I am more than delighted to report that Phoebe, Leo, Errol Flynn and Merlin are behaving extremely well after being introduced to our new cat, Tino. No major drama after few bits of howling/screaming early this morning. I am very proud of their excellent manners.
Tino is adjusting exceptionally well to his new surrounding after being abandoned by his former “owner”.
Apparently, back in December, a real jerk went to the local shelter and adopted this little sweetheart whom he named Ginger, but refused to have him neutered. Ginger spent a great deal of time outdoors in the cold. He showed up at our back door, just like our current crop, few weeks back in need of a good meal and a warm house. Unfortunately, as he was not neutered, he wanted to go back outside but he always showed up every night at 7 o’clock. I finally managed to keep him inside and took him to our veterinarian to check for a microchip. I was happy to hear that he was indeed microchipped and that his name was Ginger. The “owner” once contacted said that he would be picking him up, but this first class creepola never did. Ginger was then neutered, dewormed, vaccinated and shipped back to the shelter, having been declared “abandoned”.
I felt very strongly that this little sweetie, having come to our door, meant that he should be part of the family, so off we went to the shelter to officially adopt him. It is by the way, quite curious that Tino came to us in the first place, as I later learnt from the staff at the shelter, that the cat did not live nearby, but several villages away.
I felt that he should have a new name for his new life and named him Constantino “Tino” Rossi ,after a very popular Corsican/French singer of the 1940’s whom my mother adored.
And voilà, another happy cat.