Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sad Tails, Happy Tails

Today's story begins last week.
We had been seeing flashes of black and white around our farmhouse...
in the garage, under the deck...
quick little flashes of black and white...
I feared a skunk (Hubbs assured me that they are not quick, no need to be.)
Hubbs thought perhaps a feral cat.

Friday night we were awoken by the shrill shriek of a cat....cut short by 
what we thought might have been a great horned owl.
Then, sadly, Saturday morning Hubbs found a drowned kitten in our pool.
(sniff, sniff....I hate the thought of this)
(Lucky for you though, this is the end of the sad tail!)

Now for the happy tail:
Yesterday, some children from down the lane
 brought us a kitten that they said had followed them home.
They said their Mama told them to get rid of it.
So, they brought it to us....I am assuming it may have actually followed them home
from our farm... as they love to come visit our animals.

Meet Leo (carbon copy of drowned kitty).

Apparently Leo and his sibling were "dropped off" at our farm
by someone who did not want them.

Leo is very social....
it is obvious he was not born feral.

He is a real love sponge and enjoys every bit of attention he can get...
using his big voice to let you know he's not quite finished with
the affection!

Ooooooh, so ferocious!
Leo the Lion!

Actually, his full name is Leonardo (DaVinci, not DiCaprio!)
He has the cutest white tipped paintbrush tail.

He also has the longest whiskers ever,
as well as the longest hair inside his ears.
I believe he will grow up to be a long haired cat.

and Leo is here to stay.
Hubbs says it's only right, since his sibling died in our pool,
that we give him a good home forever
in our barn....

much to Ella's chagrin.

Bobby opened his eyes long enough to say..."Whatever..."

And TomTom was unavailable for comment.

So, welcome home, Leo!

Eventually, Dr. Becky will neuter Leo.
The last thing we need is any more kittens.


  1. The new member of your farm family is adorable.

  2. Leo is so cute! I love the photo of him meowing! Thanks for giving Leo a good home!

  3. A cutie ! Glad he has found his forever home on your wonderful farm ! Sad about the kitty in the pool. Have a great day !

  4. What a cutie! Leo's gonna have a great life!


  5. Welcome to your forever home Leo!

    Gotta love me some kitten!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  6. Awe.....Leo is adorable and He'll have a great home..... I'm so thankful for families who open their homes to the needy... Animals or people.
    Hugs for a great day.Dawn

  7. Awwh..so cute...love those whiskers! Love you great nwing family!

  8. So sorry to hear about the fate of the black and white kitty.. Sniff. Sniff.

  9. So sorry to hear about the kitty. I don't know why people just dont get their cats fixed. If they can't afford it there are programs that will pay for it. We get cat dump offs too. They all stay here and get a trip to the vet. No kittens here either. Glad he has such a good home with loving family.

  10. What a cute kitten. I love cats!

  11. Leo sounds like a wonderful kitten! He's got lots of character and love to give.

    Such a sad ending for his sibling though. :( It bothers me tremendously when people won't take responsibility for their pets. Leo got lucky, not everyone takes in drop offs.

    Blessings, Jessica

  12. Lucky Leo! That's what I would call him. Such a sweetie pie and he is so lucky to have found your farm.

  13. I wonder if there are any more Leo's around ??? Ya can't have too many kittens..He's got Maine Coon ear tufts but I guess they're usually closer to the tips of the ears...Lucky Leo..he's found the best home....Lucky boy...

  14. Welcome home Leo! May you have a long and happy life on the farm. At least they knew where to ""drop off" the kittens. I once came home from the post office to find a box on my porch. In the box were 2 beautiful little collie pups, sitting on a old rag. I found them a good home, as I was inundated with critters at the time. In fact, I don't think I have ever actually picked out my own dog, they just seem to FIND me.

  15. Hi Beverly,

    It was wonder to discover you and your beautiful blog and many thanks for visiting me.
    What a sweet story after the sad, and so glad that you were able to rescue the darling Leonardo Da Vinci.
    Your other cats are so precious too.

    Hope that you have a happy week

  16. The truly sad part is that people could just dump such a cute kitten. I have a Leo here that I believe moved in from the neighbor's. I finally took pity on him and now he's a spoiled house cat. You certainly have a Lucky Leo for getting lifelong living rights in the barn!


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