When I got home from work I found a delicate, sweet, but fiercely independent Kitty in a crate in my garage. Emmie took awhile to warm up but she has been a faithful mouser in our old barn and in our new one. She has trudged through deep snow to accompany me while doing chores and no matter how cold she will walk in my foot steps. Sometimes she has allowed me to pick her up and carry her from the mud room to the barn and back in extreme weather conditions but no matter what she insists on going with me.
When we moved Emmie stood guard over our old house until a family moved into it. The old house and barn is just a field away from our farm. Emmie loves the bigger barn and spends her days napping, mousing, and supervising all the day to day work. Emmie escorts the horses in and out of their stalls to pasture or to be exercised. She is always inspecting the new sawdust as it is being unloaded as well as feed and hay. Batting around a frozen road apple is not beneath her either!
Emmie who came to us on her last day. A little furry blessing in every way. I love happy endings!