special delivery.

Yesterday, I hinted at some big news at the {v} household...
Gus has a new little sister named Pinky!!

{cv} and I are totally in love...and happily, so is Gus. Though we miss Lucy every day, this new bundle of joy has been bringing us plenty of smiles. We knew it was time to get Gus a new buddy--but since we'd been traveling so much, we didn't want to take on a little kitten until we were back in Rhode Island for a good chunk of time. I surveyed petfinder ads for weeks--and finally stumbled on Pinky. It was love at first sight! We adopted Pinky through PawsWatch, an organization in Rhode Island that provides foster homes for unowned cats. Pinky is another special kitty--she's got one extra "finger" {not sure of the technical term!} on each paw, which prompted {cv} to craft her name ;)


The vet okayed us to allow some play time now that we know she's a healthy kitten--and Gus and Pinky are already pals. Pinky is a bold little kitty, not shying away from batting at Gus. He takes it like a champ though...just like we knew he would. Pinky is still spending the nights in her quiet place, otherwise known as our guest bathroom. I can't wait to see their new relationship bloom--and watch Pinky blossom into a beautiful kitty, just like our Lucy.

Any tips on introducing a new pet to your current pet family?

I'll say it once and I'll say it again: I have the best readership in the world. When we lost Lucy, 
you were there to offer comfort...and though I may be biased, I'm pretty certain you're going to 
love Pinky as much as we do ;) Your love and support means the world to {cv} and to me. 
Thanks for celebrating Gus' new pal with us! 

Can't wait for tomorrow's nautical Friday's Fancies--the link-up starts at midnight!!! 
Get excited! xoxo {av}

P.S. Don't forget: you have less than four days to enter my bigger than big Whiting & Davis giveaway!

67 comments:

  1. Pinky is adorable! I love kitties! Congrats on the new addition to your family :)

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  2. OMG!!!!!!! KITTY!! (sorry about the over-use of exclamation points and caps... I just love kitties.)

    She is precious. Congrats on the new fur baby!

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  3. Super cute pictures! And I love how they are already buddies :-)
    Pinky is an awesome name btw! x

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  4. Sooo precious!! WELCOME PINKY! I just love animals!

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  5. OH MY GOD SHE'S ADORABLE!!!! Sorry - I get excited about baby animals. Especially kitties. Especially CUTE kitties! Congrats on the new addition. If you need a cat sitter, let me know. (I know I live on the complete opposite side of the country but ... details, details...) :)

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  6. okay, everyones got the OMG's going on but i have to include one also!!!! OMGEEEEEEEEEEEE, Pinky is the most darling little fur baby ever and how amazing about her extra digits. very cool indeed!

    we went through a similar time, loosing our beloved Koda and then introducing Mylo into our family with Gizmo already claiming the homestead. they'll be fast friends i'm sure, just takes some time and a few minor battles. treats do wonders to get them out of combat mode ; )

    other than that just live the love, most deserved lades. it's wonderful news, congrats!!!! ♥

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  7. Pinky is so so adorable! How are they getting along? Our cat, Mr. Whiskers is still not happy about our dog, but tolerates him! Haha, isn't that just the way? Congrats on your new bundle of joy!

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  8. Pinky is so so cute and the name even more! I'm very happy you adopted instead of buying! nice choice, especially a special kitten. Well when we had new pets we left our new kitty in the big kind of "house" cage until the other cats on the house noticed and got near the cage and all, then we finally let her out for a few hours and that way for about 3-4 days watching them (in case of fights) and then they were nice to each other :)

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  9. Pinky is sooooo cute! I love cats, I actually 4! That's because we originally had two, Tiggy and Esme, But Esme got pregnant and only gave birth to two kittens so we couldn't get rid of just one, so we kept them both - Bear & Bumble!

    http://flora-fricker.blogspot.com/2011/05/hide-seek.html

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  10. Oooh sooo cute!! I had a few problems introducing my new kit to the family so no tips from me I'm afraid haha ;) But good luck & all the best with this beautiful new Kitty!

    xoxo
    Alicia

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  11. she is SOOO cute, oh my goodness!!

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  12. What a cute kitty!! I love her name.

    We actually have a cat named Gus at my house too. Too funny!

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  13. Aww..she is so adorable and I love her name:) Kisses, sweetie

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  14. Pinky is such a lovely kitty!xoxoxo

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  15. she looks adorable! and that one of her sleeping is precious!

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  16. omg how exciting!! you have a new baby!!! i feel SO out of the loop. so glad we're skyping today. congrats on your new cat, SO cute. :) !!! xoxo jillian:: enter in TWO GIVEAWAYS over at cornflake dreams

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  17. yay congrats on the new wee one!

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  18. Awwwwwwwwwwwww, how adorable. I love little Pinky and what an appropriate name. :) x

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  19. i awwwww'd out loud just so you know.
    so so so so so precious! i love when they have that extra thumb or whatever it is, makes the paw so cute! :) have fun with her!

