Monday, September 10, 2012

Brothers Gotta Stick Together

Last summer,  Stacy and Mark lost their sweet tuxedo cat, Kevin.  At less than a year old, cancer took this little fellow's life.    As you can imagine, it was hard very on the humans in the household, as well as Kaci, their tabby girl.    After all they went through,  they thought it might be best to remain a one-cat household.  This was fine at first, but  Kaci started to show signs of  loneliness and depression.

After a chat with the vet, Stacy and Mark decided it might be time to bring a playmate (or even two) into their home for Kaci.  

Stacy sent me a very nice, long letter telling me all about the life they lived and the cats they've loved.   They sounded like wonderful people,  so we were excited to have them meet the kittens.

The day they visited, the kittens had just been sprung from quarantine.   The Petires weren't quite used to the bigger world, so they spent a fair amount of time under the couch.  With a little encouragement (a feather wand) we did manage to fish them out, so they could meet Stacy and Mark.

We had a lovely visit, but they hadn't made up their minds by the time the meeting was over, so I gave them the weekend to think about it.

Stacy called the next day to say they would love to adopt Aloysius and Sir Reginald.  We were thrilled they decided to take a pair!

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A couple of weeks passed, the kittens all had surgery, and they were ready to leave our nest.   I emailed Stacy to arrange a time for the adoption and we made a date.


THEN she asked if Forrest had been spoken for.  They had been toying with the idea of adopting him too.


I told her that no one had stepped forward yet, but all of our kittens always find great homes, so I wasn't too worried.  Of course I would love to see the three boys go together,  but I would never pressure anyone to adopt three kittens at once.    

So, Friday evening Stacy and Mark came to pick up the kittens.  

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And they brought an extra carrier JUST in case.    

Good thing they did, because they needed it.

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Yep.  

The three Petrie boys all got adopted together.



Hooray!

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OH, and they're all keeping their names.


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Thank you, Stacy and Mark.  You made three kitties very happy.   And this human too.  

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55 comments:

  1. What a wonderful adoption story! We just adopted a nephew for our 5 year old Maine Coon who lost his twin a few months ago. What a difference a new kitty has made for him! I know Kaci will be thrilled after some transition time.

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    1. That's great, Daphne! Have you posted pics on CMG?

      Wonderful that all the Petrie boys will be together. I'm sure they'll give their new big sister plenty of pesky little brother play time.

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    2. Yes, Fuzz has made his debut on CMG!

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  2. That is just fabulous. I'm SO happy for the boys! :) Can't wait to hear Little Miss's story, too. Happy day!

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  3. oh, how wonderful! I'm so sorry about their baby Kevin, I'm sure he would be very happy they have taken in all 3 brothers. And they're keeping all their names! So happy for all them!

    Linda

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  4. wow!! is this a first for someone to take three at once?

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    1. Nope, we had three Fortunatos go together.

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  5. What a happy story! I'm sure Kaci will love her 3 new brothers.

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  6. My heart breaks for them, losing Kevin the way they did. I'm glad they decided to open their hearts and home to another cat--and then adopting three. Wow! They're going to have their hands (and laps) very full now. Happy ending times a squillion. Will they be sharing pictures and updates with you?

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  7. I'm thrilled for them all...I have 4 cats and they are fab together...They will have fun with 4!!

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  8. Oh, Mr. Forrest....that paw crossing just slays me.

    So glad the boys are going to a loving home!

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  9. That's just a sweet story. Big sis Kaci won't know what hit her - going from lonely and depressed to so much love and craziness from her little brothers. I love how suddenly mature Forrest looks in the 2nd last pic and then he's all kitten again in the very last pic. With Forrest in the gang, "Kaci" is gaining a brother who funny enough looks just like my first cat "KC" - happy coincidence!

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    1. My first cat was KC, too! A beautiful gray long haired boy...

      What a happy story!

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  10. I'm very sorry to hear about Kevin. I lost a cat to cancer too after having him for 5 years. I do feel some sympathy for Kaci who went from being lonely to being overhwelmed suddenly. I hope she can manage. :) I hope we find out how things went. At least they will have an even number of kitties so no one gets left out at rastlin time!

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  11. How heartbreaking to hear about Kevin. I'm sure he is pleased as anything to have 3 boys replace him. Dear Kaci will have her paws full.

    Hooray for the Petrie boys. Love Aloysius' airplane ears. Looks like he could take off right there.

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    1. 'Airplane ears.' Yes! Now I know what to call them.

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    2. I was impressed with Aloysius' airplane ears as well! Like he was *not* impressed with his gold medal.

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  12. What a wonderful story! I hope we get updates. I also hope Kaci manages to adjust to three lively, pouncing Petries!

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  13. Ah....this made me cry. So glad the cute little kittens are getting to say together.

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  14. their new big sister isn't gonna know what hit her. :)

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  15. This time the Universe came forward in triplicate! What a wonderful story, Stacy, Mark and Kaci will have their hands and paws full with the Petrie Brothers. Kevin will be the angel watching over it all. Can't wait to get the updates...thanks to everyone involved in this happy tale.

