it....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Beckyjean said...

Hi Lori~

He is just adorable!!

Enjoy your week~Becky

Jo Ann said...

Iggy is a handsome guy. I am sure you will enjoy hime for years to come. On a "blog" note, thanks for changing the background color. The black was so hard to head from. Jo Ann

Jane said...

Iggy will get the most love that is in Nelson/Amherst Counties!! so cute!

Courtney said...

Don't you just love a true love story? I am planning on getting a cat when we move...your post just got me pumped up again in excitement. I'm sure we'll hear more tales (tails) from you all soon about your latest, totally precious addition!
Courtney

Maria said...

Soooo cute! : )

Rugs and Pugs said...

Lori ~
Thank you so much for adopting!!! Iggy is just too cute.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Lurena Sheary Williamson said...

Iggy is absolutely adorable!!! So glad your daughter has a new little fuzzy soulmate! I'm a big cat fan - couldn't imagine life without a few cats in it.

kelley said...

Welcome Iggy!!!

How wonderful got him to choose Hannah...he is one smart little fella...

there is always room in your heart for another fuzzy face to love...even if the other cats disagree...

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

So cute~ love the little boy Iggy, they are so precious when they are just little~ growing~ curious~squeezable babies~
smiles
Teresa

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