Tuesday, June 29, 2010


We adopted Charlie in January as an adult kitty from the Cat's in Need Rescue in our community. He's between two and three years old. We brought him home and instead of running to hide until he got used to his new surroundings, he just jumped up on the bed and sprawled out as if he had always been here.
We had hoped he and our eleven year old kitty Buddy would become friends, but, that didn't happen. Charlie tormented Buddy terribly.

We brought Ernie home June 1st. He was one of a litter of feral kittens found in a neighborhood near us. He's a poly-dactyl kitty. He has six toes on each of his front paws and five on each of his back. They are also known as Hemingway Cats because Ernest Hemingway introduced them to this country and to this day, even though he has long passed, the descendants of his original polydactyl casts live and are cared for on the property he lived on in Florida.

He and Charlie have become best buds. They play, romp and wrestle and when things get a little too feisty, Tink steps in to referee.
When playtime is over, Charlie and Ernie cuddle up together and Charlie even grooms him. The baby loves it.

And Buddy? Well, he's just as happy as can be now that Charlie isn't pestering him anymore. He enjoys watching them play.
I'm so happy they all get along so well. What a blessing!


  1. I love the pictures!!!

    Have a great night!


  2. Awe...they're so cute! I love cats...just allergic! =(

  3. So sweet - we have a set like that with an old crabby cat who is soooo relieved the two of them have each other. They all make us laugh!

  4. Oh Button, those kitties are just too cute! I'm so glad Charlie and Ernie are buddies. And now Buddy cat can just enjoy the show- LOL! I need someone like Tink to help referee my boys!
    -Michelle of CreativeCritters

  5. What a great story! It is amazing how everyone finds their place in a loving home ;-) I recently brought home my third puppy from the shelter I volunteer at and was so worried about how she would fit with my other two...and they are fantastic together...each has their own personality and "place" in the big picture but it works perfectly!

    God Bless you for giving a wonderful home to a "Kitty 'n Need" ;-)

  6. OMG great posts and great pics! Thank you for sharing!


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