Monday, 15 March 2010

Charlie

Last month How Publishing Really Works ran a story about Charlie who needed a new home.

The story is here and there's pics of him too.

I don't know what possessed me but I left a comment yesterday asking if he still needed a new home. I thought, it's been weeks now he must have found somewhere lovely because he's such a lovely looking cat...

Well to my surprise I received a reply to say, no, he's still looking for a home. ASAP.

Anyway to cut a long story short.....

He's found me.

And he's being driven all the way from Leicester to Hertfordshire this weekend by the lovely Jo and her brother.

Oh. My.

My heart is palpitating. I've just lost my tough ol girl....I miss her terribly. And I still cry.

Oh. My.

64 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations to you and to Charlie!!!...I went to the website and he is a gorgeous boy!!...You are both dealing with loss and I am so excited you will have each other and you can help each other heal...Of course, you will still miss your baby terribly, but another sweet baby will give your heart hope and more love...Oh, I can't wait to meet your Charlie!!

Ann said...

Looks like Charlie has come into your life to help you heal. Sounds like fate to me.

The Creek Cats said...

We just know your Ol Girl would approve. Charlie is an absolute cutie and is so very lucky to have found you. Bless you for giving him a loving forever home.

Brian said...

That is such wonderful news, for both you and Charlie. He is a handsome dude and I know you can confide in him...he will help you and you will help him. Sounds absolutely purrfect. Oh yea, I went to the site too, he's a handsome dude! I know you will keep us posted...please!!!

stacy said...

Congrats! I know you'll give Charlie a loving home.

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm glad that you followed up. It sounds like the right decision. I hope it helps fill some of the void. I'm going to go take a look at Charlie now. Can't wait to hear all about him.

Niki said...

How wonderful for you both :o)

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh what a wonderful thing to read!! Charlie is very lucky!! And I really think that a certian Kitty is the one who brought you two together - she is watching over you from the bridge, and wants you to be happy! Charlie is beautiful and we know you will give him a very wonderful home!!

Robyn said...

I think this is a lovely and fitting way to honor your sweet girl, to give a home to a needy cat.

He is absolutely gorgeous, and I look forward to hearing more about him when he reaches you!

Wendy aka Quillfeather. said...

Well well well. It that's not meant to be I simply don't know what is!

So thrilled for you.

Charlie is gorgeous!!!

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Yep. I'm a cat and this is what we do. Yes, you sweet girl is runnin the fields and gazing out the windows of Heaven at YOU! She knew you would miss her, yet she didn't want you to grieve too long--she wants you to live, because you have a birthday is coming up--and Charlie is her present to YOU!!!

Noir!

We're cats...and this how we roll!!

ABBY said...

we are thrilled beyond words that charlie has found you, and that you found charlie! kismet
i went and read his story and he is indeed a very handsome mancat, we think your girl would approve and we think we can faintly see her wavin her tail in complete agreement!

purrs
abby

Jan's Funny Farm said...

As much as we know you miss Old Kitty, we are glad you are able to open your heart to another that needs a home. We are sure you will bond and have many happy years together.

Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist said...

It was meant to me! I am really excited for you.

On a side note, I didn't realize you were in England. My mom is from Chester and all our family still lives around there.

fairyhedgehog said...

He looks gorgeous! It's comforting to have a kitty to cuddle when you're mourning one you've lost and you'll be so wonderful for him.

Welshcake said...

You know, I wondered whether you'd think about taking Charlie on...That's brilliant! He's gorgeous and it was clearly Meant To Be.

Kea said...

I think this is wonderful! He's a gorgeous cat, hard to believe he hadn't found a home, but I rather suspect he was waiting for YOU!

Nicola Slade said...

I think it's 'meant' too, particularly as Charlie is going from one writer to another. I'm sure he'll be an inspiration to you!

SF said...

Ha ha, Old Kitty that's brilliant! Good for you, hope he settles in well.

Marg said...

Oh Charlie is so handsome and we are so excited that you are getting another cat. And it was meant to be. He came along just when you needed someone. I can't wait to hear how it all works out. He looks like such a nice cat. And sitting in the bath tub. What a good boy.

womagwriter said...

Aw, well done to you! I was wondering whether anyone had given Charlie a home. Am so glad he's found a home with such a cat-lover. I wish you both a long and happy life together. What a TAIL that cat's got! Puts my litle tabbies to shame.

wildcatwoodscats said...

That is just wonderful. I was hoping you would get another kitty in your house. It does help to heal when you take in another needy soul! Bless you for taking Charlie and may you two have so many wonderful years together. I can't wait until he arrives!

Lexi said...

What a gorgeous-looking cat! All cats are beautiful, but Charlie is something special, going by his photos.

