Lucy Finds A Home (And A Leash)

There’s nothing better than reading about a Little Furhead that finds a home. Cuteporter Shawn B. says that’s exactly what happened with Lucy, her new kitteh! She says, “Exactly 2 weeks ago we adopted our girl Lucy from the East Bay SPCA (Oakland). She is equal parts snuggly and adventurous, and she loves to follow us everywhere we go.”

“When I told my friends that I was going to try a leash they thought I was crazy (I realize that cats and leashes don’t typically mix,) but it turns out that she loves getting some fresh air with us–and as you can see she’s a big fan of the view! Oh, and I’m throwing in a picture of her sleeping on my lap because c’mon, she’s too Cute!”

[Think we’ve got Rule #50 there, too. -Ed.]



  1. Precious 🙂 I do love when kitties reach out just to touch you. It really speaks to the fact that they are aware and Love just as we do. 🙂 Many Blessings to you and your sweet new baby 🙂 (leash training is always a marvelous idea when they are young. Im trying to leash train mine at 8 yrs old and its hilarious to say the least!)

  2. So darling. Love black kitties. 🙂

  3. Lucky Lucy (and Shawn)! Happy times are ahead for you both.

  4. Rhonda B. says:

    Happy trails Lucy and Shawn! 🙂

  5. The wonderful moments in rescue when the exactly-right-for-each-other human and animal come together. That obviously happened with Lucy and Shawn B. Love!

  6. Who’s Ed?

  7. Blue Footed Booby says:

    Kitties with leashes always make me laugh for some reason, especially when they actually behave well.

  8. I love the “hidden” stripes on black tabbies!

  9. She is so super cute! I love it when kitties want to go out for walks with their humans. Something to consider, though… It looks like she is wearing a dog harness. Dog harnesses have a strap that separates the head-belt and the chest-belt. Cat harnesses have all the belts meet up in the center, behind the shoulder blades. Why is that important? Because of the way cats’ spines are shaped and how the weight is distributed in the harness when there is tension on it.

    To illustrate an extreme case: we used to have a dog harness on one of our cats and when he got it hooked around some chairs it made him choke and dug into his ribcage. Luckily we got him out of it and he was just fine. A cat harness wouldn’t have restricted him like that.

  10. Thanks for the info, Emmulah! Our local Target only had small dog harnesses, but I’ll be sure to get a cat one in the near future. For now we only put the harness on her when she is outside with us, so there’s no risk of her getting caught in anything unattended.

  11. Ahhh. . . just a sweetie! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

  12. Such a cute little girl! I love the paw on the foot in the top photo, and I think I see a spayed tum in the bottom shot, right?

  13. AWW 😀 I hope you have many long and happy years with your dear sweet kitty, Lucy, Shawn B. 😀

  14. Berg, that is a spayed tum you see! She had been spayed just 6 days before we adopted her.

  15. Thanks for adopting sweet little Lucy! I hope she has many happy and healthy years with you! 🙂