Friday, February 2, 2018

Bambino's Big Day

Karen Jo: This is a Cinco de Mayo photo of Bambino from years ago.  You can see the most recent pictures in my last blog entry.  The really great news is that Bambino got adopted!  A family wanted to adopt a FeLV+ cat to keep their FeLV+ cat company.  I recommended Bambino.  They looked around at some other cats and chose Bambino.  Yay!  It's a perfect family for Bambino.  There is another cat for him to be buddies with, a dog, which Bambino doesn't mind and children, whom Bambino is fond of.  It gets him away from Clancy.  He wasn't too happy about leaving, but I think that he's happy now.  This happened last Saturday.  I waited until now to tell you about it, because I was afraid that he would be returned for being the grumpy cat that he was here.  It looks like that as soon as he got away from Clancy, he went back to his original personality of a happy, very loving cat.
Rocio:  I hid from Mom and her camera.  She had to bend way over to take my picture.  That's why I'm all fuzzy.  I miss Bambino, but not too much. My buddy has always been Julius.
Tabitha: I miss having Bambino around.  We were meal buddies, eating in bowls side by side.  On the other hand, I get a better chance of grabbing the big pillow in the sun puddle now.
Gandalf: I hardly got to know Bambino before he turned all grumpy and growly.  Things are better here now that he's gone. Mom says that it's Groundhog Day and all these wonderful sun puddles mean 6 more weeks of winter.  I don't care.  Bring on the sun puddles.

Cricket:  I won't hold still for Mom and the camera.  That's why I'm fuzzy.  Bambino was a great guy.  He used to hang out with me in the safe room.  He was never grumpy in there.  I miss him.  I keep squinting my left eye.  Mom's going to call the vet on Monday.
Chevelle:  What I remember most about Bambino was that he wouldn't play with me.  I tried to join him once to cuddle on top of the cat tree in the computer room and he growled at me.  I don't miss him at all.
Clancy: Bambino?  ::snort:: I'm glad that the little creep is gone.  He hissed and growled and yowled at me all the time.  Mom says it's because his best friend was Alpha before me, but he got adopted and Bambino wanted to be Alpha.  Ha!  I came here and found a leaderless bunch of cats and took over.  Too bad that hurt Bambino's feelings.  It's so much nicer now that he's gone.

Karen Jo:  The tension that was so prevalent in the atmosphere here is gone.  All the cats are more relaxed now.  Clancy is acting like a calm, normal Alpha now.  He is having more fun.
Clancy:  I do have a playful side.  Here I am kitty-wrestling with Chevelle.

Chevelle:  It's fun.  I squeak a little bit when I wrestle with Clancy, but I enjoy it.
Julius:  This is an old picture of Bambino and me.  I am still hiding most of the time, but I have been coming out more and hanging around in the living room.  I really miss Bambino.  After Clancy came and scared me so much, Bambino used to come and hang out with me under the bed.  Mom thinks that there is something wrong with my left eye, too.  She doesn't know what to do about it.  I have never been to the vet, because I won't let her come near me.

Karen Jo:  Do any of you have any suggestions for getting a very shy cat to the vet?  I managed it with Jonny because he was in a small room.  Julius is mostly hanging out in the living room now.  I can close doors between the living room and the rest of the house, but it's a huge room full of hiding places.


Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

That is great news for Bambino! We bet you miss him, though. About poor Julius, can you maybe lure him into the bathroom or other small room with treats? We're not very good with suggestions--Mom says our old bro William was the absolute worst to get into a carrier and trying would practically reduce her to tears. :-(

Summer at said...

That is great news that Bambino got adopted - and that things are much calmer at your place. Actually, when Boodie was still a shy cat, my human would wait until she was sleeping, and then whisk her into the carrier before she knew what was happening! I don't know if this would work with Julius.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is wonderful news that Bambino has been adopted. It is good news too that the atmosphere is better with Clancy settling down to Alpha cat now.

Karen Jo said...

Summer, that's a great idea, but Julius only sleeps under the sofa or under my bed. Just lying down to find him wakes him up.

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

WOOT WOOT for Bambino!! He got a great home and now the rest of the crew are feeling more chill'axed!

Now about that shy kitty who is hiding and needs a trip to the vet. Mom L found it easier to get me and other shy kitties to show up by enticing us with a wand toy. Once we were out and about playing she would get us closer to her chasing the toy and then "scruff" and "bop" into the carrier we went. Otherwise, block up all the holes where the kitty can get to for hiding.

Karen Jo said...

Thank you, Savannah. That's the best suggestion that. I will try it.

pilch92 said...

That is great news about Bambino.

meowmeowmans said...

Hooray! We're so happy for Bambino and his new family!

And we're glad things are a bit more peaceful now.