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Adopting a New Friend

But There Was An Issue!

Mum said that when you lose a friend, you shouldn’t just rush out and get a new one. At the time, my feelings needed a replacement but after many months of grief, I am starting to understand that it’s not the best thing to do in Squiggles’ honor… even if I’m feeling a bit lonely. It’s been nearly 6 months, and MumΒ spotted a cat-in-need on NextDoor. This was the post:

Nextdoor post to find home for cat thrown out with the message: Abandoned cat cries at neighbors doors. Adopter needed urgently THIS SWEET MALE CAT WAS LEFT BY HIS OWNERS! HE WAS AN INDOOR CAT AND NOW TRYING TO SURVIVE OUTDOORS BUT THE FERAL CATS ARE BEATING HIM UP EVERYDAY/NIGHT. HE FOUND AN APARTMENT COMPLEX AND CRIES AT PEOPLES DOORS BUT THEY WON'T HELP HIM. SOME NEIGHBORS BUT A BOARD WITH NAILS ON IT AND PUT IT ON THE FENCE SO HE WON'T GO TO THEIR HOUSE. SO SAD. HE'S CRYING FOR HELP!! HE'S VERY SWEET AND NEEDS A HOME DESPERATELY. ALL HIS VETTING AND NEUTER WOULD BE TAKEN CARE OF. PLEASE, IF YOU COULD CARE FOR HIM EVEN IF JUST FOR A SHORT TIME UNTIL WE FIND HIM A HOME πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR MORE INFO. HE'S IN THE EL MONTE, CA AREA BUT WE COULD TRANSPORT ANYWHERE.
He Needs Us!

Well, out came the scary vet-visit box and a few blankets and off we went! By this time, the cat had been taken in to foster care. Mum was amazed how many individuals foster cats in Los Angeles – she said they are very great people. When we arrived, we were expecting to take the male cat straight home with us but there turned out to be an issue:

A grey kitten lying on an orange cat
Look at her little paw!

He had made a friend and his new friend didn’t want him to leave without her! Unfortunately, we only had room for one cat so they were separated. It was heartbreaking and unfair. I was so happy to have a new friend but I couldn’t help but feel some sadness.

orange cat sleeping on bed
Settling in but what is he thinking about?

He came with the name Leo but we don’t think he really is a Leo so we’ll be thinking of new names as we get to know him. He settled in very quickly but I still wondered if he missed his friend… so we went back and adopted the kitten too. Of course we did! Were you worried? What kind of monsters do you think we are!

kitten and orange cat reunited on bed sleeping
All is better now – hello new friends!

I have to wait a few days to meet them whisker to whisker – I’m supposed to get used to their smell first. They are a bit smelly… but you can see the two furry friends settling in:

What do you think?

Black Brussels Griffon dog who looks like a gremlin sitting in a blue paddling pool with blue & white a sailor collar on

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