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NDR: New Cat :)

Postby Paige » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:36 pm

One of the ... good (?) ... things about knowing that Harriet was going to die was that I was able to plan ahead and choose a new cat to share my life with.

I actually had several chosen, at different times, that have all gotten adopted and then, when Harriet went to the bridge, I had "Lera".

He'd been at the shelter since April and I don't think I'd shown him once. He was a giant tom cat (he's long neutered now!) who had a serious problem with humping. He once molested a poor june bug to death.

His face shows the scars of a life lived out on the streets and frankly, he's fortunate he never got FIV/FeLV or killed.

He has giant tom cat cheeks and torn ears. He's a brown tabby, but he's a classic tabby. (also called "swirled" or "marbled" tabby). He's fat and lumpy.

I don't think he's ever been in a house before, while he's confident, he's unsure of all the things that go with being a house--the footsteps echoing on a wood floor, the TV, vacuum, it's all new to him. He's scared of the dogs--I don't blame him. I'm sure in his previous life he had to be cautious of the dogs. Good things my dogs have been trained by Harriet to be cautiously terrified of cats. :)

He woke me up the last couple of nights with head-butts and kisses and greets us with his gently "pppeeer ews!" He's a good cat and I'm glad it's him that is here to help with the grieving.
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Re: NDR: New Cat :)

Postby SherriA » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:42 pm

Lucky Lera! Congratulations on the new addition Paige! We'll get pictures, right?

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Re: NDR: New Cat :)

Postby Jen » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:47 pm

Aww, congratulations, Paige. I'm sure Harriet is proud of you.

I love the big fat tom cheeks and torn ears, even if it's sad how they got that way. My grandma had a big tom cat when I was very little, and he was a total lovebug.

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Re: NDR: New Cat :)

Postby Tatyana » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:47 pm

Aww congrats. I love the name Lera, are you keeping it? (although in Russian its a girl name but he doesn't have to know that). Sounds like you got a sweet new guy there.

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Re: NDR: New Cat :)

Postby Aubergine » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:53 pm

Wonderful news! Can't wait to see pictures of the new fella in your life :grin:

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Re: NDR: New Cat :)

Postby PofiMia » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:55 pm

I'm glad you Lera is getting the chance to get used to a home and it's clear he is glad of it, too. Give the big cheeked boy a head butt back from me...

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Re: NDR: New Cat :)

Postby JudyL » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:59 pm

Lucky Lera. Pictures coming soon, right?

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Re: NDR: New Cat :)

Postby EllaBella » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:26 am

Aw, I missed this!!! Congrats on the new addition. He's a lucky kitty cat!

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Re: NDR: New Cat :)

Postby shan79m » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:51 pm

Congrats on the new addition. Are there pictures around here somewhere? He sounds like such a great boy, and it's great that he found you!

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Re: NDR: New Cat :)

Postby cjs » Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:05 pm

Sounds like an awesome match!

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Re: NDR: New Cat :)

Postby Colleen » Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:01 am

How wonderful you were able to give a Cat a home that really needed it.

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Re: NDR: New Cat :)

Postby sammy » Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:47 am

Yay! What great news. I can't wait to seee pics.

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