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Time to Let The Cat Outta The Bag...

Postby (rickenbrother) » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:21 pm

Really!
Since Diane and I acquired Cheyenne, our tortoise shell kitten, we've been frequenting the cat section of pet stores as well as the bird sections.
In this one particular pet store, there is a cat rescue. There was always this one 7 year old cream tabby that was always there. They said people wanted younger cats. All the younger rescued cats would find homes except this one...but this one was always the nicest cat by far! So last week, Diane and I asked to hold him and see how he really is. He was the nicest cat I've ever seen since the kitten that I grabbed off an IRT subway train in The Bronx, many years ago. We went home and thought about it. By Saturday, we couldn't take it anymore and went to get him.
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The new guy...in the bag.

Not sure what I'll name him yet. We don't like the name he had. I won't say what his name is in case it's the name of anyone who reads this, but his name sounds like someone in debt.
I'd like to give him an Italian name. Of course, Figaro is high on the list. Other names we're thinking of are; Angelo, Gino,Bruno, Nunzio (Nunz for short), Gianni and Pasquale. But though Casey is not an Italian name, that's what I named the kitten I found on the train so long ago, that my ex wife gave away! With the subtle striping on this cream tabby, he looks like a nicely figured mapleglo 4004Cii! No, I ain't naming him Laredo!
I have to take better pictures of him this weekend. He's a big cat but not fat.
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Unfortunately, Cheyenne is not too thrilled about the newcomer. She's not even 6 months old yet, but she's a little firecracker who hasn't exactly given the new guy a warm welcome, though he's tried to be nice to her.
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The JETGLO finish name should be officially changed to JETGLO ROCKS! :-)
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Re: Time to Let The Cat Outta The Bag...

Postby (kiramdear) » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:33 pm

They'll work something out once Cheyenne realizes that her food bowl will continue to be filled for her. Her desire for a play partner will override her jealousy in short order, I bet. :)

I'd call him Vito. 8)
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Re: Time to Let The Cat Outta The Bag...

Postby (winston) » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:52 pm

Congrats Joey and Diane...........what a great story.
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Re: Time to Let The Cat Outta The Bag...

Postby (beatbyrd) » Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:43 am

In order to maintain balance in the universe, you need to name him something that rhymes with "Joey".
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Re: Time to Let The Cat Outta The Bag...

Postby (elreydlp) » Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:50 am

Good for you Joey! I just buried my 17-year old adopted (as a kitten) stray, Maddie. Broke my heart, and he was my wifes cat. We have a 3-year old; Christmas (Chrissie) who adopted ME. I hope she out-lives me!
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Re: Time to Let The Cat Outta The Bag...

Postby (scotty) » Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:38 am

Great story Joey congrats on Bagpuss!
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Time to Let The Cat Outta The Bag...

Postby (8mileshigher) » Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:45 am

Joey & Diane
Congrats on the newest family member !! :D
(BTW - We've got our name in with a local Schnauzer rescue ... one is not enough !)
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Re: Time to Let The Cat Outta The Bag...

Postby (wj350) » Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:13 am

Congrats!!! Love these new family stories!!
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Re: Time to Let The Cat Outta The Bag...

Postby (cjj) » Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:18 am

Cool cat! Congrats on the new family member. I suspect Kira's right, once Cheyenne gets over the initial shock of no longer being an "only" cat, they'll be playing like old friends. It may take a month or two though.

And, your birds better watch out, now the cats can gang up on 'em...
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Re: Time to Let The Cat Outta The Bag...

Postby (BuddyDog) » Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:45 am

That cat looks like a flamey 381 Maple-Glo!

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Re: Time to Let The Cat Outta The Bag...

Postby (jps) » Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:13 pm

scotty wrote:Great story Joey congrats on Bagpuss!

How does that rhyme with Joey? :lol:
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Re: Time to Let The Cat Outta The Bag...

Postby (rickenbrother) » Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:26 pm

Thanks everyone. We're just making sure these two fur balls can get along and we keep him before he rename him. I think we did get a little progress this morning. Today is a week that we have him. It would break our hearts to have to give him back. Diane took him to the vet yesterday for a check up. They know the lady who runs the rescue. Everyone there loved him and told Diane that if we couldn't keep him, they wanted him. He's just that friendly and lovable. He didn't even give the vet a hard time.
Kira: Vito is a consideration, I just didn't type out all the names we're thinking about.
Skip: sorry about your cat. We almost lost one of our parrots a few years ago. We got lucky that she recovered.
CJ: Funny, one of the times that Cheyenne hissed at the new cat, was when he went to go check out the birds. They've each given her a couple of good nips and now she just hangs out with with them, not swiping at them.
Steve: Yeah, the new cat does look like a flamey Mapleglo Rick, especially on his legs and tail.
Rich, looking forward to seeing you get another Schnauzer. The one you have is a great dog!
Tom: Funny you should say that. Sometimes I call Cheyenne and Diane thinks I'd called her! :lol:
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Re: Time to Let The Cat Outta The Bag...

Postby (paologregorio) » Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:37 pm

Cool looking cat! Sounds like he has a great personality. Congratulations! :)
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Re: Time to Let The Cat Outta The Bag...

Postby (jps) » Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:44 pm

rickenbrother wrote:Tom: Funny you should say that. Sometimes I call Cheyenne and Diane thinks I'd called her! :lol:

I'll just keep quiet, here. :twisted:
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Re: Time to Let The Cat Outta The Bag...

Postby (rickenbrother) » Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:22 pm

jps wrote:
rickenbrother wrote:Tom: Funny you should say that. Sometimes I call Cheyenne and Diane thinks I'd called her! :lol:

I'll just keep quiet, here. :twisted:

HA!
This coming from the guy who has his wife listed as his pet! :lol:
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