Thursday, 2 February 2012

Living with five cats # 2: Pelle Cat is offered a new home

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Photo & Text Copyright 2011-2012 Christina Wigren
This is our tuxedo-boy, Pelle Cat, in one of his favourite hang-outs, atop of my bedroom wardrobe.

Yesterday, Wednesday February first, when we we still recovering from the little adventure with 'Houdini the Cat', a man called in response to my newspaper ad about our tuxedo-boy, Pelle. He was interested in meeting Pelle. He and his two boys came over that same evening to look at him. They had a carrier and took him home with them.

We have given this family a week's trial, to get to know Pelle-boy before we make it final by writing to the Swedish Kennel Club reporting a transfer of ownership for Pelle's number on his ID-chip.



Photo & Text Copyright 2011-2012 Christina Wigren
This photo was taken a couple of months ago when I first breached the subject of selling one or two of the kittens.

Elisabet was/is weepy and sad. Erik made sure to tell them that we want to keep in touch with them and visit Pelle several times a year. Sounds good. They had nothing against that. They liked the idea that if they needed help with Pelle, they can call on us.


I'll miss Pelle though. Sure. He'll grow and change, even if it won't be as much as Sara Cat's siblings, considering that he is almost grown. (The kittens were born on the 5th of April 2011. To read an account that eventful night go to this page and this page, and especially this page.) The kittens may even remember each other. Sara's brothers and sisterwent to different homes when they were about twelve to thirteen weeks old, and probably would not remember each other today. We once took Sara to where her sister and one of her brothers lived and she was so afraid of that new place that she just ran and hid under their living-room sofa.

One less cat makes it easier to keep up with the litter-boxes. As I am now the only adult living here, I am also the only one who cleans and refills these toilet-boxes, at least twice a day. I am also the only one who makes sure that there is food and fresh water available.

Hope Pelle is behaving himself right now. I hope they are kind to him.


Photo & Text Copyright 2011-2012 Christina Wigren

Pelle's brother, Peep, wanders about the apartment looking for something. He is calling out in a strange voice and is looking up at all of the high places where Pelle usually perches. Maybe Peep misses his brother. It seems so.


Photo & Text Copyright 2011-2012 Christina Wigren
As you can see, Pelle Cat is a climber.

Today is my brother's birthday. Happy birthday, Nils, if you read this. I love you.

Best wishes,
Anna



First Commenter:
Lin
of
Duck and Wheel with String



And here is Lin's cat, Hobbes, who is co-founder of The Red Cat Society



4 comments:

Lin said...

Oh, poor Elisabet. It's so hard letting the kitty go, but it is best. It is hard to care for and afford all those kitties. Now Pelle will be an only kitty with ALL the love and attention. I'm sure he is very happy in his new home. Kitties have very short memories, and while he may be confused at first, they soon forget their former families and bond with the new.

This is how neglected, abandoned, or abused animals can go be adopted again--they are able to forget and trust again. Thank goodness they can! And you be sure that Pelle is a very loving kitty with his family because you and the kids gave him a very loving home initially.

Please give my kids a big hug from Aunt Lin and tell them they did the right thing. The other kitty will get used to him being gone and everything will be right again.

Love and hugs, pally.

Nonna Beach said...

What a lovely post Anna ! Darling child and her red nosed and sad, teary eyes, sweet! No matter how long or short we love an animal in our care, it is so hard to say goodbye. Beautiful cats !!!

Love, Yesterdays said...

Oh, Poor Elisabet! I just wanna run over there (as well as swim through the oceans) and hug her!

Oh, and your little give-away kitty looks like our Romeo! Romeo is very old now, so he doesn't look exactly like this anymore...but he used to at one time :)

jakill said...

It's always sad saying goodbye to a much loved pet, whatever the reason. Pelle looks similar to a cat that lives near us and has befriended our little dog. She joins us on part of our local walks sometimes, and whenever they meet, they do nose to nose kissing. It's so sweet.

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