Feline Trio

Our feline buddies are in charge of the indoor space of the Meadow.

november-250016Teddy and Rufus grew up here together – Rufus arriving in 2006 and Teddy in 2007.
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Rufus was my shadow. Where ever I was … there he would be! I often felt guilty even getting up to go to the washroom … as sure enough he’d wake himself up and follow me. We were very sad to have to say goodbye to Rufus in January of 2017.

february-20043We didn’t want Teddy to end up being a solo cat – believing they are much healthier when they have a buddy to chase and wrestle with. So Oz found his way to us. At first Teddy wasn’t sure he could manage a young’n!
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It seems though that Oz is working his way into Teddy’s heart as quickly as he has worked his way into ours.

february-100049And then in the summer of 2018 a mother cat showed up on our front porch with four kittens. They were all little tabby cats. We helped them through that summer and then with the help of a local organization that fosters feral cats found them homes … all but one little gaffer. He was the most friendly when they lived here and we had called him Smoke. Couldn’t leave him out there waiting … so we scooped him back up and brought him home.
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It has been wonderful. Somehow little Smoke has totally endeared himself to us all – big cats included. He has upped the energy level and there is a lot of wrestling and racing going on.

And … as is the way with pets … who often leave this world before we do … we had to say goodbye to Teddy the fall of 2019. Oz and Smokey now carry on the feline tradition on their own.

2 comments on “Feline Trio”

  1. I just noticed some of your pictures. Both of your fur babies look so content. Teddy has excepted Oz very gracefully. Its nice that they bonded. I hope Oz wasn’t too much of a pain.

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