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Harold found out I didn't post his pic so to be fair here he is. He is, after all, my favorite, the oldest, and the King

And Harold told Natty, the dog so to keep everyone happy she is now included too.


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Nov. 14th, 2017 04:09 pm (UTC)
Ah, what great shots! :D
Nov. 15th, 2017 01:50 pm (UTC)
You know how it goes, when you run out of anything else to take pics of, there's always the critters :)
Nov. 15th, 2017 04:24 pm (UTC)
Isn't that the truth? They make up most of my photos these days.
Nov. 14th, 2017 04:36 pm (UTC)
Awww Harolllld <3333 He definitely looks regal. Very king-ly. What a handsome lil' guy.

Natty is gorgeous--so big! How many pounds? My pops-in-law has a dog 110lbs and she's a sweetie but wow what a beast... : )
Nov. 15th, 2017 01:52 pm (UTC)
Natty weighs about 65 lbs. I did not envision her ever getting quite so large when I found her under the back deck.

Harold and his now deceased brother, Kumar, are the only brown cats I've ever had and I've had a lot. That makes him special.
Nov. 15th, 2017 05:05 pm (UTC)
Aww you found her? Please tell me the story, if you'd like to share :)

Harold and Kumar...<3 and you're right brown is so unique. I've had a lot of different (and beautiful) greys and charcoals and almost purple, but never a brown kitty (yet)

Nov. 15th, 2017 05:26 pm (UTC)
About a month prior to finding Natty, there had been a yellow lab hanging around the neighborhood. Two of my granddaughters had fallen in love with him and spent a whole afternoon playing with him. Unfortunately he was run over by a truck and killed. They were desolate. You would have thought they'd had him their whole lives. Anah, the older one started begging me to get another dog, she was on it constantly. Finally I said, "If the Universe sends us a dog, I will keep it." Within two days I was sitting in the living room when I heard this whimpering noise from outside. A search revealed a tiny brindled puppy huddled under the back deck. True to my word I brought her in and she's been here ever since. Who am I to argue with a gift from the Universe?

I adopted the brown cats via a friend who lives in Illinois and works with animal rescue there. She suspects they were cast offs from a breeding of Havana Browns and did not fit breed standards, says it happens a lot there. Once she sent me a picture of them I was hooked and she brought them to me. Harold has an interesting temperament, more like a dog in some ways. He is 8 now. I found Kumar dead one morning, just stretched out as if he was sleeping which made me think he did not suffer. I think Harold still misses him though.
Nov. 16th, 2017 03:38 pm (UTC)
Wow... Just, wow. What a gift. The girls, Anah especially, must've been just blown away :) I'm blown away just reading about it. Natty is truly special. They all are, no matter how they come to us, but what you're describing has only happened to me once (with my sweet Ninja boy) and there was such a powerful bond between us. The universe handed him to me the same way it delivered Natty to your doorstep (amazing...) and he was a gift every single day after that. I think he still visits me from the Other Side...every once in awhile I'll catch a glimpse of a black cat tail (just the tip, he always walked with his long skinny tail straight up and the little tip would be hooked) out of the corner of my eye. Makes me smile every time <3

My condolences for Kumar. It must've been a horrible shock for you, but the fact that he didn't suffer is indeed a true blessing. My Nin suffered terribly, but I did everything in my power to shelter him and give him a happy/healthy life (he ended up being special needs, but I didn't care and never considered it "work". He was my family.)

And they definitely do miss each other when one departs. Leela (my 16 year old grey tabby) looked for Nin for days after he passed...all his usual spots...laundry baskets...dining room chairs...it killed me. I was insane with grief and I don't know what would've happened if I hadn't had the Tinman beside me to hold me up.
But Harold's in a great place. He's got a human who loves him dearly and other animals to prop him up... Enjoy the love :)
Nov. 14th, 2017 06:25 pm (UTC)
beautiful animals
Nov. 15th, 2017 01:49 pm (UTC)
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