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Sat Jan 17, 2015, 01:53 PM

Meet our beautiful new fur baby.



This fella lived for almost 6 years with the same person(s) until one member of the family decided he had to go. Then followed short-term arrangements until we learned that he needed a forever home asap. He had four moves, and was in three houses within one week...all with other indoor animals. Thus, he has been a bit wary, but that didn't stop him from letting our dog know she was no longer the only alpha in the house. They are close to the same size, and are coexisting fine as long as the dog doesn't try the old butt-sniff get-acquainted routine.

He was named Prince, but I don't care for that so I just call him Sweet P, and he says "meh." I have never had a male cat before, but since he was neutered, I guess I won't notice the difference. Although he does refuse to let me in the bathroom alone, so he may be a voyeur, doomed to spend the rest of his life gazing upon old lady body parts. I have also never had a white cat before, but I understand that "tweed" is the new black, or at least that is my story.

He is bonding only with me and ignoring my sister which is sad because she loves cats too. My bedroom was designated his safe haven until he felt comfortable. I suspect when he spends more time roaming the house, he will take any lap available.

I don't know yet if he is going to be a keyboard cat: he ignores me when I am on the computer. He seems to be a happy camper and we are glad to give him a home.

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brer cat Jan 2015 OP
Raine1967 Jan 2015 #1
BrotherIvan Jan 2015 #2
Hissyspit Jan 2015 #3
Arugula Latte Jan 2015 #4
brer cat Jan 2015 #5
Arugula Latte Jan 2015 #6
3catwoman3 Jan 2015 #17
countmyvote4real Jan 2015 #7
madfloridian Jan 2015 #8
Tuesday Afternoon Jan 2015 #9
brer cat Jan 2015 #10
Tuesday Afternoon Jan 2015 #12
brer cat Jan 2015 #20
Tuesday Afternoon Jan 2015 #30
brer cat Jan 2015 #32
Tuesday Afternoon Jan 2015 #34
brer cat Jan 2015 #35
Tuesday Afternoon Jan 2015 #37
catbyte Jan 2015 #11
japple Jan 2015 #36
brer cat Jan 2015 #46
calimary Jan 2015 #13
brer cat Jan 2015 #23
magical thyme Jan 2015 #14
brer cat Jan 2015 #22
shenmue Jan 2015 #15
Triana Jan 2015 #16
MarianJack Jan 2015 #18
3catwoman3 Jan 2015 #19
brer cat Jan 2015 #21
3catwoman3 Jan 2015 #24
brer cat Jan 2015 #29
onecent Jan 2015 #25
brer cat Jan 2015 #26
onecent Jan 2015 #28
Bluestar Jan 2015 #27
Tobin S. Jan 2015 #41
thatgemguy Jan 2015 #31
oldandhappy Jan 2015 #33
Betty88 Jan 2015 #38
Inkfreak Jan 2015 #39
raccoon Jan 2015 #40
tabbycat31 Jan 2015 #42
brer cat Jan 2015 #43
tabbycat31 Jan 2015 #45
brer cat Jan 2015 #47
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2015 #44
sheshe2 Jan 2015 #48
brer cat Jan 2015 #49
sheshe2 Jan 2015 #51
ismnotwasm Jan 2015 #50
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2015 #52
Capt.Rocky300 Jan 2015 #53
Texasgal Jan 2015 #54
brer cat Jan 2015 #55
Wolf Frankula Jan 2015 #56
brer cat Jan 2015 #57
Enthusiast Jan 2015 #58

Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 02:18 PM

1. LOVE!

Wonderful for you & SweetP.

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 02:23 PM

2. That is wonderful

He's very lucky to be home now. Thank you for taking him in. Your sister should learn his favorite treat!

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 02:30 PM

3. Good for you!

Boo on the person who said he had to go.

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 02:52 PM

4. I would have told the anti-kitty family member that s/he had to go.

 

What an a-hole!

Thank you for helping cute Mr. Sweet P!

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 02:59 PM

5. It was the husband

who said when they married he didn't like cats but would try living with him. Waited 5 years to decide he couldn't. I would have been tempted to keep the cat and boot the husband.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 03:03 PM

6. Me too.

 

But I was very clear with myself that I would marry not only a man who tolerated cats, but loved them. My husband is a huge kitty fan and is smitten with all our kitties.

