12/30/15

Meet Pretty Noel, aka "Maggie"

I had a meet and greet with pretty Noel today.



She is a two-year-old momma cat. Her blue eyes would indicate she is a Siamese, but she is also a dilute calico. She had a litter of kittens nine weeks ago, and they have all been adopted now. I got her at the local animal shelter. She is a cuddle bunny, and came right to me. When I picked her up she started purring instantly. Of course, I had to take her home.

She clearly has been someone else's cat, but was found with her litter of kittens in the wild. There is no information about how she ended up there, but she was out long enough to get pregnant and deliver her kittens. 

Right now, I'm riding herd on our two head of cat to make sure everyone minds their manners. So far so good. Just keeping an eye on everything right now. We will, of course, separate them if we can't watch them every second. Hopefully, they will adjust quickly, 
but there is no way to know.

The shelter gave her her name of "Noel", but she does not answer to it. We will probably change that but no ideas at this point. I'll let you know as soon as we decide. For now, just hoping for the best for these two and that Smitty can get back to what passes for normal in his life.

34 comments from clever and witty friends:

Dana Gaffney said...

Is she looking at Smitty in that picture? She really has a WT... look on her face. What does Mike say? and how is Smitty acting with her? She's really beautiful, I love her colors.

gpc said...

I remember Smitty's slow ascent into Family status -- if only he remembered, too. :) She is beautiful -- he'll love her eventually!

Sheila said...

She is a beauty! Let her adventures with Smitty begin.

Kate said...

She's a cat. She's not going to answer to any name! ;) Congrats on the pretty girl. I hope Smitty takes to her quickly. Tycho (the old cat) never accepted CC, but now that he's passed away, she got her wish and best buddy in Cream. (Who was Beth at the shelter. Which is a weird name for a cat!)

sunny said...

How pretty! She and Smitty will work things out in no time, and he can show her the ropes around the homestead.

Lyndsey said...

She is beautiful how could Smitty not come to love her but I do remember how trying it was while Picasso and Tammy got to know each other when Picasso first arrived. I'm sure you'll come up with a suitable name as she settles in. Picasso was called Romeo when he came to us from Battersea dog and cats home. He didn't answer to it at all but has always responded to Picasso or Casso.

Shari said...

So glad you and Smitty have a new kitty!

Tosty's Quilting Tidbits said...

She is beautiful. Hope Smitty can adjust to her and her to him. Love those eyes.

Quilting Babcia said...

She's gorgeous! I'm sure Smitty will fall in love with her before very long, they should be capable of all sorts of mayhem at the ranc!h

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I hope they get along and glad you got her at the shelter.

Vanessa Kasal said...

What a pretty girl! I hope Smitty minds his manners and remembers what it's like to be the new member of the family!!

Teresa in Music City said...

Congratulations to you and Noel!!!! What a lucky girl she is to have found such a good home! I'd say it is high time someone loved her and took care of her. She looks like a real sweetie - Smitty is going to love her ♥

Donna said...

She is a beauty! Smitty will be "purrrforming" for her attention shortly. What fun adventures he will take the little lady on!

Lynn - JnL4God said...

Awe Sweet - Hope Smitty and her bond quickly.

Sarah said...

Oh she is a purrrrrty girl!!! Such beautiful colors. I hope a name comes to you soon although mine only answer to yheir names when they feel like it...

Sally said...

She is such a gorgeous looking cat. Welcome to your new fur baby. Hopefully Smitty & Noel will be best friends in a few weeks!

Brown Family said...

She is beautiful. Being young, she may give Smitty a run for his money!

WoolenSails said...

I hope she and Smitty can get along and be best friends someday. Mine still don't get along, they have a mutual respect for their space and when Moki gets bored he harrasses Izzy just for fun.

Debbie

Betty said...

She is a pretty girl! I hope she helps to bring Smitty out of the doldrums.

crazy quilter said...

She is a beauty! I know Mr Smitty will come to love her, he is so lonely.

Kate said...

Noel is a very pretty girl. When I was in college my Mom had a blue eyed cat, that was at least part Siamese. He was such a pretty kitty, but had an unfortunate problem with his digestive system that earned him the name of Stinker. Hope Smitty and Noel get along well.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

She is pretty - maybe those blue eyes will win over Smitts. She doesn't look like a Noel, sure you will find a more suitable name.

Sue Laughton said...

Ooooh, what a lovely girl! And those gorgeous blue eyes!! Hope the Smitster comes around quickly. Congrats!

Feathers in my Nest said...

Oh, she has a beautiful coat..and colors..I hope Smitty accepts her.
I agree, she's not a Noel. Maybe New Year or January related?

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

She is gorgeous! Congratulations on the new addition. Hopefully she and Smitty will become fast friends.

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

She's adorable and I'm sure you'll come up with the perfect name. Congrats on the new family member.

ana-ane said...

Feliz entrada en el Año Nuevo.

Saludos

ana-ane

Sherry said...

So happy "Noel" has found such a loving home. She is stunning and Smitty can't help but fall in love with her as I can see you already have. So happy for all of you!

LethargicLass said...

She is beautiful! Lucky her to have found you :)

Susan said...

She does look like a sweetheart. Hope both kitties accept each other and become good buddies quickly.

JLVerde said...

Gorgeous girl. If Smitty is lonely, he'll take to her quick enough. Sounds like she's mellow, too, so this could be the start of a great relationship.

QuiltShopGal said...

Noel is certainly a beautiful young lady. I'm absolutely thrilled you adopted her into your loving and creative home. I look forward to hearing how she blossoms with love in your family, as time goes by.

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Beth said...

Yay for Noel! That was how our dog Billie came to our home--she was in a high kill shelter in San Antonio, and her puppies were all adopted right away, because who can resist puppies, but mama was left behind because she wasn't immediately as fetching as the little ones. Go figure. Like our Billie, I'm betting your new girl will be very appreciative of a loving home, having known both comfort and scarcity. And she may turn some of her motherly instincts toward Smitty, who could use a little nurturing these days. I'm glad for everyone.

Michele said...

Oh she is so cute and I'm sure she will be settled in soon.