Sunday, 22 January 2012

Ruby toots cahoots

Smitonius:As you may know, we lost our 15 year old cat over Xmas. She is irreplaceable, but we missed cat company. I researched all rehoming options in London, and we visited Wood green animal shelter in north London, Battersea and an independent cat rehoming home. We decided we couldn't have another tabby, although our local vet would have given us first dibs at a mum tabby cat who needs a home... As it is, I can't quite kick 15 years of saying our cat's name!We considered a black cat who was missing her companion, a violent but beautiful sharp nailed swiper of a dame, a shy and shivering tailless cat, a toothless ginger Tom, two distressed cats whose previous humans had relocated, a tortie who was somewhat phantom of the opera faced.... And then, at Battersea, we saw Toots, a black and white 5 year old cat with a heart condition. Or she saw us first. Anyway, one week on and Ruby Toots Cahoots has moved in, been in every room, endured a vet trip (again), and is a joy.

10 comments:

English Rider said...

I love black and white cats. All catdom thanks you for taking a special needs kitty.

rachel said...

Excellent! I hope we are going to have a look at her soon?

mountainear said...

Big celebratory 'whoot-whoot' for Ruby toots cahoots! A lucky gal.

Molly said...

Do you think her [fragile] heart skipped a beat when first she saw you? Did she know right then that she'd be going home with you? I'm imagining how elated she must have been.....

love those cupcakes said...

I love a story with a "and they all lived happily ever after" ending.

Marcheline said...

My favorite aunt's nickname is "Toots" so this made me very happy, indeed. Yay for kitties! Yay for people who adopt kitties instead of paying breeders! Yay for kitties who get a good home! Yay!!!

Friko said...

Good. Excellent. Well done!

I hope you will continue to please Ms Ruby and take care of her dicky heart. I am pleased (and a little surprised) that Battersea allow ailing pets to live. Good. etc.

Marcheline said...

Pictures, please!

colleen said...

Do you know the lovely cat in Fabrications in Broadway market that sits happily on the sofa? I was in there today and had a conversation with a chap who thought that black and white cats were always friendly cats - so you have clearly made a good choice. Happiness all round.

lizzie said...

How is Ruby Toots doing? Pictures or is she camera shy? She sounds gorgeous and I had a wee tear in gratitude that you took a puss in with a poorly heart.