It’s pretty apparent from info that we don’t want to share publicly that Oreo was dumped. An older cat thrown away simply because he’s old. Thankfully he’s settling happily in foster care with Aunty Jenny. I messaged her a couple of days ago to check how he was doing and she replied that he’s getting his feet firmly on the table. Aware of her previous fostering failure I asked: “Um … do you mean getting his feet under the table?” But no, he’s on the table cheerfully pinching chicken off Uncle Rog’s plate.
He’s clearly having a happy time and enjoying winding his humans round his little fluffy paws. They think he’s learned to tap their arms when he wants something. I suspect he knows that he’s taught them to do exactly what he wants as soon as he touches them. He’s currently purring his way into their hearts by helping make book covers … which will shortly be for sale through 8 Lives. Here he is with the first one.
Our other thrown away elderly cat, Henderson, is proving invaluable in helping with the kittens. He’s been in permanent foster here for the last 18 months. He’s not been without his challenges with health and behaviour, but he’s a lovely grandad to kittens. Little Mathilde and Mollie are lucky to have paired up in rescue and spend most of their time playing or snuggling and snoozing together. They also get lots of cuddles from the humans. However when you’re a small kitten without a mum, what you want most sometimes is a big cat to cuddle up to. The other residents on the whole vary between unhelpful to downright rude. Grandad Hendo lets them cuddle.
And helps them with getting their supper.
He may have been someone else’s disposable item … but to me … and these babies …. he’s very precious.