Happy Cat Rescue Update: Tripod Tex

The little ex-feral is doing most excellent! Heard from Reilyn, who couriered Miss Callie:

A quick follow-up…I sent a note to Lori, the organizer, right after the donation; letting her know this was the leftovers from the Callie collections from the BalloonJuice community and therefore asking that she use the rest to either cover additional vet care for Tex or use to help other kittehz in need:

“Thank you! I will use extra money towards insulated outdoor shelters for the cats in Tex’s colony, and to help defray costs of TNR of the colony (and any friendly kittens we can adopt out)…

“I cannot thank you and the folks in your group enough for all of your incredible generosity for Tex!! My husband and I are pretty much speechless to receive such support from people we don’t know, for this wonderful little cat.

Tex loves to run and play. He purrs if we just look at him. I took him to our vet last week for his rabies vaccination and his first distemper vaccination. He’ll be neutered before he’s adopted out.

I have one couple that might adopt him, but if not, he’ll be on petfinder.com soon through the no-kill cat shelter I volunteer with, ewhiskers.com, here in Albany, NY.

Again, please thank everyone for me — Tex is such a happy little guy. That bad leg would have killed him with that bone infection … He is definitely worth keeping in this world for as long as possible! :) Lori”


I just heard from Lori that the Balloon Juice contribution for Tex’s GoFundMe—which brought her to and over goal — arrived. As a thank you, she’s sending a few pics of Tex for you and the Juicers.

Thanks so much; it means a lot to la Caterina and me, but far more to Lori and Tex.

We did good, guys.

18 replies
  1. 1
    Miss Bianca says:

    OMG, teh cute is just TOO MUCH. I think I am in sugar shock.

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    rikyrah says:

    Tex looks adorable :)

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    a hip hop artist from Idaho (fka Bella Q) says:

    What great Monday news!

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    jacy says:

    Yay! He is a cutie.

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    Cute kitteh! Orange ones are the sweetest (of the kitteh kind)!
    Caturday Kitteh needs his executive time!

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    manyakitty says:


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    randy khan says:


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    Gravenstone says:

    Beautiful little guy. Glad the hive mind was able to be of help.

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    Creature_NYC says:

    Sweet just oozes off this guy.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @a hip hop artist from Idaho (fka Bella Q): Happy birthday! Late, as usual.

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    Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho says:

    Thank you! I never did catch my bud BillinGlendaleCA to wish him his yet!

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    La Caterina (Mrs. Johannes) says:

    @schrodingers_cat: Love that Caturday cat! Thanks for the lulz, I need them today.

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    La Caterina (Mrs. Johannes) says:

    And I forgot most of all to thank all the Jackals for helping Tex. Y’all are the best jackals ever, really

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    J R in WV says:

    I would love to adopt that cute little guy… but we live in a tough neighborhood, with one 14 lb mean cat (not really, she just likes to jump on the other cat who weighs 10+ a little bit, but is faster than Punkin) but if he got outdoors, that would be a bad thing…

    So cute, hope he lands well a second time!!

    Happy birthday, everybody born this week sometime in the dim past.!!!. ;-)

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    eclare says:

    If you turn the picture of him on his back upside down, he looks like he is smiling!

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    Johannes says:

    @La Caterina (Mrs. Johannes): I second that emotion!

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    dww44 says:

    I’ve a 16 plus year old Tuxedo who’s very jealous. If not for that and the fact that I live a thousand miles or so from Albany, NY, I’d take him. I’ve always had a soft spot for the orange ones, the current President excepted.

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    debg says:

    Tex looks very happy indeed. So glad everything worked out and wish that I could afford to send more than just good wishes to the little guy.

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