My husband's school is in the middle of nowhere.
From the parking lot, you can see horses, woods, and fields.
Last November, the cat who wanders around the facilities, had a littler of kittens.
Over the last two and a half months, he has watched them playing and learning to be big cats one day.
On Friday, the little orange kitten was motherless.
The little orange cat followed the students to and from lunch...he wandered amongst the preschoolers...he was hungry, cold, and alone.
He was not meant to be a "barn cat."
My husband scooped him up and fed him some lunch leftovers.
For the rest of the day, the kitten stayed in his office until it was time to go to his new home.
On the ride home, the little kitten sat on his neck.
This is where I got a phone call.
It also was a big day at our house because we went to our first day of home school group.
That dear hubby asked me if they were good all day and don't you know it, they had an excellent day.
He told me that he was bringing someone home with him and I may not be too happy about it
(I started thinking he was bringing his boss over for dinner...)
He told me about his day.
Then I put him on speaker phone.
He told the children
"Since you were so good, I'm brining home a present for you..."
They wanted clues.
"It's a big surprise that comes in a small package...and it's orange."
There were several guesses... Popsicles, oranges, pumpkins...
(do you see a theme here...maybe it was getting close to dinner time.)
So when he came in the door with a meowing coat on, they were very excited.
We ended up naming him Pumpkin...for the little orange surprise that he is.
Welcome to the family little baby boy.