Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Day of "Firsts"

It was a day of "firsts"! The United States has their first African-American President and I received my first Canadian speeding ticket on my way to the shelter. "Sorry Constable Murray (you gorgeous hunk-o-police officer) not even a speeding ticket can put a damper on my day!" Being an American, it was a proud moment for my country of origin.

I had the priviledge of meeting a really wonderful man at the shelter today. He and his wife wanted to adopt an orange and white cat. When I arrived at the shelter (post-speeding ticket) I was disheartened to see a very sneezy, snotty Timmie in his cage. I was certain that Dave would not want to adopt this sweet orange and white tom cat. But Timmie purred in his arms and it was a done deal - Timmie went home with Dave!

I was a little worried that Dave's wife Pam (who had to work this morning) would be really mad at him for bringing home a sick cat. (Timmie isn't desperately ill - he just has a nasty cold.) Timmie is sneezing, unneutered and stinky. Dave: You're my hero.

They sent me some pictures of Timmie tonight. Of course, they made me cry. Nobody would argue that this is one very, happy, grateful cat - and I'm a happy, grateful rescuer :)
As for me....I have a new foster cat too. I can't figure out what to name this guy! He's 6 months old and ridiculously cute:

I hope he stays well. He was in quarantine for biting his finder, (bad boy!) So he was never with the group who had Distemper or URI. I'll post some "after shelter" pictures soon. He seems to be a rowdy little guy!

I wish the Obama kids weren't allergic to cats. I'd recommend this guy. I bet he'd look good in the White House.



9 comments:

Anonymous said...

He is a cutie-pie. Why don't you name him after a president since this is such a big day. How about Truman? Woodrow? Theodore?Calvin? Franklin? I'll stop now. Thanks for finding Timmie a great home.

House of the Discarded said...

GREAT ideas for names! Gotta love the name "Truman"!

Steve Bartlett said...

Based on his photo I'd name him Cannabis. But that might have an adverse effect on his adoption chances. Or maybe not.

Anonymous said...

I second the cannabis!! Or Squinty! He does look like he's had a few too many ;)

jen

Steve Bartlett said...

Actually I think the little guy would make a great pub cat. I'll volunteer to do the training :)

House of the Discarded said...

You ol' stoners are hopeless! I told my 17 year old son about the "Cannabis" name and he loves it. Why am I not surprised? LOL

I want to name him "BongToke", but I'm guessing this will send the wrong message. :)

Steve Bartlett said...

You've got to admit the expression in the photo is priceless. He looks like a roadie for the Greatful Dead. Maybe you should name him Jerry?

House of the Discarded said...

I totally agree!! The funny part is, he LOVES to walk around looking like that. My son calls them "Drunk eyes".

Anonymous said...

I think that his name must therefore be "Duuude".