Friday, February 19, 2010

Welcome Home, Gretel

Welcome to our family, precious Gretel!

M and I are completely and utterly in love with this teeny tiny bundle of joy.

She followed quite the sweet path to our family, unlike her namesake who was unloved and mistreated. The stones were laid for her path to our home and we all had to wait for the timing to be perfect for her arrival.

Ms. Cynthia had a stray show up, pregnant. On December 10, the stray gave birth to two kittens. Ms. Cynthia had to help deliver both kittens. Ms. Cynthia just happens to be the mother of my dear friend, Susie. Ms. Cynthia took one of the kittens to Susie for her family. They accepted the challenge of pet-ownership on a trial basis only. When we drove over for Sadie-baby's birthday, we saw this tiny bundle of joy. I would have brought her home with us that day. Thankfully, H is more level headed than I am! Sunday evening, Susie called me and said the trial was over. It just wasn't working out. She came to Macon today and Gretel became ours!!! She is officially Gretel Benson now!

Without further ado, I'd like to introduce our sweet girl to you:

M holding Gretel. Not a good picture at all, but it shows how tiny she is. (My flash didn't go off.)
Gretel is snuggled in, enjoying some bonding with M.

Look at that sweet, sweet face! Don't you want to snuggle her???

Oh, be still my heart! I could just curl up with her right now. She's got the sweetest purr and she's so warm and snuggly!

Gretel was tired after exploring our house and running from Mocha. Mocha (our chocolate lab) is intrigued with Gretel, but in the sweetest way. Gretel doesn't seem frightened of her, just curious about the big creature sniffing her all over. Gretel rolls on her back and lets Mocha sniff and poke her, then she bolts under a table or behind some type of protection.
M just said, with complete awe in her voice, "Mama, she loves me. She already loves me."
And I overheard her saying a sweet singsong voice, "Come to Mama. Come here, Gretel. Come to Mama. That's a good girl. (M picked her up) You're home now. Mama's got you."
That's right, Gretel. You're home now. We've got you.


Christina said...

what a sweet little kitten! Her coloring reminds me of a cat I used to have, named Shadow. Shadow was a fiesty little thing, so we'll see if Gretel lives up to that too!!

Susie said...

so sweet nat! i am so glad to know that gretel will be so loved! meryt is going to be a great "mama"...that bestills my heart!
so great to see you this weekend! miss you girl and your sweet family!
we'll be on the lookout for more gretel updates. sadly, just now, n and m are asking where kitty went?...eek!

Kyla said...

What a cutie!!!

Arizaphale said...

Welcome to cat owners land! She sure is a pretty kitty....Glad she's getting on with the dog!

danette said...

How cute!

Maggie said...

What a little sweetie!

Stacy said...

Awww...what a cute little kitten! I bet M is just loving on her. Our cat was a stray, too, and she is the best cat.