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Meet A New Adult Shelter Cat Rescue!!: Thursday Purrsday

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I'm excited, really, I just don't show emotion

I’m excited, really, I just don’t show emotion

We are just thrilled to bring a very happy rescue story to you…it is about a panther mancat in Southern California who is now in his forever home living with very good friends of Mom L and Dad P.

I invited our new Cuzin to ask his Mom Marie to share his rescue story with all of you…I know how much we all luvluvluv Real Rescue Cats Talking!!

Please meet Cuzin Midnight!!

Hey Everyone...this is the photo that got me my home!

Hey Everyone…this is the photo that got me my home!


I asked Mom Marie some questions…here are her responses…

  • How did you find Cuzin Midnight?

I found Midnight on  He was at a shelter in Baldwin Park—outside Los Angeles.

We lost our rescue cat Marmalade (after 15 years) on May 16th.


Charles missed him so much that I decided we should think about adoption sooner rather than later.  I was looking for a kitty that did not look like Marmalade since the loss was too recent and I didn’t think it was fair to the new kid.  I think I looked at a hundred different cats before I saw Midnight.

He immediately stole my heart.  I looked at more pictures and read more descriptions, but he was always “The One.”  The Baldwin Park shelter is part of Los Angeles animal rescue, a kill shelter.

However, Midnight had an angel named Mary from United Hope for Animals.  She is a cat person and she had met him at the shelter.  Her cause was to find him a home.  Without her, I am not sure that it would have happened.  He was also accepted into the PETCO adoption program.  A lovely lady who volunteers at the shelter takes cats to PETCO where they have an adoption center.  We actually met Midnight at the PETCO store in West Covina (only about 5 minutes from the Baldwin Park shelter) and took him home from there.   When the adoption is complete, PETCO gives a book of coupons for everything that you might need for your new friend.

  •  Do you know how Midnight ended up in the kill shelter?

Midnight was surrendered by his owner.  He is a wonderful cat so I am sure he came from a loving home.  He was neutered and micro chipped when he arrived at the shelter.

Midnight came into the shelter on June 6th.  He went home with us on June 20th.  He wasn’t thrilled with the 110 mile car ride and he talked to us about it all the way home.  Something about all these promises of a wonderful new home and all he could see was a very small carrier!!

  •  Does Cuzin Midnight get along with your other fur family?

We have a Golden Retriever named Molly.

Molly...she has been a therapy woofie

Molly…she has been a therapy woofie

Obviously, it is a concern when two adult kids have to meet and greet for the first time.  No one could give us any idea if Midnight liked or hated dogs, so we had to take a chance.

Since Marmalade had trained Molly really well in social skills relating to cats, we were 99% sure that Molly would be okay with all of it.  Midnight was the unknown.  They met, they touched noses and sniffed and immediately settled into mutual tolerance.

Neither one has hissed, barked, cuffed or attacked the other.  They both seem content with each other’s company.  Midnight does like to leap over Molly at breakneck speed to get her attention and he thinks that her tail is the best toy he owns.

Molly just looks at him with a look that says, “I can’t believe you just did that.”

Our vet thinks that our little boy is about 3 years old.  He becomes more playful each day and has blossomed into a beautiful boy.  He is strictly an inside cat and makes no attempt to leave the house.  He does spend time sitting on his cat perch watching for a lizard that lives in the small garden next to the kitchen.   Also, a zillion hummingbirds enjoy the garden which affords hours of amusement.

We are very happy that we decided to adopt sooner rather than later.  It does not make us miss or love Marmalade less since, clearly, we have enough space in our hearts to keep the old memories and to make new memories.

And now for those photos you have all been waiting for…first…we, The Kid Sage and I, decided to put together a little “Welcome to The Promised Land” gift box for our new Cuzin Midnight…and of course Sage…she had to snoopervise everything!

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…in fact she so closely snoopervised the Nip Ball that Mom L had to go get a new one for Cuzin Midnight!  How could we send him the one The Kid Sage had slobbered on??

And now you can see Cuzin Midnight enjoying his new home and his Welcome to The Promised Land gift box…

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We are so pleased to join Pepi Smart Dog’s Thankful Thursday because we are truly thankful we have an adult shelter cat rescue as our new Cuzin!  RESCUE ROCKS!!  OPT TO ADOPT!!  Just click on the badge to transport to other fab Thankful Thursday blog posts…this is a BLOG HOP!

