Last Saturday, an unexpected bit of happiness entered my life. It was in the form of a cute kitten. I had wanted a pet and this kitten just arrived at the right time.
But, this is no ordinary story. It was serendipity. My sister and her kids drove to Oceanside to meet up with my father so they could drive together to go up to Newport Beach. My sister had to find a place to leave her car. The first place she tried to park she was told that she couldn't park there. After driving around, she finally found a spot on a street alongside the freeway. As my sister was transferring the kids and some things to my father's car she heard frantic meowing nearby. She dropped what she was doing and immediately looked around to find where the sound was coming from. She found the distressed kitten entangled in the vines on the wall dividing the freeway and the street. It appeared that someone had abandoned him. My sister untangled him and he purred as if thanking her for rescuing him. He turned out to be the sweetest little thing. My sister canvassed the local neighborhood, going door to door trying to possibly find the owners. She had no success. But, in one of the last houses she went to lived a kindly old women who had a couple of cats. She agreed to take in the kitten until the owners could be found. If not it would end up in an animal shelter.
The lady put up signs around the area, but there was no response. My sister decided to take the kitten so he wouldn't end up in an animal shelter. She couldn't really keep it, but she knew I wanted a pet. She sent her husband to pick up the kitten. It just so happens that I was visiting my sister when my brother-in-law arrived at the house with the kitten. I fell in love with the kitten right away. This was the pet I was hoping for. I agreed to take him home with me. It was an unexpected stroke of luck.
I decided to name the kitten Lucky because he was lucky to have been saved by my sister, and because it was lucky that he ended up as my pet. It is so enjoyable to watch him play. He sure is full of energy! It is also comforting to have the little guy sleeping on my bed. He is a friendly, good-natured kitten. He purrs when you look at him. He is content to be in a nice place with someone who truly wants him.