Well, we have added to our fur family. You can check out another post on our new kitty, Dusty, on Dave’s blog.
As you know, we put to sleep both of my cats, Sidd and Shel, last year. Even though I still really miss them, especially Sidd, momma’s boy, we both wanted Puddin to have someone to play with. We also thought that she’d welcome a buddy, especially if he or she was younger.
We set out on Friday, February 17, after checking online at catmatch.com aka Vanderburgh County Humane Society, to find Puddin’s buddy. We walked into this large room with lots of fun hiding places. At first I only saw a few cats, but the more I walked around, the more sweet kitties I saw.
One of my restrictions was it could not be a tabby cat that looked like Sidd or Shel. He or she needed to be around one to two years old and friendly. I thought a yellow tabby would be nice since I’ve not had one of them since my dear Sunrise and we absolutely loved Sunny who dropped by our house a couple years ago.
I approached the only yellow tabby, but he could care less about me. I walked around talking to the other cats. One of the volunteers in the “cat” room tried to help me by telling me about each cat as I met them. When she led me to one who looked like Sidd, I thought I was going to cry. I can’t do this, I told myself. Maybe it’s too soon. Maybe I’ll come back later.
But then Dave said, “Sit down and see what happens.” Well, I sat down and Dusty jumped onto my lap. That was it. I’ve never had a gray kitty. Dusty is about two years old, young enough to still want to play but out of that kitten stage.
We filled out the paperwork and then took Dusty home (We had put a cat carrier in the car just in case we found our match.) Puddin was not happy. She hissed and growled and plumped up to be a huge cat. I felt so badly for Dusty.
Here is my first picture of Dusty that day when I could get him to come out from hiding.
It has been so much fun having him here. It’s been so long since we’ve had to look UP to find a kitty. He’s been up on places our other cats could only dream of jumping including the fireplace mantel. But it’s not taken him long to settle in.
Then this past Tuesday the unbelievable happened. Dave came home after volunteering and sat down in his recliner to relax.
But then Dusty decided to take advantage of the situation (or pushing his luck) and put his legs on her.
Dave then left and they remained on the chair together.
But when Puddin had enough of the togetherness, she headed to a bed in my cave.
It’s funny how Puddin would hiss and growl at Dusty for the first couple of days and Dusty wouldn’t say anything – not even a small meow. Now Puddin wants Dusty to play and he meows at her. He’s not quite ready to accept her friendship.
I put a bed in the dining room when he first came here to give him some privacy. Well, so far he loves sleeping in it. He’s not yet gotten into being social at night with us. He has his routine. He sits on the windowsill in the laundry room. He then heads to his bed and drifts off to sleep only to be woken up by the paparazzi. Well, he didn’t even wake up for me last night.
We both agreed that Dusty is the perfect fit for our family. I hope they will be the best of buds.
Hey Lynda, it looks like your kitties are going to do fine together….loved the photo of David with both of them in the chair with him. So are you finding plenty to do now that you are “retired” officially?
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Oh, he’s adorable, Lynda!! Such a beautiful color and he looks very sweet and friendly 🙂 So glad Puddin got used to him so quickly. I think there’s nothing cuter than two cats getting along well…our two are brothers and they’re very close, always playing and cuddling together.
Both of yours look quite big! Wishing you a great time together and that he continues to settle in so well 🙂
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I love all the photos – can never have enough shots of kittehs! Glad that they are now going to be running your home in cahoots!! Enjoy!
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Hi Lynda, I’m a big fan of Dave’s blog and wanted to check yours out. My husband and I are also cat-lovers – 3 indoor boys and 9 (or so) outdoor feral cats that we’ve had spayed/neutered and who we feed and have winter shelters for.
Congratulations on finding Dusty! (Sounds like he kind of found you, actually!) He is a real beauty, and it’s wonderful that he and Puddin are starting, slowly, to get along. Cats usually work things out between themselves, even it if takes some time. From the looks of it things are moving along nicely, and Dusty seems ready to give and get a lot of love! He looks like a slimmer version of our cat Telly. Handsome boys, those Russian-gray looking cats! Puddin is adorable too. 🙂 I’m so sorry you lost your two boys last year…it’s so hard. I’m glad Puddin will have a new buddy now and happy that Dusty will have such a good home – thanks for adopting!
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Congratulations on your new kitty! I have enjoyed looking around your blog; it really reflects your varied interests well! Your tutorials page alone could keep me busy for months!!
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Congratulations on your new kitty! he’s gorgeous! He looks like one of four feral kittens that a friend of mine caught in January. I took a Silver Tabby to foster, she came with goopy eyes and a belly full of worms but has recovered fully and been spayed. Actually, she is no longer being fostered……. she has won my husband over, so she is here to stay!