How lucky you checked - I'd have assumed he'd have gone, too.

Jenny Woolf said...

Fantastic! I read that post too in HPRW. Am SO glad Charlie has found a home with you - and you've both struck it lucky

Jane Smith said...

I am SO glad about this. I've known Charlie via the internet for a few years now, and can vouch for his good character and ridiculous joke tail. I'm so glad you have offered him a home, and hope you'll be very happy together.

Talli Roland said...

Congrats to you and Charlie! I read about this awhile back on HPRW and hoped he'd find a home. Sounds like it's a great one!

Plain Jane said...

I think of you every time I play with my kitties and am glad your loving home will be a cat haven once again.

Felted House said...

So glad you have found each other, we look forward to hearing about and seeing more of him soon xx

hampshireflyer said...

Well he was simply meant to find you... there's no two ways about it!

I don't know if you ever saw the film of The Never-Ending Story but when I saw his photo the first thing I thought was 'luck dragon'!

And what an amazing tail..... :)

Melinda Szymanik said...

Trust karma - it knows what its doing. Charlie looks like one cool cat :)

Old Kitty said...

Hi Jacqueline

I can't wait to meet Charlie too!

Thanks for your sweet words

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Ann

It does doesn't it? I'm really looking forward to meeting him!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Creek Cats

Oh I do hope my old girl will approve!

Charlie is a cutie isn't he?

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Brian

Aww he is a handsome dude isn't he?

I can't wait to start posting about him! Yay!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi stacy

Thank you! I hope so too!

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Theresa Milstein

Oh do have a look at him! :-)

I'm so excited I still can't believe it's happening!

Thank you so much for being so sweet to me!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Niki

Thank you!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Amy and the House of Cats

Awww! I believe that too! I'm just so, so happy!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Robyn

He is beautiful isn't he? I'm hoping my ol girl does approve!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Awww Noir!

Thank you!! You kitties are truly amazing!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Abby

Awww! My ol girl did have a long tail so yes, I hope she's waving now with approval!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Wendy aka Quillfeather

Awww it's all just so amazing!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Jan's Funny Farm

Oh I hope so too, I really really do, thank you.

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Rebecca!

Yes, I live in Herts!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi fairyhedgehog

Oh I hope so, I really do!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Welshcake

Oh it's all happening so fast!!

:-) Yet I do thing it was meant to be too!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Kim

Oh I hope so! I really hope so!

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Nicola Slade

Oh thank you - I'm so excited, really and truly!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi SF

Oh I hope he settles well too!

:-)

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Marg

Oh I love his sitting in the bath tub pose - he's just adorable!

Thank you

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi womagwriter

Awww your tabbies are gorgeous - of course they are!

Charlie does have an amazing tail tho hasn't he?

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

hi wildcatwoodscats

Oh I can't wait too!

LOL!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Lexi

Oh I really did think that he'd have found a home, really! So it was such a lovely surprise!

I'm really thrilled!

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Jenny Woolf

Oh I feel incredibly lucky and blessed!

:-)
take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Jane Smith

Thank you so much for posting about him. I am beyond thrilled!

Oh and his tail is something isn't it?

Aww!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Talli Roland

Oh I'm so glad how things are turning out!

Thank you

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Jane

Aww thank you!

Hugs to you and your lovely kitties!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Felted House

I must say I think you have a really sweet avatar! It's so cute!

I can't wait for Saturday! It's so so exciting!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi hamphsireflyer

Luck Dragon!! Yes!!! Oh Yes!!! Of course!!

LOL!!

Oh thank you for making me smile - it's so so true!

Awww Charlie! I can't wait to have him with me now.

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Melinda

Oh yes, Karma works, it's so, so so true!

Take care
x

Everycat said...

Out of sadness springs hope. Charlie is coming into your life. This is a wonderful, kind thing you have done, to offer Charlie a home. Charlie and the little red rose bush will make this Spring special.

WW

SuziQCat said...

Charlie will help the loneliness...you help him, and he helps you! He's beautiful.

Love Meow said...

awww this makes me cry. :) I am so happy for you and Charlie. He has found a wonderful mother :). After we lost Snowman, we were heartbroken. then one day I saw my friend trying to find a home for her cat, so I talked to her right away. I just couldn't wait. The next day, I went to her place to pick up the kitten. He was not like Snowman at all - super active and jumpy - but he brought sunshine into our lives :). He is my father's baby now.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I am so sorry I ahven't been visiting your blog Old kitty --I was "computer free' when I visitied my son in Colorado and I've been running around sic eI got home. I'm so sorry you lost your dear cat..but I know you made her years happy with lots of love and she gave the same to you.

Charlie is so handsome and looks like a very cuddly happy cat! Congrats and cheers for giving him a wonderful new home!

♥ Pat