I haven't mentioned this before, but for a little over a month we have had a cat!! Of course, it was not something that we planned. We lost Olivia the second week of September and I was still sort of missing her and still sort of enjoying having one less thing to worry about. A Maggie would say, this is the cat that God gave us.
We were outside playing and this sweet cat just walked up. He was obviously hungry and thirsty and seemed extremely affectionate. We gave him some leftovers and a little water and he just didn't want to leave. Within a couple of minutes, Ellie had given him the name "Rainbow". Maggie had saved a plastic tray from our trip to the greenhouse that day and she immediately created a bed for him. We put it on our back porch with a bowl of milk and decided that if he managed to stick around until morning we would buy food, a food and water dish and a flea collar for him. Rainbow had on a decorative collar that was too small and very worn, so we removed it and replaced it with a purple collar. I talked to our neighbor and Rainbow had visited their house for a couple of days earlier in the week. We aren't sure why he left his other home, but I told Maggie that we would love him for as long as he was here.
Maggie has spent many hours playing with him and he happily lets her do all sorts of stuff with him. He runs through the door every morning when we go out to feed him and really seems to want to be where we are. He has brought lots of happiness to our family and Maggie says that he is the pet she has always dreamed of.
And I am sort of in love with his crooked smile.