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Henry (formerly Wan)

Henry HoltHello Dana and everyone at Atlanta Pet Rescue – You remember me as “Wan”, but in my new home they’ve given me a new name. I haven’t quite figured out what it is, but I believe it’s either of these three names: “You’re-a-good-boy-Henry”, “Noooo-that’s-not-for-kitties”, or it may be just be “Henry”. Maybe you can figure it out?!

Here’s a photo of me sitting on one of my favorite spots, the back cushion of my cat-mama’s sofa.

When they talk about me, they say, I’m a really loving and affectionate kitty, a snuggly lap cat, super smart, and I can meow like a choir boy – as loud as necessary, so that there’s absolutely no doubt I want something. (And let’s face it: it’s just about the wants, all the needs are really met here, this is a great place with lots of toys, food, water, and more snuggly places than any cat could ever ask for). I’ve already grown in just a little over a week, I’m a good eater, drink a lot of water, and am very active.

There is another cat here, they call her Dex.  She is a little over 1 year old, she’s really cute, and when I grow up I will be her boyfriend, or big brother, which ever she’ll allow me to be. She played the hard-to-get-game for days. Sure, someone as good looking, cute and with those loving eyes, I’m quite the heartbreaker of course. Anyways, Dex ran, hid and hissed, occasionally slapping me when I got too close and curious. But she also kept coming back any chance she got, curious as to who the lovely new family member is. After only four days my cat mama managed to get us to sit sort of close together peacefully. Could you imagine, we already eat out of the same food bowl at the same time by now, and Dex has no problems with me using her litter box sometimes either. I hear them talk about Dex a lot, they say she has trouble adjusting to her new indoor-cat-only reality. Not sure what that is all about, but from what I can gather, it was easier for her to get used to me, than getting used to being an indoor cat only. She whines a lot at certain times of the day, maybe I’ll manage to take her mind off of all those worries she seems to have. She also only just lost her sister a couple weeks ago, so maybe that’s part of her wanting to go outside and look for her. I heard that she moved to the Cat Heaven community, they all get teary eyed when they talk about her and look really sad.

For three nights I had to sleep in the guest room with the cat daddy – boy, he snored! He was nice to snuggle up with, he loves to play with me, and is so much fun! I was so happy that I didn’t have to sleep all by my sweet lonesome. By now I have graduated to the master bedroom, the bed to be exact, and cat daddy is back in his bed too.

I love to snuggle with cat mama every chance I get!  Either I climb up on her shoulders and hug her on her neck, cuddle up in her blanket, or watch her from her lap when she’s knitting. That looks like a fun activity, yarn, moving cables and needles – but she keeps telling me “Nooooo, Henry”, so I try to be good and just watch until my eyes get heavy.

I still have to convince the other cat that I’m the best playmate in the whole wide cat world, but she isn’t really buying into that yet.  I just keep following her wherever she goes, she’ll get it eventually, no?!

Many greetings to my brothers and all the other great kittens and cats at Atlanta Pet Rescue ~ Your Henry :)




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  1. Barbara Brown
    Posted 4/27/13 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    What a lovely story from Wan/Henry! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Pam Moore
    Posted 4/29/13 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    Henry, it sounds like you have a wonderful life! And I’m sure it won’t be long until Dex figures out that you’re the greatest pal ever!

  3. Henry
    Posted 5/6/13 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    Hello Barbara & Pam,
    Thank you for your notes! I’m doing great, and have made headways with Dex by now too. She’s stopping by for kitty kisses multiple times a day, and we share toys. Of course being the gentleman, I’ve learned to be polite too, but also enjoy chasing her up and down the stairs. Life is good, and I’m happy! I follow the adoption pages hoping my two brothers soon find a forever home too.
    Paw print greetings from Henry! :)

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