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  16. Terrific story! I love this. Wow, they have to deal with a lot of whiskers now!!
    Fantastic!

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  17. It's amazing how much happier Forrest looks with his collar and tag on - he didn't want to be left behind.

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  18. This touches my heart oh so much!

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  19. Wow, that is excellent news. Someone's house is going to be fun central! Congratulations Staci and Mark!

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  20. I am filled with happiness! A huge virtual hug to Stacy and Mark, people like you restore my love for humanity.

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  21. I so admire Staci and Mark for overcoming their sorrow over losing Kevin, and with Kaci's best interest in mind, adopting the boys. These three will need a big sister to keep them in line, certainly! And to straighten out floof and unruly whiskers! As Annie R has suggested, Kevin will be looking on with love from on high.

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  22. Love the whole story; my favorite part is that they're keeping their IBKC names. I admit to always being a teensy bit disappointed when the itty bitties get new names. :-P

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  23. I'll admit, I teared up a little at this! I love such happy endings for the kittens!

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  24. My heart goes out to Stacy and Mark. We just lost our 14 month old Mick to infectious peritonitis, and his littermate Keith was inconsolable for days. He's better now, thanks to his older sister and brother, but we're still considering adopting a younger sib for him.

    And I ADORE the look on Aloysius's face in that second pic. Marlene described it perfectly: airplane ears.

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    1. Sorry for your loss. I think a younger sibling is a fabulous idea!

      Mick and Keith!? You must love the Rolling Stones too!

      Patti in KY

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    2. Thank you, Patti. And you're right on about the Stones. :)

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  25. How cool! What a wonderful ending/beginning for the boys!

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  26. What a wonderful story and thank you to Stacy and Mark!
    I'm sorry about losing Kevin. I lost my tux, Oreo 2 1/2 years ago and am still not over it totally.

    Hopefully Miss Pearl gets to go to a home with a big sister/brother too!

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  27. I laughed so hard at that portrait shot of Forrest. It looks like he is saying "Yes, I know. I am much too difficult for you to resist." I think he knows how handsome he is. I am so happy they are all going home together.

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  28. I hope that Stacy and Mark have plenty of Valium on hand.. I brought two kittens home at the same time 3 years ago, and now have 5 times the gray hairs that I had when they came here. :) Should be a pretty good rockin' rollin' zoo in their house for a while. Don't you wish that you could be a bug on the wall to watch?

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  29. How wonderful! Stacy and Mark are obviously good people, and the boys are so very lucky to stay together. I'm sure that they will bring their new family much joy.

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  30. Lovely that the boys are going together...and those gold medals are gorgeous and bittersweet

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  31. This made me cry tears of joy! Yay for brothers staying together! Yay!

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  32. Blog! Blog! Blog!
    Please! Please! Please!

    Patti in KY

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  33. That is wonderful news! Kaci is certainly in for a treat with three new brothers to keep in line ;) I hope we get some pics to let us see how the boys are settling into their new home.

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  34. Yippee skippee! What lovely news :)

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  35. Oh, my word! Poor Kaci isn't going to know what happened :)

    I just love to see the kitties with their little yellow tags!

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  36. Oh, my! Kaci has three new little brothers all at once? What a change for her! :) I'm sure she'll keep all the young Petrie lads in order, however. And such an adorable bunch they are!

    What good people Stacy and Mark are to fill their home with kitten love. And kitten claws, and very soon, I'm sure, many shredded kitten toys ... and curtains ... and furniture ... and ... Hee! :) Wow, are you guys going to have a fun time trying to keep up with three growing boys all at once, not to mention their new big sis!

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  37. Awww, 3 kitties is nothing. I once found 4 by a stairwell after the Mom was hit by a car trying to take them across the street. I nursed them, but lost one :(. I already had 3 and adding 3 kittens was wonderful. One big happy family. I kept them all and life is good.

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  38. On a day when I lost my dear friend, Mary Petrie, it is so very, very good to hear the 3 Petrie boys have a new and loving home. But is Kaci ready for THREE brothers?

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  39. I got to see Forrest's soft and fuzzy tummy. And kitties found homes with siblings. Day=made.

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  40. PICTURES!!! I demand follow up PICTURES!!! (please?)

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  41. Stacy and Mark you are awesome! Plus you get three times the "squeeh."

    Please do check in on how things go with all your cats.

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  42. Do Forrest and Pearl have the paw-crossing habit in common? Very cute.

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  43. One of the best adoption stories yet. I am so sorry their new parents lost their cat so young but I think these three boys will help them forget. I am so thrilled the three of them are going together and can't wait to hear about Pearl's new home.

    Pearl and Forrest remind me of my Blue--same colouring, same long crossed legs and paws and, I imagine, same loving naughty personality.

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  44. Oh my goodness, what lucky baby boys! They need their own blog!

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  45. I like that Forrest has forest-coloured eyes.

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  46. Have you heard any updates on these gorgeous boys? How are they doing? Have they driven their big sister crazy yet? ;)

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