Luv Those Faces!

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Each morning I wake up to these adorable little furballs and they help start the day off on the right foot!  

                           grouchie

Gracie & Gigi, in the top photos, were sent to our local SPCA from an overcrowded one elsewhere in our province.  They apparently never knew their Mom.  One of our Vet's assistants took them home and cared for them until they were old enough to be neutered.

 That is when my husband & I entered the picture.....we had just lost the Mother cat to cancer and Groucho was devastated, as we were.

Grouchie was one of a litter of 3 that his Mommy gave birth to under our bed side table 16 years ago this January.  She welcomed us home one night, sitting under a bush in our parking area, soaked and hungry.  I was a dog lover and had never had a cat; my husband-to-be was a cat lover.  We brought her inside and he discovered she was pretty preggers.  We kept her inside and she gave birth to Groucho and his two sisters the next day.  

I became a cat fan from that day on.

We kept Mommy, as she was not being cared for by her owner, so she could continue being a great mother to her babies and be taken care of properly.  We found a home for one and were in the process of finding a home for another kitten which fell through.  I gave in and we kept Mommy, aka Her Myness, her daughter Zoe and her son, Groucho.

When Groucho lost his sister Zoe 2 years ago, he didn't appear to notice.  However, when he lost his Mommy last October he was devastated.  He walked around the house inside and out, yowling: he could not understand where his Mommy had gone.  We knew we had to do something and two new additions seemed like the right move.

We saw the two sisters at our Vet's and fell madly in love with them.  It took Grouchie a while to warm up to them; however now they play together and these two are keeping him young.  

Gigi is a groupie and follows him around giving him kisses; while Gracie swipes at him & begins a puddin' boxing match, which is pretty funny to watch.

I am now a dog lover and a pussy cat lover!!

Contrary to what I used to think, pussy cats are a riot and just as playful as puppies.  I rough house with them in the same manner, chase them and throw things for them to fetch just as I used to do with our dogs.   They love it.  And they do come when called, just not as quickly as a dog would!!!

Waking up to these adorable faces every day is the BEST!

 

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Ron Trzcinski
Century 21, The Real Estate Centre - Nottingham, MD

Sharon,

Indeed, they are cute and and I agree they would be a welcome sight as you wake in the morning.  They are lucky to have you and you are lucky to have them.

Dec 27, 2009 09:52 AM #1
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Hi Sharon...We all respond to love and affection cats are no different, in fact they crave if you miss out one day. We look after our Neighbor's cat "Jack"when they go away. He loves us to come and hold him.

Happy Holidays :O))

Dec 27, 2009 09:53 AM #2
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Kirsten Lindquist
Pacific Union International - Sonoma, CA
Realtor - Sonoma Wine Country

Sharon:  my cat Tux also arrived via a neighbor after a stormy night.  He was said to have been found on a flooded creekbank.  I nearly didn't take him in ..... I was just unpacking boxes after my move-in .... but the neighbor came back and I couldn't resist.  He's a real "mouser"....as you can see.

He is now great company on a rainy winter night.

Dec 27, 2009 10:08 AM #3
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SHARON CHARBONEAU
UPSTAGING YOUR HOMES - Sechelt, BC

Hi Ron,

You got it!  We miss them when we are away.  It is not the same brushing my teeth without Gigi sitting on the vanity counter supervising.  The fun part is you never know where they are going to pop up to say hi

Dec 27, 2009 10:10 AM #4
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SHARON CHARBONEAU
UPSTAGING YOUR HOMES - Sechelt, BC

Fred,

You are a good neighbour.  Cats don't take well to being boarded out as dogs do, so they need loving neighbours and cat sitters to take over when owners need to be away.

Dec 27, 2009 10:12 AM #5
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SHARON CHARBONEAU
UPSTAGING YOUR HOMES - Sechelt, BC

Hi Kirsen,

I luv Tux!  I bet he edits your email really well.

Gracie snuggles onto my right hip when I have my laptop on my lap and has to have her paws on the keyboard.

