Friday, September 5, 2008


Friday's Favorite Family Foto


Olivia has been part of our family since May of 1999. She was found in a porta-jon where my husband works when she was probably around six weeks old. She was dirty and greasy - just a nasty little black ball of fur with big green eyes. My husband brought her home and we cleaned her up. She never shyed away from us. She just took over and made herself at home.

Just a week before Olivia came into our lives, my daddy had died. Olivia was the greatest comfort to me. In spite of my grief, she made me laugh with her antics.
She loved to watch television, sitting right in front of it, looking way up to see it and almost falling back. She loved to watch races on television. She followed the cars as they crossed the screen. She would talk to us by making short little chirping sounds, which she still does.

Today, Livvie is a beautiful cat with big golden eyes. My husband says she thinks I'm her mother...that's okay, she is my baby.

The photo above is Olivia in my daughter's pocket shortly after coming to live with us.

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DIANE at A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

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CLAUDIE at Tickled Pink

MONTEE at Palmetto Girl

CAROLYN at Wings of Eagles

LORI at Oodles of Noodles

MARY at Across The Pond


Jeanne said...

Dear Deborah, Olivia is a beautiful cat. She sure found a loving home. That certifies her to the name of 'lucky cat'
Two more days to your trip. My prayers will be with you each day you are gone for a safe and wonderful journey.

Love and travel blessings...Jeanne

Lori said...

I must say, Better than a mouse in your pocket!!**giggle**

Montee said...

What a cute kitty! We have G-Blanco(named after one of my husband's ballplayers, Gregor Blanco)and he was found in a barn without his mother. We took him in. He was the scrawniest thing with huge ears. Now G-Blanco or GG, is a white fluffy cat with blue eyes. My neighbor thinks he could be in commercials.

Mary said...

She's just the sweetest kitty - thank goodness you rescued her and made her part of your lovely home.

I'm late, but I have posted this morning for FFFF - wasn't sure you would be doing it as you're getting ready to fly!!

Hugs - hope you and dh have a fabulous, safe and fun trip.
Love - Mary & Bob.

Becky said...

What a darling kitten.
Pets are people too lol

claudie said...

My favorite fur in the whole wide world!!!
I have so many pictures of all my rescues..on my blog page if you care to see them. I have one little girl in my pocket also that was snug as a bug in a rug.
Thanks for making my day
Claudie from Canada

Beverly said...

Deborah, you always make everything special. I can read your gentle spirit in the words you write.

You and Olivia were there for each other when you both needed someone.

Vanessa Greenway said...

Hi Deborah! Here I am and I just posted about FFFF. That is such an adorable kitty! So cute! I wish you have a great time on your trip and hope to see you when you get back! Hugs! Vanessa

Dawn said...

Awww, what a sweet story. I'm glad you found each other at a time when both of you needed each other.

take care,

Joy said...

I loved your story and photo. What a little darling Olivia is!

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Sounds like Olivia was meant to be your baby. She was so cute and such a moving story. Please have a safe trip, I'll be thinking about you.


Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Olivia is gorgeous. I love black cats, I miss mine terribly.

Thank you for visiting today!

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Oh, Deborah - Olivia is just beautiful! I just did a post not too long ago about my black kitty... I'm so glad you enjoyed the blackbird slideshow - I certainly enjoyed Olivia's slideshow!!...Donna