Monday, December 29, 2014

Welcome Merlin


We have a new addition to the cat family. He is just beautiful, even though his blue eyes are a little crossed.

I wondered why he kept hanging around here.  My next door neighbor told me he had been abandoned for the SECOND TIME by neighbors who claimed they couldn't catch him before moving away. HUH? This is one of the sweetest cats I have ever known. He is so affectionate. He runs to meet me every time I go outside. If I sit outside at the table he either lays on my feet or lays right in front of me on the table.

I would hate to tell you what I would like to do to people who abandon animals. It just kills me.

So now I have four cats. Three outside with heated houses (Puffy, Groupie and Merlin). All were abandoned. And of course Kilmouski he doesn't go outside.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday. Wishing all my Followers a Very Happy 2015!

35 comments:

  1. I am sure Merlin found his real home now he met you ;)
    I am glad for both of you and like you I just can't understand how people can abandon animals that gave them entire trust and true love.
    Many hugs to you and your cats (I am a cat lover too)

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    1. I think I knew you were a cat lover. I never thought about owning a cat until the first stray arrived at my back door 16 years ago. I hear a meow at my back door one night. When I opened it I saw a gorgeous cat and said... Hi won't you come in for a can of tuna? That was it. We were buddies until I lost him.

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  2. You're a very special person. Merllin is very lucky and with you and your family he will be very happy throughout his life.
    I hate people who abandon animals!

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    1. I try to spend some time with each of them ever day. :-) I think he is happy here.

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  3. Merlin is gorgeous. I don't understand abandoning animals either.

    Happy new year to you and your family.

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    1. Merlin is HUGE! I must get a better picture of him. He is like picking up a good size turkey. You just can see it in this picture.

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  4. Felicidades por tener ese corazón tan grande con los animales! Merlin es un gato afortunado. Feliz año nuevo

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  5. Un gros câlin à Merlin ,qui a enfin trouvé une bonne famille.
    Un super noël pour lui .

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    1. merci pour tes voeux Catherine ..Happy new year for you end your family end all your cats !!

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  6. What a great way to start the New year with a new start for Merlin. Best of the New Year to all of you. CM

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  7. Be happy, that they moved away and left him for you. He is absolutely gorgeous and he'd make me smile every time with his crossed eyes:)))
    I also can't understand how someone could abandon animals. If they don't want him any more, they could have searched a new home for him. But now he got the best home he could get:).
    I wish all of you a happy 2015
    Andrea

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    1. Those crossed eyes just add to his charm. :-)

      Thank you Andrea. Happy New Year!

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  8. I once had a dog that the previous owners tried to abandon twice, and the dog hunted them down both times. When I got him, the owners said to keep the dog in the house for at least 2 weeks so that the dog wouldn't find them again. We did and it was 2 solid weeks of howling and crying that we had to endure, as well as trying to get out of the front door without the dog pushing past us. At least Merlin already loves you. My dog remained resentful for a very long time.

    elizabeth

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    1. Oh how sad! That poor dog and you too for all the grief. You were so sweet to offer him a good home

      People don't understand animals. They think all sorts of ignorant things. Like he has a fur coat so he won't be cold. Grrrr That fur is hardly more then a sweater is for us.

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  9. Catherine, he does look like a sweetie. I too hate animals being abandonned - my dog is my whole world and I could never leave her behind under any circumstances. He will be a lovely addition to your family.

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    1. He really is sweet!

      I am glad to hear you love animals. I think everyone who answered here must. :-)

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  10. Sweet beautiful Merlin :) So lucky to have landed with you, he'll have a great loving home

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    1. He is beautiful. I have to get some good pictures of him.

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  11. I am happy for you both, people can be so cruel. I recently lost my little puddy tat companion after 18 years and I miss her everyday so I can't imagine moving house and leaving a member of the family behind.

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    1. I am very sorry for your loss.

      I totally agree. How someone could do that is so foreign to me.

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  12. Ugh...I can't begin to express how I feel about irresponsible pet owners. I'm so pleased Merlin found you, you are an angel to take care of him.
    Wishing you a wonderful New Year =0)

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  13. Merlin is gorgeous!! You have a big and wonderful heart and I am sure that all your cats are very happy and glad to have you as there cat-mom!!

    Hugs

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  14. I'm sure they couldn't catch him because he knew they were no good for him. I believe cats know who to trust and he had you in his sights! I bet you he's really happy now and won't move ever agIn!

    He is quite adorable, cross eyed or not...

    Happy new year, idske

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  15. Oddly enough he has been hanging around for a year. I kept seeing him sitting on my brick walls. I thought he was trying to make friends with my cats. ;-)

    Thank you for your comment and visit here.

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  16. He's beautiful, even with his funny crossed eyes :D Lovely news that he has decided to keep you :D x

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  17. Oh Merlin is just beautiful, I had a Siamese with crossed blue eyes he was very lovely though. Your cat family is certainly growing, perhaps we'll see a mini version of Merlin?

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  18. Welcome Merlin, pad pad pad!

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