They are warm and loving company on cold & rainy nites.  Their purring is our assurance that all is right with the world.

Dec 27, 2009 10:16 AM #6
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Ana Hitzel
AccentPositives Home Staging - Corona, CA
Home Stager Inland Empire & Palm Springs

What total cuties!  I miss my kitty.  He passed away a long time ago and I have never been able to replace him.  Thanks for giving those cute babies a home!

Ana

Dec 27, 2009 01:35 PM #7
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Rita Minion
O'Brien Realty - Solomons, MD

Hello Sharon,

What a nice rescue story!  I'm glad Groucho perked up after you brought Gracie & Gigi home.  You are right...gotta love those faces!  Thank you for rescueing & adopting the cats.  Happy New Year!

Rita

 

Dec 28, 2009 05:41 AM #8
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SHARON CHARBONEAU
UPSTAGING YOUR HOMES - Sechelt, BC

Hi Rita,

Thank you for the acknowledgement.  We have an extremely well run system up here with Happy Cat Haven run by a private citizen, our SPCA, as well as numerous homes of citizens who will take in abandoned or injured wildlife.  Our Vets are wonderful about providing services on a pro bono basis, as required.  I so admire professionals who place the oath of their profession before the almighty $$$.

 

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I am holding Gigi for first time at the Vet.  She feels like velvet.  One look at my face and it is obvious she is coming home with us.  This is our first shot of them at our home, in my husband's office.  They immediately took over his chair.

We adore these little monsters and they are helping Groucho stay young by chasing him around and sharing their mousies (formerly his) with him.

I can always tell when they have been active during the nite, as our staircase is littered with mousies in the morning!

Gracie has decided to lay across my lap wih her paw on my chest, so it is a bit difficult to type.  Can we all say aaaaaahhhhhhh!

Dec 29, 2009 10:45 AM #9
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Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County

Sharon...how could you NOT LOVE those cute, precious faces....perrrrfect!

Jan 02, 2010 08:25 PM #10
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SHARON CHARBONEAU
UPSTAGING YOUR HOMES - Sechelt, BC

Yes, they are very cute!  

There is a big difference when adopting kittens that didn't know their mommy.  They bond and we have become their mommy & daddy and they are very affectionate.  They follow me everywhere and Gigi sits outside the shower and then sits on the vanity while I am brushing my teeth.  It is pretty funny.

Gracie clings to my right side and puts her paw on my laptop when I am working away.

We miss them when we travel.

Jan 02, 2010 10:02 PM #11
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Allegra Dioguardi
Styled and Sold Home Staging and Staging Training - Westhampton Beach, NY
Home Staging & Training, Suffolk Co. Long Island

Sharon, I luv those faces too! My boy Felix adopted us 14 years ago and he is so dear to me! Thanks for sharing!

Felix in the window

Jan 03, 2010 04:58 PM #12
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Liz Gallagher
LG Home Harmony - Home Stagers & Organizers - Montreal, QC
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Your 4 legged kids are just the sweetest little things. I love the multi colour variety.

Here is my Kitty. My daughter found her while visiting her cousins in Ottawa. She was smaller than the palm of your hand, She has been with us now nearly 13 years. She has the dogs wrapped around her little paw they play with her and groom her whenever SHE wants.

Here she is with her fish Sushi. She would love to sit and watch him only drinking from the bowl never trying to get him... unfortunately fish don't last as long.

Jan 03, 2010 08:18 PM #13
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SHARON CHARBONEAU
UPSTAGING YOUR HOMES - Sechelt, BC

Hey Allegra & Liz,

Your kids are adorable too.

Senor Goofy, my b&w, will be 16 years old on Wednesday.  It is only 6 a.m. on the Coast and he is sound asleep on one of the chairs in my office.  I luv it when he is in a deep sleep & snoring.

Gracie just left my lap - I have never acquired a taste for sitting at a desk when working at home.  She cuddles up on my right side and puts her paws on my lap top.

Not sure where Gigi is at the moment.

Thanks for sharing with me.

Jan 04, 2010 08:23 AM #14
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