Monday, 22 March 2010

A Tail to be told












So here is Charlie or rather Charlie’s tail.

He came to me via the ether of the internet from the lovely Jane Smith of How Publishing Really Works who knew of Charlie from her friend Jo who couldn’t have him anymore because her new home didn’t allow furry creatures and who kindly had her brother and girlfriend drive Charlie for two hours in the rain to me before going on further to Clacton - for a hopeful seaside trip.

Charlie arrived at 10.40 am, 20 March 2010.

Phew.

I forget how young an 8 year old cat can be. I forget how agile a cat can be. I forget how curious and how full of curiosity a cat can be. I am reminded on an hourly basis how his mind is zipping through feline thoughts at a zillion times per second – wanting to touch this, smell that jump here, squeeze through that gap - any gap.

What’s behind that door? Boxes of clutter I can’t seem to part with, Charlie!

What’s that on the windowsill? My sister’s floral arrangement she gave me for Christmas. I think the flowers are all dried up now…













And who is that mad woman waving outside at me? It’s the lovely Sue, Charlie! She adores kitty cats and doggy dogs.



What’s that noise? It’s the new next door neighbours – the young couple having a errr.. very good time! You’ll soon get used to it, Charlie!



At 4.30 am he woke me up by leaning with his furry paws up on the edge of my duvet and going: “purr-eow”.

So I took Mr McDoonagoogle and we both ran along the hallway with Charlie chasing after us.


I shall leave Mr McDoonagoogle for another day.


58 comments:

Kea said...

Handsome, floofy, GORGEOUS Charlie seems to be settling in just fine!

But of course the reference to a mysterious Mr. McDoonagoogle has peaked my interest! Please don't keep us waiting days and days (or worse, weeks) for an explanation.

And do give Charlie a big smooch from me!

Susan Fields said...

What a beautiful cat! He looks so silky and soft - gorgeous fur. It sounds like he's very, very happy in his new home. I'm so glad you two found each other!

iasa said...

he's adorable. I love his tail markings.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Charlie is a very handsome and charming cat! He's s big guy like my Bo. Is he also affectionate and a lap sitting cat?

I'm so glad he chose to live with you, Old Kitty! You do know that we don't find cats..they find us! :-)

Ann said...

Welcome to Charlie. Looks like he is making himself at home!

Jacqueline said...

Charlie is a beautiful boy with gorgeous fluffy furs and we are in love with that awesome tail!!...You guys are just starting a wonderful life together!!...Mr. McDoonagoogle, is he Charlie's toy?...Have a great week!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki
PS...Make sure Charlie realizes he has 3 new ladycat admirers.

KarenG said...

Oh, thank you for the pics! You know I can't have a cat due to daughter's allergies, but I feel like Charlie is part mine! He is so beautiful! He's the most beautiful cat I've ever seen! Clearly his owners took excellent care of him, and now he's at another wonderful home :)

Can't wait to hear more about Charlie, (and see more pics).

ABBY said...

Oh my dear we are simply speechless...Charlie you are divine. How handsome of a mancat you are, and just look at your floofilicious tail!! You are so magnificent.

I see you are exploring your new home and getting acquainted, that is wonderful and we are so glad you are enjoying your new forever home.

big kitty kisses sweet Charlie!

purrs
Abby

Robyn said...

Oh, he is just GORGEOUS! I look forward to lots of Charlie stories. :)

Talli Roland said...

He's GORGEOUS! And he looks so happy and comfortable.

Can't wait to see more photos.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Wow, I am so behind but I am so excited that Charlie is there!! He is so pretty! Wait, handsome - he is handsome - he is a boy after all! It sounds like the two of you are already getting along well! I am so glad you found each other!!

fairyhedgehog said...

Oh my goodness! He is keeping you on your toes! You're much nicer than I am at 4.30 in the morning!

The Creek Cats said...

Charlie sure sounds like a lot of fun and what a handsome fella he is!! He looks very happy to be in your home!

Marg said...

Oh my he is so handsome. He is also very pretty and sounds like you and he are getting along just great. I am so glad to hear that you are having so much fun. Cats are the best.

SuziQCat said...

Looks like Charlie is having a great time! He's a handsome boy for sure.

Jenny Woolf said...

What a wonderful, gorgeous cat!! I would love to pick him up and give him a cuddle. You are so lucky, he is just the most fab cat. My goodness, what more can I say????

Brian said...

I can't tell you how happy it makes me to see Charlie there with you! My whiskers are still are grinned up!

hampshireflyer said...

That looks like one successfully downloaded cat! :)

Theresa Milstein said...

Oooo - he looks so regal in the last picture. Charlie seems to be settling right in. And I think he has the best tail EVER.

I hope he's easing some of the sadness. He must be because the pictures made my day.

Plain Jane said...

What a precious kitty for Kitty. I am glad he is settling in. More stories and pics of him please.

