Moin friends, is´s been some since our latest guest blogpost here. Me is very happy to welcome my twitter friend InokumaT here ( I am still tempted to call her Lani) . She send me her adoption stories, lovely pics ( and some more;). It is no easy-to-read story, since 2 of her lovely cats already went over the bridge .
(WordPress seems to have has some problems with a lot of our loved twitter emo chars, so i had to edit the draft; if i get any good tips/advice, i can change that with an updated blogpost.)
Please read her story!
How I met my Angels ❤
I met Brownie on December 1, 2009 when I first moved to Kapolei. She moved in with her owners next door the same day. She was previously abandoned kitty. Brownie used to love hanging out in my back patio. She only went home to eat. She didn’t like loud noises so I let her in during the day. Her owners didn’t mind at least they knew she was safe and always knew where she was. She was very friendly and bonded with my parents and me. Later her owners moved and asked me if I would like to keep Brownie because they couldn’t take her with them. Brownie became a permanent member of our family.
She was good company for my dad. She used to watch TV with him along with Jamie the turtle and take afternoon naps with him. When she became a permanent member of our family she stayed indoors most of the time. Only going out front for a couple of hours. She slept with me in my bedroom. She eventually took over my bed so I slept on the floor:) She would wait for me to get home from work and greet me at the door or my mom would let her out and she would greet me at my car. She was a loyal companion and an excellent gecko hunter. She would bring home birds and geckos and make them her pets. Brownie passed away on August 29, 2014 of Cardiomyopathy 😦 . She would have been 6 on September 29 2015.
Kamalani aka Lani
I met Kamalani on October 11, 2014. After Brownie passed away, I wasn’t sure if I would get another kitty. My friend who is a reserve police officer and is on the board of directors at Honolulu Community College stopped by to see me at work. He also takes care of a feral cat colony at the college. He left and a little while later he called and said he had a kitten he wanted me to see. I looked inside the carrier and saw this tiny little kitten. She was so cute ❤ . She let me give her head rubs and that’s when I fell in love with her.
My friend told me he stopped by the local humane society and ran into the security guard from the college. He said he found a kitten by the cars and caught her and brought her to the HHS. He asked my friend if he wanted the kitten. My friend thought of me and called me. I think Brownie led him to the HHS that day. My friend lives in the opposite direction and wasn’t going that way when he left my work place earlier. I brought Lani home that evening. She was about 4 weeks old. She was very tiny and cute. She was friendly but shy.
It took about 12 days before she finally crawled on top of me. She was very fiesty and had a lot of energy. Like Brownie she was an excellent gecko hunter 🙂 . She also was a loyal companion. She loved to wrestle. She also slept in my bed at night:blush: She remained smaller than Brownie by the time she turned 1.
Sadly she passed away on September 28, 2015, only Days after turning 1.
The first time I saw Kolohe was on October 31, 2015. Another friend, whose wife and coworkers look after a feral cat colony behind their place of work told me, that there were 3 kittens there. They looked so cute. On the night of November 5 he texted me saying that one of the kittens had been caught. He didn’t know which one had been caught and was on its way to get fixed. I asked my angels to give me a sign if this was the kitty for me.Later that night a photo of Brownie that is in the hallway fell off the wall and landed by my bedroom several feet away from where it was on the wall. When I heard the noise, I got up to see what it was and found the picture right side up and Brownie looking at me.
I figured that was a sign from my angels that this was the kitty for me. My friend called and I told him I would take the kitten. Didn’t know yet if it was a boy or girl. His wife went to work early to get Kolohe before he was to be released back to his colony. I picked him up from my friend.
I brought him home on November 6, 2015 :-). I took a picture of him in the borrowed carrier. Didn’t know the flash was on and he was upset. When I looked through the vent hole, he was looking at me with one eye and said softly grrrr:smile: I thought that was cute:smile: .
The first night he meowed all night. Thought he was missing his mommy and siblings. The second night I figured out that he just wanted to sleep with me. So I made my bed and slept on the floor for several weeks until he could jump up on the bed. Like Lani he loves to wrestle:smile: But not as rough as Lani. He loves to do zoomies all over the place and outside in the patio where I now live in Waipio Gentry. He adjusted right away and has bonded with my mom and Jamie the turtle. He will get his first checkup, shots and microchipped on January 11. Found a new vet who only does cats:smiley_cat: Kolohe was born in September just like Brownie and Lani ❤ .
(copyright all pics – as usual – in this blogpost by InokumaT , all her photos here used with her permission, please respect this! )