Guest Cat

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Hello everyone!

First off, Happy New Year!! I was going to write a standard new year's resolutions post, but I think that will have to wait. Something happened that I really want to tell you all about :-)

On the day before New Year's Eve I went to a local coffee shop with my parents, as we were leaving I passed a glass door with a cat miaowing outside it. Hating to see a kitty out in the cold, I asked the Barista if I should let their cat in and he began to tell me the cat's story! One day a long haired tabby cay had appeared in their courtyard and had been there ever since, so they had been feeding him and had even built him a small shelter. However, with temperatures set to plummet they were worried about where he could keep warm. Well, what else could I do? I had to take him home with me. 


And that is how Eddie entered our lives, he settled straight in on my bed and seemed so thankful to be inside and warm. He is such a friendly cat and seemed so at home with my family and other pets that I thought he surely belonged to someone, unfortunately he was not microchipped...thus began the quest to reunite Eddie with his real family! I must have rang every vets and shelter for miles and miles to ask if he had been reported missing, but there was no luck. Maybe some people would give up at this point, but I am quite persistent, it is one of my many qualities/faults! 


I took to Facebook to widen the search for his home, I posted on local vets, shelters, restaurants, clubs and town rumour societies. After a few false alarms I was finally contacted by someone who thought he knew Eddie. After much quizzing and exchange of photos and videos we agreed on a time for me to take Eddie home. When I arrived his family were so pleased to see him, the young couple and two girls were over-joyed and I have to say that Eddie was too. He so obviously belonged with them! 

Eddie went home on New Years Day and I felt an overwhelming sense of happiness and sparkle after all those efforts had payed off. There is nothing more rewarding than bringing someone joy and smiles, his family knew he had been given plenty of tlc and after 4 weeks of missing him they had lost hope of his return, to know he was safe and unharmed was a huge relief. So my year has started off with a good deed and I have a feeling the story of our guest cat will become a well loved family anecdote - "do you remember the time Hattie went for a coffee and came back with a cat?"

How have you all been enjoying 2016 so far? Let me know in the comments below :-) 

xoxo

26 comments :

  1. Such a beautiful cat! Thanks for sharing x

    Alice
    www.girlabroadblogs.blogspot.com

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    1. He had such a lovely nature too :-) Would you like to follow each other's blogs?
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  2. I'm glad you got Eddie home, he's so cute! Happy New year <3

    www.thesweetsevenfive.com xxx

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    1. I was so pleased he found his way home! I would be so worried if he was my cat. Happy New Year to you too <3 I'd love for us to follow each other? I like supporting other bloggers :-)
      xoxo

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  3. What a lovely way to start start a new year for you and the owners of the cat! Happy new year! :)

    Aimee X

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  4. Happy New Year to you too :-) It really was the best way I could start the new year, making people smile is my main aim in everything I do!
    xoxo

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  5. Such a lovely story! Glad you found his home :)

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  6. OMG! SO adorable! Thanks for commenting on Qing's Style. I hope you keep in touch!
    Qing's Style

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    1. I'd love to follow each other's blogs :-) Your blog looks really interesting! Thanks for commenting back here.
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  7. Eddie looks like such a sweetheart and it is so great that he has found a lovely home with you guys!


    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    1. He found a home for a couple of days then we took him back to his original family :-) They were so pleased to have him back! Nice blog btw
      xoxo

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  8. The cat is really beautiful <3

    http://fiftyshadesofpink.blogs.sapo.pt/

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  9. He is :-) Your blog looks nice! Happy New Year
    xoxo

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  10. Oh my goodness, this had my heart screaming in warmth! As someone who's a huge lover of cats and nice people, you're on my top list right now. And being able to return the gorgeous furred guest home on New Year's Day is so heartwarming!

    Cheers to you! <3

    May | THE MAYDEN | bloglovin'

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    1. It made my day for sure :-) your blog is super pretty too! Happy New Year!!
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  11. That is such a cute and heart warming story! Being persistent really made a few peoples year this time, you should be really proud of yourself!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I was just so pleased, I love doing good deeds :-) Thank you for commenting back here!
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  12. Great photos ! lovely cats :)
    please follow my blog : THE COLORFUL THOUGHTS

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    1. Thanks :-) I'm actually already following you! Do you want to follow each other?
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  13. Amazing post and love your whole concept

    Thanks for the support, I deeply appreciate it!!

    MyLyfeMyStory

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    1. Thank you :-) That's really nice! I'd love to follow each other's blogs!
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  14. aw what a cute story! he's such a handsome cat! glad you reunited him with his family (although it looks like he was pretty cosy on your bed!)xx

    oneandthesame.co.uk

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    1. Thank you :-) He definitely made himself comfortable! Your blog link doesn't work, so if you want to post it again down below I'll check it out.
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  15. This is so cute, it makes you feel good doing good deeds, doesn't it?
    <3 Catherine

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    1. It was wonderful to reunite him with his owners :-)
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