What is orange and white and has three legs?
Our new boy!
Yep, here he is in all of his sweetness. The name they gave him at the shelter was "Lego," (short for Legolas) but we're not sure we'll keep calling him that. We are trying to think of better names (of course we tried that with GK as well, and you all know how that ended ...).
Anyway, he officially joined the family this past Monday. I found out about him through my friend Kate (of Kelbourne Woolens and Vintage Modern Knits fame), who volunteers at the city animal shelter (I am too much of a wimp to be able to handle that kind of thing). She took him home as a foster while he was recovering from his amputation surgery. He showed up at the shelter with a badly mangled left back leg, which had to be removed. Other than a slight infection that was treated, he recovered well enough to be adopted. But, needless to say, a three-legged cat is not likely to be whisked out of the shelter.
The Cat Currently Known as Lego is a very happy boy, I have to say. They think he's about a year old, so he is still very kitten-like. And one thing I was worried about was all the steps in our house. We live in an old Philadelphia rowhouse, and there are LOTS of steps. Suffice it to say he dashes up and down with no problem. (Actually, he does steps better than I do!)
Jetsam was puzzled at first - I think he couldn't figure out how another kitty turned up ... but they have found many things they have in common, like a good game of Kitty Tease:
They are also both good eaters (it's a family trait, what can I say?), and cuddle boys. They are becoming better friends every day, and I think it is making Jetsam less lonely. If you look closely at the picture above, you can see where the amputation was. It's healing nicely, and it won't be long before the fur will grow back and it won't be as disturbing to see.
And talk about pretty markings, look at this shot:
Isn't he a beautiful boy?
We are having a great time with him, and he seems to be enjoying himself immensely. I'm so glad that we were able to adopt him. The Tim suggested that we rename him Lucky, since he is lucky to still be here, and we're lucky to have him. Not a bad suggestion, I guess. We'll see what happens. We've decided to give ourselves this week to either change his name or leave it the same.
No matter what his name is, he isn't going anywhere away from us!