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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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    This little baby is too die for ... the video just did me in this morning - total mush!! Congratulations - you have managed to overwhelm us once again. Welcome to PetTalk little fellow - you're gonna like it here.

    D names ... hmmm

    Donovan or
    He looks like a Darby or a Daniel to me.

    KAK if you keep this up you have to become a stay-at-home Mom !!!
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    GORGEOUS boy!

    Denny? Danny?
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    My Dear Michael Angel who passed on at 20 would love if you could put Michael somewhere in your New Owesome Orangies name!!
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    What a Darling, Delicious, Delightful, Dumpling, aDorable Orange Tabby Kitty! Welcome home!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengalz View Post
    This little baby is too die for ... the video just did me in this morning - total mush!! Congratulations - you have managed to overwhelm us once again. Welcome to PetTalk little fellow - you're gonna like it here.

    D names ... hmmm

    Donovan or
    He looks like a Darby or a Daniel to me.

    KAK if you keep this up you have to become a stay-at-home Mom !!!
    I vote for Darby. I thought I had thought of Darby first but didn't, so I second it. Any third-ers?

    He really does look like a Darby!

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    Thanks everyone. He's still hiding under the bed. I don't think that I'll be adopting any more cats for quite a while so don't worry. Thanks for all of the suggestions. This morning I also thought of Dublin as in Dublin,Ireland. We'll see what happens.
    Owned by Sky, Pearl, Ziggy Stardust, Alani, Blaze, Colby, Finnegan, and Summer.


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    OMG, the awesome orangeness never stops!! He is beautiful (but I have a soft spot for orangies), Two D names; Duncan and D'Artagnon!
    Proud to be a crazy cat lady!

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    No!!! I will not call you a crazy cat lady, because I wouldn't be able to resist him either. He's gorgeous - as are all of your kids. I don't know how you manage to come across all of these fabulous felines. Congrats on the new arrival!

    The first "D" names that came to mind were Dudley or Darby.
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    Oh, Tracey, EIGHT?! Wow! He is adorable, though, and I personally LIKE Finnegan - especially since I've called all my cats Finnegan at one point or another (as in, 'in again, out again, Finnegan) as they stand in doorways. I like Darby as well for a D name.

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