From commentor Michael (who lives with Lucy):
This is Mr. Ron Swannson. He is a ridiculously friendly stray kitty who followed me home. So, I got him neutered and his shots, and found a neighbor to take him in. He is super-friendly, and apparently now spends all day on his owner’s lap purring. He’s basically the best cat in the world.
(Michael also sent me a pic of him with Ron and Lucy, but my sub-par PaintShop skills won’t let me post it here. Maybe next time…)
Awwwwwwwwwwww! Ron is such a handsome boy, yes he is! Good on you, Michael for taking care of this fellow and finding him a good home.
Pardon if this has been mentioned a thousand times already.
Lose your pet?
There’s an app for that.
That does it. I know he just had a kidlet, but I’m starting a petition drive for ED to get an animal of some sort now. Cat, dog, bird, reptile (turtles are amazingly easy to care for and quite fun), anything. But petless is no way to go through life.
He looks like such a sweetie!
We’re leaving for the airport in three hours; we’ll be gone for two weeks. It’s the first time we’ve both been away since we got the kitten. I am sad.
Has anyone ever taken a cat on a plane?
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We’ve got 4 cats (2 “outside” boys and two “inside” girls) that basically adopted us when they were kittens. We lost two great old-timers last year, plus one “neighborhood gent” who used to hang with our gang– a drifter-yet-hanger-on that I named “Yakk” (an acronym for ‘Yet Another Kitty Kat– we have a lot of feral hangers-on at the manse.)
That said, I wanted to pass on a vid from a friend who’s done some serious work for dog rescue, and needs support:
It’s worth watching if you can stand the sight of cute, adoptable puppies just barely saved from being euthed. It’s the first mention I’d seen of a group called “Pilots 4 Paws”– awesome.
The video is great (apart from the sound– hey, it’s an airport) and it was cute enough that 3 local S. Fla. stations ran it on the news.
Result? Nada. No adoptions, no support, not a dime from anyone.
I think the puppies are still available, so if any BJuicer from south Florida sees this and can’t resist, the contact info is in the video.
Not pet related.
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@Darkrose: Yes. We have taken the two cats on the plane but only for a move from Colorado to the dreaded east coast. I think you have to tell them ahead of time, and they charge you some sort of pet fee (like $50-$75). You put the pet in a soft carrier under the seat in front of you. You take them out of the bag when you go through security. Then you put them back in the bag when they are deeply terrified of the airport. Well, your cat can be deeply terrified or deeply curious at this point. We had one of each. We got some pills from the vet that they could take before boarding so they would not yowl during the whole ride. Some people oppose drugging your pets for the purpose of travel, but life was much better for us this way. We also bought non-stop tickets.
I can only imagine what that’s like with some of my Big Boys who are also riddled with anxiety. I’ll stop before I get mental stitches.
That is one sweet kitty! Lucky neighbor!
What a handsome cat!
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A few months ago, I posted about a friend who was doing a major remodel and blogging about it. The remodel started in October and was supposed to finish in March. The final touches went in mid-July, except for one addition that wasn’t part of the contract. A few days ago, they adopted a four-year-old English cocker spaniel, a rescue of course. They’ve named her Ruby.
What a sweet kitty face. I love these stories.
Ron Swannson…what a fabulously alliterative name. The cat’s cute, too.
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Also pretty sure that’s a Parks and Recreation character, no?
@Menzies: OMG, you’re right! Totally missed that…it makes it even better.