Men who hate cats are the worst. Almost all of them have control issues, in my experience.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 04:02 PM

17. "Almost all of them have control issues, in my experience."

Which would explain why the don't like these wonderfully independent creatures that we adore. I could not live without cats around me.

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 03:17 PM

7. Congrats on the handsome fella.

 

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 03:19 PM

8. Beautiful cat.

Thanks for sharing.

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 03:19 PM

9. my goodness what a handsome fellow he is. Just look at those pretty pink ears!

Welcome to Forever Home, Sweet P.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 03:32 PM

10. I am amazed at how the white fur

shows off the pink nose and ears.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 03:36 PM

12. interestingly enough, my white boy (does have some black spots) also came to me already named

Prince. I call him Big Boy, most of the time. He has the same pink ears and pink nose and on top of his head is heart shaped black spot.

He is a real Love Bug.

Be careful of sunburn if you let Sweet P go outside.

For some reason Big Boy seems to know he can get sunburned and hangs in the shade and prefers early morning/ evening time for his out door activities. He is such a Smart Kitty.

Will Sweet P be a total indoor cat?

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 04:07 PM

20. He will be indoor only.

I have considered trying him on a leash, but he may be too old for new tricks. I had a siamese once who loved to go walking on a leash. We live in a small town in a rural area with no leash laws, so we have dogs that run loose. Also have occasional foxes, bears and other critters that might not just want to play with a kitty.

Big Boy sounds like a cutie, too.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #20)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 04:36 PM

30. Here is a pic of my Love Bug and his sister Pretty Girl

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #30)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 04:54 PM

32. Two beauties!

Love the black heart on top of Love Bug's head. I had a black cat that lived for 20+ years. She was not very affectionate, but she was fun company. I didn't think I would ever get over it when she was gone...she had been in the family longer than my daughter who was in high school.

Thanks for sharing the pix.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #32)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 04:59 PM

34. Thanks for commenting. Sorry the pics are so big. My Pretty Girl is what we, around here, call a

Piss Ripper and was very skittish when I first got her but, she has settled in now and, is quite affectionate, too.

They both snuggle up to me at night. One on one side and one on the other ... they keep me pinned in actually.

You should see me trying to winnow my way out, trying not to disturb them, so I can get to the bathroom!

Silly kitties

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #34)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 05:01 PM

35. Silly humans

who don't want to disturb them.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #35)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 05:04 PM

37. IKR=



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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 03:36 PM

11. Congrats! He's gorgeous. I've had cats for almost 60 years (GACK), and I've found that males are

more affectionate than females. I have no scientific proof to back that up, just decades of experience. I hope you have many happy years together. BTW, that "family member" sounds like a jerk, but his/her loss is your gain. You're awesome for giving that handsome fella a forever home!

On edit I see that the jerk was the husband. He DEFINITELY would've been the one to go. What an arrogant, jackassish thing to do.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 05:02 PM

36. I agree, catbyte. I have known many cats over the past 50 years and I think males

are more affectionate. I also think they are more laid back. At present, I have 4 females; 3 are real DIVAs.

This boy is going to LOVE being in your home and I'll bet you will be BFFs real soon. Bless you for giving this boy his forever home.

BTW, you might want to start carrying a lint roller around with you. When I fostered 3 mostly white cats last year, I found that white fur shows on everything!

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Response to japple (Reply #36)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 09:59 PM

46. Good tip.

I also bought a brush. He doesn't exactly like it, but he is tolerant.

He is pretty laid-back and not, at least so far, much of a jumper. He gets on my bed and the toilet seat (the better to see what I am doing in the shower) but that is it so far. I have never had a cat that didn't check out the tops of all the furniture.

You are a good person to foster. There is so much need, and too few people willing.

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 03:41 PM

13. Awwww... such a sweetie!

Little white kitty! Love it! Thank you for opening your home to him! Wish all kitties had the same kind of luck!

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Response to calimary (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 04:13 PM

23. He is not so little.

He is large and a bit on the pleasantly plump side. I haven't had a chance to weigh him yet. I am giving him some time to settle down before taking him to the vet. We will see if that results in reduced rations.

