Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Introducing Emma

A few weeks ago I introduced you to our new kitten Gizmo, and today I'd like you to meet Emma!


She and Gizmo just showed up at our place a few weeks ago and we don't know where they came from. They were both truly terrified of me at first, but I worked my magic on Gizmo and he came around before I knew it. Emma, however, wasn't so quick to become my best bud. I had to give her some space and show her that she could trust me before she would open up. After several days of feeding her and slowly getting closer and closer, she eventually caved and now plays with me all the time.


As much as she likes me, she is completely enamored with our older outdoor cat, Sylvester. Whenever Emma sees him coming, she runs to him as fast as she can. It's insanely adorable! Sylvester seems to adore her, too, and I often see him tumbling around on the ground with her or giving her a quick bath.


He used to roam most of the day, but now he spends nearly all of his time with Emma down by the chicken coop just watching over her. He is really taking his role of watchdog (er, watchcat) very seriously.


We've decided to keep Emma as an outside cat because she seems to really love being outdoors and she stays around the chicken coop area where Duchess (our chicken guard dog) and Sylvester protect her. Duchess doesn't mind her at all, but Emma still hisses at Duchess if she gets too close. It's so funny to see a tiny kitten stare a huge dog in the face and hiss at her! But Duchess just backs off and gives Emma her space when she needs it. This little girl has already found her place in our crazy animal menagerie and now I can't imagine our homestead without her.

~Tammy

50 comments:

  1. oh, sylvester and her are adorable together! how sweet!

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  2. Ahh, she looks like our Lucy. We found her under our deck last summer. It's hard to believe she was ever that small when you look at her now.

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  3. Emma is adorable! And so sweet, the bond between she & Sylvester!

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  4. What a cutie she is! The animals chose who they want to live with and it seems to be a good fit for everyone!

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  5. That is so darn cute!! We have a tuxedo cat too. Probably told you already. They are the best and he is an awesome hunter even at 12.

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  6. Gorgeous...and it always makes my heart sing when there is a happy ending to a cat story.

    Our Bootsie sure looks like your tuxedo...almost the same markings.

    Jen

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  7. Oh my gosh!!! She's completely adorable! I'm so glad she came around and has decided to stay! I can't believe that Sylvester cleans her and looks after her. She has him wrapped around her paw. :) Do you think Gizmo and her are siblings? They look so different from each other.

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  8. What cute pictures you have of their story! Emma is adorable....just like the rest of your bunch! Everyone seems so happy.......:))))))

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  9. Emma is adorable! What a fun family you have there Tammy! LOVE IT!

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  10. Oh how precious. Cats are the best!!

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  11. What a cute little kitty! Love your photos.

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  12. Oh she is cute. I love that she came around for you.

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  13. I love her! What a gorgeous kitten, and lovely friend for Sylvester, they certainly have a bond, so I can see why you wouldn't want to keep her inside. My kids would love a kitten just like her, but not sure that our Daisy would return the love, she fights with all the neighbours cats even though she's a small cat! S:)

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  14. That is adorable that Sylvester watches over her so well.

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  15. Emma is a cutie! I love the shots of Sylvester and Emma together, sweet interactions. Have a happy evening and week ahead!

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  16. Awww, my daughter just came in and was oohing and ahhing over your kitty so I showed her Gizmo too. We both think you're wonderful to have kept them. On the way to Gizmo we saw bee posts, pioneer ladies, and I told her about the syrup. I gave her back story of how you and your husband up and moved to the country because you wanted to. She thinks you are the ultimate in cool. I do too. :)

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  17. Holy crap, she's gorgeous! And I love that your older cat has taken her under his, er, paw. Too too cute :)
    Janie x

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  18. She is adorable Tammy! Those kitty's are lucky to have found you:)

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  19. What an adorable kitty - and I love the way she has a watch cat!

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  20. Such a sweet story! Could Sylvester possibly be her father?

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  21. they are beautiful and its wonderful they now have a home with you.can i ask though-please will you get them neutered?

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  22. What a sweetie and I LOVE how Sylvester has "adopted" her! :)

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  23. Oh my is she ever adorable!! Seriously!

    How special that they both found you and how special that Sylvester has been her "momma!"

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  24. So cute, I love her coloring :)

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  25. Emma is so cute! And it's great that Sylvester has taken her under his wing.

    I have a tortie calico like Emma--her name is Buntin. She is so loving and sweet but also quite feisty, which is supposedly a tortie thing. I wonder if little Emma will have a "tortitude." It sounds like she might if she's already being a bit bossy with Duchess :)

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  26. What a sweet little thing and I adore the photos of her with Sylvester. That's just the cutest thing ever. :)

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  27. That is so sweet.. I love cats and Sylvester is a gorgeous animal and nice, too, it seems.. smile..xo

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  28. Lovely pics, really captured her spirit!

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  29. What a little darling.It's always so sweet to see animals interact like that. I guess he always wanted to nurture and now he can. She is an adorable addition to your family. Deb

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  30. Such a sweet story! Isn't she just darling? I love how your older pets just accept and love her. You have such a lovely little farm full of happy pets. xo

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  31. Do you think Emma and gizmo are siblings? How awesome they chose you.

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  32. Emma is just beautiful with all those swirls of color! And Sylvester has the face of a panther (a nice one!). It's so nice that the kitties all get along!

    XO,
    Jane

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  33. You do have magic kitty powers! Happy to hear she is settling in, comfy and loved. She's adorable.

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  34. So happy that Emma is settling in with her new family so well! I absolutely love the pictures of her and Sylvester! Adorable :)

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  35. Your pet population keeps going up. I love a home filled with animals.

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  36. Oh hello sweet little Emma! So great that she and Sylvester get along so well.

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  37. Oh, what a sweet pair they make.

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  38. Oh Emma is certainly beautiful she was lucky you found each other. Darn people that drop them off she is very lucky her and Gizmo. Sylvester is lucky to have new friends. B

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  39. Oh my gosh I think I just overdosed on cuteness with those pics of Emma and Sylvester!! That's so cute it should be illegal!

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  40. how sweet!!
    emma is adorable. thanks for sharing these gorgeous shots.

    have a great weekend~
    missed you!

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  41. What a heart-warming story! I really like the love that Emma & Sylvester share in that last photo. She seems so happy in her new home with you.

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  42. How sweet. I'm glad these little kitties have found a home with you.
    Looks like Sylvester is happy to have the company as well.
    We had a drop-off dog come to our house on Memorial Day weekend. He has been a sweetie to have around...and our older than dirt boxer, Trouble loves him, like a naughty little brother!
    Pat

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  43. Lovely little pair it's great the way they all get on.. I think the kitten sensed a place where she will be loved ..I love these shots! Wonderful.
    Enjoy :)

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  44. Wow what cute little kitties! I love that Sylvester is so protective of her! Adorable.

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  45. Emma has lovely markings!! She will eventually cuddle up to Duchess - I bet!!

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  46. I love how having Emma come into your lives worked out so well for everyone! She was meant to find you Tammy!

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  47. Cute, cute, cute! It must be hard to resist those beautiful eyes, even Sylvester is powerless under Emma's gaze. :-)

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