Remember how I didn’t think I’d be able to tell my daughter no to adopting a kitten because she’s been working so hard to save her money for one?

Well, I couldn’t.

Meet Charlie…


When my daughter and I went to the SPCA a few days ago, just to look, we saw him in the front lobby…


with a sign on his cage that said, “Ready to go home.”

And the next thing I knew, we were driving home with that little guy in the back seat, my daughter crying and laughing at the same time because she was so happy.

She paid for everything herself, even down to the food and the litter box.

$81.00 that she’d saved.

It was precious, and I loved seeing her reap the rewards of her hard work.

I have to admit, I’m actually glad now that she came up with the idea.

Because this little guy is growing on me.

When he’s not helping me revise my novel,


he’s doing a good job keeping me company.

And why would I want to say no to that? :)

For more “Wordful” or “Wordless” Wednesday photos, stop by Angie’s Seven Clown Circus or 5MinutesforMom.

Talk soon,

23 Comments on And the next thing I knew, we were driving home with him in the back seat…

  1. Mom….don't you know you never go to the SPCA to just look. :)He is adorable and how special that your daughter earned the money to pay for him and his goodies. Happy WW!

  2. Hi, dropping by here via "More Than Words".Charlie, the perfect name. And pure sweetness that your daughter saved enough money to pay for everything herself. There's something to be said for that!

  3. Awwwwwwwwwwww…he's so cute!My little Faithy wants a kitty. I'd be all for it…but it's her daddy and big brother…and maybe our two dogs if they could share their opinion…that have only wishing. I hope someday she gets her kitty…and that the story is as awesome as your daughter's.Peace.Jeanine

  4. That happened to me three times! I know the feeling….but seriously, we do have too many pets right now. But how do we begin to downsize? It probably won't happen!

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