Monday, 8 October 2012

And then there were two...

Bloggie friends!

What a week I’ve had!!

It started off normally and ended with me adopting another cat! Yes!! ANOTHER. CAT.

Someone at work was about to advertise this cat she really didn’t want as “Cat for free” on Gumtree.com that I had to step in and say, “no stop that, give him to me.”

And so she will. Tomorrow (Tuesday) and all I can say is "yikes"!

Charlie says: What the...!?!??!


And here is a sneaky peak of the little tyke – unwanted, unloved and thoroughly un-neutered.


All I can say is hopefully he’ll soon be wanted, loved and be totally safe around lady kitties! LOL!

Have a great week – forgive me if I’m scarce around blogworld from now.

I’ll be otherwise preoccupied with feline diplomacy between senior Charlie and baby “Gumtree”. Wish me luck!

p.s. HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my Canadian bloggie pals!

93 comments:

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on your new cat! :)

Hope Gumtree and Charlie get along well.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You've just turned Charlie's world upside down! But who could say no to that face?

~*Connie*~ said...

Congratulations! May your introductions go smoothly, may the neutering be uneventful and may you be smothered in purrs all the days of your life.

April McLeod said...

It is hard to imagine why Baby Gumtree would be unwanted for even an instant but I'm so glad he found a home with you! He is adorable but I'm biased because he looks like my tabby, Henry! I'm sure Charlie will grow to love him!

Tamago said...

Congratulations, it's so exciting!! What a cute baby. He's got large feet. Maybe he will grow big. Oh Gumtree, you will be soooo loved!!

Eileen said...

Oh what an adorable little boy! I hope and he and Charlie find peace quickly and easily.

Have fun!

Jemi Fraser said...

What a little cutie!!! It will be interesting to see how Charlie reacts to his new flat mate! I hope they get along well. Enjoy the chaos :)

And thanks! Thanksgiving supper was delicious!! :)

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Another kitty?!?!?!? How cool is THAT?!? Charlie will prove who is King (Like I am king of our savannah) and you will have such stories to tell! I look forward to em---and so does my human! :)

Noir

Natalie Aguirre said...

How awesome Kitty. Your little kitty looks so cute. Hope it works out having 2 cats. Have fun with it.

Summer Ross said...

Super cute! I can just imagine the conversations they will have.

let us know how it goes.

Esme said...

how could you say no to that face-is Charlie okay with him-does he have a name. Bless your heart for taking him.

Esme said...

Are you calling him Gumtree-very cute-do you need an article on introducing a new cat to the family-I can send you one as last year Penelope and M. had an issue and had to be re-introduced.

mshatch said...

omg that is the cutest thing I've seen! Does he have some massive paws or what!?

Congrats on the new addition and hope it isn't too hard on Charlie :)

KarenG said...

Oh that is so exciting!!!! I can't wait to see pictures of the two together. What a darling little kitty he is too. I'm sure they'll get along just fine! Congratulations on the new addition!

Donna Hosie said...

Congratulations on your new arrival.

Nerissa said...

Awww... he's a total cutie. And Charlie... you know I live with eleven other kitties, right? No big deal. Really, it isn't. purrs

Katnip Lounge said...

BLESS YOU!! More pics, please...

Deb said...

I look forward to getting to know him. Good luck.

Brian said...

How terrific! Actually older kitties do better with younger ones! Such a cutie!!!

Stephen Tremp said...

Cool! Twice the mischief and twice the fun.

Adam said...

cats surely change when they have to get their manhood stolen from the vet.

Scribbles From Jenn said...

He is so cute! How could you say no?

Prancer Pie said...

How exciting! Concatulations on your newest addition! What a precious little one. We understand you'll need time, but we need pics of this cutie! xoxo

Helena said...

Gumtree is darling! And hurray for you and Charlie for giving him a new home. My first kitty was an unwanted stray, and when he passed away eight years later I got my new (old lady) kitty at a shelter. Unwanted pets deserve to go to good homes that welcome them.

Teresa Ashby said...

Oh he's gorgeous and he'll have extra lessons in gorgeousness from lovely Charlie!

Absolutely GOOD FOR YOU for saving him from free on Gumtree. As soon as I hear free and Gumtree in the same sentence, I shudder.

Have fun! xx

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Oh my. Judging from the size of those paws, little Gumtree won't be little for long! MOL.
Here's purring that Charlie and Gummy hit it off from the very start. :)

Fuzzy Tales said...

Good luck, Jennifer, fingers (and paws) crossed. Can't wait to read all the details!

BTW, a few people around the CB have put a tiny bit of vanilla extract or other scent on the resident pets, the newcomer, and themselves. Worth a shot.

Though presumably you'll be keeping the little one isolated until he's been vet-checked, vaccinated, etc. :-)

Yippee! I'm thrilled for you, really hope Charlie will be okay with it.

joanne fox said...

What a sweetie! Lovely you, too, giving him a home. I hope all goes well with the settling in.

Madeleine Sara said...

Oh wow! How exciting and wonderful. I wish you well.Hugs to you, Charlie and the little Tyke! x

KarenMcG said...

