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Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Big Announcement!!

So today we have a big announcement!! I was going to wait til after the contest was over so we could spread out the fun news but honestly I just couldn't wait any longer!

So, a lot of you know about Chrystal from Daily Dose of Dogs (aka Cats with your Coffee).  For those of you who don't, Chrystal does private animal rescue down in Southern Illinois.  And this winter Chrystal has taken in a lot of dogs and cats who needed help, including 6 feral kittens and their mom who she was able to catch back on October 8 (well, she got some the 8th and the rest later).   They are all gorgeous, and they decided that because the mom was so feral they would spay and release her (but she has shelter and a feeder human nearby, and seems to be getting more comfortable with people because she feeds near the house now), but since the kittens were still young they knew they could teach them that humans are actually ok. Well, they did, and the kittens are ready for their forever homes. One, Mitts, is already at hers, but there were still 5 - 4 gray babies and 1 tuxie (or 4 girls and 1 boy - 3 gray girls, 1 tuxie girl and a gray boy). So one day as I was reading the blog, and thinking boy she has so many gorgeous babies there, and I saw a picture of Tuxie (yes, that is the tuxie baby) and I just fell in love. I can't explain it but I just felt like she is supposed to be our kitty. So - da da da da (that is supposed to be a trumpet fanfare) I would like to announce that on February 19 (weather permitting) we will be meeting up with Chrystal to pick up our newest HoC kitty, Tuxie - who will become Trixie (seriously even her name being so close to the one I wanted to use makes me think it just has to be fate). Lola has been doing really well, and she will always have "her room" to go to if she is nervous (and seriously after dealing with the Flying Walendas - I mean Gus and Stella - I think she is ready for anything), and hopefully it won't be necessary - I think that she knows she has her room if she needs it and that really helps her do well. Luckily for me I have Brad who loves the cats so much and was totally understanding when I said that I just knew she had to be our cat.

So I emailed Chrystal and said that we wanted to adopt her for our own - and lucky for us she was still available and so we talked about the details and well, like I said, weather permitting she will be here soon!! She is fairly close in age to Gus and Stella so I think it will work out really well - they get another playmate, and Barney and Virgil get to have someone that can play so they can rest (I swear that sometimes they take turns playing with Stella and Gus - one plays and the other sits up high and watches, then they switch, then back again - it is funny to watch them watching the kittens).  Chrystal is announcing it at her blog too (if you haven't been there already be sure to head over) and well, we are just so excited at our house!!

I will have more details as we get closer and of course I will get tons of pictures!! So everyone please ask Mother Nature to be nice and keep the weather clear for us!!

42 comments:

Laila and Minchie said...

Concatulations on the new addition! This is such exciting news! We are purraying for good weather for you guys! Can't wait to see pics of Trixie.

Marg said...

That is so exciting and what fun for you to have a cute kitten. That is so great for everyone, you and Chrystal. Can't wait to see the kitten at your house. Take care.

The Island Cats said...

Congratulations!! We know Tuxie...Trixie will be very happy in her new home!! We can't wait to see pictures!!

daily dose of dogs (aka cats with your coffee) said...

Hi Amy.

So here we go. Yippee!!!

I'm working on my post now. Hope the whole cat blogosphere celebrates with us!!

See you soon. :-)
~Chrystal

Hannah and Lucy said...

What wonderful news - we hope the weather is kind and doesn't upset your arrangements with Chrystal to collect your new baby girl.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Rene said...

Wow, a new arrival, how exciting! I will have to go to her blog and look at the photos now! Congrats!

Kea said...

Wow, that's quite the announcement! Congratulations all round and we hope the weather cooperates on the 19th! Can't wait to see pics and read more!

TK and Squashies said...

This is such wonderfur news! Trixie gets a furever home! We hopes the transfer goes smoothly.
You are so sweet to gives yet another kitty a home. We purrs fur your home!
Love TK and Squashies

Cheri said...

Wonderful wonderful news - we are happy for both you and Chrystal!!!!!!


Cats of Wildcat Woods

Furkidsmom said...

ConCatulations! How exciting to be getting a new addition to the HOC!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

JC said...

A new baby ... yeah !!!

ABBY said...

This is beyond fabulous!!!
OH Amy I am so excited for you and Brad and Chrystal and Tuxie.
THIS is just tremendous!

purrin
xoxox

Brian said...

Oh hooray, hooray, hooray, I just love that kind of news!!!

