A purrfect day.

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I wasn’t exaggerating the last week when I said I cried after giving the stray cat back to his owners. It was strange… I knew it was the right thing. I knew I had to do it. I knew he would be loved and well cared for. But when I was at the sink washing out the cat dishes? I kind of lost it.

I’m a huge animal lover and have had a houseful of pets all my life… up until two years ago when we lost our last cat (he was 26!) and the husband said no more pets because he wanted to retire and travel freely. I understood, and I didn’t argue… but I hated the feeling of an empty house. So when that little guy wandered in? He stole my heart immediately. I was complete.

For 6 whole days, then I was bereft.

And bless my husband’s heart, even though I know he didn’t want to… he broke down and suggested we go to a shelter and rescue a kitty.

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I honestly didn’t know I could get dressed and out the door that fast…. but I broke my record and was waiting in the car before he could change his mind.

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We drove north to PALS. ( Protection for Animal Life Society ) It’s a wonderful no kill cat shelter I’d heard about but never had occasion to visit.

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It was amazing. Clean, well run, with an on staff vet and room after room of lucky kitties.

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It was a veritable snuggly cat stacked warehouse.

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We were interviewed and then led into the visiting room to meet the adoptable felines. Some were friendly and outgoing, some were shy and sad. We were told some were permanent residents due to health or behavioral issues.

I would have been happy to take any one of them home… but decided to let the husband choose.

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After much deliberation, this stocky little grey and white fellow was chosen to be an official member of Casa River. ( first photo taken in moving vehicle hence the blur )

He was found wandering as a stray and was surrendered 3 weeks ago. He’s been neutered, wormed, vaccinated and been given a clean bill of health. They estimate his age at 4 years.

He’s very sweet and enjoys being petted…

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When you can find him.

For now he’s skittish and needs to learn to trust us. Lord knows what the poor little guy has been through…but he’ll be happy here.

I’ll make sure of it.

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61 thoughts on “A purrfect day.”

  1. Does he have a name yet? Mr. Grey perhaps?
    I have 4 dogs and a cat. One dog leaving in 10 weeks to go to his new mommy. One I may be putting down soon. My animals are my children now. The ones that WON’T move out and go to college.

    Take care of him.

    *hint..bacon in your pocket……*

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  2. He is a cutie patootie!!! I’m so glad the hubs decided to adopt. Maybe he saw your sadness after you had to give back the “not so stray-stray” you took care of last week. Give him his own blog, name, get him a PawPhone, set up his twitter account and Charlie will be happy to guide him into the Feline Social Media…lol.

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      1. Yeah, I know. I didn’t get Charlie his, he got it on his own, and I don’t know where or with what funds. Although he says he pays for it from his “nip” collections. I thought of a name because he’s all smokey gray, so I though Smokey…lol

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  3. Congratulations on your new pet! We had made the “no more pets” decision, too, after our two dogs died awhile back. I lasted less than a month before I had to go to the shelter and get a new pup. Puppy Cody’s been with us for 7 years now, and we’ve never regretted taking her in.

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  4. Oh, no! I’m so sad you lost the other kitty but, tuxedo kitty will fit in just fine once he is settled. My Ollie was a rescue and he hid under the couch for two days…before coming out and saying hello.

    He’s wearing a tuxedo. You could call him Bond…James Bond.

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