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Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Loving Home

“Cats have nine lives; three for playing, three for straying and three for staying”

The other night I received a phone call from my long-time and very dear friend Fran. She explained to me that her daughter had to move into an apartment which would not allow her to take her 10 year old cat, Pepsi. Pepsi is a gorgeous gray and white Maine Coon who was originally a rescue cat and is a “lover” with the sweetest, most awesome personality you could ever imagine! Maine Coon cats are more commonly known as the “dog lover’s cat” because they are so cool and laid back by nature and get along with almost every kind of dog. We had an absolutely beautiful one who lived to be 16 years old and her name was Sabrina, also a rescue cat, whom we lost about six years ago.

As usual, we were not necessarily looking for yet another kitty cat, but I just couldn’t shake the feeling that, somehow, this cat was meant to be with us (and our cat clan of three) for whatever the reason. Besides, I always swore to myself that if I ever had the chance to adopt another Maine Coon someday that I would take it.

 It is always difficult for anyone to have to give up their beloved fur baby and a decision I have, fortunately, never as of yet had to make. But rest assured,  Pepsi has definitely found himself in a loving home to live out the rest of his days and I am so grateful to have the chance to give him what he would probably never have had at an animal shelter being that he is an older kitty.

Unfortunately, he has never been around another cat before (let alone 3!) and so the only challenge will be getting him adapted to living with ours.  But, hopefully, with much time and patience, we will be able to accomplish this and Pepsi will have a permanent place in our home and our hearts for the rest of his life.  Although in the end, the choice is ultimately Pepsi’s, I hope that he chooses to stay with us - after all, how many kitties are blessed with the opportunity to be rescued twice in their nine lives?


  1. You were right! He is GORGEOUS! Good luck with him. I hope he comes to understand how good he has it there!

  2. Thanks sweetie - me too!!!!

  3. Aww, what a pretty kitty...so sad for your daughter to have to give up living with Pepsi. But he is still in the family, and I wish you and him and your other kitties a wonderful time together.

  4. I think what you are doing for your friend's cat is wonderful and I wish you both the best!!!

  5. I'd suggest you get some feliway http://www.feliway.com/gb
    We have had good success with using it. Just to help settle all the cats.
    Hoping they all accept each other quickly.
    Love Leanne

  6. Thanks, Leanne! I think we actually used this before a long time ago when we first brought home our youngest kitty, Kiki.

    Great idea!