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    Introducing Gus & Lizzie

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    Not the best of pics but they haven't actually made up with me yet (it doesn't help that I had surgery on my ankle on Monday and am on crutches/have a huge splint -- they are terrified of both).

    They are littermates, 8 months old. In May, Dallas Animal Control was to put +100 pregnant cats, momma cats & their kittens, and weaned kittens to sleep. The Humane Society of West Texas stepped in and took over 100 of them. These two are from that rescue.

    Gus is much bigger than Lizzie (I would hazzard a guess that she might be a runt) and he melts into you when you hold him. He's an "old soul" and literally gives hugs - one paw on each shoulder. He doesn't seek attention but once you catch him, you'll get tired of holding him before he gets tired of being held. Lizzie is much more timid but is slowly revealing herself to be quite a flirt.

    I'll admit I'm dealing with guilt.... they were adopted very soon after losing my K'Cee. And I'm still clearly "looking for her" in any cat I see but my house was oh-so-quiet, I LOATHED coming home. Eerily, they were born on my mom's birthday, adopted on her 4th anniversary of being cancer free (I was a bad kid, wallowing in self-pity from the loss of my heart cat, and failed to realize this until later), and the vet who worked with the humane society/did their immunizations was named "Casey." All good signs, I think.

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    They're gorgeous!
    Welcome to your new home, sweet ones!



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    Welcome home, and welcome to Pet Talk, kitties! You are gonna be such loved kitties, any bad memories will fade away.
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    ADORABLE babies!

    Welcome HOME, kitties! And God bless you for adopting them from that massive rescue. I think K'Cee just might have had a hand, or paw, in guiding you to them.

    God bless you all.

    I've been Frosted (thanks, Elyse and Karen!).

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    Oh my! Good morning, Gus and Lizzie! Welcome to your new home, precious ones! I do believe you were meant to be with Zippy-Kat!

    I had those ebil crutch stick thingies for eight weeks. That was 4 years ago. And a walking boot, too. Cassie didn't like either of them. I tried to be careful that the ebil crutch stick thingies were never too close to her tail. But the walking boot had a much bigger surface area than a regular shoe. The first couple weeks I was constantly asking her to move. She knew something was wrong with me and was being clingy, and I was having such a hard time moving with the boot and the crutches. Hang in there, kitties - meowmie won't have those forever. Just for now. (((HUGS)))
    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!

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    AWwwww. They are so beautiful! You have a good home kitties. Hope you feel better soon, Zippycat.
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    Tonya Gus and Lizzie are adorable and just what you need to heal your heart. Don't feel guilt, feel glad that you are able to give these little ones a wonderful and loving home. K'Cee is so proud of her mommie.
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    Hello to you Gus and Lizzie to you from al of we Rescued Cats at the Found Cat Hotel.
    What wonderul Christmas gift for you Terrific Tabbies to go from a crowded shelter to such a Great FurrEver Home where you will never be hungry or lonely again.
    Hooray for you both and we know that you will repay your new Guardian and best friend many times over for thegreat boon that you have recieved.
    This is a Great Christmas feel good thread.
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    EBONY BEAU TUBSTER AND PEACHES BW SPIKE & SMOKEY


    NOW PRECIOUS AND SAM ARE TOGETHER WITH ETERNAL KITTENS SAMMY ,PRESLEY, SYLVESTER AND SCRATCHY JR , MIGHTY MARINA, COSMIC CARMEN, SAMSON ,UNDER KITTY AND SUNKIST AUTUMN & PUMPKIN.
    MIA AND ORANGE BLOSSOM ANGELS HAVE ADOPTED TUXIE , TROOPER , SONGBIRD AND LITTLE BITTY KITTIES MIA-MI BLOSSOMER, TUXEDO AND DASH AS THIER ETERNAL KITTENS.
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    Definitely sounds like all the signs were there to me! They are adorable and I can't wait to see more pictures of them as they get settled in.

    Welcome to a wonderful home and Pet Talk Gus and Lizzie!!
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    Thanks, all. I sure hope they come around soon. I'm non-weight bearing for TWELVE weeks.

    They're going to have a rude awakening then.... the naughties are jumping on the counters. They had their first appointment with my vet yesterday (they both have a touch of a cold) and I couldn't find Lizzie. By chance, I looked up and saw two eyes peeking at me from behind the keurig. It's too hard to get after them on crutches but soon they will meet "the water bottle of doom!"

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    They are adorable!
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    Congrats!!! They're both adorable and I hope that they get over their kitty colds quickly. Gus sure sounds like a real lovebug. I've never had a cat that loved to be held and loved hugs until I adopted Alani. He's such a big boy now but he's always ready for his daily hugs. He's pretty heavy so I can't hug him for very long but if it was up to him he'd be hugging me all day. I'm sorry to hear about your injury and I hope you'll heal up quickly. I'm sure that K'Cee did have her paw in guiding you to these two kitties. They won't ever replace her but they sure will help you begin to heal from your loss. I hope that everything goes well and I look forward to hearing more about Gus & Lizzie and hopefully seeing many more pictures of them too.
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    Gorgeous kitties! K'Cee, like many kitties that have gone to the RB, clearly had a succession plan in mind.
    I've been finally defrosted by cassiesmom!
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    Awwww they are both adorable! Congrats! Sounds like it was meant to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippy-kat View Post



    .....I'll admit I'm dealing with guilt.... they were adopted very soon after losing my K'Cee. And I'm still clearly "looking for her" in any cat I see but my house was oh-so-quiet, I LOATHED coming home......
    This is exactly how I felt when I lost Nakita. When I adopted Steve and Gigi I was so mad at myself. They were so independant and played with each other - but I wanted a cat that wanted me. I soon found that's exactly what happened but it's so so hard to realize you have brought other cats in the house that don't resemble the last. You try not to compare but you want that familiar soul to reappear - even just a little.

    Go easy on yourself, enjoy the new fur and their different personalities. Keep K'Cee close - but make sure to make a little room to allow these ones to wiggle their way into your heart in their own special way.

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I'm never on here anymore but always try to drop by during the Christmas season.
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