Friday, 26 September 2008

13 Photos of Sophie the Kitten!

13 Photos of Sophie the Kitten!

Hey, all! This week, I'm a little pressed for time, so I thought I'd present you with 13 photos of my newly-adopted furbaby, Sophie!

Here's a little background, first... I've wanted to adopt a kitty for some time, now. Since arriving in Italy, in fact. My husband slowly warmed up to the idea, and we agreed to choose a kitten or cat from the local shelter as soon as we returned from the States. Little did I realize that, as I was leaving for the US, the sister of a friend of my husband had discovered a kitten in a dumpster and was nursing it to health. The kitten was dubbed "Soffio" (Italian for "a puff of breath/wind"), as she had been almost literally a breath away from perishing.

Knowing that we were "in the market" for a kitten, we were sought out by this friend who put on the "hard sell" to my husband for most of the summer. He told me when he arrived in the States in August that we were being offered this kitten. We decided to "meet" the kitty when we got home. Our theory was that we wouldn't take in a kitten that didn't warm to us - we had to be "chosen", in the end.

September 1st, we arrived in Italy. September 2nd, we went to dinner with this friend, who continued to try to persuade us to take the kitten. We agreed to "meet" the kitten in our home on September 4th; she's been with us ever since.

And so, now, I present to you: Signorina Sophie Menozzi!





These pics are from Sophie's first evening with us - the "meeting" night. She took a shine to us immediately.



By the end of the night, she was right at home, as you can see.



Within a couple of days, she was exploring her new home with confidence.


Sophie got lots of toys to play with - including Red Mousie, seen above...



And a ball of yarn, seen unwound in the previous pic...


A perfectly "Kitten" moment...



And, finally, curled up and comfy on our bed. We've only had her for one month, but we're already in love - even though she' a pain in the tushie, sometimes... ;)

And speaking of instant love...

Just scroll down...

Keep going...

Yeah, it'll be worth it...


Gonzalo Canale - Italian Rugby player


Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

Can't say I find the picture of the guy instant love...ick, butts! But, oh, the kitten is so cute!

Happy 13!

Toni said...

OOOOHHH what an adorable little kitty. Happy t13. Mine is up at A Daily Dose.
A Daily Dose of Toni

Adelle said...

Cute cat.... nice butt lol Happy T13!

Anonymous said...

Awwwwwwww ...... Sophie is precious!!! Happy Thursday! *HUGS*

Debbie Mumford said...

What a lucky kitten!!! Congrats!

Nina Pierce said...

Oh, he's so cute! I mean SHE! SHE'S adorable! Really, I meant Sophie, the cat. I wasn't staring at the guys butt. Really I was looking at your cat. Oh forget it I know you don't believe me. *vbg*

Jennifer McKenzie said...

Very cute kitty.
And I thought when I saw your eye candy "Can I help you with those?" LOL.
(I don't believe you either, Nina)

Alice Audrey said...

Wahhhhh, I want a kitten!

Tempest Knight said...

Awww... she's sooo cute!!! *wg*

Paige Tyler said...

She is too cute! And so is the guy! LOL!


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Shelley Munro said...

She's very cute and it looks like she's made herself right at home!

Heather said...

Oh, she's absolutely adorable - what a sweetie!

Anonymous said...

Cute kitty!

Chloe Devlin said...

Such a cute kitten. Makes me want to get another one -- in addition to the two cats I already have.