Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Welcome Mr. Kitty


Taken on his first night.

First off I want to apologize for my absence from the blog since I posted about Lily's passing.  I have not had it in me to even go visit your blogs to thank you for your kind comments, cards and emails.  This one was particularly hard and I think am still in denial.  I do appreciate all of your expressions of sympathy so very much.

Handsome Mr. Kitty

One thing that will take my mind off of this loss is that we have a new kitty with us. Let me start from the beginning.... my oldest friend from childhood has been going through a difficult time.  Her husband had to have a liver transplant recently (some of you know about this from Facebook).  The doctors told Deb that their two beloved senior cats would not be able to stay in her home with her husband when he came home as he will be on immunosuppression drugs for the rest of his life. She asked me to help find them a home.

I posted all over Facebook about the Maine Coon called Mr. Kitty and the sweet tortie named Squeaks.  Unfortunately it is difficult at best to find homes for 15 year old cats.  Since no one had contacted me, I told Deb I would take them.  My husband was in agreement and we made plans for him to drive up to New England from North Carolina to get them.



A few days before Don left on this trip, Deb let me know that Squeaks had passed in her sleep.  She had been very distraught about her human dad being away in the hospital for so long and her human brother had also left for boot camp at the same time.  As one blog friend said, Squeaks most likely had a "delicate constitution." I think the changes in her home took its toll on her and she slipped away.

RIP Squeaks


We still wanted Mr. Kitty so Don drove up and back over the past weekend.  Don was able to enjoy some delicious seafood and visit with friends while he was there.  After a bittersweet parting from his mom, Mr. Kitty made his way to North Carolina with Don without any problems.

Enjoying the nip scratcher from Auntie Peel

He is a sweet gentle soul with an easy laid back temperament.  He loves to be with people but it will take time for him to accept the other cats and them him.  He has his own room for now and we let him out with us when the other cats are napping.  He is a slippery one and and escaped his room a few times to run and inspect the house.  So far all his interactions with the others have been just curious.  He already goes to the door of his room when he wants back in.  For his age, he is doing quite well.

A little nipped out!

I am looking forward to letting him host the blog in the weeks to come.  He is quite a character and will keep us on our toes for sure.  Please welcome Mr. Kitty!




31 comments:

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Welcome Mr. Kitty! We can't wait to learn more about you.
So sorry to read about Squeaks. Our purrs are sent to her family.

Don't worry about visiting, you've been through a lot lately. Enjoy getting to know your new furbaby. Bless you for taking him in.
XOXO

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Hi Mr. Kitty - I'm really glad you landed where you did because it is about the awesomest home a kitty could be in! I'm looking forward to seeing more of you.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Mr. Kitty is very handsome! We hope he settles in quickly. He's been through a lot of change, but he has found a wonderful home to adore and spoil him.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Poor Mr. Kitty, so many changes in a short time. We were wondering if you'd found a home for him or not. We're glad he's safe with you and hope the integration goes well. He's a handsome, handsome fellow for sure. We're sorry, though, that Squeaks passed away. Who knows, maybe it was for her Highest Good, in the end. Purrs and peace to you all.

Fur Everywhere said...

Hi Mr. Kitty!! We are sure it was so hard to leave your human, but we know that you have a great new home, and we're sure your new human will share lots of photos and updates with your old human. :) We are glad that you found your way to such a loving family! Can't wait to get to know you.

Terri said...

So sad to hear Mr. Kitty had to make the trip by himself. RIP, Squeaks. We are looking forward to his blogging!

How kind of you to take this old kitty and give him a wonderful home :)

Random Felines said...

we are so sorry to hear about Squeaks....but how wonderful that Mr. Kitty will be with friends....

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

I am so sorry for your loss, I didn't know as I haven't been on Facebook much. I am so happy though that you are giving a home to Mr. kitty. His picture melts my heart, as he reminds me so much of My Mister Sunshine who passed at the age of twenty one years ,in 2001. You will love Mr. Kitty there is nothing sweeter and oh so gentle than a Maine Coon. He will give you lots of love.

Again I am so sorry for your loss I know you have lots of sweet memories.❤️��❤️

Hugs
Iris

Eastside Cats said...

