Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Hello

We just couldn't be without any longer. So on Sunday Mr T and I went to visit the brilliant Animals at Risk Shelter to have a look at who was there. Roaming around the immaculate garden must be a dozen or so residents who cannot be re-homed for various reasons, cats with illnesses, injuries or bad habits. Then there were the one year olds that had grown up at the shelter, various variations of white with black splodges. At the end of the garden we visited the lost or abandoned cats in individual runs and one of them - you can guess who, jumped down from his bed and immediately started rubbing himself around Mr T's finger poking through the wire. From then on there was no question of who was coming home with us - we had been chosen! We think we have named him Mungo, we cannot come up with anything else. References to T.S. Elliot and Mungo Jerry the early70's rock band. He was abandoned outside some flats which have been demolished. However he is well behaved and well mannered - well he has been so far.

18 comments:

Duncan Astbury said...

He looks very handsome!

Marigold Jam said...

I am sure he will be a very happy cat living with you - he's landed on his feet alright!

Julie said...

Mungo is a great name, takes me back to my college days ;-)

Joanna said...

Hooray, lucky old Mungo (great name!). He's a clever boy for choosing you and looks like he's settled in rather well already.

x

ju-north said...

Great to see Mungo! Happy times together!

Anonymous said...

He's beautiful.

busybusybeejay said...

We lost our dear,beautiful Ziggy in September.He was only two but he loved climbing and fell off the roof.We have resisted getting another cat so far but are weakening!I actually went on the cat rescue site last night to look for another one.Just like you.Hope we are as lucky as you.Mungo is a great name!Barbara

Printed Material said...

Somehow, I think Marvin would approve. Welcome Mungo!

Jee said...

A worthy successor to dear Marvin. I love those elegant stripes. I'm sure you'll all be very happy together.

JoZart said...

Oh, Jill, Mungo is so beautiful and he is a reincarnation of my late and loved Dunthorne who lived with us until he was 20. I hope Mungo is as good with you as Dunthorne was here. He was quite a character though!
Jo x

Jane Housham said...

A really handsome boy and he looks as though he knows he's landed on his feet. Lovely.

Emma said...

We couldn't be without for long either & Mungo is a great name, a wonderful addition to your family.

Loved seeing your cushions on the DMTV newsletter, you did each other proud with those!

Gina said...

A handsome addition to your family. And a great name!

Ali H said...

Welcome Mungo! How
Of course he chose you but is smart enough to let you labour under the illusion that you chose him ! Hope you'll all have a grand life Together! Ali

Maggi said...

A truly handsome boy. You are obviously just the people he had been waiting for.

Thimble Fingers said...

He looks so majestic sitting up there. Beautiful, handsome boy. Enjoy him.

Barb Cady said...

He looks wonderful, I really cannot be without for much longer! Enjoy him, he looks as if he will really enjoy you. X

Linda said...

I'm sorry I'm so late coming to say hello to Mungo!
He looks gorgeous.....he certainly picked well, didn't he 😊
There's something so emotional about getting a cat from a rescue centre....makes me shed a tear anyway. X