Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Evelyn and Evelyn (and Henrietta)!

 We all were very sad to hear the news of Virgil Pettibone's passing last summer. He was a very special kitty who was loved deeply by Evelyn, his mama.

Evelyn gave her heart some time to heal, then a couple of months back she sent me a note saying she was ready for another kitty love.  Her cat Leo was acting lonely, and it seemed he was ready too. 

 At that time, our precious Clovers were with us, but all had been spoken for. I promised her first pick of the next litter, and when they arrived, the first kitten that caught her eye was a floofly black and white girl.  

We had our naming rights auction, and Nanette, the winning bidder, named that floofy black and white girl "Evelyn".   

And yes, we took this as a sign. 

Evelyn (the human) came down to meet Evelyn (the kitten) and her sisters.  We had a lovely visit and while we watched the kittens play, she told me that she thought she might like two kittens, and not just one. I was excited to hear this because you know we always like to send our kittens out in pairs whenever possible, and also because I thought it made the most sense for Leo, who is 11 years old.  The kittens could keep each other entertained and Leo could enjoy watching them and interact as much and as often as he liked.  Though he's very young at heart, an energetic kitten could potentially become a little pesky at times. 

After much deliberation, Evelyn (the human) picked Henrietta, too.  And if Evelyn (the kitten) would have had her choice, I think she would have picked Henrietta as well.  These two kittens have always enjoyed each other's company, and have been pretty chummy from the start.  

We're quite happy for Evelyn, Evelyn, Henrietta, and Leo, and we wish them all the happiness in the world! 

Oh, Henrietta will be keeping her name, but Evelyn (the kitten) most likely will be changing hers.   












  1. What a sweet story! There will be alot of fun in the house with two of them romping around. I look forward to updates over the years to come.

  2. Wait...you mean Evelyn the human isn't going to change her name for the convenience of Evelyn the kitten? :D

    1. Haha, I thought the same thing! :D

    2. How rude of her! Everyone knows when you have the same name as a kitten, you must immediately change yours so as not to cause the kitten any confusion. Cats always come first. Evelyn the Human should know that, seeing as she's not new to cat ownership. ;D I wonder what Kitty!Evelyn's new name will be.

  3. They're just so pretty! Lucky Evelyn!

  4. That's a sweet story. Evelyn and Henrietta will be very happy in their new home. I like your thinking about Leo in how he can participate as much as he wants with the kittens since they'll have each other if he's too busy or tired. I hope we get some pictures!

  5. Definitely fate! Still sad about Virgil, but I know that Evelyn, Evelyn, Henrietta, and Leo will be happy together.

  6. Of all the perfect homes you have found for the itty bitties, this is probably the most perfect! Have a happy life, Evelyn, Evelyn, Henrietta, and Leo!

  7. Perfect! Wishing many, many years of joy, laughter and snuggles for Evelyn (the human), Evelyn (the kitten soon to have a new name) Henrietta and Leo. Somewhere, I know Virgil is purring...

  8. I love reading about adoption stories.

  9. How lovely! So happy for the kitten girls and for Evelyn

  10. Such pretty kitty-girls. :)

  11. Awwww-some!! Evelyn and Leo will be so happy with their new little sisters :) It was meant to be....

  12. I think this is probably my favourite adoption story ever.

  13. Yay for Evelyn the Floofy and Hanky, and Hooman!Evelyn!!

  14. Evelyn should get a copy of the old childrens story "Henry'sDog Henry" to read to Evelyn the kitty. https://www.google.com/search?q=henry's+dog+henry&client=ms-android-samsung&source=lnms&prmd=vi&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAmoVChMI6djd8by0xwIVxnQ-Ch1BmALV&biw=360&bih=592#imgrc=BeFoy9Da2-JnEM%3A

  15. I cried when I heard about Virgil but now I am waiting to see pictures of Big E, Little E, Hankie and Leo!

  16. I'm so happy for them! Henrietta and Evelyn are the best!

    Anyway, I'm here to ask you a question, Laurie.

    Actually, see it more as an offer. I'm the 12 year old author of the pet blog Paw Province, and I'm always looking for more interesting material. Would you like me to interview you via email and then post it on my blog? I've already interviewed a few bloggers, even the famous Glogirly!

    Robin Whiskers



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