Orville and Wilbur Update

Apparently the cat bleg for Orville and Wilbur was successful. Here are the details from Robin:

HUGE thanks to you and the Balloon Juice community, Adam! My daughter and I just dropped Orv and Willy off with Jenny and her daughter-in-law. We met up in St. Louis and the boys are Topeka bound!

Reid, you did it!

You guys housed my cats!!!

They’re Kansas kitties now.

Seriously, thank you so much.

I cannot thank you enough!


I’m not sure if the adopter is a commenter or a lurker, but hopefully they’ll sound of in the comments and let us know how things are going.

Here are the pictures Robin sent across.

Open thread!

38 replies
  1. 1
    cain says:

    Yay!!! So glad they found a home and will be taken care of!

  2. 2
    satby says:

    Wonderful news! Hope we get kitty updates!

  3. 3
    laura says:

    Happiest of endings! Good luck you lucky boys, your hoomins look like loving people.

  4. 4
    JPL says:

    So sweet.

  5. 5

    The difficult, we do immediately.
    The impossible takes a little while.
    Balloon Juice, yer Full Service Blog!!

  6. 6
    Adam L Silverman says:

    I think I’ve fixed all the fucked up formatting that WP decided to just add to the post.

  7. 7
    Miss Bianca says:

    Awww…! They look surprisingly mellow travelling in their crate!

  8. 8
    Joy in FL says:

    That is so awesome : )

  9. 9
    Patricia Austin says:

    Thank you everyone involved. So nice to read some good news

  10. 10
    Raven says:

    I just got this random message on Facebook.

    I remember you from the Urbana park district, you always made us kids from Urbana feel special and gave us some great memories. Thanks for taking the time to teach and guide the community! I have worked at the ymca in Champaign now for 17 years, I hope to give the commitment to the young people of our community as you did! Great to hear from you and thanks again!

  11. 11
    Yarrow says:

    Yay! Glad it worked out.

    @Raven: That’s awesome. Always nice to know when you’ve made a difference in someone’s life.

  12. 12
    Mary G says:

    Just wonderful. It’s so great to know that there are still generous big hearted hoomans in the world today.

  13. 13
    Mary G says:

    @Raven: Nice.

  14. 14
    Baud says:


    Whoa. That’s special.

  15. 15
    CaseyL says:

    So glad to hear they found a new home! It would be great to get updates.

  16. 16
    Raven says:

    I found a picture of a kids team I coached in78 and put it on the C-U facebook page and got all kinds of replies. That was Private.

  17. 17
    LesGS says:


    In other feline-related news, I successfully shaved my cat’s behindular zone this afternoon! It was a surprisingly trauma- and blood-free event. I am even fairly confident nothing too horrible will happen to me while I’m sleeping tonight!

  18. 18
    chris says:

    That’s great news! I hope the boys will like Kansas.

  19. 19
    debbie says:

    I love that side-by-side shot of them. Inseparable!

  20. 20
    satby says:

    @Raven: that’s great, and has to be so satisfying to know you had such a positive impact!

    @LesGS: I’m lighting a candle for you.

  21. 21
    dr. bloor says:

    @Miss Bianca: They’re already plotting.

  22. 22
    Jenny Howard says:

    The boys are home and checking things out. I’ll have to share pics when they stop moving for a minute. Thank you so much to the B-J community for this gift!

  23. 23

    @Raven: What a nice message. We never know who remembers and appreciates our work.

  24. 24
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    Great news! I hope they’ll be happy and contented in their new home. They are lovely kitties.

  25. 25
    SiubhanDuinne says:


    Raven, that’s really nice! Congratulations on the differences you’ve made in people’s lives — the ones you know about and the ones you don’t.

  26. 26
    zhena gogolia says:

    Hurray! I was just thinking of them this morning and wondering.

  27. 27
    Amir Khalid says:

    You absolutely MUST share your feline behindular-zone shaving secrets with John Cole.

  28. 28
    SectionH says:

    WaaHoo!! I’m so happy the boys have found their new home. Thanks for letting us know, Adam.

  29. 29
    Raven says:

    I’ve been lucky.

  30. 30
    LesGS says:

    @Amir Khalid: Good idea! I will send him an email written in all-caps!

  31. 31
    mad citizen says:

    The adopters are truly special people to take two 14 year olds. I hope they have many years together.

  32. 32
    Yutsano says:

    Two happy kitteh stories in a row? I dig.

  33. 33
    Sure Lurkalot says:

    @Jenny Howard: You are wonderful human. Cats! So lucky to have you.

  34. 34
    Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho says:

    @Raven: That is amazing. To hear that you’ve made a difference is so special. I’m sure you made many more that you’ll never know about.

    @Jenny Howard: Thank YOU for the gift of giving them a home.

  35. 35
    TomatoQueen says:

    Oh so glad to see how well this has worked for everyone, especially the boys, and the pics are much appreciated.

  36. 36
    satby says:

    @Jenny Howard: thank you for stepping up for those sweet kitties! Hope you comment lots, not only with kitty updates. If you’ve mostly been a lurker, we’re so glad you’re here.

  37. 37
    Ruckus says:

    Some days you make your own luck. It’s called work.
    You did good my friend.

  38. 38
    Robin Mozer says:

    @Jenny Howard: Thank you for giving my first babies a loving forever home! I woke up smiling, knowing that they are with a great person and in the perfect situation for what I am sure will be a long, happy, healthy third act. It was great to meet you yesterday and I’m thrilled to know this amazing community exists!

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