This is little Mollie. Her mommy left her under my bedroom window when she was a tiny kitten.
One night, I kept hearing a tiny "meow". I took a flashlight out and looked in the cast iron leaves under my bedroom window and couldn't see anything. Then, the next morning I saw Charlie staring at something in the bushes in the backyard. Mollie had squeezed under the back gate.
The love began!
She and Charlie became best friends and it was so much fun to watch them play. Kittens are just so, so cute anyway, playing and stalking everything. I tried to get her to live in the garden shed, but she loved Charlie and insisted on following him in the doggie door. I could not keep her out of the house.
I'm a painter and my studio is big and open. She would climb on my shelves and knock paint off. Twice when I was painting a bench and a table, she jumped up on the wet paint. I know she was just trying to be with me, but it JUST COULD NOT WORK!! Too frustrating for me.
When she was smaller, she would sleep in this bowl. So cute! She was a sweet, beautiful tortie calico, but I had to find her a new home.
For a whole year, I searched and looked for the perfect home. I felt sooooo guilty, but just could not have her inside my house.
Finally, my friend Monica found her a WONDERFUL home. They had three other cats and just loved Mollie. Their cats were "inside" only, so that was perfect for her.
That was three years ago, but I still remember her and every once in a while, I have a little guilt feeling, but she's wonderfully happy, now. Marty is the new mom and she has shared photos and let me know how happy Mollie is and how happy they are to have her.
Slowly, I'm getting over it.