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27 January 2007 @ 10:39 pm
The Cat Has Landed  
Henry arrived today!
The humans went out today and spend the morning slogging through the cold and slushy streets of Toronto to search out some of the needed cat items.  Strange enough the local pet store close to Mom's had no scratching posts.  Nor did the second shop.  The people then had to make a long trip to a Pet Smart on Eglington where they found many of the things Henry needed.

The lady from PAWS Toronto brought Henry who was meowing very unhappily, and loudly, along the way.  She brought in Henry in his little carrier and The Giant let him out.  He slunk out... he's a long lean fellow... all legs and a long slick tail.  Mr. Long Legs.  He crept around the apartment - a small batchelor apartment where Mom lives - and stopped meowing within a few minutes of being free. 

He sniffed Mom and let her pet him which we took to be a good sign.  He checked out The Woman and The Giant... and slowly, cautiously made his way around the room.  There isn't a lot of furnishing, and only a closet, a small kitchen and the bathroom.  After about 30 minutes of giving the place a good sniff he disappeared.  

Just disappeared.  

The Paws lady departed, leaving the carrier, food and a wonderful big cat basket, and then the search for Henry began.  At first they weren't too worried.  
He had to be in the closet, right?  
But after some careful checking it became clear he wasn't there.  
And he wasn't in the kitchen, or bathroom.   And he wasn't in the sofa bed.  Hmf! 

Eventually he was discovered inside the Large padded chair.  Its a chair that evidently folds out .. and there was some catspace.  Just enough for a slick little guy to hide inside... with not even a whisker showing.

We opened his favorite Stinky Wet Food and he came out for some of that...  By the time the Humans started for home he was carefully creeping under the chair checking it all out.  Mom called later and said he's out and exploring.

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so..Henry: The new cat in the Life of Mom...

  Henry reading the fine print on the label. 
Made in Canada, eh?


Hmf....  Something smells here....
Okay, I'm not sure about the Big Human Hands, but the stinky stuff is worth investigating...

anyway, prob more photos next weekend .. we'll kee an eye on Mom and Henry and check with them tomorrow.
tash_n_tailtash_n_tail on January 28th, 2007 05:14 am (UTC)
Oh I do so hope this works out for everyone especially Mother and Henry! Talk about handsome! And such a glossy coat! Hhhhmmm. The giant is a REAL cat-lover huh? Sounds like everyone over there is sweet on kitties! Go Kitties! Go!
freshly squeezed: The Izzard.decim on January 28th, 2007 06:20 am (UTC)
Ooh, what a good looking cat! :O I hope everything works out for everyone!
Airiddh1: ziggykittenairiddh1 on January 28th, 2007 11:14 am (UTC)
oh he is GORGEOUS!! Ziggy would approve! He was a long legged lean cat too! I hope it all goes well!
happy_kittenhappy_kitten on January 28th, 2007 12:24 pm (UTC)
what a cutie! Glad he is adopting mom well:)
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Julia...julia_michelle on January 28th, 2007 01:40 pm (UTC)
Aww he's fabulous! I'm sure he'll settle in great :)
Robyn B.: what?newschick on January 28th, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
Yay for new kitties :) He's very handsome!
S. Rain: kitty - Lilithsrain on January 28th, 2007 02:25 pm (UTC)
Agreed. He is a very good looking cat! I hope he settles in well!
Livia Llewellynlivia_llewellyn on January 28th, 2007 02:35 pm (UTC)
Beautiful cat - I love his eyes and the symmetrical markings on his face.
Carla: OMG YAYhunnyfreak on January 28th, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC)
B&W kitties are the way to go! He is such a handsome boy!!! The girls and I are glad to hear things are going well.
The Bookwyrm: singularitythebookwyrm13 on January 28th, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
So pretty!!! I want to pet him. Yay for new kitties! =)
mikosian: boxcatmikosian on January 28th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
What a unique little guy! Big, beautiful green eyes, I love his black-on-white nose. He looks strong and healthy, if a bit freaked out by recent changes. I hope this relationship works out for Henry and mom.
gi_jules on January 29th, 2007 01:46 pm (UTC)
If he was grey where he's black, he'd look exactly like Catnip. (So obviously I think he's gorgeous.) :D
~*Am*~: Butters and Felixdorkarella00 on January 29th, 2007 10:43 pm (UTC)
Catnip, what a great name! :D
gi_jules on January 30th, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC)
She's always acted like a paranoid freak, like she'd done too many drugs, so the name seemed to fit, lol. Now she's mostly just old and bitter, though. (See icon.)
~*Am*~: Butters and Felixdorkarella00 on January 29th, 2007 10:43 pm (UTC)
awww I love black and white cats! :)
All Natural Cat Foodjolt_blue on January 30th, 2007 04:28 am (UTC)
Aw hes beautiful...I love his nose.
polyhymnia gene marie mundactyl: hankpolycat on February 3rd, 2007 02:58 am (UTC)
That's a very fine looking cat, with a very fine name. I hope he enjoys his new home.

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-Henrey Lee Lucat