Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Adoption



I found this sweet, tiny little Steiff kitty at the flea market...



She seemed to want to come home with me...



Isn't she dear? She looked a little lost...



Starla! No! Be careful....that's a Steiff!



But I need not have worried.
Starla sniffed the little kitty and licked her on the top of her head...



And then she claimed her as her own...



She guarded her...



protected her...



and seemed to reassure the little kitty that she would take care of her...



and then she took a little nap with her...



I think it was love at first sight.
Starla never had a kitten of her own.
Now she does.

58 comments:

The French Bear said...

Oh my, I think that is the cutest thing I have ever seen, how sweet! Aren't you generous, to let her have a Steiff!!! Hahaha...... that just made me laugh, of course she loved it, she's been taking lessons on how to collect!!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Hill Country House Girl said...

Isn't that so funny. Your cat is beautiful and your new Steiff kitty precious. I had a cat once who only wanted to play with the stuffed kitty out of all the other stuffed animals in my daughter's bedroom - she knew, just like yours does!

Diane said...

I am so glad that little kitty came home with you I think she will be welcomed by you and your Kitty cat. What a darling addition to your home (:
Hugs, Diane

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oh Laura, that is the most precious thing I have ever seen! What a sweet kitty you have, now she has a kitten of her own... my kitty Pumpkin who is in kitty heaven now used to carry a little "pumpkin" ball in her mouth and yowl and then lay it at our feet... our vet said she thought it was her kitten, for real! How sweet they are! I am still looking for a little Steiff squirrel like yours... I do have a cute vintage Steiff bunny... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

sissie said...

Oh my, I think I am tearing up! Starla is so sweet looking and I believe that she really does love that little kitten. I have two sweet kitties pictured on my blog and I love the cute things that they do. My older cat has a toy called "wormie," that she treats like a baby. Aren't they precious?

Theresa said...

Well, that was so sweet... it just about made me cry:) Love that little kitty, actually both of them. Thanks for sharing these sweet pictures!

Cindy said...

SA-Weet!
Great pictures....just adorable.:o)

Anonymous said...

Starla needed a little buddy to protect and sleep with! How sweet is that?

Kathy

beck said...

Gorgeous kitties!! What a pair of sweeties xo

FILIGREE MOON said...

Starla has expensive taste. Such sweet photos sure to bring a smile! ~ Angela

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Awwww... how cute is that?!

Joan@anthinggoeshere said...

Isn't that the best? Our dog, Scooter, adopted a rubber carrot as her child....this is certainly cuter. Scooter attachment was kind of weird.

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Oh....that is so very, very darling..you have made Starla SO happy and content...she will be a wonderful mother to her new "kitty."~~please keep us up with the continuing saga of those two. ~~ promise ??~~

Rose
http://delightfulclutter.blogspot.com/

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

your kitties are so dear! these photos totally made my night!

Mitzi said...

That is just the sweetest thing I have ever seen. She actually looks like she is taking care of a little kitten. Thanks for the "ahh" moment.

stefanie said...

soooo sweet!!!

KarenB said...

She's precious!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Funny how our animals know the things we love and protect them. You could show me pictures of Starla everyday and my heart would melt everytime. Cute post!
xxx.....C

Jacqueline said...

Oh Laura, cats are so funny, aren't they. Mine used to do the funniest things and I loved them for it. I really miss them.
Your two seem to be the best of friends so you have probably lost your Stieff kitten now !
Have a lovely week, Laura. XXXX

Angie @ Free Rein said...

Too sweet! You couldn't have asked for better photos.

Chemin des Muguets said...

Laura,

Those two sweet kitties together - how dear is that.

Marjorie

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Laura, that is the sweetest adoption story I've ever seen! They look so happy together.

Ann On and On... said...

My mom emailed me to check out your post...I'm glad she did, how cute!

Welcome to Yaya Chique! said...

Okay...sorry, but not a cat lover here. BUT--this is PRECIOUS!!!

Now, give me a panther or a lioness and then I can say how much I LOVE cats! (gotta be the Muskogee in me ya think?)

xo...deb

Chrissy said...

Your just a big softy Laura!! x00xx0

north pal said...

your starla looks so loving and sweet. she seems to be very content. both kitties are keepers. Bestest,Denise

BellaRosa said...

