Happy Endings Stories
“We very much enjoy Coal. He’s an easy dog,” says Melanie. “It took six months for him to bark. Finally, when he barked, he scared us all to death.”
Hi Nina So sorry to have to write to tell you and our friends at SPIN that Munch died last week. He had a grand life thanks to you all and he died peacefully. He suddenly became ill with an apparent abdominal cancer. I’ve attached a couple photos and have dozens more to share.
We got him from you 6 years ago almost to the day. It was after you all rescued him after he suffered a serious facial bite of unknown origin. He was treated by Tufts and Dr Cosimini. He appeared to be 10 years old at the time and was named “The Cat” which we changed to Munch in honor of more than his girth (at one point he was over 20 lbs). He had been kept with Sue Webb at the Wellesley Police (along with Bear who is alive and well and along with Cosmo and our dog Roxy missing Munch). After 6 months with Sue and Co. he and Bear (another bitten stray) came home with us.
He had a great life, was king of the manor here and always knew how to find the best rays of sun, warmth from the wood stove and ear scratches from his humans. He dropped weight over the years (a good thing) and remained frisky and, up to the end “large and in charge” even at his reduced weight. However, since Christmas had gone from 12 to 9 lbs. We counted him to be 17 years young by now.
So he has left us now but made us all so happy during his time here. Thanks to SPIN for all you do. With warm regards, Linda
I adopted, “Fells” last Thursday and wanted to send you couple of photos.
His new name is Mason Gray and he is now purring up a storm and sitting on my lap when I am on the computer. Here are some photos of him in the last week.
CHOPSTICKS AND FAFFY
Here are some pictures of Chopsticks & Faffy. 🙂 They are adjusting quite well and often come up to us and wait to get petted. The first couple days they preferred to hide under the bed a lot but now they are having a lot of fun running all over the place. They love sitting in the window & when we have the blinds closed at night they hide from each other behind them. It is so cute.
Have a great day!
LOOK AT THIS!!!!! Can you believe it is the same cat. She was shy and didn’t show well at the adoption center but we knew she would be a love once in a home. Marie
Pippa (precious marble) is so so happy and so are we ! She and Daisy (lab) are slowing getting introduced and both are very curious of the other. She is a love and has already charmed us all. Thank you for allowing us to adopt her. Best, Annie Kenney
Such a gentle cat she is ! She didn’t even flinch when the baby “hugged” her. Just looked at me and then came into my lap for attention after the “hug”. Rosie was enchanted!
BELLE and LILLY
I just wanted to properly thank you for helping our family select Belle, and in doing so, include a couple of pictures and give you a brief update on how she is doing.
As you can see, she has taken very much to her scratching post/perch, although she would prefer it if our windows didn’t have screens! Still with the colder weather coming, the windows will now remain shut and she doesn’t seem to mind that much. She also has a view out to the front of our property, but in order to use that, she has to sit upright on one of our dining chairs, so this is the preferred seat.
However, this photo proves that there are plenty of other comfy seats on which she has made herself perfectly at home. All of our couches and armchairs allow her to crawl underneath, which give her plenty of places from which to launch attacks on her toys. The fleece wand has been particularly successful, as is a laser pen we recently bought.
It would seem that she will never be one of life’s big eaters, but with trial and error I now have a good idea of her preferences regarding wet food. She always eats kibble, so I don’t have to worry that she will starve. All in all I feel she is settling in well and has become the 6th member of our family. Which leads me to say that when her sister becomes available for adoption, we are still interested in her too, and you can contact me either at this email address or the one on our adoption papers, as well as the phone number given there too.
Once again, thank you for answering all my questions and for finding us such an adorable cat.
Regards, Catherine Cooper
Note they did adopt her sister, Lilly, once she stopped nursing kittens and was spayed. Sue Webb
Can you believe in such a short time how Alexa has changed. I’m glad she gave her a chance–so any people will not even try! Marie
Hi ladies, Alexa is 100% comfortable. Here she is cuddling with me. She sleeps with me every night, usually tucked behind my knees or curled up to my side. Sometimes she will even walk on me and put her face up to my face. Yep, I would say she has reached her potential and come out of her shell! Cassie, my other cat, is also so much happier all the time. They really love each other and get along so well. I am such a happy cat owner!
Beth Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
Article in the Wellesley Townsman about Coal,
a senior citizen black lab who has found a new home:
“An Old Dog Gets a New Life” By Cathy Brauner, Townsman Staff
Thursday, February 08, 2007