Saturday, May 6, 2017

This Week (A furry adoption!)

The highlight of the week was Thursday, so I’m going to focus on that. We drove down to Ottawa late morning to visit with the younger daughter, which is always enjoyable. The three of us went to lunch at a place called The Green Door that has been around since 1988. It serves vegetarian, vegan and gluten free foods. It is a buffet style restaurant where you choose what you want, pay by weight and sit wherever you find a spot. I sampled a bit of this and that and the other, and let me just say, I couldn’t get over how delicious everything was. If you ever find yourself in Ottawa and are looking for wholesome and tasty food, this is the place to go!


After we filled our bellies and they were singing joyfully, we headed to PetSmart where one little furball went from this:


To this:


To this:




Introducing Obi, short for Obsidian. Isn’t she adorable? When my younger daughter mentioned earlier this year that she was planning to adopt a cat, I told her we would get the cat for her just like we’d done for her sister, which I wrote about here. Fair is fair. And that's what we did on Thursday.

The whole experience was wonderful. Every time I’m there to witness an animal get adopted from a shelter, my heart sings. I was telling my husband and daughter on Thursday that I’d readily do a job of accompanying people to adopt these animals in need of loving homes.

Obi settled right in, and she’s not only great with people and amazingly tolerant, she’s also, according to my daughter’s text messages yesterday, a big chatterbox. She will make a wonderful companion for my daughter.

The rest of the week pales in comparison to that day, so I will end this post here. Have a wonderful weekend!

45 comments:

  1. Hello Obi! You are adorable!
    I can just imagine your feeling, Martha, when Obi left that store!
    Have a good weekend.

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    1. It was a great feeling, Jim. This little furry girl is now in a happy home.

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  2. Oh, I'm very happy for your daughter!! Obi reminds me very much of my childhood cat, Cleo who was a really cool cat! That's great the she is settling in so well already. -Jenn

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    1. She loves her new home. It took her 0 seconds to settle right in!

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  3. Ohhhhhh, She got herself a keddy. Wonderful! obi is a luck girl😺

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  4. How wonderful Martha!!! I love seeing animals of all kinds given another chance for a happy home with lots of love. Obi is beautiful and seems to be telling your daughter her life story and how happy she is now!!!
    Love the photos and also the place that you went to eat sounds great!!!

    Big Hugs to 💕💞💕

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    1. You may be right, Jan! All that chattering is probably Obi telling her story. That is such a cute thought!

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  5. Well, any post about getting a new cat is a good one. Yay, kitty! I bet your daughter is thrilled!

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  6. Obi is so adorable! Glad you got a chance to be part of her homecoming. That does sound like an interesting restaurant. Very creative with how they serve the food. Have a great weekend!

    Betty

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    1. It was a really great day. I was so happy to see that kitty and my daughter come together. So cute.

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  7. What a cute kitty! I love hearing about pets being adopted. Congrats to your daughter on her new furry friend.

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    1. It's always a wonderful thing when one of these animals finds a loving home!

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  8. What a great day you all had on Thursday ... so nice to spend time like that.
    Obi looks adorable, loved seeing all of your photo's.

    Have a great weekend

    All the best Jan

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  9. Cutie Pie. A little more random fluffs of fur on the floor is worth the extra loving!

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  10. We all need days like you had on Thursday.

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  11. Lookit those little pink toes and that little pink nose! She is sweet. It always makes me happy to see a furry one get a new loving home. Yay for all of you!

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    1. Me, too! I just love when these furballs get adopted and head home. It is such a great feeling.

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  12. Obi, you have adopted a lovely family. You will be happy, safe, and loved with Martha's daughter.

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    1. She sure will be! And she will be a great companion to my daughter for years to come.

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  13. That is wonderful news! Obi is adorable.

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    1. She is a real sweetie. And she will love her new home.

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  14. How wonderful, both for Obi and your daughter! I'm sure they will be BFFs forever!

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    1. No doubt about that, Debra. I am so happy for my daughter. She has a little friend in Ottawa that will adore her.

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  15. Did you know Tuxedo cats are smart and affectionate? I've never had a girl, but my Jacob is wonderful. I hope she enjoys her new life.

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    1. I've never had a Tuxedo cat but already I see what you mean! This little miss is smart as a whip and very affectionate! And she's a chatterbox.

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  16. Sounds like that's a great place. Hold the dairy and eggs for me, and I'm in. What a cute little kitten. OMG.

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    1. I think you would love that place. Lots of organic foods, lots of healthy stuff and a huge selection. I loved it and will definitely visit again.

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    2. I'm all about the plants, so sounds good to me.

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    3. I wish we lived closer; we'd take a drive together!

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    4. Yes. That would be so fun. Cameras, out and about.

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  17. I am glad that you enjoyed your time with your lovingly daughter .
    Green door sounds wonderful place through your happy bellies story my friend!
    i Loved obi she is superb and irresistibly cute!
    your daughter must be so happy that you kept your promise and brought her an adorable company

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    1. She was so happy with this adoption and that made me happy, too. I like knowing that she has this little kitty for company. It will be great for her. My favourite thing is spending time with my daughters. They are such wonderful young women and I am proud of both.

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  18. My cat looked exactly like that one and I miss him. Wish I could get another one, I'd have a chocolate cream Burmese and one of those silver stripe ones.

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  19. Little Obi is so cute. Lucky her! If she's going to your daughter, I know she is going to a great home! The geologist in me loves her name "Obsidian!"

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    1. Isn't that just such an interesting name? Very unique for a sweet cat. She'll be very happy with my daughter. They'll take care of each other :)

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