Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The most handsome boy EVER....

Meet our newest foster boy! I am still trying to decide on a name for him. I posted him on Facebook and had lots of great suggestions, but I am leaning toward Ferris, Sullivan or Sherman. We were calling him Marmalade but it doesn't quite suit him even thought it describes his coloring perfectly.

I spied this gorgeous boy on our front porch last summer. He would eat quickly and head off into the dark. I trapped him and had him neutered and vaccinated and released him (hated to put him back out, but it was the most I could do at the time). He continued to come for meals for a few weeks and then disappeared. I was heartbroken and felt horrible about it all fall. I didn't know if our other porch strays/ferals had run him off or what. Amazingly, he reappeared at our back patio food bowls right before Christmas!! I almost fell over when I saw him. I was so relieved to know that he was ok. For the past few weeks, he has come nightly for dinner. If I even cracked the door open, he would take off, so I stopped trying. Well, on Saturday night I looked out and he started meowing at me like crazy. Long story short after about an hour outside working to gain his trust, I was able to pet him and eventually get him in a carrier. It truly seemed like he was telling me that he was tired of braving the cold and snow and wanted some help. He was very scared and out of sorts at first, but he is now one HAPPY boy!!! I have him in our upstairs bathroom until I can get him combo tested. He is a total sweet pea....headbonks my face and hugs me when I pick him up. He is SO clearly thrilled to be warm and spend his days napping comfortably.

I am telling you this boy is irresistible!!! So, paws crossed that we can find a wonderful home for him or get him into Good Mews eventually.

Can you hear him purring??

8 comments:

Judy C said...

So Romeo sounds good.

Ronna said...

He is one gorgeous critter! And orange cats are the smartest of all. Love him! Well done!

Evelyn said...

He is beautiful! So glad you were able to get him indoors. Hope you find a good family for him soon.

Ewa said...

Yes,You're right;he's the most handsome boy!His fur's got an unussual color.

Ann said...

oh,he is a fine,handsome boy!! bless you for saving all these magnificent creatures!!!!

Resin Angels said...

Oh what a wonderful, heart warming story. I hope he finds a wonderful new home <3

Jennie said...

He's wonderful! What a great story and with tht personality you're sure to find him a home soon.

Best wishes,
Jennie

Suzanne Urban said...

Gorgeous! How about Big Red?