Friday, August 8, 2014

Please welcome Ringo!

We have some happy news! A new kitty has joined our family. He's about 11 weeks old, adopted from a local shelter. We've named him Ringo.*

Deciding whether to get another cat now was difficult.  I missed having three cats and wanted to fill that "hole" with someone new to love. In two days, we spent a number of hours at the shelter, looking at four cats in total. When Ringo came into the room, I saw Jim's eyes light up--he was "the one."

So far, he's a happy kitten, energetic, playful, purring all of the time, and he loves people. Of course, he's in a separate room for now. Benny doesn't seem to care much about what's going on upstairs, but Sadie is a bit spooked and hissy. We'll take it slow and let Sadie and Benny tell us if they're ready for the next step. I know Ringo is ready to bust out and be part of the family.

I told Jim that if Tucker could hiss now, he certainly would! He didn't like kittens and only tolerated Sadie. He'll always be in our hearts, but we have lots of love for a new kitty too.





*I have long joked about naming a cat Ringo, to continue our Beatles-themed cat names. However, his all-black tail has a single ring of white fur around it, so the name fits him.

32 comments:

Susan said...

Welcome, Ringo! :D

Greg_1948 said...


I think 3 cats is a good number of indoor cats to own. I wish Ringo Welcome, and a long and happy life. Benny and Sadie will get used to him soon, I a certain. Have a good weekend.

amyjtoo said...

Methinks you need to work harder to provide photographic evidence of this tail ring. :-)

Marg said...

Oh Ringo, welcome to the family. We know that Tucker had a part in picking you out. They will probably all get along after awhile. Enjoy your Friday.

Laila and Minchie said...

Welcome, Ringo! You sure a cute little one! See you have deaded your first mousie already.

Random Felines said...

Welcome Ringo - you gots a good family there. We know Tucker, while maybe not liking kittens, would be glad you saved a life. :)

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

We are sure Tucker had a slight paw in helping guide you both to Ringo. We are so glad to welcome you to the CB!!

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

I am so glad you are filling your heart with another sweet kitty! No one can replace Tucker, and we know that is not what you are doing.
I couldn't stand the loneliness after brandi passed, either. I had more love to share, so Quinn has taken her own place in my heart.
We can't wait to see your new young addition grow into his forever home! Quinn says "hi, Ringo!"

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

Welcome Ringo!

You had enough love in your heart for more kitties when Tucker was with us, nothing changes that fact now that he is not, except maybe it just makes it a little easier on you to bring a new one into the house :)

Congratulations.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

btw, now you need a new new header :)

Cathy Keisha said...

A big drum roll to welcome Ringo!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

OMC, is Ringo ever adorable! Clearly, it was meant to be!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

"He'll always be in our hearts, but we have lots of love for a new kitty too." That's such a wonderful thought--it's what I have always believed but never could say so purrfectly!

Ringo is a doll ;-) Congrats on the new addition to your family!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Welcome, Ringo. You're right. As hard as it is to lose one furry, we always have room in our hearts to make room for another.

Fuzzy Tales said...

What a cutie! Welcome, Ringo. It makes us happy to see that another little one has found a wonderful forever home. Of course no cat ever will replace Tucker and we know Ringo isn't expected to. Love is an infinite power, and while Tucker might hiss at Ringo, were he still alive, we also think he'd give you a "paws up" for saving another life.

Lots of hugs and purrs!

Katnip Lounge said...

What a delightful lil' guy! Paws crossed that the integration is peaceful and SOON...Ringo looks like a FIRECRACKER of energy!

The Island Cats said...

Aw, Ringo is adorable. We know he will help heal the hurt you're feeling. :)

momsbusy said...

he is a cutie! sending happy purrs!

Roberta said...

What a lucky little guy you are, Ringo. Three is definitely a lucky number. Welcome, sweetie.

Eileen said...

Welcome Ringo! We is happy you've found your furever home, 'cuz we know your new pawrents have lots of lub and sritches to give you.

Your new brofur and sisfur will lub you too...it just might take a while!

Sasha, Sami, & Saku

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

Welcome Ringo,
So very nice to meet you!
You have found a wonderful new home.
Paws crossed that Benny and Sadie will accept you quickly!

The Swiss Cats said...

Welcome Ringo, nice to meet you ! Purrs

Fur Everywhere said...

Hello Ringo! We look forward to getting to know you. You've found one fantastic home; we know you will be loved to bits and pieces! <3

pilch92 said...

Welcome Ringo- great name :)

Caren Gittleman said...

WELCOME RINGO!! What a cutie! I almost named my Angel Bobo Ringo, but didn't. So glad you did!

Jobi Harris said...

Good for you! We waited about a week after Wart passed. It's just instinctive to go with your heart and go with the flow. Ringo was obviously waiting for you! Huge congratulations to all.

The Florida Furkids said...

Welcome Ringo!!! What a cutie you are!!

The Florida Furkids

Katie and Glogirly said...

Awwww.... congratulations and welcome home Ringo!!! What a sweetie!

And Ringo, if you need any tuxie tips, you know who to call!
; ) Katie

Cherry City Kitties said...

Welcome to your new fambily Ringo!

Dash Kitten said...

Are we allowed to go SQUEEEE and mount kitty kidnap attempts? He is SO gorgeous!!!

Chuck Huss said...

Congratulations. He is very cute and I like the name.

Natalie said...

What a precious little dude! I love him already :)

Why can't we be friends?

Now that Sadie is feeling better, she's become a pest when we eat dinner. She was trying to get to my dinner plate, when Lucy jumped up...