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  20. Oh Lord. I've been dying to have another kitten for a while now and this is not helping. At. All. Little Pinky is just precious!

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  21. Oh my goodness! She's precious! Pinky what a great and very fitting name indeed! Congrats to your new member of your family :)

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  22. Love pinky. such a cutie. congratulations!!!

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  23. congrats on pinky! she's precious!!

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  24. aww I didn't even know you had lost one kitty... I'm so sorry {av} : (

    Pinky is absolutely adorable... I'd have that pic with the phone ALL OVER MY HOUSE! How adorable.

    So glad they are becoming great friends : )

    CarissaExplainsItAll

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  25. She's such a sweetie! Congratulations on your new fur family member!

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  26. Oh, I have been wanting a little kitten so badly. This little thing is just adorable!

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  27. I love the new addition to the family!

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  28. Oh goodness, Pinky is adorable! She & Gus look so darn cute together.

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  29. awh so adorable! Pets really are the absolute best!

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  30. she's ADORABLE!!! love her name too! :) yay for Gus having a new friend!
    xo::Lauren @ tickled.

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  31. Aww she's so cute! Good luck introducing them more thoroughly. The one piece of advice I would offer (warning it's not very glamorous) is to increase the number of litter boxes you have--I read somewhere you should have one more litter box than you do cats to avoid spraying and other accidents around the house :)

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  32. Super cute & I love the name...and the reason for it! :)

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  33. ahh so cute!! we got a playmate for oliver when our kitty passed and it was the best decision we made. and lucky for you they get along! ours did NOT for the longest time.

    xoxo.ash

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  34. Ahh Congrats on your new family members. my boyfriend LOVES cats! haha

    now following you on pinterest :)

    Have a great day!
    xo Stephanie

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  35. Pinky is absolutely adorable!!!! She looks almost like a Maine Coon, like my Tommy :)
    I love cats with extra toes. I've read that it is a trait that is primarily specific to East Coast kitties.

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  36. Oh you have to beautiful cats, hope they will be very close :)

    xo

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  37. She is SO adorable. I am so happy for you guys that you were able to find a sweet kitten that all three of you can love.
    I especially love how she got her name. Precious. Can't wait to see pictures of her grow.

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  38. OMG. She is so incredibly presh!!!! I lovesssss her!!!! One huge piece of advice for her & Gus (& yall)- make sure you still give Gus lots of love & attention. We slacked on this for awhile with our oldest cat, and she got extremely grumpy with everyone. Can't wait to see more pics!

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  39. she's soo cute :-) we've adopted every animal we've ever owned, and i have to say, it's the best way to go! ;-) Congrats on the new member of the family!

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  40. Holy hell is she adorable! What a wonderful addition to the {v} family!

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  41. Oh my gosh. She is so cute. Congratulaitons!

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  42. what a cute little fluff ball! and im in love with her name! so good to hear from you friend! :)

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  43. What a cute little kitty! Congrats!!

    I would love to get involved with Friday Fancies how does it work?
    Hope your doing well!
    xo
    Krystal

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  44. The extra toe is cally Polydactylism

    Which is why my 6 toed kitty is named Polly!!

    attached is a picture

    http://harveandpolly.blogspot.com/2011/04/polly-productivity.html

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  45. what an adorable little nugget!

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  46. I'm sorry about Lucy. I can only imagine how hard it is to lose a pet. Actually, even the word "pet" is not enough because they become a part of you.

    Pinky is perfectly adorable and I love that she's spunky too.. It will be wonderful to see her and Gus learn each others quirks and work out their routines..

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  47. Aww, congratulations on your sweet new little kitten! I don't have any pets... maybe when I move back to my own long-distance love, we will get a cat :o)

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  48. Pinky is such a cute name.....reminds me of the cartoon- Pinky and the Brain :)

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  49. SOOOOOOO cute. i die. we don't have any pets (dang apartment living) but i love love love kitties! congrats on the new member of the v fam! :)

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  50. oh my goodness, that little ball of cute! there is really nothing cuter than a kitten. and a fluffy one! she is beautiful. what fun!

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  51. Precious!! I remember when my kitty was this tiny..

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  52. pinky is adorable!!! congratulations on your new addition.

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  53. Why does your Gus look EXACTLY like my GUs??!??!?!?? IS he a maine coon? Super duper furry and cute? This is crazy and blowing my mind!

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  54. congrats!! what a cutie!! and i love the name :) adorable.

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  55. What a cute kitty! It makes me itch to get Moses a friend!
    <3 leigh

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  56. OH....MY.....LORD! I can't even handle the cuteness that is Pinky - what a sweetheart! I always think about what is going to happen if and when we get a dog - and whether or not my two cats will collectively try to make its life miserable. Guess we will see :)

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  57. oh!!!! have so much fun with this little nugget!!! so very sweet!

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  58. They're so cute! want them!!!

    Following you from Portugal*

    http://fashionviktima.blogspot.com/

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  59. Just from these pictures I am head-over-heels in love with pinky!

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