Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"Too Cool 4 School"

It's amazing how a simple picture can inspire people.  I've had people call to adopt a cat that they've never met and have already sent the pictures to friends, put the pic on their computer desktop and renamed the cat! 

When I first saw "Channy" on the shelter website, I admit I was smitten:
He's a big ol' Tom cat (about 10 months old) with seven toes on each foot.  But there was *something* about his face. I felt like I was looking at a kind, wise person. He looked like somebody I could confide in - someone who would love me despite all my faults. 

While I was oogling Channy, so was one of our foster Moms who contacted me this morning about him!  It was love at first sight for her too.  I had no choice but to make the trek to the shelter this morning to see our boy.

Truly.  He's more handsome in real life.  What on earth is it about this guy???  I picked him up with his back against my chest, but he spun around to put his paws around my neck.  He held on for dear life and nuzzled his face in my neck.

"Oh, please let him like other cats...please...please...please...I don't want to put him back in the cage!"

I cautiously held him up to other cats in the shelter.  He almost seemed to smile a goofy little "Howdy do!" smile. 

"Thank heavens!  He's OK with other cats!! He's got a foster home and he's OUTTA HERE!"

When I took him to the vets he came out of his carrier and immediately flopped over on his back with a *thud*.  Belly rubs were in order and I was starting to regret not fostering him myself. 

So I ask you....what is it about this guy?


He's going to need a new name....

25 comments:

Kea said...

Oh, he's a love! What a handsome boy and I do hope he really is great with other kitties! Bet the foster mom will have a hard time letting him go. LOL.

-Fuzzy Tales

Anonymous said...

Something about his expression. He reminds me of a TV News Anchor!

House of the Discarded said...

Anonymous: A TV News Anchor!! My mind is whirling now. lol

Smartypants said...

Aww Channy! He sounds like and reminds me so much of Marve! Except for the "wise" part... hahaha! ;)

Anonymous said...

how about the name "Sailor" the sexy boy, with those eyes and no doubt "melt your heart look, not to mention the flirtatious wrap around the neck squeeze! "Hey Sailor!"

Deb said...

Got the look of an English Dude. I'd name him Nigel.

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

He is adorable, I want to just pick him up and snuggle forever!

Anonymous said...

He is FABULOUS! "Instant pet" doesn't even begin to cover it. He's more like "instant velcro teeddybear best friend". Here he is *literally* 10 seconds after being released in a strange room with three strange people, not long after being vetted and hauled around in a carrier.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWcNvFYg3CQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUfrHavyYxM

The lineup for him starts to the left!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

He reminds me of Speedy, both in looks and attitude. We call our boy "the loveable doofus". His sisters instantly fell in love with him, he gets between them when they have hissy fits and is the best "manny" to every foster litter that's been here. The momma cats even let him bath their kittens right off. There is something about big, goofy, loveable tomcats...I need to go give my mancat a hug now.~Donna

Ellstar said...

His nose stripe makes his eyes look close together which makes him look more squishy and kittenish. All 6/7 toed cats I've ever met have been ABSOLUTE SWEETHEARTS too, must be something in their mutant genes :D

Steve Bartlett said...

Unfortunately cats with the small black smudge around the mouth tend to be called "Hitler cats". Tulip gets called that all the time by people who see her for the first time (she could be this guy's older sister). Obviously I'm not recommending the name.

Debbie said...

Panda!

Anonymous said...

I too fell instantly in love with him when I met him last night. It is very hard not too when you meet a cat that is *so* determined to get petted and loved :-) He is gorgeously chunky and he is *so* sweet!

If we were considering cat number 5, it'd be him!

Cindy, Bertie, Sammy, Malley and Batman

Helen said...

When I saw his nose he reminded me of W.C. Fields except his was red of course!! What a sweetheart....I`m sure he was a hit with the ladies.....

Anonymous said...

He should have a human name for sure! .. Maybe Ron Burgandy aha or William or Charles!

Anonymous said...

How about Hank
I think he looks like a luvable Hank to me.

Caroline said...

Diamond, he must be called Diamond!

Anonymous said...

Fletch

Yidchick said...

jimmy, his nose reminds me of jimmy durante :P

Daisy said...

He's gorgeous! I like the TV News Anchor analogy. He has a trustworthy face, like Walter Cronkite. Yep, he looks like a Walter. And that's the way it is...

Anonymous said...

Thanks everyone for the suggestions! After consultation with some of his fans, it has been decided that his name is Stanley - Stan the Man. He's a big sweet mook who hasn't stopped purring since he arrived.

Marg said...

Oh goodness, he does have a face, you couldn't possibly turn down. Hope he finds a home really soon.

Random Felines said...

Wow - he is pretty handsome. We have to agree...there is something about that big mancat face!!

The Island Cats said...

Oh man! Mom wants that guy big time!! We told her she already has her hands full with all of us. We sure hope he finds a wonderful furever home soon!!

Princess Jasmine said...

Awww, he looks really friendly and cuddly xx