Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Newest Member of Our Family

We'd like to introduce everyone to the newest member of the Huffines Family:

Caleb & Candy Cane

This is Candy Cane. She is a dilute calico who is approximately 6 months old. She is very gentle, loves to be cuddled, enjoys belly rubs & ear scratches & has quite a motor for a purr. She is not bothered by dogs or small children, which is definitely a plus since our home has both already!  Candy has been adopted from the Denton Animal Shelter. She was on an "urgent adoption" list to avoid euthanasia.  She's on her way to the vet for shots, spaying, deworming, flea treatment & microchipping. We'll be bringing her home on Tuesday after radiation treatment.

As you can see in the picture, Caleb is very excited about having her. This is one of the best smiles we've seen from him in over 2 weeks!  He was quite upset when he realized we couldn't bring her home immediately. Once he realized that it was for her safety, he settled down & asked to go eat (one track mind on that child these days).

I know a couple people asked if we'd checked with the doctor before adopting. We didn't need to. We had already confirmed through prior conversations that pets were not an issue with Caleb's treatment because he is not having chemo done. The radiation won't weaken his immune system as much as chemo does. The steroids actually weaken it more than the radiation and we've already begun to wean him off the steroids.

We'll post more pictures of Candy (alone & with the boys) after we pick her up on Tuesday.

Welcome to the Huffines family, Candy!


  1. I think Candy is just purrrfect!! I am glad to see that Caleb has found some joy in the middle of all of this chaos. :)

  2. Sorry that is from Patricia Dees but I can't figure out how to post my comment so I selected anonymous.

  3. Angela,

    Awesome!! That smile on Caleb is amazing!! Very contagious..the smile that is!!! =)))


  4. awwww!!! you're one lucky kitty cat, candy cane!

    caleb, what a beautiful kitty! he's lucky to have you to snuggle up with....

    love, dawn & stacy!!

  5. Dad and I can't wait to actually see Caleb with Candy Cane. Looking forward to seeing the whole family soon. Kisses and hugs.

    Love, Mom!

  6. There's nothing like having the unconditional love of a pet. I've always been a big believer in pets for children. I sincerely hope that Candy Cane can help Caleb through this most difficult part of his life.

    Love & Prayers,