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A new Tiggy kitty

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We have all read about the loss of our family pets the last few weeks and I understand their sorrow. I feed a couple of neighbor cats every night, but I still miss my buddy TIggy.
(Crazy humor on) I told my wife that we should get another cat and raise it as an in house cat. My neighbors told me to; "Look at the options but think big." I told my wife that I wanted one of these big Tiggys to bring home. Of course, she said no, so my calculations of the scope of the reality of the situation were way off. :lol:
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(Crazy humor off) We are going to the Brevard Humane Society to adopt a kitten tomorrow, and hope to find a new kitten Tiggy tomorrow. I hope that all of you furry friends lovers will understand this thread, and the kindest of regards.
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Re: A new TIggy kitty

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Congratulations! I’m still waiting to get more permanently settled before I adopt.
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I sure you will brighten a "tiggy's" day :)

I love/hate going to the shelter, I love giving a pet a second chance, yet it saddens me to see all of them in there, I would love to adopt them all.
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Makuser wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:23 pm
We have all read about the loss of our family pets the last few weeks and I understand their sorrow. I feed a couple of neighbor cats every night, but I still miss my buddy TIggy.
(Crazy humor on) I told my wife that we should get another cat and raise it as an in house cat. My neighbors told me to; "Look at the options but think big." I told my wife that I wanted one of these big Tiggys to bring home. Of course, she said no, so my calculations of the scope of the reality of the situation were way off. :lol:
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(Crazy humor off) We are going to the Brevard Humane Society to adopt a kitten tomorrow, and hope to find a new kitten Tiggy tomorrow. I hope that all of you furry friends lovers will understand this thread, and the kindest of regards.
This far my experience is, that "social cases" make most loyal pets.
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Ylem wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:33 pm
I sure you will brighten a "tiggy's" day :)

I love/hate going to the shelter, I love giving a pet a second chance, yet it saddens me to see all of them in there, I would love to adopt them all.
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This is good news, Marshall. I hope you find the perfect new friend to bring home.
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Good luck Marshall.

You are going to give a kitty a very loving home :D
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I am looking forward to seeing what the new family addition looks like Marshall :)
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Great Marshall. Hope you pick out a wonderful new kitty to raise!

I'm still waiting as I get over the loss of my cat. Plus, the reality is in these parts is that indoor/outdoor cats often disappear due to coyotes, foxes, and raccoons. Indy was definitely an indoor/outdoor cat who liked to explore, so it will be tough for me to keep a new kitty indoors all the time. But we shall see.
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Hi all. Here is an update from us. It did not start well, as our car AC unit went out, and it was a long hot drive to the Humane Society in far west Cocoa. We did bring along a cat carrier with us in high hopes. We arrived there after 1PM. This is a huge building, and the staff were just great. Our "guide" took us through 3 rooms of cats. There were no orange tabby kittens or full grown to be found. We did see a beautiful all white full grown female and a new litter of grey kittens, one of whom jumped on me and we meowed each other
So, we came home empty handed brokenhearted. At this point we have three options:
1: Our guide said that they are quite busy lately (this is a good thing), and things change week to week, so try again next week.
2: We have found two other animal adoption shelters in our county.
3: It is my fault for waiting so long to do this. But, we just lost Tiggy and Bella in 2013, Sabrina in 2016, and our outdoor cat Blackie disappeared just last March. Our brain says to look for another Tiggy, but in our heart we know how Ylem (Jeff) feels, as we would like to adopt them all. So, we may just go back tomorrow or Monday and adopt both the white cat and the grey kitten. We already have names picked out. At our age, we may only have enough time left to raise one more generation of cats. Sheri and I are both very emotional about all of this right now, and we want to do the right thing, but what is the right thing? Thanks to all of you for your kind responses on this thread and the kindest of regards.
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What ever you decide I am sure the two of you will make it very happy Marshall.
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Makuser wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:07 pm
Hi all. Here is an update from us. It did not start well, as our car AC unit went out, and it was a long hot drive to the Humane Society in far west Cocoa. We did bring along a cat carrier with us in high hopes. We arrived there after 1PM. This is a huge building, and the staff were just great. Our "guide" took us through 3 rooms of cats. There were no orange tabby kittens or full grown to be found. We did see a beautiful all white full grown female and a new litter of grey kittens, one of whom jumped on me and we meowed each other
So, we came home empty handed brokenhearted. At this point we have three options:
1: Our guide said that they are quite busy lately (this is a good thing), and things change week to week, so try again next week.
2: We have found two other animal adoption shelters in our county.
3: It is my fault for waiting so long to do this. But, we just lost Tiggy and Bella in 2013, Sabrina in 2016, and our outdoor cat Blackie disappeared just last March. Our brain says to look for another Tiggy, but in our heart we know how Ylem (Jeff) feels, as we would like to adopt them all. So, we may just go back tomorrow or Monday and adopt both the white cat and the grey kitten. We already have names picked out. At our age, we may only have enough time left to raise one more generation of cats. Sheri and I are both very emotional about all of this right now, and we want to do the right thing, but what is the right thing? Thanks to all of you for kind responses on this thread and the kindest of regards.
Thanks for the update Marshall. I was curious to see how it worked out. I went to the animal shelter last summer to look at the cats (a very nice facility actually) where the cats had room to move around and play. I just couldn't make a decision on which one to take home so I left empty handed so I know how you feel. Then I also started feeling like it was too soon to get a replacement kitty. Add to that my reticence to get just an indoor cat (that cannot go outside) and that's part of my problem. I hope you will find an orange kitty soon.
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