Laura what an adorable post, I would show it to my girls but then I would hear it forever how we need to get a kitten :) being there are 2 of us in this house with allergies and asthma, the kitten issue is forever ongoing :)But still...looking at the pictures of your pretty kittens made my heart smile..Rose

vintagesue said...

i love this post. what an adorable story. the perfect antidote to the last hour of googling (is that a word?) venomous house spider bites.
this is just what i needed to read to take my mind off of the big spiders lurking in my basement.
maybe i need to throw them a steiff wolf spider baby so they won't use their fangs to bite me!! lol.
you kitties are super sweet and i adore that your starla took on a toy cat. that is why steiff animals are so adored....because they are as close to real as you can get. sweetness.
take care
sue

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Too Cute...and what a great find at the antique store.
Deb :)

jade said...

Oh Laura,
your Starla is sooooo sweet with this lovely kitty!!!!! I would like to kiss your little Starla - she looks like Katie!!!!! And Starla is a little bit like you - she loves all this wonderful old treasures from the flea market......it makes me smile and start lucky in this new week (its raining, dark and cold)!!!!!

Have a wonderful week kisses to Starla and her Steiff and thank you for sweet post,
Hugs Jade

Fete et Fleur said...

PRECIOUS!! I have tears in my eyes. Your Starla is gorgeous!

Hugs!
Nancy

PS Beautiful name, Starla . . .

Les Cotrions said...

Hello Laura! You made such a sweet and funny post! Starla is so maternal!!!
Have a sweet week!
Big hugs
Vale

Emilie & Guillaume said...

The both are lovely !

a mermaids purse said...

such a lovely blog! such a sweet kitten! beautiful!! x

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

So cute, she did indeed look lost... thanks for the warm welcome back.

Greet said...

Dear Laura,

This is so cute, so wonderful, so warm!

Thank you for the congrats for the birth of Tristan!

xx
Greet

Bonnie said...

Oh my gosh that is so adorable!!!! Your pictures and story of Starla and her new little star Steiff kitty are so sweet! I'm glad the little kitty found such a wonderful mum and new home.

cheryl kuhn said...

Oh how lucky Starla is to have her very own little kittie, I don't know which one is cuter!!

Ange said...

Magique...

Bleudelavande said...

That's so sweet!!!
Have a nice week

miniacollection said...

What beautiful photos, as always. How lucky you were to find a Steiff kitty, it's really beautiful. The photos of the kitty with your cat are great and so full of tenderness. Absolutely wonderful !

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Oh my - my heart is leaping! The sweetest thing I've seen in a long time. ♥

Deb said...

Adorable post! The Steiff kitty was a fabulous find ~ no wonder your sweet cat "adopted" it right away :-)

Uncanny Festoon said...

Ok...chill bumps...that is the cutest ever! Ahhhhh.





Joy.............always

Fields of Linen & White said...

Starla is sooooo cute. I have 6 kitties, all the same color as Starla, and all females. Some days I have my hands full.
Blessings~Cheryl

Kay said...

Your pictures are the nicest thing i have seen today....sooooooo cute....xx

Bettyann said...

oh how sweet..I think many of us have been touched by Starla and her new darling..

Holly Loves Art said...

Such an adorable new kitty... such a sweet blog post! Love all the photos!!

Anonymous said...

Honestly Laura, that is the cutest thing I have ever seen. You did not promise too much when we talked. It is different from the kitty Peter had when he was a baby-so cute!!!!!!!!! What a find! Missed you yesterday, but will see you on Saturday.
Lots of hugs,
Evi

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Steiff is a label we humans put on it... to Starla its a new friend to wing around the house and leave lying on the floor 'till you happen upon it in the middle of the night on your way to the bathroom.
Susan

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Oh that is the cutest thing ever!
~Debra The Capers of the Vintage Vixens

Lori said...

Ahhhh.. SO cute! I'm not so sure my kitty would show the same amount of love and affection. Beautiful pictures.

Lisa said...

Oh I love it!!! This is just great!!! Your kitties are the greatest!
Hugs, Lisa

June said...

Laura, I am loving me some kitties tonight. So cute. What a great find this Steiff is.
Hugs,
June

Sussi said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, cute

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

That's darling. So glad Starla has her own kitty now to keep her company - so cute.

okcamp said...

What a sweet kitty. Losing a pet is so hard. I cried like a baby when I had to put down 'mouse.' She had been in our family for fifteen years. After a month of vet visits we finally decided that treatment was futile and that she had suffered enough.

Mouse also had a toy: an adorable little gray mouse in a pink tutu about the size as Starla's Steiff. She'd hold it in her paws and we'd play a game of trying to take it away from her. That never ended well (for us).

My condolences.

Rachel Noelle said...

this post about your precious Starla melted my heart..she is so precious with the baby steiff kitty. RIP Starla xo