Sunday, June 9, 2013

Meet Sammy!

In December we welcomed a new member to our family.  My husband was doing a home visit and ran into this stray cat.  He said a few words and this cat just rolled over on his back.  Next thing you know, he's living with us.  Turns out he'd been a stray for over a year - his previous owners moved out of the apartment complex and left him.  We've named him Sammy but he responds best to Kitty Kat.
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The pups and he made peace, though I don't think we'll ever find them curled up together.  I've waited 6 months to post about this because we weren't sure we were going to keep him due to my allergies.  Some days are worse than others and the allergies aren't all due to him. I would never describe myself as a "cat person" but this guy has stolen my heart! 

34 comments:

ruthsplace said...

He's a lovely handsome cat.

Anne said...

Awww! Hello Sammy! He is so sweet!

Annie said...

He looks like a great companion. Bet he loves his new mommy!

Margaret said...

I love that he has a soul patch! lol! Sammy looks like a sweetheart! Hope your allergies aren't too bad.

FlourishingPalms said...

I'm definitely not a cat person either, but I'm glad enough for you to have this fellow in your life when he makes you happy. Enjoy him.

Penny said...

What a sweet little face! And sweet of you to give him a home! :)

Annette-California said...

Sammy looks adorable. Congrats on your newest family member:) Hope you don't get bad allergies.
love Annette

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Beautiful cat !!!! des bisous

QuiltSue said...

Honestly, how can people do that? He looks gorgeous and is lucky to have found you to adopt him.

jackiero said...

Those among us that adopt critters others have cast off, well, I have the utmost respect for :)
And umm, Jackie, it sounds like Kitty Kat is one intelligent feline ("a few kind words from your hubby & he rolled over...") it seems to me that he had chosen y'all ;)
Wishing you well with your allergies Jackie, and I know your love for Sammy will truly deepen. I just adore the love shining out from his face!
Jackie in NC (owned by 2 dogs & 1 cat)

Isadarena said...

What a sweet kitty, Jackie :)
Enjoy your little friend,
Blessings,
Isa

Mary said...

What a face! Looks like he's sporting a little gray goatee.

P.J. said...

Sammy is adorable; he looks very content and I am sure he is very grateful for your kindness. They do curl up around your heart. :)

Brenda said...

I think you're both very lucky to have found each other. He's adorable!

Chris said...

Hello Sammy!
That face!
So glad that he has found his forever home.

Gene Black said...

Hi Sammy! Stay out of mommy's thread and fabrics and you will have a lovely life.

Catherine said...

Such a handsome boy!

Vickie said...

Good for Sammy! What a terrible thing to do to a pet!! Six months is a long time to wait to post. Good for you all.

Tammy said...

Oh Jackie, Sammy is adorable. I'm glad you are able to keep him and give him a good home. I can't believe people will just leave animals behind, it's so sad. I love his little grey patch under his mouth. As for the pups, give them time, you might find them cuddling or at least sleeping on the same couch one day.

Kathleen Wilson said...

He's so cute!! I've always said a few minutes either way and things could have been different. I guess it was meant to be. He looks happy.

Myra said...

Congratulations! He is a handsome guy.

Lois said...

What a lovely pic! So glad Sammy is settling in well. My daughter is allergic to cats so I know how miserable it can make you feel.

Karoline said...

What handsome chap, glad he's settled in well

Carol said...

Oh, isn't he sweet!! I love kitties so much and I'm so glad you gave this little guy a new home, Jackie--I can see why he has stolen your heart :)

meggie said...

Aww what a handsome boy. I love his grey chin beard.
Glad he is settling with you.

Melanie said...

Awwww! What a handsome boy. Stupid stupid previous owners. If a cat is born feral that's one thing but that's just cruel to do to a pet. Grrrr.

Phyllis said...

Hi Jackie,

Good for you for taking this guy in. He has the same coloring as my #1 cat, Smudge - named for the little gray patch of gray on his white chin.

I see his left ear has been clipped. That means at some point he was trapped as a stray and neutered, then released. Evidently he took up residence with a crappy neighbor who decided they didn't want to keep him when they moved. I'm glad he's safe now!

Dee said...

What a sweet, sweet face. I would say by his ear that someone thought he was a stray and took him in to be neutered.

He looks like a very gentle kitty.

Brigitte said...

I can understand why you wanted to keep him in spite of your allergies.

Giovanna said...

Oh, he's sweet! Kudos to you for giving him a new home.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh he is sweet! Cats and quilts go together like peanut butter and jam so it makes sense he's chosen you!

Mouse said...

a cat always chooses his owner .... and he is adorable .... love his colouring and those green eyes are soooo expressive :) anti histamines are a wonderful thing ...lol love mouse xxxxxx

Melissa said...

He looks like a character! I like his little "goatee"!

ytsmom said...

He is very handsome! Bless you for giving him a home.