Sunday, September 13, 2015
It's a Boy! Introducing Rufus
Our home felt so lonely without a feline fur baby to love after we lost our Daisy. Tuesday found me in a deep funk and my wonderful husband said "Let's go and get you a kitty". We went to the Humane Society with the intention of getting a kitten. We played with one and looked at all the other kittens. They were so cute! I also looked at the adult cats and my heart just went out to this guy.
Rufus is a special needs kitty and has had a rough go of it. He was picked up as a stray and then adopted out to a family who sadly had to return him when they found out one of their children was deathly allergic to cats. Rufus came back to the shelter with "hot spots" and it was determined that he was allergic to plastic. Poor guy had to have a series of steroid shots to get that cleared up and was also put on a special diet. He was also found to have a slight heart murmur. All of this made it harder for him to find his forever home.
I could relate to Rufus. I played with him and fell in love with this curious, long and lanky boy. We filled out the paperwork and returned the next day to bring him home after he got his final steroid shot and vet check. Before we even made it out of town he had chewed his way out of the cardboard kitty carrier and spent the rest of the ride cuddled up on my lap.
Caesar and Rufus are slowly adjusting to one another with Rufus being the more aggressive one. Rufus had been exploring his new digs and was treated to a new kitty house and perch built by the wonder hubby. He has surprised us with how cuddly he can be at night. As soon as we go to bed, he is right there with us, snuggled up as close as he can get. During the day though, he is like a toddler, off and exploring but still staying close, making sure he knows where we are at all times. ;) We are really loving having him as part of our family.
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Oh what a darling baby Debbie. I can see why he stole your heart away! I miss having a kitty around, but we are so busy and away so often, it wouldn't be fair to a fur baby. Love, Mimi xxxReplyDelete
Thank you Mimi. We have to have someone come in to stay here and take care of our dog and cat when were are gone for more than just the day. Thank goodness we are not gone overnight or longer all that much at the moment.ReplyDelete
Good for you. I have a dog and aa cat and I can't imagine not have one of each.Delete
Thank you Barbara...I would eventually like to get another kitty to join our family too.Delete
I'm so sorry to hear about Daisy, Debbie. But I'm glad you have a new kitty in your life to help you get over the sadness. It sounds like it was meant to be for you to find him :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Rue...I do think that he was supposed to be a part of our family and our Daisy would approve.Delete