It was on a Sunday when Julie Falk was asked to foster a little 3 month old kitten that was abandoned outside. “I said I would do it, knowing that my daughter Emily, home from college, would be in love….” says Julie.
They named him Toby and were planning to find him a good home in 3 weeks because their cat Cally had never lived with another kitty, but it turned out that Toby was taken in by a much larger friend, a dog named Lucy. While Cally was not very pleased with the new comer, Lucy had a different story. “Gradually we introduced the new member of the household to Lucy, so she would know this was “her” cat… Eventually we let her sniff the cat. She was in love. After we felt it was safe, we put the kitten on the floor. Lucy laid down next to the little thing and assumed the nursing position, getting in occasional gentle licks. That was it. Lucy finally attained motherhood. Kitty is her puppy,” Julie writes on her flickr.
“Still, the kitten needed a new home. I tried to remain a stauch supporter of my husband’s position of ‘no new cat’. But he was the one who fell in love and caved. Emily wins again, just as she did in 1994 with keeping Cally.
Photos courtesy Julie Falk (flickr: CaptPiper).