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20 thoughts on “Meet A New Adult Shelter Cat Rescue!!: Thursday Purrsday

  1. That is a most wonderful story and we are beyond thrilled for most handsome Midnight!

  2. Mumsy's Little Chancy Man on said:

    What a wonderful rescue story. Midnight is such a handsome mancat. It is great that he and Molly get along wonderfully well. We are so happy for the family. Hugs and nose kisses

  3. Oh we just love your new cousin Midnight is so handsome and Molly looks like a very sweet doggie. ~Scylla & Family

  4. de best oh fishes two ewe cuzin midnight; we iz troo lee happee ya haz finded yur forevers…happee bee lated gotcha day ♫♫ ♥

  5. Yow Savannah me BFF n Aunti Linda we iz doin a **happy dance** here fer Cuss-in Midnite!!! He iz a reel looker n we iz so glad he haz found a new fureber home! Yer parcel iz da best! Me speekz frum xpeereence 😉
    Mum haz leeky eyz n me asked her what waz wrong….
    She said to tell ya nuffin iz wrong n dat Midnite reemindz her of her kitteh Silky-Auburn what lived wif her in da 70’z….Mum iz so-o senteementul…
    Apawz Apawz fer Midnite! N fer both of ya!!!
    Lub ❤ Nylablue n ❤ Mum too

  6. That’s so great. And I’m so happy Midnight and Molly like each other. Sometimes the world is good, because people like your parents and Midnights new mom Marie make it to a good place.

  7. hannahandlucy on said:

    We are so happy for you Midnight – you have found a lovely new home and family.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  8. kittiesblue on said:

    We have nominated you for an award, and it is for posts just like this and ALL the things you do to help and support kitties and other animals. You can find it on our post today. This story of Midnight filled my heart with so much joy. There were things in this post that made me feel related to Midnight. My Dad’s birthday is May 16 (he has passed). My matron of honor was from Baldwin Park. Tom’s stepmom’s name was Molly. And finally, when we had a stray mom dropping off kittens at our house constantly, one of the kitties (we called Skippy) became Midnight after we found her forever home for her. Linda, I am very enthused about what you, Savannah and Sage will be doing with the blog. You are an angel sent to earth to help so many animals in need. I admire and support you and am happy to call you friend. Hugs and love, Janet and Kitties Blue

    A furrever home for Midnight and a bestest friend for Molly.
    The REAL Maple Syrup Mob xxxxx

  10. Got to love a happy ending!

  11. Welcome to your new home Midnight. You are a very handsome kitty.

  12. Welcome Home to the Promise Land Midnight! So glad you have found your furrever home! Thank you Savvy for sharing this happy story 🙂 Sage you nip ball thief!

  13. What a great story. We love happy tails, and it looks like Midnight has a wonderful forever home with his new golden friend.

  14. What a wonderful happy ending! Midnight is a gorgeous kitty and it looks like his new “Sister” Molly has accepted him and vice versa….that’s purrfect. He seems to be right at home too……nothing makes us happier than when anybody finds their forever home……….

    Hugs, Sammy

  15. Midnight, we are so happy that you found your forever home. You look so happy.

    Spyro and the Gang

  16. What an awesome rescue story! And how great to see Midnight enjoying his new home and that amazing package you put together! Paws up for supervising and making sure everything was rescue cat worthy!

  17. Oh Midnight you are beautiful 🙂 welcome to your new home sweet one and wishing you and your family a bazillion years of happiness and health 🙂 a great story Savvy and Sage and such a lovely gift for sweet Midnight..let’s hope Tigger gets a home soon too! hugs and loves Fozziemum xxx

  18. Oh Savannah dat’s so pawsum!!! Midnight be so handsum and so vewy blest. Weez so glad hims got a good home and fanks fur shawin’ hims story. 🙂

    Luv ya’


  19. mistletoeandhitch on said:

    Welcome to the Promise Land, Midnight! Our HuMom loves your fluffiness and the way your hair looks red and brown in the sunlight. Lucky for you, it sounds like Marmalade has trained Molly the Woofie and your new guardians to perfection. So, relax and enjoy all the Promise Land has to offer.

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