|It's a boy!
||[Nov. 14th, 2005|04:19 pm]
|||||Life In A Northern Town -||]|
Yesterday we went out to the MetroWest Humane Society and ended up going home with this guy:
He hasn't told us his name yet, but he's got the largest paws I've seen in a very long time. He's also friendly, calm, and playful. He spent most of the past 24 hours hiding in different parts of the house (including having to be pulled out from inside the couch), but doesn't mind sitting with us (or on us) and came out and curled up on the bed for a little while during the night. We'll let you know his name. In the meantime, he does well with people; interested parties should contact us to find out when visiting hours are.
Edit: For those interested, MetroWest currently has about 100 cats and kittens (too cute!), and are effectively out of room. They are in the middle of a much needed expansion project, and can use donations of money, food, or willing homes for needy animals. We say several wonderful animals there, including a 6 year old girl who was remarkeably mild and started purring almost as soon as she was picked up. I highly recommend that anyone looking for a cat, or jsut looking to do some Good Works check them out.
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oh, he is beautiful. How old is he?
He's about two years old. His prior owners moved and decided to drop off all three of their cats with the shelter.
We went out of our way to find an animal in need. Between the SCA, asdr83 being a vet student, and other places there are plenty of animals going across our inboxes, but we knew they would find homes. So we went looking at shelters, even though they cost money, because - to paraphrase you, that's a Good Thing. We also wanted to make sure we went to a no-kill shelter. Imagine our pleasant surprise when it turned out that all the shelters in our area are no kill.
Actually my discount is such that those fees probably wouldn't have been much more than the shelter fees, but this was still better.
You're right about the important part: who cares about the money? Look at that guy!
Yeah, he's already gotten _into_ the couch (into the framework), woekn us up twice by jumping on the bed, and made the leap from headboard to armoire at least once.
But his ready purr makes up for it.
Awwww.... da KITTY!
And good on you for getting a shelter kitty. In addition to Mr. Nameless Kitty being happier with you than in the shelter, you'll also get good doobie karma points in heaven someday. :)
Meh, like I needed karmic bribery to get this guy... look at him! *grin*
Even without doobie points we wanted to help out some shelter animal.
I know. I volunteered for a while at the Pat Brody Shelter
. It was dangerous -- all these adorable, friendly, homeless cats just wanting someone to love them!
It's only because of an ultimatum by my honey that we only have three cats, or I'd've taken home a lot more. We still give them money on a regular basis, for the fuzzy ones without homes yet.
If you ever want to visit some Pat Brody alunmi, you can come pet our boys (adopted from there about 2 years ago). :)
I WAN'A PET DA KITTIES!!
Two of ours are Brody alumni, the other was found as a wee kitten wandering the streets of Worcester.
If I didn't think the cats would all hate it, I'd suggest a reunion. ;)
In case I haven't broadcast it completely or goofily enough, I am a total sucker for cute fuzzies.
Yup. Want to come meet him sometime?
You bet he is. I had nothing to do with it though, so I can't take any of the credit.
And he's a complete sweetheart to boot.
It looks like he's wearing an eye patch, so maybe he's a pirate cat!