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How Henry Came to Be “Ours”

Our animal friend’s come to us in so many different ways don’t they? For me, I have inherited a cat, been given a horse, selected animals from shelters, purchased a riding donkey, had a cat walk in as a stray and so on…

A few months ago we were ready to get a new cat and we wanted to be sure the new one got along well with Owen (rambunctious male kitten) and we needed the new guy to be comfortable in an active household with young kids. Also he needed to be rabbit friendly. And we wanted the new cat to be the right match for our daughter Sierra. It was a tall order to fill!

We went to the shelter after being tipped off about a half grown kitten that might be a good match. We went into the room with the kitten and two other cats. That kitten might have been one of the cutest cats I have ever seen (aesthetically speaking). And he was friendly and playful. Most likely a reasonable match for our family. There was also a fat, slight disheveled cat there who immediately walked up to me and pressed his forehead into my leg. Then pressed his face into Sierra’s hands. While the kitten we came to see danced around and largely ignored the children, this other guy stayed committed to his cause of getting to know us. I asked Sierra to look into her heart and ask which cat was truly best for her, not considering the physical appearance (she was hooked on the cuteness of the kitten). She was quickly able to see that Henry was meant to be with us!

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Henry came home that day and immediately became one of my most beloved friends. He is the perfect match for Sierra, he loves sitting on laps, he plays wonderfully with Owen, and he is stunning to look at. As for getting along with the rabbit… well that didn’t go so well at first. When Henry went snooping in Ton Ton’s food dish, the rabbit chased him down, knocked him over, and jumped on him. Needless to say that was terrifying for Henry. They have since worked out a reasonable relationship, but Henry is sure to stay away from the rabbit’s food!

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Isn’t it fantastic when the perfect beings enter our lives just when we need them most? (Like this little Cinderella and her Prince Charming.)

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9 comments on “How Henry Came to Be “Ours”

  1. He’s beautiful! I wonder if he’s part Maine coon…I’ve had Maine coons who sat in that same posture, with legs outstretched and crossed in front of them.

    • He might be. He has tufts of fur coming out between the pads on the bottoms of his feet- so cute. He should only be a 10 lbs cat- he has about 3 lbs to lose, so he isn’t big like a maine coon.

  2. Henry is very handsome. I like a long haired kitty.

  3. I was rooting for Henry as the story unfolded…what a wonderful BIG boy. So glad to hear he’s found his forever home.

  4. Definitely at least part Maine Coon. He’s just gorgeous!

  5. what a handsome boy you are Henry, and such a lucky little kitty to have so much love!

  6. I don’t know how I missed this, but I did. What an absolutely beautiful guy he is! Such presence, dare I say gravitas?! Definitely a prince.

  7. Henry looks regal in that pose!

  8. Henry is one lucky cat. Sierra is one lucky princess . My how she has grown

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