Cat said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!!! Amy this is fantastic news...I am beyond excited for you guys :-) Trixie is a total doll, I especially like the little black spot she has on her chin (good for kissing) and it looks like she has boots too ::thud:: I just fell over from the cuteness :-) Amy I will be in England the weekend you are transporting Trixie but I look forward to reading all about it when I get back :-) I have my fingers crossed that you have good weather for driving!!!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Congratulations! Trixie could not find a better or more loving forever home anywhere on the planet! Hopefully the weather will cooperate and she will join the House soon...can't wait for photos!
P.S. good thing you brought all those cans of kitty food!

Random Felines said...

Concats!! A new baby is very exciting.... Paws crossed for good weather!

Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie, Zeek said...

Congratulations! Do you have a picture of Trixie? We bet you can hardly wait to get her, hehehehe!
We hope the weather cooperates so that you can get her on the planned day.
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Zeek

carly said...

Amy, that is wonderful, wonderful news! My human and I have a very special place in our hearts for Chrystal and her rescue. She does so, so much good work. We think she's great! I made the human promise to put a special toy in that box we're sending you just for miss Trixie! Can't wait to hear how she settles in.

carly said...

Amy, I have a very special place in my heart for Chrystal and her efforts. What a wonderful lady, eh? I'll make sure to put a special toy in that box we're sending you just for her! Can't wait to hear how she settles in!

pbgmomof5 said...

This is such wonderful news! Trixie is the most adorable little thing... and a polydactyl to boot! What a lucky little girl to be chosen by the House of Cats!

Celia said...

Yay! How exciting! New kitties are so much fun :)

I'm holding a contest on my blog to win a free Crater Dot cat lounge. Perhaps a welcome home gift for the n00b?

http://madpets.blogspot.com/2011/02/review-and-bonus-giveaway-crater-dot.html

Kat's Kats said...

Audrey says, "YAAAAAAAAAAY!! I came from Chrystal's too! I know that Trixie will have fun at your house. Mom told me all about it and showed me pictures of all of the kitties at the House of Cats. Gus and Stella will like having someone else to play with. Mom and dad said that I can't have a new brother or sister until one or more of the Horde goes to live with one of the Feeder Kittens in their own house. I will go turn some somersaults in Trixie's honor and then take a nap!!"

"PS tell her she's lucky not to have a stinky brother like Knives in the house!"

Eric and Flynn said...

We just read the news at Chrystal's. This is wonderful news for Tuxie (Trixie) to be getting her Forever home. We hope the weather stays good for you.

Cara n Crew said...

COncats! That is such pawsome news!!! we'll keep our paws crossed for good weather on the 19th :)

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and Hollie

BeadedTail said...

Concatulations! How exciting! We can't wait to meet Trixie!

Admiral Hestorb said...

Oh concatulations and you are kind and sweet..and a loving purrson to do that.
xoxox

The Meezers or Billy said...

concatulations!!!!!!!!! YIPPEEEEE

The Monkeys said...

Woohoo!!! We are so happy to hear you're getting that adorable little Tuxie!!

Old Kitty said...

Oh my stars!!!!!! Oh wow!! I've just been over to Chrystal's - she's not announced it yet - but I just had a glimpse of BEAUTIFUL TRIXIE!!!!! Oh you are just wonderful!!! How wonderful!! Yay for Trixie!!! Yay for you all!!!

Awwwww!!! This is truly brilliant news!! Take care
x

Catsparella said...

Yay, this is wonderful news! Big concatulations to your whole family, furry and otherwise! I will be purring that the weather holds out for you!!

Max the Quilt Cat said...

congratulations... that's super.

pawhugs to all, Max

Princess Jasmine said...

Congratulations on your new member of the family. We can't wait to see a picture of Trixie the Tux xx

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Exciting news! I can't wait to meet her!

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Congratulations! Yeah! A new sissie at your place. I can hardly wait to see photo of her at home with her new family. I bet you all are so excited that you cannot sleep!!!!

Ayla, Iza, and Marley said...

That is so great that ya are welcoming another kitty into the house! We look forward ta pictures an details (an even depaws).

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

YAY!!! A new kitty!!! What wonderful news!!!

"Trixie" what a cute name!! I bet she will be sooo much fun!!
Can't wait to see her!

mayziegal said...

Yippee! Congratulations! A new kitteh! Oh, I can hardly wait to get to know her! She sure is lucky that you all are going to be her forever family. She's just gonna have the best time EVER with all her new brudders and sisfurs!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

A BOOTIFUL new addition to the house?? *perking up*

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

OMC! What wonderful, happy, exciting, heart warming news! Milo is over the moon that you are adopting a little Tuxie! Thank you so much.

Sagira said...

YEAHHH...congrats on the new addition. Looking forward to lots of photos. :)

Natalie said...

Congratulations! This is so exciting! I can't wait to hear more about your lovely tuxie girl!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

KhonKhats!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra