Monday, June 22, 2009

Pinky finds a home

Meet the new addition to our family: "Pinky". On Saturday my DH and I traveled to an animal shelter in Western Maine. I have been visiting shelters in the area for over six months, attempting to find a suitable feline match for our family. Once at a shelter I would feel so overcome with guilt- how do you choose one cat when I wanted to take them all home?- I would leave empty handed. That was till Sunday. "Pinkie" is not the cat we had intended on adopting. She did not attempt to gain our attention, but stayed in the pose as seen in the upper photo. I inquired about her past history and learned she and her former family had become homeless due to a house fire. Everyone had escaped without harm except Pinky, she was burned. She was brought to the animal shelter where she received proper medical treatment and eventually healed. Her spirit however, had been wounded. The shelter attendant informed me she felt Pinky had given up trying to find a family of her own. Well, that was Sunday. This is Monday and Pinky is now part of our family.

Yes, she was cautious upon leaving her carrier and promptly hid under the bed. However, by morning she was talking, purring, eating, had introduced herself to Emma Lou and began exploring her new "digs" Pinky is a lovely girl, her spark seems to be returning, I think she has been patiently waiting for us to find her. Now the name" Pinky," it's cute however I like proper names for my pets, so her new name will be changed to Edyth or Ellie. I like the way each of these names sound with Emma Lou as in "Emma and Edyth or Emma and Ellie. I would love to hear your input, what say you?


9 comments:

Eve said...

Oh She is so sweet Julie. She looks like my Buddy of days past! That's it, Edyth is is!! I'm voting and I think this is not a democracy anymore!!! Edyth! You go girl!!!
oh and the word verification is
VERIFI as in I verify that her name is EDYTH!!! hahahahaha!

A New England Life said...

I'm so happy she has found a home! My niece is giving up her cat this week to the SPCA and it looks so much like Pinky . . . it just breaks my heart. If we didn't already have 2 dogs and 2 cats I would take him in a second.

Edyth, interesting. I'd probably go with Ellie ; ) I also like the name Fern.

henbogle said...

Hooray for Pinky (or Edyth), and for you for giving her a home!

I hope all goes well, and she and Emma Lou get along, and she settles into the family.
Ali & Mercedes, Ocho and Paisley

Kritter Keeper said...

you have a good heart. i would have picked the one that had the hardest life too..i like ellie...sounds happy and young and leaves a smile on your face when the word is pronounced. today i visited a dog that had been shot 7 times just because it had pit bull in it. i would like to keep this dog but i know the husband will say no...it is black and looks like a lab mostly. only in the eyes can you see pit in it and it is so friendly and loves kids and kitties! perfect dog in my opinion. i am so glad you saved a life and got a shelter kitty!

Leslie said...

I like the name Edyth. She's such a pretty girl. She looks so defeated in the top picture I believe that animals do not come into our lives by accident.

Cedar ... said...

How wonderful for all of you! Is Emma accepting her? I agree that the name "Pinky" has to go,... I vote for Ellie. Edyth seems so formal,.. she doesn't look like a formal personality!

Jenny said...

She was Ellie in my mind as soon as I saw her. Mind you I'm partial to things ending in IE or Y. (-: Whatever name she ends up with, she is adorable and very pretty! My word verification was 'aloner' which this kitty is no more! (-:

Anonymous said...

I say Ellie Mae or Edith ann!!! She looks very sweet!-your cousin rubble the shredder!!

CountryFun said...

It's all meant to be. Cannot wait to meet her. Perfect fit :))