|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.
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!