Last week I had the opportunity to rescue a kitten in need. I found him darting into traffic. He had a face full of cobwebs, a handful of fleas and a nasty looking eye.
Prince Charming, he was not.
But he has a sweet personality, is incredibly smart and is such a tiny tot – too little to be on his own – that I simply had to find him a good home. Sadly, it seems everyone around here already has an abundance of cats so I decided to keep him for myself.
Truth is, having a pet right now is not in the plan. I like having the freedom to go out and do as I please, when I want and without worrying about a pet waiting at home.
But I went and did something silly and fell in love with this little guy. My new mission is to make sure his is a happy life.
Those of you who read last week’s story about the Scout will assume he’s named for the car.
He is not.
He’s such a brave and adventurous little soul, the name seemed to fit.
Also, I loved the book “To Kill A Mockingbird” and the book’s iconic character, Scout, so it’s a little tip of the hat to the late Harper Lee.
Scout loves to ride in the car, especially when he can look out the window. I’m planning to use this to my advantage and take him on some road trips. We’ll also work on using a leash and my parents are gifting their new grandchild a hiking backpack made for carrying small pets safely on adventures.
I’m sure people will think I’m crazy but I do not care. Scout will be a well traveled little fellow if I can make it work at all.
Meanwhile, he is so little he can fit into the oddest places and so dark you can hardly see him. However, his favorite place in the world seems to be curled up on my chest and wedged under my chin. If he can watch cute animal videos on my phone from this vantage point, he’s a happy boy.
I think he knows he’s found a good home and is grateful to be saved. Timing isn’t ideal but I think he came to me for a reason. Whatever it may be, I’m happy to be his.
Ohhhhhh be still my heart!!!!! If I could’ve gotten that timid grey kitten that wandered through the yard on Saturday to come to me I would be sharing a similar post!!!! But alas, my kitten disappeared into the woods as fast as he could go.
Your little Scout is adorable!!! Thank you for rescuing him. He will have SO MUCH FUN being your adventure buddy.
I love that he feels the most safe and secure and loved sleeping on his new mama’s chest. And how cool are his Grands to get him a kitty backpack??????
Looking forward to many more Scout posts!
Awe, I’m sorry you missed out on your little grey kitty! Maybe he will come back. 🙂
I may be a bit prejudiced but I think he’s adorable so I’m really glad you agree! Lol. He is the sweetest little guy and I love how happy it makes him to curl up under my chin. It’s a good thing I like cute animal videos because he loves them and they help him go to sleep at night! 🙂
We took the backpack out for a spin around the yard tonight and he did great! He’s not so fond of the leash but we’ll keep working on it. Wish me luck! Lol.
Just don’t give up!!! He’ll come around to the leash eventually. My neighbor’s kitties did.
My plan is to work on it a little every day. He’s little and smart so I’m certain we can figure it out. 🙂
Definitely!!! Plus he loves you and is so grateful that you saved him.
Bless you for rescuing this little one in need! Have a happy life together.
Thank you Eilene! He is such a little charmer that I’m sure we will be good for each other. At this point, I’m not sure who is doing the rescuing. ❤️
What a sweet little cat 🙂 Excellent name choice too!
Thank you! He is a sweetheart!
That is a lovely story and well done you for taking him in! I’m really looking forward to following your adventures together – especially if you have him on a lead!
We are working on leash training in the house. He’s too little for a harness so he has a little collar and I don’t trust him or the collar to go outside yet. Lol. But he’s doing great in his backpack. We’ve walked around the yard a few times and went on a short drove. Fingers crossed!
lol! That’s excellent! 😀