As we celebrated Lily Olivia’s 15th birthday yesterday, I thought it would be nice to feature her today as a kitten and share just a bit of her story.*
I always say that I liberated Lily Olivia, as opposed to rescued. Lily and her four litter mates were born and lived about two blocks from us. We watched them for several weeks playing in the street at a busy intersection. We would try to coax them onto the sidewalk when we were on our evening walk. One day, we noticed there were no longer five kittens but only four.
At the same time, a friend was looking for a kitten. One night, after dark, the two of us took some small morsels of meat and drove the two blocks to the kittens’ location. We found them playing in the alley. A small trail of meat to the car door, and Parker, a male tabby, was on his way to his forever home.
During all this time, I had been making friends with the kittens and giving them Pounce cat treats each night when we walked. I was falling more and more in love with the darling little calico in the group. One night I invited her and the two remaining tabbies to follow us home and started running in that direction. They followed with little prompting.
A call to Parker’s new mom, and the two tabby boys, to be named Winston and Sebastian, rejoined their brother. And the little calico became our Lily Olivia.
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* The last couple of weeks, I have used this hop to display and tell you about cats from our past, and I will continue to do so in the future.
That is such a wonderful story! Lily Olivia is a beauty and she is having a great life 🙂 xox
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What a wonderful story! Happy Birthday Lily Olivia 🙂
15 wow that is an amazing age and to look so good still purrrrrrrr
I know we are a day late (hmm hmm MOM) but what a wonderful story thank you for sharing! Love the artsy picture of Lily Olivia as a kitten too!
What a great story. Thanks to your Mom for taking the time and effort to work with those who needed help. If more people would just look around and see the people and pets that are in need there would be much less sadness in the world
What a great story. You must have felt like a member of The Delta Force. 🙂
Oh, Lily Olivia! I am sooooooo sorry to be late with Birfday Greetings for your beauteous self! ::glares at Human:: I think maybe the Human needs to go to the moon and STAY there–honestly, she might as well be there for all the good she is to me these past few weeks! I hope you had a glorious day, L-O! So wonderful that your Mom rescued you and all your brothers too XOXOXOXO
Aww what a lovely liberation. Sisfur you are very lucky you weren’t hurt on that road! You look super cute in the photo!
Love your liberation story Lily Olivia.
That was a wonderful liberation story and that bunch of kittens were sure lucky you crossed paths!
absolutely love that beautiful kitten story. Thank you for sharing! What a gorgeous gorgeous girl Lily Olivia is! Happy Belated Birthday Sweetheart!
Awww this is such a nice story. It’s great that the kittens got good homes. Lily Olivia certainly is a beautiful cat. Our mom has a real soft spot for calico cats too. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S)
I love happy endings!
Lily Olivia, you are beautiful…and so lucky to have such a great home. 🙂
What a lovely story and a beautiful kitten photo of Lily Olivia. Happy Caturday!
We’ve loved learning more about the kitties’ origins! And we love the star texture you used too!
What a wonderful story that four kittens were afforded the good life. Let’s hope the fifth was also taken home by a caring person.Lily Olivia, upon reading your story I understood why we are kindred spirits ; we both lived on the streets! Of course your street life was far shorter lived than mine which spanned over a ten year period and for this I am truly grateful. Being a kitty out on the streets is not a good life. May you have many more wonderful years with your loving family.
of the critters in the cottage xo
Lucky Lily Olivia! She got her forever home and you got a gorgeous sweet girl who celebrated her birthday on the Moon!!!!
What a happy story! We love how Lily Olivia and her brofurs were rescued off the streets. YAY!
What a GRRREat Story! Kodos!
That is a beautiful picture of Lily Olivia, and a lovely story of how she came to live with you.
Precious beautiful most loved, little girl. xxooox
Lovely artphoto on Lily Olivia <3
Loved the story about how she become your cat 🙂
Happy Birthday, Lilo! That’s celeb speak for Lily Olivia. What a great story. Too bad we can’t do that for all the homeless kittehs. TW loves the little calico in the park and there’s one a couple of blocks from us. TW feeds them both but I won’t let her bring them home.
Thanks for sharing Lily Olivia’s story. We love hearing about rescued kitties, and you rescued the whole family! It’s a great picture of her too. We hope she enjoyed her birthday festivities this weekend!
What a lovely story on how Lily Olivia came to live with you. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly
Lovely story and photo!
I loved hearing the story about Lily Olivia – I’m so glad you saved her and her siblings!
Oh BOOTIFUL Lily Olivia… a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY from me, and I have MANY smoochies for you!!
love this photo,xx Rachel
What a sweet kitten picture of Lily Olivia and great to hear her story…so glad it had a good ending and she ended up safe and loved with you and that her three brothers ended up with your friend.
That’s a pretty lady…
I love this. What a beauty! ~xo~