Louie Our Gentle Giant
Louie as a kitten
This is our baby Louie. He came to us un-expectantly. We were already owned by three cats, all tabbies. Two of the three were homeless, and the third was adopted from the Humane Society.
In July of 2011 our neighbor came to us asking if he could use our cat carrier because there was a momma cat in his backyard who had given birth to four kittens. The momma and two of the four kittens had disappeared and he wanted to capture the last two kittens and take them to the humane society before something happened to them.
Of course being the cat lover that I am, I HAD to go see the kittens. As expected the kittens were hiding. So, we put some food in the carrier and waited. The next morning the two kittens were in the carrier, sleeping, and what seemed happy.
My neighbor took the kittens to the Humane Society, only to be told there is no room for them and that he would have to take the kittens to the animal shelter.
When he got home he told my oldest son where the kittens are. I called the shelter only to be told that the kittens would be euthanized by the end of the day. Well, there was no way my husband and I were going to allow that.
So, off my husband went to the animal shelter to bring those two sweet little babies home. But, only on the condition that my co-worker take the other kitten, and that we would try to find a home for the kitten we were taking care of.
We sent emails to friends asking if they would like a new addition to their home. We even offered to neuter and get the first year shots for the kitten. We had no takers. So, Louie became a part of our family and I couldn't be more happy.
It took some time for Louie to become comfortable in his new home and with his new family members both human and feline. Eventually after about a week, Louie warmed up to everyone and fit right in.
I couldn't be more happy than to have Louie a member of our family. He is the most loving, and gentle cat. He has the softest meow, and is very intelligent. He loves to play catch with us, actually carrying his ball in his mouth and dropping it at our feet so we will throw it. He loves to be with his people.
If we are working in the study, there's Louie, laying on our worktable, or across my computer keyboard. When he lays on the bed with us, I usually have to adjust myself so he can stretch out which consists of stretching across almost the entire length of our queen size bed. If we call Louie's name he comes running. If we leave one room to go to another, he hops up and follows us to the next room.
Louie has been a wonderful addition to our family.
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