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 03:43 PM

14. how beeeeauuuutiful Mr. Sweet P is!

 



this must be add to the furfamily week!

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 04:10 PM

22. It does seem to be contagious.

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 03:45 PM

15. O hai, Sweet P!

He sure is a handsome feller!

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 04:01 PM

16. Awwww he's a beauty!

 

So happy you gave little Mr. Angel a forever home!

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 04:03 PM

18. Mazel Tov!

He looks just like our kitty cat buddy Spirit!

PEACE!

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 04:04 PM

19. He is absolutely beautiful.

Congratulations to both of you.

What color are his eyes?

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #19)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 04:09 PM

21. green or goldish

depending on the light.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #21)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 04:19 PM

24. So his hearing...

...should be OK.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #24)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 04:33 PM

29. Yes.

I wondered about that before we got him, but he certainly reacts to sounds.

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 04:19 PM

25. Awwwww...I love it when great people rescue the fur babies. I don't

know if this could interest you, but my 8 year old kitty LOVES it when I play "kitty sounds" either on Youtube or through a website that has birdie sounds or kitten sounds. Nothing scary for my kitty and she keeps looking behind the laptop...It's great. Enjoy your new baby!

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Response to onecent (Reply #25)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 04:22 PM

26. I am going to have to look that up.

Might drive him crazy though trying to find the other kitty. He doesn't like other cats.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #26)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 04:29 PM

28. My kitty doesn't like mean or horrifying growls, but she likes the sounds of baby kitties...maybe

a mothering instinct for her. I don't do it often...she walks back and forth and back and forth on my keyboard while I am trying to write...LOL enjo

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 04:27 PM

27. Neutered male cats are very affectionate n/t

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Response to Bluestar (Reply #27)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 08:59 PM

41. That has been my experience with them, too. nt

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 04:46 PM

31. What a handsome boy! n/t

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 04:56 PM

33. Welcome home, Sweet P

You are a handsome cat! Hope you enjoy your new digs. How about Pegasus?

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 05:12 PM

38. Congrats. Nt

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 05:59 PM

39. You're awesome!

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 06:51 PM

40. What an adorable cat! nt

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 09:24 PM

42. He is beautiful

And he looks like he lives up to his former name. If you don't like Prince, I would suggest naming him after a famous prince to keep the legacy. Harry would be cute for him.

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Response to tabbycat31 (Reply #42)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 09:42 PM

43. That would be cute.

Although Harry has a bit of a bad-boy reputation, and I want mine to be a good boy!

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Response to brer cat (Reply #43)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 09:58 PM

45. William?

Not exactly a cat's name but I'm trying to think of a good boy prince.

How about Charming?

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Response to tabbycat31 (Reply #45)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 10:00 PM

47. Oh, Charming would work!

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 09:49 PM

44. sweet cat

 

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 10:07 PM

48. Sweet P is a handsome guy, brer cat.

Thank you for taking him in and sharing the picture.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #48)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 10:11 PM

49. I will give him that hug.

He needs lots of loves since for a while he was unwanted. That is too sad.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #49)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 10:15 PM

51. He is wanted now brer cat.

Your love will help heal him. Here's another for that handsome man.

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 10:13 PM

50. Neat looking cat

I'm so temped to get another one, but our cat would be furious.

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 10:38 PM

52. Pretty cat!

Love the pink ears!

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 11:19 PM

53. A friend has a kitty that looks exactly like this.....

her name is Sushi.

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 11:24 PM

54. Beautiful!

Looks like the lounge is heavy into rescues this week...we've had a horse, a dog and now a cat! :love:

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Response to Texasgal (Reply #54)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 11:41 PM

55. They are good for our soul.

The cares of the world drift away while I stoke his head and back.

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sun Jan 18, 2015, 12:45 AM

56. Scratch Early and Often

Scratch some more and more. He will want black cloth to leave fur on and looks he's seriously scratch deprived.

Wolf

[The crazy cat guy]

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Reply #56)

Sun Jan 18, 2015, 01:02 AM

57. He was

but not any more. He lets me know what my job is here, and he is getting me on a schedule.

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Response to brer cat (Original post)

Sun Jan 18, 2015, 01:38 AM

58. He sure is a cute kitty.

I want to pet him.

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