Monday, July 18, 2016

Two Left. Three Came Back.

Greetings, blogster buds.  We're back!  We drove to central Illinois for my nephew's wedding, with a stopover in southern Illinois to see my aunt and uncle.
Our travel encounters usually involve weather, construction and traffic.  This trip our travel challenge was a little different.
The day we were to leave my aunt and uncle's, I heard a meowing in the woods.  A man cutting the grass said he thought it was a catbird.  I'm thinking, please be a catbird. But just in case I called.  Across the road and out of the woods streaked a kitten, just as a car came down the road. My heart stopped.  The kitten raced across the lanes, luckily before the car reached him and landed at my feet.
We tried rescue--filled up.  And the neighbors--it wasn't theirs.
Like so many other kittens, apparently he'd been  dumped.
If there had been another option, we would have taken it, but there was no way he could have survived in the woods.  So we packed him up and he went to central Illinois with us then back to NC.  Let me just say here, that the HH has always been great about rescues and this was no exception.  He said the minute he saw that kitten streaking across the road he knew he'd be coming with us to NC.
My main concern traveling with him was would we be able to get a hotel room that would take a kitten.  My sister had made us reservations at Days Inn. When we inquired about their pet policy, we found out that all they required was a ten dollar pet deposit. Whew. I was extremely relieved as I had visions of sleeping in the car with the kitten.
I'm going to put him on petfinder.com but we both think we've got another cat.
Okay, it's your turn.  What's been going on while I've been gone?
Frankie
Frankie and Friend
The bride and groom
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40 comments:

  1. Aweson pictures, bet that cat stays with you.
    Wonderful account of your time away. Pleased you enjoyed yourselves.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne. It is looking like he's here to stay, which isn't making one of my cats very happy.

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  2. Glad you had a good time, and I think that Kitty should stay with you, he chose you! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks, Val.
      Odds are he will be:)
      Hugs back,

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  3. My heart was in my mouth as the kitten shot across the road. And of course you have another cat. Frankie is a complete cutie.

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    1. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++9 (Frankie's response)

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  4. He is quite a handsome cat and about to get a very good life.

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    1. Thanks, Andrew I think mamma or dad was a Turkish Angora. He's got the face shape, the build and the silky fur.

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  5. That was nice of you to rescue him. I'd say he's yours now.

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  6. same old same old here; congrats to the happy couple; and welcome new kitty!

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    2. Thanks, Anne Marie. They do seem very happy don't they? And kitty has made himself at home.

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  7. Oh he's cute! You've named him which means he's staying.

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    1. That was pretty much what the HH said and he named him. Grin. Did you see that article in the paper about the lost turtle named Frankie? That's who he named him for:)

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  8. Quite the dramatic rescue! Seems like he was bound and determined to be yours.

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    3. Seems like:) My daughter's response: he was probably telling his buddies you just have to cry louder and longer so that someone hears you:)

      If you're wondering about the deletes, I blush to admit....typos.

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  9. Cute kitty. In Iowa there are more stray cats(feral) than people.He must have rode well, you have a big heart!

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    1. I hear ya and it's disgusting. All because people aren't willing to take responsibility for their pets. I don't know what the current figures are but several years ago, 6K dogs and cats were put down in this county alone per year. Multiply that times the # of counties in NC, then other states and other state counties. It's staggering.

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  10. You know he is your cat....you named him! He is a cutie and if it was us, we would now have 6 cats. He came right up to you so he must be affectionate and glad he met you. The wedding picture is so sweet. Her dress looks beautiful. A friend of mine went to his sister's wedding and he sent me a picture...her dress was ok until the last 1/3. That's when it blew up like a white meringue. Oh well...the key is that they had a beautiful wedding. It looks like your nephew had a great wedding. I'm still on vacation in Quebec.......south of Montreal right on the Richelieu river. It had been beautiful. We drive home tomorrow

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    1. He thinks he needs to be around people 24/7. Even when we had him outside he stayed right with us.
      White meringue, huh?:) I'm glad they had a beautiful wedding. And you keep enjoying your vacay.
      Hugs

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  11. Sure became a traveling kitty for a while. Sounds like another cat to the bunch at your sea indeed.

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    1. He certainly got to see the sights:)
      And bunch being the operative word here:)

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  12. Aw. I'm so glad you you're doing all you can for that kitty. I'm secretly hoping you keep him. :) And a $10 pet fee for a hotel is great! A lot cheaper than I would've expected.

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    1. I agree about the hotel fee. I was surprised they'd even let us keep him in the room.

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  13. Looks like you might have a very cute new member of the family! Loved reading your story today.

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  14. What a sweet kitten. I'm glad he made it across the road. There's a particularly thrill-seeking cat near me who loves to jump out at cars - my heart stops every time!

    I wonder how normal it is that people take their pets to hotels, then?

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    1. Yikes. He is a thrill seeker isn't he?

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  15. welcome two yur for evers home frankie !!!! itz veree nice ta meet ewe wee dood N yur veree for chew nate that ya finded de rite peepulz at de rite time....ewe haz done mor travelin in de past few dayz than we haz in de lotta bunch oh R yeerz !!! ♥♥♥☺☺☺

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  16. What a sweet kitten - you couldn't possibly have left him behind! It's the Cork Literary Festival this week and I'm in heaven. :)

    Susan at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  17. Exactly!
    What fun! Can't wait to hear all about it.

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  18. Awwww!!! Frankie was meant to be yours! This is so special!!! Gorgeous picture of the bride and groom! Vampire Bay? You were meant to have my Vampire Crow! LOL! Next week I am going to the Rockhound Gemboree! So excited! I will be talking about it on my blog. Otherwise, I have been painting, gardening, swimming and surviving in this heat! Big Hugs!

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