Monday, March 21, 2011

Cat Under a Red Barn Roof

This stray cat showed up at my moms back door last spring. From the way she acted we could tell that she had been someones pet at one point before she had been abandoned to the streets. My mom and my brother took pity on her and let her stay on the back porch last summer and then even made a little home for her inside near the back door when winter came along.
Unfortunately my brother and his family are moving at the end of the month and the cat had to go.
My options were pretty limited. I could take her to the local shelter where if she wasn't adopted in a week, she would be put down, or I could kick her out onto the streets again and let her fend for herself. None of those options sounded good to me.
But then I had an idea and posted her story on my facebook page, hoping that someone would want her. And wouldn't you know it, in less than 2 hours I had found her a new home, thanks to my friend Deb in London.
Deb was able to set her up in a style that most cats only dream about, check out her new home.
Thanks to Deb's boss who owns the property, she will now be living with 4 cats in a heated barn, with all the kibble she can handle. The barn sits on 47 acres near St. Thomas. There are 3 goats in a pen next to the barn, 2 cat friendly dogs, 3 more cats living in the main house and two Clydesdale horses moving in next week.
There was another cat in the barn when we let her out of her cage. She was out like a shot to say hi and then was off exploring her new home before I even had a chance to say good-bye.
I often wondered about the life she had before she came to us. Who could just abandon their pet like that? I know I could never do something like that, and I wanted to make sure it didn't happen to her again.
Thanks to my friend Deb, I know that she will be well taken care of in her new home.


Debra said...

Kitty is fitting in real good and Catie loves her allready ! I knew they were the perfect match... Jim told Catie that they called her french for cat. Which is La Chat so Catie wanted to call her LC cause that is a girls name but then when she found out on Monday it was cat in german so now she isn't sure because she really liked LC LOL and the cat even came to her when she called her LC! Smart cat.

Mad Mal and Hobbes (and calvin too!) said...

Thats great to hear!
My brother and his family will be really happy to hear the she is doing well.

Debra said...

LC is doing great!