Finnegan's Diary

It Happened! I Went Back to Cat Welfare! (Finnegan’s Diary)

Mommy took me back to Cat Welfare! It was a long drive and I was in my new carrier. I tried to get out, but no matter how much scratching I did, nothing happened. So, I gave up and just rested. I knew where I was the minute she opened the door. I remembered the scents of a lot of cats.

I knew the guy that came out to talk to her, too. Mommy told him to be careful because I might try to run and that I might try to bite or scratch him when he cut my nails. But I didn’t do that. I curled up on his lap and tried to disappear. I mostly afraid of having to stay there again. I was very good when he clipped all four of my paws. And then he petted me and everybody said I was a good boy and looked healthy and well taken care of. I wasn’t sure what was going on, but I felt better when I was put back in my carrier. A lady came to see me, too. She said she likes to read my diary. I guess I’m kind’a famous.

Then I was back in the car again. I was very good, and hoped I would be home again. I was! Mommy carried me back in my home! I was so happy. I ran into the bedroom and came back and checked out my tunnels and my toys and everything was just fine. Mommy gave me my lunch then.

After that, I knew I was safe. Mommy and I colored in the afternoon and later, when she was reading on the sofa, I did some posing for her. I wanted her to see what a handsome boy I was.

It was such a pretty sunny day, I got in the window to see what was happening outside. Can you find me in this picture?

Later, we played for a while. I chased the feathery thing on the stick and rolled around on the floor, zipped through my tunnels, and played hide and seek until I was very tired.

I like to follow mommy everywhere she goes and I’m in the same room with her all the time. I even follow her into the bathroom. I like to warm up her shower mat while she’s taking a shower. I use the time to give myself a bath, too.

Things have been back to normal. This morning mommy is looking out the bedroom window at the birds while I write in this diary. I know she wants me to finish, so I’ll be a good boy and say goodbye. I’ll be back next Wednesday.

Finnegan's Diary

Mommy Made Changes! (Finnegan’s Diary)

Hi! There have been changes to my house. Mommy moved the bed under the window so now I can lay there and look outside at all the things that happen when it’s dark out there! I like that change a lot.

But then mommy moved the sofa under the windows in the living room and my cat tree had to be moved, too! Now it is next to the television. Her chair is now where the part of the sofa used to be that I liked to lay on. So, just to show I don’t like change, I started sleeping in her chair! I took her spot! Ha!

It took a few days, but now I like the rearrangement. Mommy is always saying things out loud like, “your daddy would love you!” I don’t know who daddy is, but of course he’d love me. I’m a lovable boy! She laughs a lot when I run around the house and play. That makes me happy. When I showed her I didn’t like the furniture moved, she said, “You are just like your daddy used to be.” I guess he must be a really great guy then.

Now I like where everything is. I have more room to play with my toys and I don’t mind jumping on the back of the sofa to look out the windows. Let me tell you more about my cat tree. I can lay on the bottom carpet place and play with my toys. I like to run through the house and zoom under the tree that way. I like to climb up and sleep in the little cave room. When I climb higher I can still look down and watch to make sure my toys are still safe. And when I sit on the top I’m as big as mommy. That’s where I keep an eye on her so I know where she’s going. Here’s some pictures.

I like to sharpen my claws on the ropes of the cat tree, too. My life is full and happy, but sometimes I cry a little. I look around because it feels like there should be another cat here. I can’t find it. Sometimes I look in the mirror and see it, but it won’t come to play.

I do like to sleep. At night I fall asleep looking out the window. Later I sleep against mommy’s legs. I used to sleep under the bed, but I like it better on the bed where I get warm next to her. I sleep on the floor during the day or on the bed in her office when she’s busy there. And sometimes I fall asleep in what mommy says are weird positions.

I guess that’s all I have to share this week, but I’ll be back next Wednesday! Bye for now! Until then, maybe you will find a perfect cat, just like me, if you go visit Cat Welfare! I have some buddies there who need a good home. Bye!

Senior Life

Visiting Cat Welfare

My brother is here. We are working on scheduling things to do other than sit around the house. Monday evening when I picked him up, he told me his wife insisted I needed a cat again because I was all alone in this house. She told him to make sure we went looking for a cat and for him to buy it for me.

Well, that opened up the desire for the companionship. Yesterday, we visited Cat Welfare. What an experience for a person who has lost their furry children. When we walked through the door, we were greeted by fat cats coming to meet us and rub against our legs. Cats of every variety! My heart was instantly lifted and when the lady who was in charge asked what brought us there, I tried to tell her about my cats being gone now, and I started crying. She told me this was a good place to spend time with cats and find comfort. And I did.

There was a room for shy cats, one for kittens, one for visitation, a sun room, outdoor play areas, and two large rooms for playing. Cages lined the walls of the large rooms, too, with various cats inside. Some were under veterinarian care, and some were placed in a cage for time out if they got too rambunctious. I lost track of my brother several times. He was petting all kinds of cats. I found him in the kitten room where the little ones were in cages awaiting neutering and spaying. One of the kittens was so adorable. It was a fluffy little guy, brown with white feet and a white neck and belly. It just kept wanting to be loved and reached through the bars of the cages to touch us if we stopped petting it. I really didn’t want to go through the early kitten claw stages again, so I finally left the room.

I entered the sunroom and found Opal sunning herself at the top of a condo tree. I could tell she’d been recently spayed. Her coloring was unique, and I was instantly drawn by her eyes. They were almond shaped which I thought looked Siamese though they were a light green. Two young women who arrived at the same time as we did stopped to say goodbye to Opal. They thought she was so sweet and her eyes looked like alien eyes. Opal kept purring and loving me and was so gentle, I fell in love with her.

We asked the lady in charge about her. She said Opal was about a year old. Though she didn’t know her backstory, she said Opal was very sweet and loved attention and could get rambunctious. She did have a health issue. She gave a technical name which I can’t remember. The disease is autoimmune and has something to do with the white blood cells. It causes mouth ulcers which would most likely be treated with steroid injections. As I researched the internet, I found several different things that cause mouth ulcers in cats. I did call my vet and was told to contact the lady at Cat Welfare to get the name of the disease. Then my vet could tell me the kind of treatment and costs, etc. that would be needed. So, that’s what I plan to do today.

As much as I’d like to rescue Opal, I cannot get into a financial medical situation with adopting a pet. I’m on the fence as to whether I’ll continue to pursue a new pet if Opal’s condition isn’t minor. I could go back on Thursday as rescue the kitten Bob and I found irresistible. I also have the option of seeing what might be available through another option my BFF told me about. In the meantime, I’ll pray about this, and know God will open the door if it is one that is good for me.

Next time I’ll take pictures!