Monday, January 25, 2016

Best Wishes Gandalf


On December 14th I introduced you to this little bundle of fluff..


He was thin and sickly, and he had a mustache and extra toes, and he was a welcome addition to Casa de Gato.

I named him Gandalf because my husband picked the name. It worked for me, and it apparently is going to work for his new family as well.


They came to meet him the day after Christmas. Seemed a complete and utter waste of time if you would have asked me, but seriously who doesn't want to play with kittens at Christmas time, and I was happy to do it. Yes, they fell in love.

We had to wait for Gandalf to become healthy enough to be neutered, so he stayed here longer than we generally like to keep them. At a certain point in life, kittens get so bored with that room and spend most of their time trying to figure out how to get out of it. Gandalf was generally a good boy and didn't try to get out, but then again we already knew he was a little odd since he never really liked Happy Bear.

We finally received the all clear and he was neutered, just in time for Jonah to come barreling down on the east coast. Fortunately, I was completely out of the brunt of it - and how weird was it being in Maine and not getting any snow while people in Virginia were slammed. However, Gandalf's new family lives in Boston and as such did have to worry about the snow. We weren't sure until almost the last minute if they were going to make the trek up. We knew they could get her safely enough, but would they make it home was the question.  That morning the news seemed to indicate that they would, so I received a text that they were on their way.


Gandalf attempted to pack his bags with all of his favorite things, but he wasn't having much success, so I helped. I packed some of the foods he had been eating since he was going on and off foods, along with a few of his favorite things.

I must inspect and make sure you did a good job, 
and maybe do a little quality control.

Hey, let's go already!


and of course, we were late, when I arrived at the shelter they were already there waiting. They were so thrilled to see Gandalf again.. 


While I was sad to let him go.. more because I wouldn't have a kitten at Casa de Gato. I loved Gandalf, but he was taken for most of the time he was with me so it was easier to guard my heart. The family made it back home in time, so it all worked out perfectly.

Now comes the hard part of the year, the time year when there just aren't kittens. Cats don't generally get amorous when it is freezing outside. Since the shelter is importing kittens from down south maybe we'll get some, but we will probably have to wait until March or April. February generally has held Former Foster Friday posts, and I bet I can convince a few of the adopters that I know of to share a few photos with me.

23 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:19 AM

    I hope they will post regular photos of Gandalf for those of us who were also in love with him!

    Happy Life little Gandalf!
    Hugs from Sukiroo

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  2. I am going to miss seeing Gandalf's cute little face here! I can tell his new humans are already totally in love with him, though. Thanks so much for sharing him with us.

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  3. I'm so going to miss seeing Gandalf too. Are his new humans blogging? Putting up a Gandalf page on FB? If so, do let us know! :-)

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  4. Good luck, Gandalf! We're going to hope for updates, but even if we don't get them, we know he's going to have a happy life with his new family.

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  5. I'm so gonna miss seeing Gandalf! I hope you get lots of updates from his new family. They seem very happy with him. Love the last two family pictures :-)

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  6. IT gives me a happy to see him with his new family. Best wishes to all on the new adventure

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  7. Bittersweet...Gandalf is a love, but he needs his own home and I cannot be selfish about that. You've posted wonderful photos of him! It will be fun to see your own kitty cats and pics of your former fosters.

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  8. concats to Gandalf and his new family - glad they made the trip safely and he is now in his forever home!!

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  9. Oh what a happy life awaits Gandalf. His pawrents seem to adore him already. Tugging on my heart strings right now.

    Emma and Buster

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  10. Concats on going to your new home Gandalf! I wish you and your new family a very happy life together.

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  11. Anonymous2:55 PM

    It's SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO adorable! >^-^<

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  12. We're going to miss Gandalf's cute face on the blog. Happy New Life, Gandalf ! Purrs

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  13. I have loved "The Adventures of Gandallf", but I'm glad he has a forever home. I love the pix of his new family - they are clearly smitten with their kitten!

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  14. Just LOOK at how happy they are with him! A PURRfect match, yet again, Aunt Connie!!!

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  15. A Happy ending for a lovely kitten, what better way to start a new life and a new year. purrs and best wishes to Gandalf & his new peeps. Erin

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  16. Have a happy life, Gandalf!

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  17. Best wishes, Gandalf!

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  18. Best wishes, Gandalf!

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  19. Best wishes on your new life and adventure Gandalf!
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  20. Gandalf looks to be in very good & loving hands! What a great and happy ending (and beginning for him)!

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  21. He is a lucky boy and his family is lucky to have him.

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  22. So pleased Gandalf has found his forever home.
    Purrs ... Rainbow

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  23. I'm a little behind reading this but so happy Gandalf finally got to go home to his family. When mom was fostering we were never without kittens. Kitten season never ends in Southern California.

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