From longtime commentor EFGoldman:
My son-in-law’s mother died suddenly this week. She had two cats, which she mistreated by overfeeding them terribly (one weighs 40 lbs!!). They need to be rescued or rehomed.
Can we put out a request for possibilities in the WILMINGTON NC area, please. I will pass them on to my son in law. Sorry, got no pix.
The cats are a bonded pair of male orange tabby brothers from the same litter, approx 8-9 years old. They are large and slow, in both senses of the word, not particularly active or vivacious but generally purring lumps, amenable to petting. They have lived in the same house since kittenhood and are as yet untried with dogs or children.
If you have room in your homes and your hearts for a couple of friendly, ambulatory hassocks — or if you have recommendations about no-kill shelters in the Wilmington area — leave a comment below. Or contact me at [email protected], and I’ll forward your message to EFG.
Awww, poor critters. I hope they find a loving home quickly. And condolences to EFG’s son-in-law and the rest of the family.
Sister Rail Gun of Warm Humanitarianism
My contacts are further west, Triangle, Pittsboro, and greater Charlotte. I guess no idea how they would do with other cats, either.
Would it possible to put up photos of the pudgy wudgies? Orange kittehs are the most serene kittehs. My ginger kitteh has a Buddha-ike Zenness to her.
Sending best wishes on the rehoming the gentle giant tabby orange boys EFG!
Crikey, what a year and change you have had.
Condolences. Hope someone can take in the cats.
Gingerboy cats are the best. I have a fat little rescue doggie I’ve been slowly starving down to a better weight. It can be done with patience and understanding, if you don’t mind the pet stink-eye.
40 lbs? Dear God, that’s not a cat – that’s a mountain lion!
@Miss Bianca: Right? That’s what my corgi weighs and he is considered way too big for his breed. I can’t imagine what they look like, but I’ll bet they are good bed warmers. Hope they get rehomed soon.
ETA: He’s not fat, just big boned. Honest.
My mother lives in Wilmington, but at 70 has decided that her two cats are as much as she can handle.
Meow held the weight record at the time, at less than 40 pounds. Yikes. :-(
I can’t help directly, but here’s hoping for a good outcome.
Condolences to you and yours, efg.
Perhaps try all4cats.org , which is a no-kill kitty rescue in Wilmington.
I don’t have any personal experience with them, but they appear to have a good reputation. From what I understand, they normally focus on stray and /or feral rescues, but are sometimes able to assist with re-homing of pets, if their space allows. They are foster-based, so rescued kitties are in homes.
It might not hurt to check them out, just in case.
Definitely put an ad in petfinder.com.
My corpulent Siamese probably is about 15-17 pounds, and he’s enormous. But he’s less than half the size of the larger tabby. Yikes!
EFG's guest-starring daughter
@schrodingers_cat: Probably pictures will become available on Monday; husband is flying down there tomorrow to start taking care of everything. (We’re not local to NC.) I’ll try to make sure they end up in this post. Thanks. :)
Orange tabbies radiate good vibes. I love them. Will contribute to their adoption if it helps. Condolences to your family Efg, these losses are so hard.
My condolences as well – hope that this bad spell for your family is ending
@EFG’s guest-starring daughter: You can send me jpgs, or get your old man to send ’em to me.
If the boyz don’t have a new home by Monday, I plan to repost this then, and having pics to include would be great!
Condolences to your Spousal Unit, and here’s to the best outcome for the gingers…