Meet A New Adult Shelter Cat Rescue!!: Thursday Purrsday
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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!!
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I asked Mom Marie some questions…here are her responses…
- How did you find Cuzin Midnight?
I found Midnight on Petfinder.com. 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.
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!
…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…
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!