Well, Charlie and Old Kitty...you are in for a great time. This will be interesting.

Gumtree is adorable. Charlie, it will be fun to have a playmate!

fairyhedgehog said...

OMG so cute! Poor Charlie, having to put up with a little upstart. I hope you manage to get them both settled in together without too many problems.

MorningAJ said...

Oh how could anyone abandon that? (I thought that about my lovely Maisie too.) Glad you've given Gumtree a loving home. Scritch on the back of the neck - just from me.

Rene said...

Oh how wonderful!!! Congratulations and look at that adorable little face! I hope he and Charlie will soon be good friends. Keep us posted on this cutie!!!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Jenn thank goodness you were there - how can you put a sweet little kitten like that on Gumtree. We hope Charlie will be a great "father figure" and show him how to get round you for more treats! It will be a learning curve for Charlie too if he has always been the only cat!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Anne Gallagher said...

What a sweetie pie. I hope Charlie likes him.

Theresa Milstein said...

This cat may be unwanted, unloved and thoroughly un-neutered, but she's undeniably cute!

Oh, I wonder how Charlie will react.

YaY for you! I'm so excited. Can't wait to read future posts about your two kitties.

Theresa Milstein said...

Oops, wrong account.

This cat may be unwanted, unloved and thoroughly un-neutered, but she's undeniably cute!

Oh, I wonder how Charlie will react.

YaY for you! I'm so excited. Can't wait to read future posts about your two kitties.

Marg said...

Oh he is so cute. I bet Charlie will like him. Usually older cats and kittens get along all right. Charlie will just train him like he wants him to be. That is great. Thank you for taking that kitty. You sure did the right thing. Can't wait to hear more.

Norma Beishir said...

What an adorable kitten! I've been contemplating getting a cat myself. It's been a long time since we've had cats in the family and I'm really missing having a critter in my life....

Jennifer Shirk said...

Ha! Loved Charlie's response! LOL

Oh, he's soooooo cute!!!!

Random Felines said...

oh....he is a cutie!!! we know Charlie will.....learn to tolerate the little bugger. :)

William Kendall said...

Charlie's going to be deeply unimpressed by having a kitten running about....

the writing pad said...

Superb post old kitty - made me roll up :-) Gumtree and Charlie are both gorgeous - hope they and you will be very happy indeed together!!

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, he's so cute! Those tabbies are really nice tempered, too. I bet you and he get along fabulously! Hopefully Charlie will be happy with him, too. Enjoy him!

Carol Kilgore said...

OMG! He is SO cute!!! Not yet dignified like Charlie, but just look at the mischief shining in his eyes :)

Be on guard for much hissing and hiding. I hope there isn't a real cat fight.

Can't wait to hear all about it!

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh that is so exciting.. You are going to have so much fun and so much love.. I hope Charlie exepts the little one quickly. I do have to say though.. How could she.. I also have have to say that if she could do that then the sweety will be so much happier with you .. Hugs GJ xx

Pasha said...

He is adorable, there is no way you could have said no :)
Charlie doens't look very happy though! AWWW!! come on Charlie, you'll have a playmate!

PS. Can I pack a couple of kitties and send them over?

Katie Isabella said...

Oh that precious little boy! Charlie, I have to say again how handsome you are. Your coloring is so unique and pretty. Gum Tree will be a loving addition and thank you SO much for taking him.

JC said...

Thank You for saving him !!!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Sweet! I hope Gumtree and Charlie get along great! We have a guest cat living with us at the moment - her owner will be in the hospital for another 8 weeks, so we are her second home for now. She gets along great with our two dogs, but our cat is being a bit of a snob . . .I keep hoping they become buddies soon.

ABBY said...

Welcome to the CB dear little Gumtree! What a cutie you are. And Charlie I know you will love him...in time...

purrs
>^,,^<
✿•*¨`*•. ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥✿•*¨`*•.

Lynda R Young said...

Oh my gosh Gumtree is gorgeous!!! Congratulations!!!

klahanie said...

Excellent and double the fun. Now you can get both of them leaving notations in your articles.
You take care, eh. And thanks for mentioning the Canadian Thanksgiving :)
x

Oui Oui said...

Concats! What a cutie! Thank heaven for people like you, what would homeless kitties do otherwise? We are sure he will be loved and cherished as he should be.

Life 101 said...

Charlie's thinking, I'm going to have to train this little rug rat :)
It's a cutie.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Ciongratulations on your new kitty! He looks adorable and full of vim and vigor. I'm sure Charlie will not be pleased for awhile but he'll adjust in time.

Jeremy Bates said...

Yowsa! Gumtree looks like my cat Tiger when I found him in a trashcan some 18 months ago. Cool kitty. Thanks for giving him a home to eventually rule. lol

Katz Tales said...

Goodness how exciting! Charlie, you're going to love this friend. We know because even Target has decided that Guido is Good Fun.

Don't disappear on us please. We need UPDATES!

meowmeowmans said...

Adorable! Congratulations, and THANK YOU for saving this little one. Hugs, and purrs for Charlie and Gumtree to do well together!