Niki said...

He looks like a young lion getting his mane. He's gorgeous! :o))))

Kat_RN said...

What a lovely Tale! I am happy for you. Cats help make homes. My Aunt had a very wise and unusually cuddly Siamese named "Charlie". Hope yours is as sweet.
Congratulations,
Kat

Old Kitty said...

Hi Kim

Awwww Charlie does this thing where he wants to kind of "kiss" me - he holds up his nose to my face! He really is such a sweetie!

Oh Mr McDoonagoogle!! LOL! My next set of pics should have him all explained!

:-)

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Susan Fields

Oh he's just adorable! I'm so glad too!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi iasa

Oh his tail is a pet all on its own! LOL!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Pat@Mille Fiori Favoriti

Oh I absolutely agree! Charlie found me! And I'm so glad he did!

He's not yet a lapcat but he jumps on my lap stares at me then something else catches his attention and off he goes! Oh your Bo is beautiful!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Ann

I hope so!! He's liking the bedroom a lot but he's a little tentative about going to the kitchen area and only would if I'm with him!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Aw Jacqueline!

Charlie is blushing to have such beautiful ladycat admirers!!

And yes, Mr McDoonagoogle is favourite toy! We had a fun game together for about 45 minutes this very early morning. Mr McDoonagoogle is now having a well earned rest.

:-)

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi KarenG

Oh Jo, Charlie's previous owner was so so devastated to lose him - it's really quite sad!

So I feel a million times responsible for poor Charlie! I hope to post more pics soon - also because it's the only way Jo would keep track of him really!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Awwww

Charlie is extremely chuffed and very glad and happy reading your lovely words, Abby! He wants me to say thank you and sends his purrs back too. In time I'm hoping he'd gain his full kitty mancat confidence and reply himself to you!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Robyn

I look forward to them too!

:-)

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Talli Roland

Me too, me too!

:-)

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Amy and the House of Cats

Awww thank you Amy and the House of Cats!

He's very slowly making his home with me and I'm very very grateful!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Creek Cats

Awww thank you! I'm just so happy he's here with me!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Marg

Awww he really is a little sweetie and I'm so glad he's chosen me!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi SuziQcat

Awww thank you!

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi fairyhedgehog!

LOL! It was the way he was standing on his hind legs leaning on my bed going "purr-meow" that just got me really! it was so cute!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Brian!

Awwww - I'm so glad he's here now too! It was a very nerve wracking wait!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi hamphsireflyer

LOL!! He is so downloaded and printed off!

:-)

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Theresa Milstein

Awww, so glad he did! He's really really really lovely, I can't begin to tell you just how happy I am that he's chosen me!

:-)

take care
x

Felted House said...

It's lovely to meet Charlie properly at last! What a gorgeous tail - does he let you brush his soft and fluffy fur? Sorry about the very early start to your day though - we're trying to train Archie to sleep till we get up and he's doing quite well, but he does have a bit of a purr occasionally in the night. Hope you and Charlie have a good day tomorrow with lots more interesting discoveries and exploring for him to do! xx

Old Kitty said...

Hi Jane!

I'm on my second disposable camera! LOL!

You know he really doesn't mind the camera and more importantly the flash! It's so, so different from my tough ol girl!

:-)

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Niki

Awww he does doesn't he? But he has the tinest meow! LOL!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Kat_RN

Awww a Siamese called Charlie - that's really lovely!

Charlie-pup here is turning out really sweet - I really am blessed!

Take care
x

umi_e said...

He's gorgeous! Hope to view more pictures of him ;)

Have a nice day

~hugs~

TK said...

Awww I am so happy for you and Charlie! He is a handsome guy.
He has a grate floofy tail too.
Have fun getting to know each other.
TK

stacy said...

Sounds like you two are getting on really swell. He seems to like his new home!

Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist said...

That tail is something else! He is beautiful.

Sharon Mayhew said...

Awwww, Charlie is lucky to have you! He looks lovely. I'm glad that you have a new furry friend. I don't know what I would do without Stripes...

womagwriter said...

It sounds like you two, and the tail, are having a marvellous time together. Am so happy for you!

Old Kitty said...

Hi Felted House

Awww your Archie is utterly adorable!!! I love reading about him and seeing his pics.

Charlie loves his grooming sessions.. I was so surprised - he just rolled over and lay there - it was so funny!

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi umi_e

I hope to get more pics of him soon!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi TK

Awww thank you! He does have a floofy tail doesn't he??

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi stacy

Oh I hope he likes it here! I certainly love him being here!

:-)

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Rebecca@diary of a virgin novelist

Aww thank you!

His tail is amazing, isn't it?

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Aw Sharon Mayhew

Stripes is an absolute star! May he be by your side furrever!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi womagwriter

thank you!

Take care
x

HelenMHunt said...

I read about Charlie on Jane's blog and I'm so glad he found a lovely new home.