Friday, 8 February 2013

focusing on life–week 6–feel the love

Well, this week our fearless leader Sally said: “Feel the love that the universe is trying to show us everyday!”

Last week I was boasting about how cute my daughter’s politeness streak is.  That she enjoys opening her door to let the cat leave post snuggle every night. Cat walks through and she sweetly says: “You’re welcome Roxy”.  Now I think you should meet Roxy.

Roxy was a shelter kitty. We almost missed seeing her entirely.  My husband caught sight of her just before we left the shelter.  I read her little card and saw she was a girl, had a cold, and was polydactyl.  I just had to see. they opened the cage I slipped my hand under her sleeping belly and as soon as I cupped it she was purring.   Instant love.  Wouldn’t you know it we were then two minutes past the time for adoptions so we had to leave without her.  They said they could put a hold for one day, but then there was a whole impossible schedule to get back.  Long story short I picked up the phone the next day they were open and negotiated that I would go in on my lunch, start the paperwork, and then pick her up after my shift (which was after the last adoption time, hence the complication).  Of course the person working on the paperwork at my lunch hour didn’t seem to register that I was taking her later even though I pointed it out several times.   I very nearly had to have her under my desk for half a day but it worked out in the end.

Anyways all that was five years ago and I now work remotely from my home and Roxy usually hangs out with me most of the day.  Occasionally she hops on the desk and nibbles my elbow while I work requesting a place on my lap and a little cuddle.  She kneads my thigh with both six-toed front paws and purrs loudly.  She is a picture of love in every way.

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Ain’t she a sweetie! And look she’s a little heart face too.  Looking forward to seeing everyone’s little frozen moment of love, head on over to Sally’s blog to see the love multiplied.

26 comments:

  1. Awww, Roxy is a sweetie. I'm loving seeing everyone's fur baby and reading the stories. There's a lot of love there.

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  2. Roxy sounds like a wonderful kitty. Look at those beautiful eyes! I enjoyed reading her story - and so happy that your husband spotted her just before you left the shelter - look what a perfect companion she has become!

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  3. what a beauty!! our molly is a shelter cat too - they told us the black ones already get left...
    i'm feeling the love :)
    happy saturday!
    no. 18

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  4. Hi Emma, Love your Roxy. It sounds like it was meant to be when your hubby saw her in the shelter. My post is about our shelter kitties, too. Something about their sweet faces makes you "Feel the Love."

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  5. Roxy is a beautiful kitty with amazing eyes. I'm also loving all of the fur baby love hanging out on Focus on Life today.

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  6. OH! Love your story - it makes her so special. And her eyes, so amazing.

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  7. She is a beauty. I love cats. I rely on other people in my life to keep me from becoming a crazy cat lady :-)

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  8. Beautiful cat, what wonderful eyes that you have highlighted in your photo!

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  9. How cute!!!! Outside of kids....I think our animals are our best friends...well after hubby too!

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  10. Those eyes are mesmerizing. She is certainly irresistible.

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  11. She's a beauty. I love black cats. I once had 15 of them.
    Yes, I'm a crazy cat lady

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  12. She is such a sweet looking girl! Love those eyes just looking at you saying pet me, pet me ;)

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  13. Oh, wow, she's beautiful! I love her eyes - truly gorgeous!

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  14. I can just about hear her purrrrrr.

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  15. Oh Emma! She is beautiful! Look at those eyes! She has such a sweet face how can you not love her!

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  16. She is so gorgeous! Wonder what she is thinking behind those deep eyes!

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  17. Pets are "feeling the love" during this week's hop! I had planned to include my cat but the photos didn't come out. Your Roxy is a sweetheart for sure. Thanks for letting her say "hi."

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  18. She's gorgeous! I love your photo.

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  19. She is so sweet! and so glad you were able to adopt her! the same happened to us when we went to adopt our shelter dog ... right at the end of the day!

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  20. I can see why you feel love for her, she has such a sweetness in her eyes. So glad that your husband caught sight of her and you were able to adopt her. Our dog was adopted as well. A little over five years ago, we went to a pet fair sponsored by a dog rescue organization. We were supposed to meet two specific dogs that the rescue thought would be a good fit. Before we even got a chance to meet them, Twila just walked right up to me, climbed onto my lap and proceeded to give me kisses. It was love at first lick! She instantly won our hearts.

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  21. What a sweet picture and I enjoyed your story about how you acquired Roxt.

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  22. Those eyes! And polydactyl too?! I have 2 dogs, 1 cat, all rescues - with stories... so glad you found each other - it was meant to be.

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  23. Oh, she's absolutely beautiful! I do miss my Hershey, who looked very like her and lived to the ripe old age of 21; we had had her since she was 6 weeks.

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  24. I need a kitty friend too now!

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  25. She is a beauty! All of our cats have been rescues as well - isn't it wonderful how they capture our hearts?

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