Tuesday, December 27, 2005


It was almost as if Happy sent him to us…

One afternoon last week this kitten appeared at our back door, meowing and looking ever so hopeful that we’d take him in. Who could resist? He’s a playful teenager, glossy and furry and eager to take his place with “his” humans.

We named him Jake the Zipper, and call him Zippy because he is—Jake will become his name when he takes on the dignity of adult cathood. Today Zippy goes for shots…next week he gets neutered, which we hope won’t make him too angry with us. (We hope it will make him not so anxious to explore outdoors where experience tells us a kitty faces all sorts of life-threatening hazards.)

We still miss Happy—he was a special cat who has a special place in our hearts. Zippy has helped us smile again, though. With him has come a very merry Christmas and happy Hanukkah and, we’re certain, a Happy New Year at our house!

5 comments:

Danny said...

Good morning Ann,

Zippy is really a cutie! I think there is a special reason why he found his way to your home.

Lena Austin said...

Why couldn't Happy have sent Zippy to you? If there is an afterlife, surely the Power(s) would not neglect the animals.

Sheila said...

Hi Ann,
I'm glad that Zippy found his way to you. It does seem like Happy sent Zippy to you to help get over some of the pain of losing a beloved pet. :)

Lily said...

He is cute! I am sure Zippy will bring you happiness.
My daughter is picking 2 cats from local shelter this Saturday.Can't wait.She did all of the papers today! Yay!

Lizze said...

Zippy looks so cute. You are really lucky - you got pick twice :)