Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cactus Rose

We have a new addition to our family. Meet Cactus Rose: We have horses, goats, dogs, rabbits, chickens and tortoises, but we've never had a cat. Barn kitties just do not live long out here and we're pretty full up in our little house between the bunnies and the rottie.

Last Wednesday, the day that we said good-bye to Bandit, we took our afternoon walk to the mailbox (which is a mile each way) with the dogs and the goats. Halfway there, out in the middle of the desert, Angel fell behind and was intently focused on something off the road. We got her moving again but on the way back, she stopped at the same spot. Lee went to see what it was and off the road a little ways under a big prickly pear cactus was this little scared kitty! Lee pulled her out and I scooped her up and brought her home. We took one look at each other and said, "Bandit". Meaning, he sent her to us. That has been sort of a theme in my life, whenever I lose one of my animals, another shows up to take it's place. In fact, Angel (the rottie) who found this little kitty, came to me 3 days after I put down my old dog, Sadie. I found her on the side of the freeway in a thunderstorm.
It didn't take little Cactus Rose long to get REALLY comfortable here. And she's even making friends with Nutmeg (although Patches isn't completely sure about her yet).
We're working with Angel on getting used to the new addition, as well. She's fine with bunnies, but not so sure about kitties.
Never a dull moment around this place!

21 comments:

Mary said...

how sweet!

Lisa said...

Oh, Bridget!! She's precious!!!!

Congrats on your first kitty!!! Cats are very special creatures, I know you'll love her.

Gaina said...

She's fantastic! I'm impressed by how chilled she is with the bunnies already :).

Once you've been acquired by a cat, you're never the same. Trust me :).

jane augenstein said...

What a cute kitty! Looks like she made herself right at home.
Lucky little kitty that you all found her! :-D

Sydney said...

How cute! She didn't try and bop the bunnies?

the7msn said...

Life sure is funny that way, isn't it? Bandit sure didn't waste any time sending a little something to help your heart heal. She's positively precious.

Sarah said...

Oh oh oh what a sweet kit!! I love how you found her!! All of mine were strays or giveaways..unwanted..love them all like crazy!! Wonderful new addition to the crew!!
Hugs, Sarah

Gail said...

Be careful...your kind and gently heart is showing.

Weekend Cowgirl said...

Cactus Rose is adorable. So glad you found her. Thanks for fixing your setting!!

sassyglassdesigns said...

What's the saying...."when a door closes, a window opens"...you were meant to find her and she looks right at home.

Cowgirl Goods said...

OMG Bridge she is gorgeous, I love those markings. She's a lucky kitty.

Kathy said...

That is so awesome. How lucky for her and how lucky for you! :)

Dusty Devoe said...

SHe is so cute! She is going to be one lucky little girl!

Paint Girl said...

That is so cool!! Cactus Rose is adorable!! She is so lucky that you guys found her!

Christina said...

What a lucky kitty! I am sure the buns will have no problem showing kitty who is boss and her name is great! I love buns of course and dogs too but there is something about cats, they have very special relationships with their humans.

Rural Rambler said...

Bridget I am so happy happy that Cactus Rose found you and the 5 star B&B! What a lucky kitty, she will be loved and treated with respect in the only way Heart of a Cowgirl knows. I will be looking for posts about Cactus Rose because she looks so much like our Country Cat that we miss so much.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Awwww... she is precious. And so is the story! -Tammy

Judy said...

I love kitties, they are my favorite. So sassy and have a "what can you do for me attitude". Love her new name.

Phyllis said...

What a cute and very lucky kitty! She would never have survived out there on her own.

What a great name for your cute little addition :)

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Oh How wonderful....looks like Cactus Rose has found a wonderful home:D Congrats on the new addition.

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Animals...such amazing gifts they are to us. She is an adorable kitty. Cracks me up seeing the big bunnies looking at her! I would love to come visit you one day. I would be in Heaven with all those critters! My kinda friend.
hugs,
shell