Mr. Kitty is a gorgeous mancat, and his former owners are lucky to have friends like you. What a sad story about having to relocate their kitties, and then the passing of Squeaks. Am sure Mr. Kitty will really enjoy having so much cat company, once he gets his sea-legs.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

He is a furry handsome ginger boy and we look forward to learning more about Mr Kitty. We are so glad he joined you and hope that in some way he helps you find more healing in your heart on your deep loss of Lily.

Jans Funny Farm said...

We read about Squeaks on FB. Sad!

But we are happy Mr. Kitty has a new home with folks we know will love him as his previous family did.

Brian said...

I missed that about dear Squeaks, poor sweetie. Wecome Mr. Kittty!!! I know you can already feel the love in your new home. Dang, you sure got lots of handsome!!!

The Meezers or Billy said...

Hello Sir Mr Kitty! We is sad you had to leave your other fambly but we knows that you has a great new fambly!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

cheri....no apolgies needed or necessary; each one takes a piece of us when they go; and there's no time frame for .....well....anything....
♥♥♥ laura

N now a word from da tabbies

Mr kitty, furst off we iz troo lee sorree bout yur sis squeaks N de stuff goin on at yur home; but we noe ewe will LOVE chillaxin ther at de wildcat woods....

welcome two ewe ...

once ya get ta noe de rest oh de crew ewe will find out they iz rockin awesum pals !!! heerz ta settlin in & veree nice two meet ewe ♥♥♥

happee gotcha day number two ~~

The Swiss Cats said...

Welcome Mr. Kitty ! We're so sorry to read about Squeaks, but we're glad you arrived in great new forever home. Purrs

Marg said...

Sure glad Mr. Kitty could come to your house, that poor thing. Looks like he is going to do all right.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Such a handsome cat. He is lucky to have you!

Quill and Greyson said...

So sorry for Squeaks.

Welcome Mr Kitty!! Hope you settle in well there!

Georgia and Julie said...

Mr Kitty, you are so handsome and Mom thinks you are a sweetie pie!
We purr you will feel at home soon and we are sure you will be happy in this home :)
Best wishes for your other Dad too.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

meowmeowmans said...

Mr. Kitty is a very handsome dude. We are so sorry to hear about Squeaks, but are glad that Mr.Kitty is now with you and Don and the Cats of Wildcat Woods. We know he will be loved there, and that must also be a great comfort to Deb and her hubby.

Purrs and prayers for all.

The Island Cats said...

We're sorry to hear about Mr. Kitty's back story. This must be very hard on his humans. But thank cod he found a wonderful home with you. We look forward to getting to know Mr. Kitty more. He sure is handsome!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Welcome Mr. Kitty- he is adorable. How kind of you and your hubby to rescue him. I am sorry about Squeaks.

JC said...

You are absolutely the nicest people ever .. I mean it.

You took in a cat who needed a home and no one else probably would have done this.

Let me know if there is ever anything I can do for you .. I mean it.

xo,
JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

Caren Gittleman said...

Oh Mr.Kitty are you ever a handsome one!!!! I agree that you couldn't have ended up in a better place! I could gaze at your eyes forever! xoxo

Debby said...

Bless you for your gentle kindness and understanding. You are a very special person. Mr Kitty is absolutely gorgeous! Prayers for his mama and daddy. RIP Squeaks.

Warmest Regards,
Debby

Jacqueline said...

So sorry about Squeaks loss, but we are happy to get to know your new handsome Mr. Kitty!...Wishing him quick acceptance with your other babies and hope he enjoys a long, happy life in his wonderful, loving new home...Bless you all for doing this=he seems like a darling, sweet addition to your family...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Flynn said...

Welcome Mr Kitty. You are a handsome boy.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Hello Mr. Kitty, you have a wonderful new home. We can't wait to learn more about you. You sounds like a very intriguing fellow.

Debra Taylor said...

So wonderful that you are taking Mr. Kitty. You are to be totally commended to help him!

And I'm sorry Squeaks passed. But hopefully she did not suffer.

Check out my cat blog for archived stories about the abandoned/feral cat colony I manage.
http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com/


Lui said...

He looks adorable, Cheri! You and Don are such kind souls. Bless you for keeping him!

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Welcome Mr. Kitty!
Can't wait to see more pictures :)

XOXO

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