Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Big Boy

I hadn't been to the "high kill" shelter in quite some time, but couldn't say "no" when the opportunity to rescue a big fatty boy black and white cat that had survived numerous "vet days" for 3 weeks.

A couple that adopted our OTHER big boy  Brando  (who had been abandoned at the same shelter) reached out to us about rescuing this other sad guy:

Apparently, their beloved cat "Daisy" passed away unexpectedly which left Brando feeling lonely.  This amazing couple decided they wanted to rescue a special boy that needed them and THIS big dude was the lucky one to leave the shelter today!

It was 35 degrees Celsius with a humidex of 43 degrees today.  (95 degrees and 109 degrees Fahrenheit)  Without air conditioning, this shelter quickly becomes unbearable.  Sweat poured from my menopausal face as I arrived at the shelter with an extra large cat carrier to retrieve our boy:
When I put him in my car, I pointed his carrier to my car's air conditioning.  I watched his face brighten as he lifted his chin and allowed the ice cube air blow into his fur.   Never did I appreciate air conditioning more than I did at that moment.

 He was greeted with open arms by my feline gang as our big boy waited patiently for his new Dad to pick him up.  He's going to have an awesome life.

If he were mine?  I'd name him "Bob".  Bob Big Boy  :)


13 comments:

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

this so totally made my day!!

Deb said...

Wonderful!

Eva McD said...

Love it when the big adult kitties get rescued! Have a happy life Big Bob

Renee said...

That's the biggest smile I've had in a long time! Hurray!

Sparkle said...

Paws up for helping this guy get a home!

Caroline said...

Yay for Big Boy Bob! Triple B!

Alison said...

You made me cry. I love big cats and I'm so happy for Big Guy.

Random Felines said...

great save.....for all the turmoils around that place, we are SO glad this big boy has a home :)

Devon said...

After such a crappy day, that made me sooooo happy. You can tell he's a character from a 30 second video!

Tina said...

I love his little meow!

daniellstp1984 said...

I love this kitty. His little meow made me smile but seeing him in that dog run made me cry. Thank you for rescuing him.

JLi said...

What a CUTE big boy!!! Ok, handsome...sorry sweetie...HANDSOME :))

LOL

Kitties Blue said...

We are visiting for the first time, and Mom has read several of your last posts. And it all sounds so familiar. She works with a group here in Virginia called Barn Cat Buddies and so many of your tales of woe match right up with theirs. You all are doing a wonderful thing. Please keep it up. The kitties need you. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at www.thecatonmyhead.com, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo