Saturday, November 12, 2016

Hello again!

 Hello again to everyone! It has been a very long time since I've posted anything; over a year, in fact, right after we lost our wonderful Mr. J. I thought I would check in and let you know that we are all doing fine here in New England.

I also thought I'd introduce you to the newest member of our family...

... this little Black Beauty (which also would have been a great name!). She's a little lady - always with her dainty front legs crossed!



We adopted Ms. B "Midgie" Cocoa Bean at the end of August from the Lowell Humane Society. She is a very affectionate kitty and loves to spend time in the studio office with me.


She's a 10-year old all black long-haired kitty and a complete purring machine.

I've always had a thing for black cats. There was Mrs. B in the mid-70's, then Mr. B in the mid-90's, and now Ms. B "Midgie" Cocoa Bean. I think it all started with My Nana & Gamp back in the mid-50's with their all black cat, Midgie. (It seems that every 20 years our family has a black cat!)


So that brings me to the reason for her l-o-n-g name. At the shelter she was Cocoa Bean. I don't know why, but so many of my animals have had "Mr./Mrs./Ms." before they names. It just fit them. Since I know she's a female but don't know her history, she is "Ms." I also wanted to pay homage to my Nana & Gamp who were huge animal lovers. My Nana named every cat she ever owned "Midgie," Hence Ms. B (for Blackie) "Midgie" Cocoa Bean, simply called Midgie.


As you can see, she has made herself right at home.

Isn't she beautiful?

She and Baby are getting to know each other. I will be honest, it was not love at first sight. I don't know that they'll ever be best friends or cuddle with each other, but they are content to sit or lay within feet of each other with only an occasional growl or swat. But there's no swatting or growling when they're in front of  the slider watching squirrels, chipmunks and birds.

I don't know this sweetie's history, but she is such a good girl.

If you're looking for your own furry friend, every single town or city has a pound or shelter where beautiful cats, dogs, and other types of animal are desperately in need of good homes. Please consider adopting rather than buying until our shelters and pounds are empty. If you're looking for a specific breed, do a search on Petfinder or Adopt-A-Pet (on my sidebar). The shelters are FILLED with cats and dogs of every breed! Just enter in your zip code, what you're looking for, and the mileage range you're willing to travel and you're on your way to owning a rescue! And believe me, they know they've been rescued and make the BEST pets!

That's my news for today. I may try to post a bit more often than once a year! I hope you've all been well!

All my best, Donna

16 comments:

Mary said...

Welcome back you have been missed. Your new family member looks like our long departed and well love Belle. Best wishes to the whole family. Love how black cats love to be on white furniture, shows them off so well and who cares about the dirt....I love to do laundry! Take care.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Donna, so good to hear from you again! Your new black cat is absolutely beautiful! I have always had a love for black animals, in fact we have a black little dog right now that we adopted from our local humane society 2 years ago! Your other cat is pretty too! So glad things are going well for you.
Happy Saturday to you!
Gina

J said...

Welcome beautiful Ms. B! I am so glad you chose a senior cat to join your loving family! I love black ones, too. Currently, it's the only color I don't have in my collection of six - but when you rescue from the streets you don't really get a choice!
As special as this story is, the best part was at the end - please, everybody! ADOPT don't shop!!!!

Deborah Spaulding said...

Congratulations on adopting Midgie. She is a beauty. Have really missed reading your blog.

Merlesworld said...

She is beautiful I to like black cats, I have two cats a mother and daughter they don't get on to well, one is a tabby and the other a ginger.
Merle.........

Suz said...

She is adorable! I love that you gave this old puss a home. They make the best ones. I have a14 yr old that crosses her front paws. She is very arthritic Cats work it out. No worry. Just make sure they get their own ear scratches😀

Marilyn said...

It's good to hear from you again.
Sorry to hear about Mr. J.
Ms.B is beautiful, as is Baby.
I hope they become fast friends.
Marilyn

Susan said...

Donna! It was good to see your post. Your new kitty is, indeed, a beautiful one. Oh my. Those eyes are so penetrating. I'm glad you got an older one, too----they are usually the least wanted, poor dears. Hope you have a delightful week! Susan

Deb said...

Oh, she is beautiful Donna. And how wonderful to adopt a ten year old cat. Bless you for that. :)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

So funny that your Nana named every cat Midgie. I like the long name you've chosen for your sweet rescue cutie. So lovely that you have taken her in at the age of 10. I wish people would stop perpetuating the abuse of animals by breeding when so many are being killed each year because they have no place to go. Cocoa Bean is a true beauty.

Gayle Ann Berg said...

Welcome back! I really enjoyed your post. I love black cats, and Midgie is a beauty! Such gorgeous photos of her! And such a sweetie!Also, so wonderful of you to provide information on adopting rescues. My husband and I volunteer at our local cats only shelter.

Lexie said...

Your new M s. Is very lovely. May you have a lifetime of happiness. Congratulations!

Cozy Little House said...

Missed you! Is your black cat perhaps a Maine Coon cat? Because she looks very much like my Clyde, that I had to leave with the ex after the divorce. Clyde has crossed the rainbow bridge. One day I'd like to have another Maine Coon cat because they are so smart. Clyde just came to our house and adopted up. He was the sweetest and smartest cat I ever had in my family. Love to Baby!
Brenda

BeachGypsy said...

So glad to see a post from you Donna---you have been missed! What a gorgeous creature pretty black fluffy kitty is! Beautiful elegant cat for sure. So good to see Baby again too! glad y'all are okay, hope you can keep posting

Kc W said...

She is beautiful and reminds me a lot of our black cat Shebee. My daughter has 3 black cats at the moment -- and 2 of them are polys which makes them extra special. Cats are the best.

Elaine Foley said...

Midgie is gorgeous! She has a beautiful glossy black coat and those piercing eyes. I think she is thinking she hit the jackpot for kitty parents. I am sure she will settle in nicely.