Patsy said...

Aaaw, Tyke is so cute! Hope he and Charlie get on well.

Plain Jane said...

Yay!!! More kitties!! I have three and really want to adopt these two little kitties pictured at my work. Unfortunately I am allergic and my tiny apartment (or my lungs) can't hold any more cat hair. Plus my dog will be coming home from Guatemala soon....uh oh. Trouble ahead...

Betsy Brock said...

aw...well, you know I approve! ha. He looks like Tiger did at that age. What a sweet little guy! He'll want to play and she'll hiss but then they'll settle in together! How fun!

Ellie Garratt said...

Bless you. I'm sure Charlie will adjust in time and little Gumtree will fit in nicely.

LTM said...

Oh! *squeal* Look how PRECIOUS baby Gumtree is!!! I love him! :D

How's Charlie adjusting to all this? I'm sure Gumtree's just nipping and rolling all over him. Too much fun! Yay! :D <3

Margo Berendsen said...

Ahh, what a sweetie! You will have to let us know how Charlie adapts.

And thank you so much for mentioning Piglet on my blog today. That made my morning, not sure why, but it just did :)

Maria McKenzie said...

What a cute kittie! Good luck--hope Charlie adjusts well to change;).

TK and Squashies said...

OH!! How exciting is that! He is one lucky boy to have found such a wonderfur home and mom.

We, too, are hoping that Charlie and the new tyke become fast furends.

Thank you fur 'dopting him, so there is one less scared kitty in the world.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Aw so cute. I hope he gets on with Charlie.

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

What a little darling! As are you, for taking little Gumtree in :)

Oh, and I hope Charlie's nose won't be put out of joint too much!

Medeia Sharif said...

He's adorable.

I was going to stick with one cat, but I couldn't resist taking home my other one.

Sherlock, Ash and Traveler said...

Oh this is such great news! I am so happy to hear about your new baby cat :) purrrrs

Romance Book Haven said...

Beautiful companion for Charlie but now he'll need a bit of extra TLC from you!

Nas

Lydia Kang said...

Aw, so cute! Love those tiger stripes.

Father Tom said...

Concats on the new kitty and a big hooray for opening up your heart to Gumtree! Hope the kitties get along well..What a cutie!

Tom

AngelStar said...

what the meow? he's awesome-cute, and so are you! but i can imagine him saying "pleeze don' let them cut me balls off, mommy!"

DWei said...

Charlie doesn't look pleased and the other cat looks frightened.

Hope they get along!

Guy Saville said...

Awwww...! Hope he settles in :o) xx

Jackee said...

Oh!!! The adorableness is killing me. So cute! Hopefully Charlie adjusts well... eventually. :o)

Keisha said...

I am so happy! Thank u for adopting the little boy kitty. :)

Jamie Burch said...

Awww....that's exactly how we ended up with our dog! Congrats and best wishes with the new addition. What a cutie! I hope everything goes great with the introductions and getting the little one settled in.

Please keep us posted when you can! ((hugs))

Talli Roland said...

OLD KITTY! How exciting! Congrats to you and Charlie on the new addition.

Ann Best said...

How wonderful, dear friend! Jen loves cat, too, as does my youngest daughter who always has three - and also two dogs. Enjoy, enjoy.

Al said...

V cute!

Poor Charlie will not like it at all!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Gumtree is ADORABLE. Good luck with the introductions. :D

LynNerdKelley said...

What a cute name, "Gumtree." I hope Charlie and Gumtree become the best of pals. Those two will keep you hoppin'! Oh, your comment about going to get the booberries and boonanas cracked me up. Made me laugh out loud! Have great weekend snuggling with Gumtree and Charlie.

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

We've been scarce as hen's teeth round the CB lately but when we saw the title of your post...well, we had to come look!

We think GT is lucky to have connected with you and we hope Mr C realizes how important a job he has now...to train a Wee Kitten!

And here's Teri's new favorite quote, which fits in this scenario, too!

As soon as you say it, you’re that much closer to making it true...

Diamond said...

thank you for visiting Diamond and for your comment. It is most appreciated.
best wishes,
Lynettea

RaShelle Workman said...

I'm with Charlie. What the...?!?

The new little one is adorable though. I'm sure Charlie will start teaching him the kitty ropes.

Jay Paoloni said...

Charlie's pissed off I guess. My dog was when I brought a cat in (found outside in the terrace in January, freezing). But they became friends, eventually.

rumpydog.com said...

Oh Dog! I can't wait to hear all about the kitty antics!

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh Charlie, you are so cute and very smart!It's good to have a friend, and soon you will feel it!
You are adorable!
purrs and love
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA
*** and hugs from my mammy Léia

D..J. Kirkby said...

Awwwwwww 'Gumtree' is super gorgeous! Poor old Charlie, he wont know what hit him when the little rascal arrives!

Cheri said...

Can't wait to see more of the new one. Just wanted to let you know I am posting noncat items on weekend on the cat blog for those who used to follow my old Life in the Carolina Mts blog -stop by sometime!