Meet Daisy

Well, I finally broke down and adopted a new kitten. Meet Daisy, everybody.

Yeah, it’s a skosh blurry. She doesn’t stand still for long.

Meet Daisy

It’s been over seven months since Willow died. And while most of my friends and family suggested I get a new kitten right away, I decided to wait.

It wasn’t an easy decision trust me. Losing Willow left me with a pet-free home for the first time since the summer of 1986. But I’m glad I waited. I’m of the belief that when the time is right, the right cat comes along.

And at the end of June, I knew the time was right.

So I called my vet and asked if they could call me should anyone tell them about kittens to be adopted. And last week, my vet texted me with the good news.

Today I drove all the way to hell and back out in the country not far from Cazenovia Lake to check out the kittens being fostered at this lady’s home.

And there she was. I stood in a humid garage with about a dozen kittens running around, and she came right up to me and started purring. I picked her up and instantly knew, she was the one.

I named her Daisy after Mrs. Patmore’s assistant cook from “Downton Abbey.”

Believe it or not it’s taking me a while to type this because Daisy keeps trying to help me. I don’t know how she managed it, but she created a “Ÿ” symbol on the keyboard. She’s a smart little thing.


I loaded her into my old cat carrier and buckled her into the front seat.

Daisy in the carrier

Then we made the long, looooong trek back through the rolling hills near Cazenovia and into the city, with one brief stop along the way. Since I had to drive through my hometown, I zipped out to my parents’ house to introduce Daisy to her “grandma.”

We’ve been home less than an hour, and Daisy seems to be acclimating quite nicely.  Mostly she’s climbing on my lap and purring like a motorboat. On occasion she wanders away to explore, and apparently gets lost and has to scream bloody murder until I call her back to my office yelling “Follow my voice, ya goofball!”

Okay, now she’s on my shoulders staring down at my fingers typing away on the keyboard. Whoops! Not anymore.

I’m very happy to be sharing my home with a little furry friend again!

Can you tell?

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32 thoughts on “Meet Daisy

  • July 20, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    Hooray for you and Miss Daisy what a nice addition to the family. I look forward to her exploits.

  • July 20, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    I’m not a pet person, but your including us in your match up tells me why some people are pet friendly. ( I don’t dislike pets, I’m just to lazy for the caretaking). Enjoy your new Daisy! Love the the name.

  • July 20, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    May she bring you joy and amusement.

  • July 20, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    Happy you are happy.

  • July 20, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    The stars, moon, and sun had to align in the proper positions–and the result is Miss Daisy. Congrats to both of you.

  • July 20, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    Enjoy that adorable little snuggle bunny! May the two of you have many happy years together 😻

  • July 20, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    Sounds like you had a good time Driving Miss Daisy home.

  • July 20, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    Being a pet Mom keeps you humble. From now on having your morning coffee will be the second thing you do every morning.

  • July 20, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    Beautiful. Congratulations to both of you.

  • July 20, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    Sweet! She’s adorable. Don’t know what I’d do without my adorable toy Maltipoo Pico. Pets are the best!

  • July 20, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Aww Daisy. I love it. She’s so cute! 💕

  • July 21, 2021 at 9:41 am

    Speaking of long roads
    Haven’t found a replacement for LUCILLE the cat, but Linda just flew to Arizona to get a puppy as our dog Macie died in ‘15.
    BTY: Just finished harvesting the garlic and with these knees it took two days. Processed two wheelbarrels full, so in a few weeks expect a care package.

  • July 21, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    Daisy honey, you are one lucky little kitty! So glad for you Dianny. Happy days

  • July 21, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    She’s adorable!

    My most favorite kitty ever died a couple of days ago. She was truly a gift from God and ruled my house for almost 18 years. I heard her meow only twice in the whole time she was with me. What a gift that aspect of her was, considering the previous cat would meow all night and sleep all day!

    It hurts because she was SO good, but it was time.

    I can only hope you have such a wonderful time with Daisy.

    • July 21, 2021 at 12:33 pm

      Oh no! I’m so sorry. But what a life she had, 18 years!

  • July 21, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    You didn’t choose her, she chose you. That’s the way it works. She’s adorable. Now you need to get two more to catch up to me.

  • July 21, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    Dogs have owners but cats have staff to take care of things.

    You have been hired by Daisy.

  • July 21, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    When you meet the right one, you know it immediately. After 19 years, Grayson left me and I waited over a year. Then I saw Chloe at Orphans of the Storm animal shelter. She’s here to stay.
    BTW, I’ve had cats for over 40 years and Fresh Start Light Weight litter is the BEST! Amazon even delivers it!

  • July 21, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    Congrats on your new friend!

  • July 21, 2021 at 3:38 pm

    Beautiful little Torbie…love the kissin’ spot on the head-top. Be sure to kiss it often! 🙂

  • July 21, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    A kitten is such a cool addition to the family. Happy for you! Thank you for adopting!

  • July 21, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    Congratulations Daisy! You’ve got a good mommy to watch over ^..^
    May you both have many happy years together!

  • July 21, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Hi Daisy!

  • July 21, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    She is beautiful! Make sure to count her toe beans and tell her she’s a good girl!

  • July 22, 2021 at 12:37 am

    I love it…driving Miss Daisy!

  • July 22, 2021 at 7:22 am

    Congrats, to both you and Daisy. What a great new chapter in life for the two of you to begin. Daisy is adorable and you’re the perfect mate.

  • July 22, 2021 at 8:58 am

    Good morning to you Dianny and Miss Daisy, I hope and pray that you both enjoy your lives together, happy and playful for the next 15 yrs or more.

  • July 22, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Congratulations on your new fur baby! So happy for both of you!

  • July 22, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Delightful!!! As a long-time cat owner, I think you made the right decision. She looks like an absolute sweetie!!!

  • July 22, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Staying with the Downton Abbey theme, you could have gone with “Denker”. Or maybe Mrs. Hughes?
    Or, something more topical, maybe Alexandria Ocasio-Cat? ANYTHING but Hillary!

  • July 22, 2021 at 11:53 am

    Absolutely adorable. Hope you have many years of love with your new little kitty.

  • July 23, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    See if you can get her to chase a ball of cellophane or tinfoil. We used to have a calico who loved playing that game from the top of the stairs. Got to be like table tennis.

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