Saturday Morning Open Thread: Finney Explores His New Home

From commentor and rescue-angel Aleta:

Debit suggested I send pics of Finney, in case it’s useful for “blog morale.”

You’re right about orange and white boi cats. He’s driving us hard.

Finney’s fascinated by the dog (who’s used to cats).

After 3-day surveillance from every side, he went deeper undercover.

Disguised as couch cushion.

Establishing rapport with subject.

(Supervised in all pics. He gradually oozed onto an arm that was already resting against the dog.)

Monday Morning Open Thread: Happy News

Pet rescue update, from commentor Aleta:

A very nice guy drove up to our door this afternoon with a wonderful cat from Minnesota. (It was like that sweepstakes prize that they promised would knock on the door. Except this happened.) It happened because of this blog and because debit is outright amazing.

We had thought he would arrive tomorrow, but Steve the driver had to get up here and then quick out of state before a snowstorm tomorrow.

Infinite Kitty has been his code name, so now we’re calling him Finn and Finney. He spent 2 1/2 solid days in the crate. Steve’s report to me was: “He HATES really HATES HATES HATES crates.”

Finn’s been bouncing around the room with me here for hours now. He’s smart, social, polite, hungry, sweet, playful, determined, gorgeous.

It’s good to see him relax more and more with every half hour. I’ll send some pics to a FPer tomorrow and also put them at a link in case they are busy.

If I know from ginger boi-cats, she *will* be busy. Good luck to Finn and to his new Maine housemates!

More upbeat clips to start the week:

(And I’m dedicating a post later this morning to Speaker Pelosi, who won this year’s Profiles in Courage Award.)

UPDATE: Cat Rescue Bleg – Minneapolis to Maine

From rescuer Debit:

We have a match! User Aleta has offered to give the kitten a forever home. I’m incredibly happy that she offered and I know he will be loved and spoiled for all of his days. Now we just need to get him to Maine.

I’ve asked for quotes on Uship and so far the going rate is $550.00. Another option is for me to fly him there, which is honestly not my first preference (3 hour flight there, several hours in the airport, then 3 hours home) but will remain on the table. That, including ticket, pet ticket and carrier cost is $378.00.

John spent a lot of his own money on Walter, so I’m going to pay some of it forward by covering the vet fees: exam, shots, FLV tests, travel certificate.

For the transport, I’m putting out the tin cup and relying on the generosity of our community.

Great news! Congratulations, Aleta, on your new feline overlord.

If you can chip in — and I know a lot of people offered, on the original post — email me at annelaurie (dot) bj (at) gmail (dot) com, and I’ll send you Debit’s Paypal address.

Cat Rescue Bleg – Minneapolis

From commentor & rescue angel Debit:

When I got home tonight, I saw two boys attempting to climb a tree in the park across the alley. Then I heard them calling “kitty kitty.” Then they saw me and asked if I was missing a cat. I was not.

I lured this little guy out the tree and brought him inside where he wolfed down a can of wet food and most of a bowl of dry. He looks about 6 month old, is probably not fixed and is the sweetest little lovebug. And with a household already full of pets I can’t keep him.

I have a call in to the local Humane Society to set up an appointment to surrender him, but if a local is looking for a cat I’d rather go that route.

He is such a sweetheart and was flirting like mad when he was in the tree, slow blinking back at me and me and rubbing his entire body along each branch.

I hope someone here can give him a home. Please, before my daughter convinces me that six cats is not madness.

Leave a comment below, or email me at AnneLaurie (dot) bj (at) gmail (dot) com, and I’ll forward your message to Debit.

Dayton, Ohio Dog Rescue Assistance Needed Immediately ASAP Bleg!!!!!

This is Murrey:

From commenter CliosFanBoy:

This little guy needs a home quick! He is in the Dayton, Ohio  area. My cousin told about him. A friend of hers adopted him but decided she can’t keep him as she  lost her old dog too recently. So she is going to return him to the shelter. It’s a kill shelter though and my cousin is frantic to save him. Apparently he’s a sweet little guy and house broken.  Can anyone in the SW Ohio area help? My cousin would take him but her dog is the jealous type.

His name is Murrey. He is about 2, chipped, neutered, well behaved, house broken, smart. Please, if you can’t adopt him can you help us find a rescue group in the area to help.  Thanks.

If you live in the Dayton area, or other areas somewhat near Dayton in Ohio or West Virginia and you think you can help or know of someone who might be able to, please sound off in the comments. CliosFanBoy will be checking in to see what you all come up with to help out this exceptionally good boy.

No pressure!

Open thread!