Loving Tabby - Pumpkin and his adopted brother.
Introducing a new cat to the household is always a stressful event. So when this little grey, wild kitten showed up at our house (we lived in the middle of woods - no neighbors around) I was determined to rescue him (which at the time I didn't know it was a him). We named him Tuesday, the day he first showed up.
What a fast and feisty little cat - Tuesday eluded capture a number of times but finally caught him in a coon cage-type trap. I thought he would freak but didn't - had this slightly unsure look on his face but he knew this was going to be good for him.
Now the hard part - the introduction. Had several cats at the time all real mellow - but my concern was with Pumpkin - though a sweet tabby he was no doubt an alpha and I've seen him dispatch intruders very, very, very aggressively.
So Pumpkin meets kitten Tuesday - not only immediate acceptance but obvious love. It's like they always knew each other and I've often wondered if it was from past lives. They were constant and loving companions in life for over 16 years - a truly incredible event that non related cats should be so bonded.
I was a privilege to experience this and take care of them. Both have since returned to kitty heaven.