Saturday, July 11, 2009

another day, another stray

"This is how I looked when Urban Vegan found me on the street--dirty, but cute."

A few nights ago, I went out for sushi with my friend, Violet. On my way home, I spotted a tiny kitten under a car in Chinatown. She was about 8-10 weeks old and super friendly. Filthy and flea-ridden, but adorable and seemingly healthy–definitely at least part Maine Coon Cat. I picked her up and she purred and immediately started kneading my shoulder. Some drunken 20-something guys emerged from a nearby building, beers in hand. I asked if the kitten was theirs or belonged to anyone. They told me she was a stray and had been hanging around for awhile, taking shelter in a nearby basement stairwell.



"I'm not so sure I like this!"

That was all I needed to hear. I scooped her up, took her home, de-fleaed and de-wormed her and gave her a bath. Even though she was not crazy about the water, she was pretty tolerant.




"Me and my new BFF, chilling at Lois' cat rescue."

The next day, I put out the word and asked everyone I knew if they wanted to adopt this little grey fluffball. When I had no takers, I drove her to Lois' place out in the burbs. Lois is an angel who runs a cat rescue from her home. [Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post about it. She has many wonderful cats and kittens who need homes.] The kitty immediately bonded with her new brothers and sisters.



"Here I am in my new home. This sure beats living in the gutter! I love my new mamma and family."

That night, not long after I got home, Candice, a friend of a friend, got in touch with me. She had seen photos of the kitten and fell in love with her. The next day, Candice drove out to adopt this little grey ball of fluff ... And they lived happily ever after... Don't you love happy endings?

39 comments:

Bliss Doubt said...

Hello. Can you advise which book contains the recipe for shitake on a shingle? I have to have it, must have it, I tell you.

Joselle said...

She's gorgeous! I'm sure she appreciates all you did for her that night.

Wanda said...

All I can say is thank goodness there are caring people in the world like you and Lois.

Looking forward to reading about the work Lois does in your future post.

Justine said...

What a cutie!

herbstsonne said...

Made my day!

buffalodick said...

My " meat market dumpster" rescue cat, Willow would approve! Going on ten years old, she and we are happy for meeting, and making each other a part of our lives...Treasures are not always found in bank vaults...

VeggieGirl said...

Thank goodness for a happy ending!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

your happy story gave me chills! Thanks for sharing it. With so many problems in the world, I love hearing about people doing good.

Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day said...

I do love happy endings. Thank you for making such a difference in animals lives.

Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day said...

oh.. and thank Lois too!

Andrea said...

She reminds me so much of our first cat, Desiree. I'm so glad you found her, took her home and found her a permanent home. She looks very pleased with her good fortune.

Vegetation said...

Awww I'm so glad you find all these lost kitties! (Or do they find you? Perhaps the word is out in kittieland that you're the person to find ;)). She's just too adorable! I'm so happy she has a great forever home too!

London Mabel said...

OMG! Sooooo cute.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Oh hooray! What a serious cutie.

vegan.in.brighton said...

It's SO awesome that you gave the lost kittie a home, you rock!

urban vegan said...

Bliss Doubt: The recipe is in my upcoming cookbook, "The Urban Vegan." It's available for pre-order now on Amazon, and will hit the bookstores in October.

i {heart} papers said...

Look at those whiskers! Adorable!

Karen in MN said...

On behalf of the animals, THANK YOU so much for doing that!

Caroline said...

that's really great!

you have a kind heart, and i'm sure this little bundle of joy appreciated it too!

megan said...

not only is this adorable but i love the earth balance in the background.
what an adorable kitten! i just rescued a maine coon (we think) - Huge! Fluffy! undeniable friendly and cuddle-able.
great story!

Cafe Cyan said...

Look at you coming to the rescue again. I admire your kindness.

Sally said...

You can always use the Humane League to help get the word out too. Just email me at Sally@thehumaneleague.com and sound the kitty-needs-a-home alarm!

mamapasta said...

you are always at the right place at the right time, lucky cats!

Nicole said...

Yes! Happy endings are the greatest.

Bea said...

She's such a beautiful kitty !!!!

Anonymous said...

I too admire your willingness to help out this little kitten! Thanks for the great story!

buffalodick said...

I would kiss your forehead gently,for the kindness I know you do.. You are good people, and I am not wrong enough to argue with!

supra shoes said...

I'm sure she appreciates all you did for her that night.

Adriana said...

I do like happy endings! It inspires me to do the same but with dogs. The hubs always think I'm going to keep them. Great work D!

La Vita Deliziosa said...

Rescue workers are our modern angels

Veg-a-Nut said...

Cute beyond words. You are such a blessing to fur kids!!!

DJ said...

This totally made my day

Jackie said...

Too beautiful, glad she found a forever home.

Tanya Kristine said...

you are so awesome. doesn't it feel amazing to save an aniaml? i'll tell you, if i EVER lose my state job, i'm moving out of california and working at best friends animal sanctuary.

Amey said...

what a great story, UV!!! Your kitty rescue adventures are so wonderful. She's a super precious little one, I'm not surprised she was scooped up right away. :)

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Alice said...

So sweet! And beautiful! I love grey cats (I have on too..)

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Natalie C. said...

Too Cute!!