Wednesday, December 16, 2009

the mitten kitten


I'm in Michigan. It's cold. It smells good. Does cold have a smell? It does here.

Last night I sat down on the chilly streets of Ann Arbor and hugged a beautiful black dog close to me until her homeless guardian came out of the restaurant in which he was warming up. Her chattering teeth tapped a drum line beat. My heart broke a little right there on the sidewalk. I hope I gave her a temporary reprieve from what must be a difficult life.

Another orange cat was sitting at our door when Jason took me to the airport yesterday morning. He didn't want food, just love. We left him some food anyway. The kitty was still there when Jason got back, so he sat and petted him for a while before he had to go to work.

I can't save them all. But we did save my mom and stepdad's (as yet unnamed) kitty up there, who showed up at their door like she owned the place. And now she does.

Welcome to the family, Kitten.

5 comments:

Brittany Ann said...

I am the same way. I'm the worst about dogs. I will take in any of them, and cuddle them like babies. It's a serious addiction, I think. I can' stand to see homeless animals.

Jamie said...

Cold totally does have a smell!

It's so hard not to bring them all home. This is why I have five cats instead of two.

Ashley said...

You were in Ann Arbor!! That's where I am now :)

My mom went to a shelter to get one rescue cat and came home with three. We have a hard time saying no to animals too!

Bayjb said...

Oh my gosh it is cold outside, seriously, even in Wisconsin I'm freezing! The new kitten is adorable!

Iva said...

a beautiful, heartfelt post. Welcome to the family Kitten.