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  1. Elaine
    June 20, 2019 @ 12:17 pm

    Oh he reminds me so much of my man Sherman, with his chubby cheeky. Sherman keeps up a constant stream of murps and meows while he’s following me around. I’m glad such a sweet companion found you!

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  2. Lisa D.
    June 20, 2019 @ 12:25 pm

    He’s such a handsome boy, and you are so sweet to take care of him.

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  3. Stacey C
    June 20, 2019 @ 12:26 pm

    OMG, he is scrumptious! He knew exactly what he was doing when he wandered your way.

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  4. Lisa D.
    June 20, 2019 @ 12:29 pm

    I forgot to mention that I LOVE your vintage patio chairs, and I’m continuously amazed that you are always able to find such wonderful treasures. Do you search mostly on Craig’s List, or do you visit local tag sales? Thanks Victoria.

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  5. Barbara H.
    June 20, 2019 @ 12:31 pm

    So happy to read this post. He’s a love. And glad the kittens are improving.

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  6. Jean in Florida
    June 20, 2019 @ 12:34 pm

    This past March I adopted a 4-1/2 year old brown tabby through Pet Supermarket, which features cats from our local Humane Society. She had been there for 16 months. She is a real sweetheart, loves to be brushed, talks a lot, & is a lap cat. I had lost my previous cat at 15-1/2 years last October. Life is much sweeter with a cat! 😸😸😸

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  7. Janet Cole
    June 20, 2019 @ 12:41 pm

    What a gorgegous, happy kitty – thank you for rescuing him!!! I could listen to that purr for hours….

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  8. Lisa Smith
    June 20, 2019 @ 12:41 pm

    He is lovely! One question; how do you keep your kitties from clawing up your beautiful upholstery, fabrics and woodwork? I will not de-claw, I feel it is horribly cruel. My kitties had tons of cat scratching objects, but sofa, upholstered chair and door frame remained their favorite scratching spots.

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      June 20, 2019 @ 12:59 pm

      First, THANK YOU for saying how horrible it is to declaw… for anyone reading who is unaware, it is NOT “just” claw-removal… they take off the entire first joint of the paw which can cause all kinds of pain, especially later in life.

      Now, scratching! my fosters (especially the adults) LOVE the corrugated cardboard scratch pads… https://amzn.to/2WWY78G they make “holders” for them (to make them upright) but I just buy the refills and put them right on the floor… I buy the big/wide ones and they sit on one end and go to town on the other.

      They last a long time and just flip when one side gets shredded… PLUS you can put it right next to whatever they normally scratch. I have not had one foster who preferred furniture. BUT habits are hard to break, so maybe try sprinkling some catnip on the scratcher if your kitties remain unconvinced?

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      • Susan
        June 20, 2019 @ 7:38 pm

        Sigh, I have all sorts of posts, sideways, tall, laying on the floor, cardboard, sissal, etc. with catnip sprinkles which Boo uses but STILL loves to also destroy carpets, door frames and two upholstered chairs. It’s very lucky for him that I love him a lot and I know if he had gone to the wrong household, he would have been declawed. He is the sweetest, loveliest boy but he has the devil gene about scratching and I’ve had him since he was a kitten. Love your posts!

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  9. Diane
    June 20, 2019 @ 12:41 pm

    Dis is wonderful! Is sweet man Webster still with you (and his kittons)? Please say yes!

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  10. Di
    June 20, 2019 @ 12:44 pm

    I love his “toupeé”. His actions are almost dog-like and that makes for a wonderful companion. Thank you for giving him his furever home.

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  11. Barb
    June 20, 2019 @ 12:48 pm

    You and your Old Man Cat were meant to be! Thanks for being you and never holding back on important things we all need to know about.

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  12. Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
    June 20, 2019 @ 12:59 pm

    First, THANK YOU for saying how horrible it is to declaw… for anyone reading who is unaware, it is NOT “just” claw-removal… they take off the entire first joint of the paw which can cause all kinds of pain, especially later in life.

    Now, scratching! my fosters (especially the adults) LOVE the corrugated cardboard scratch pads… https://amzn.to/2WWY78G they make “holders” for them (to make them upright) but I just buy the refills and put them right on the floor… I buy the big/wide ones and they sit on one end and go to town on the other.

    They last a long time and just flip when one side gets shredded… PLUS you can put it right next to whatever they normally scratch. I have not had one foster who preferred furniture. BUT habits are hard to break, so maybe try sprinkling some catnip on the scratcher if your kitties remain unconvinced?

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    • Cara
      July 29, 2019 @ 9:37 am

      Hi,
      This is late, but Mister Cat reminds me of a stray we adopted. Usually when an intact male cat showed up and we fed him often enough to be able to trap him, once we had him neutered, WE NEVER SAW HIM AGAIN!
      This one stuck around, but he’d hiss at us so we nicknamed him the mean cat. One day he just ran up the steps to our kitchen, and that was it, he was our cat! He was a wonderful cat, playing with kittens we’d take in, never peeing in the house, and he was loving. Except for climbing up the screens and bending them so that they’d slowly buckle and he’d ride them to freedom, he was great. He must have gone through 8 screens until we figured how to stop him from climbing up. Anyway, thank you for all you do for cats. I live in S. FL and could not live where it gets cold and I’d be worrying about cats outside.

      By the way, logs make excellent scratching items. We look for long enough ones so that the cats can really stretch out; they need to lie flat and be stable, and if yo find one like that, your cats will remove the bark (it’s a bit messy, but they love it so).

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  13. Barbara Eichin
    June 20, 2019 @ 1:03 pm

    SO happy you have another forever cat! I love that he chose you. Would you post an update on Webster? Last I heard there was friction between him and the other cat in the household. I fell in love with Webster and want him to be perfectly happy!

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  14. Ellen
    June 20, 2019 @ 1:13 pm

    I love Mr Cat! So happy you found each other!!

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  15. Roberta Garcia
    June 20, 2019 @ 1:24 pm

    Mr. Cat is adorable! And so lucky you two found each other!

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  16. Diane
    June 20, 2019 @ 2:56 pm

    So, what was it about Mr. Cat that made him a keeper, over all of the others who have crossed your pathway?

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  17. lililpuddlian
    June 20, 2019 @ 3:34 pm

    He is wearing a little hat like they put on horses in fly season. It only covers the ears. Very endearing. We lost our cat of 24 years last year. I am still working on the Boss to see if this family of six people can get a cat.

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  18. Caroline
    June 20, 2019 @ 4:04 pm

    He looks like a VERY happy cat. I noticed his paws right away–so big and soft! I’m so glad he found you. And I’m so impressed with your work for all the cats. Kudos.

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  19. Kathryn Peltier
    June 20, 2019 @ 4:49 pm

    He looks so happy! I am a big supporter of TNR. I had TEN cats who were hanging out at my house – 2 litters from one mama – TNRd. I still have 2 of them (some took off, some went to neighbors, etc. and 2 stayed here). They still do live outside at my house – one would come in, but one freaks out, and I can’t separate them – but they have a heated house, all the food they can want, and a summer “cottage” on the cushioned bottom shelf of my potting bench, covered and out of the weather. We have a local non-profit that works tirelessly to TNR, foster and adopt out kittens and cats. I know they make a huge difference!

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  20. Briana
    June 20, 2019 @ 4:58 pm

    Have you heard of the working cat programs? They adopt out cats that can’t be placed in traditional indoor homes (due to behavioral issues) to live in yards, garages, barns, and such to help with rodent control. I just adopted my first one about a week ago, and convinced my neighbor to do the same. They would certainly have been euthanized otherwise.

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