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    And Then There Were Eight!!!

    Yes, I ended up adopting another cat on Sunday April 29th. Even though Colby is fitting in very well, Alani & Blaze don't really play with him very much. He's either by himself or he comes to me to play with him. I've also always done better with an even number of cats so I wanted to get Colby a playmate. I know that kitten season is already starting but I didn't want to adopt a very young kitten. I found a very handsome short haired orange tabby classic with green eyes and they think he's 8 months old but the vet that saw him said that he may be even younger and more like 6 months old. He's very tiny and is even smaller than Pearl and Colby. Right now he's known as Finnegan and I'm not sure if I'll change his name or not. I was trying to think of a good "D" name for him because the last three cats that I've adopted have been A,B, & C but I haven't been able to come up with anything that I liked. Any suggestions are welcome. I do think that an Irish name suits him though so any other Irish name suggestions are also welcome.

    He was found in a yard in East Palo Alto and I adopted him from Bay Area Cat Rescue. I met him at his foster mom's house on Sat. but this rescue group won't let you adopt a cat the same day that you meet them. They want you to sleep on it first and they you make arrangements with them to bring the cat over to your home. He arrived here a little after 6pm on Sunday April 29th. He's in my second bedroom which will soon become another room for all of my cats to hang out in just as soon he's comfortable in his new home and has been introduced to everyone. He's been eating and using both litter boxes so far. One for pee and the other for poo. He's also been playing with a mouse that squeaks because I can hear it outside the door. He's still hiding under the bed and he's still very shy. He does have a loud motor and he loves to purr. He also has very soft fur. I've held him and petted him but he's still very scared. His foster mom only had him for 1 week and he was still confined to her bathroom. She said he does like other cats and he doesn't growl or hiss at them. Sky met him briefly and neither one of them hissed. I have a picture of him and a short video that his foster mom took of him. Enjoy!!!




    Here's his video:
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    Ohhhhh! Gorgeous orange boy! Welcome HOME!!!!!
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    Handsome boy he is for sure.

    First thing I thought when you said D names was the name Diego. But here are a few Irish origin names.

    Donel
    Donovan
    Doyle (which I personally love)
    Duffy
    Declan

    Congrats to Colby on getting himself a new brother to play with and congrats to you on the new beautiful baby boy. <3


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    Oh my gosh, he's adorable! You're home is really filling up with kittys!

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    Oh, my, he is gorgeous! Congrats to you both.

    I like the name Finnegan, I think it suits him, but if you're looking for Irish names beginning with D I can think of, amongst others, Declan, Dara, Devlin ...

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    Aww, he's adorable!!! He seems to adjust really fast... already purring and wanting scritches. I bet he'll be friends with the others soon. Congratulations!!

    One name I didn't see on the other posts is Darcy, that's supposed to be Irish, also.
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    Congrats on your new addition. I like Finnegan too, but I looked up Irish names on the web.

    Declan, Delaney, Devin, Donovan, Donnelly, Dempsey,

    I'm sure what ever you choose will fit purrfectly.

    He sure is gorgeous. There's something about Orange fellows.
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    Thanks again everyone. I'm still unsure if his name will either stay Finnegan or become Darby or Dublin. I think that it'll most likely be between these three names. Tonight he let me pet him and his motor started up again. Later on Colby was playing pawsies with him under the door and then Alani & Blaze also joined in. Finnegan then started scratching at the door so I opened it up and he peeked out. I then picked him up and let him out for a bit. Colby is in love with him and he was following him every where he went. There wasn't any hissing or growling from any of the cats except a little hiss from Alani. Blaze and Alani were also very interested in him. Storm just sat there and didn't really seem very interested. Sky slept the whole time up on top of the refrigerator and both girls were back in my bedroom. On Sat. I did buy some comfort zone plugins and I one going in both bedrooms and one in my living room/dining room area. I also bought 2 calming collars and put them on both of my girls. I think it's made a slight difference for Pearl but it doesn't seem to do anything for Ziggy so far. I hope to get some good pictures soon.
    Owned by Sky, Pearl, Ziggy Stardust, Alani, Blaze, Colby, Finnegan, and Summer.


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    RB Pepper 3/17/97- 2/3/03 RIP Sweet Pepper
    RB Starr 3/22/05- 7/1/09 RIP Sweet Starr
    RB Sunny 8/25/00- 2/28/10 RIP Sweet Sunny
    RB Storm 1/11/96- 8/2/12 RIP Sweet Storm

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    Oh my, he is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!
    And listen to that purr..................... he has stolen my heart in a split of a second!!!!

    I would go for Finnigan! But IF you want an irish name with a "d", then Dublin would be my favorite

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