oliver with our great dane, brixa
the day got away from me yesterday and i was never able to share the story of how little oliver walked right into our lives.
last tuesday, matthew and i were at his parents house checking on their dog shyla...(they were visiting the colorado rockies!) once it got late, we decided to head home...as we were walking out the door we saw this shadow and it acted as if it was starting to walk into the house. thinking it was a possum, matthew
there are several stray cats around matthews neighborhood, but we never came across a kitten. i assumed that when i reached to pick him up that he would be skittish and run away, but instead he started to walk towards me and rested in my arms instantly and purred like crazy. he was as clean as can be, coat was shiny, eyes were bright and vibrant. we began to think that maybe he was a pet that mistakenly got out.
we walked around the block, searching for other kittens like him around or perhaps someone outside looking for their baby...but there was nothing. at that point we decided to bring him home for the night and put up some online listings letting people that may be searching for their lost kitten know that we had found him.
days passed by and we did not receive an email or phone call and no "lost kitten" signs popped up in matthew's parent's neighborhood. i guess all i can say now is, the rest is history. this little guy has been given a name and home...he is now part of our animal family. we are still working on all of our animals getting used to him (our chihuahua - fig , great dane - brixa and cat - duma). we were concerned about brixa most...our 170 lb. 2 year old great dane...but she has completely surprised us. she is gentle and kind in every way imaginable...of course we have the occasional mishap where she forgets she is giant and nudges at oliver with her nose, only to discover she has moved him about 3 feet across the floor. luckly he doesn't seem to have a care in the world and finds it more entertaining than anything :)
i think this is officially my longest post to date...i hope you enjoyed mr. oliver's story and i will definitely be keeping you up to date on this little guy :) XO, lindsay