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Friday, December 9, 2011

It's a Girl!

Bosco has been an only pet for 8 years.  He is sweet, loving, and spoiled.  He lives blissfully at the center of our household.
For many months, I wanted to introduce a little brother or sister to his world.  I always thought he or she would be of the canine variety, but you may recall Bosco suffers from Cynophobia.  

Cynophobia:  (sī’-nə-fō’-bē-a) Noun. A morbid fear of dogs.

The Cynophobia results from Bosco’s harrowing encounter with my brother and sister-in-law’s Golden Retriever, Lola.  She was excited to see him and jumped on his little head.  Since then, he has been afraid of all dogs, including puppies.  

Last week I went on Petfinder and found the Purrrfect little sister for Bosco.  She was located at our local humane society.  Ashlee called to see if she was still available and we were pleased to find that she was.  The director at the Marion Area Humane Society suggested we bring Bosco out to see whether they would get along.  

That evening we took Bosco to meet her.  They immediately became buddies and she came home with us that night.  Without further ado, please meet Nubs, formerly known as Cinders.

Why Nubs?  This beautiful little kitten has no tail…to speak of.  There is a little nub about 2 inches long.  Thankfully, her lack of tail is not due to abuse; she was born with a bobtail.  Apparently, she came to the shelter as part of a litter in April and all her siblings had normal tails.  She was the last of the litter to be adopted.  I guess most people don’t want a cat without a long tail.  

When people ask me where we got her, I tell them I got her from the Island of Misfit Toys.  We love her and she is very happy, which is evident when she wags her little bobtail like a dog.    

She is like Bosco in many ways.  She is sweet, loving, and spoiled….BUT!  This sweet little mild-mannered kitty becomes mischievous come nightfall.  THAT is subject for another post. 
Wanna be my friend?
Do you have room in your heart for a little furry friend?  Are you unsure what to get the kids?  Are you an empty nester who needs companionship?  Visit your local humane society or rescue and bring home a sweet pet who needs a loving home.  

We’re so glad we did.



  1. Awww how sweet. I know she and Bosco will be the best of friends and that she is happy to have such a wonderful family!

  2. Wow! I see a little bit of black magic has come to stay. Nubs is so cute. Bosco and Nubs. Too cute :) xo

  3. Adorable! That's wonderful that they get along so well. Bosco certainly needed a companion and Nubs seems like the perfect choice! Congrats on your newest member of the family!

  4. What a happy story! I see those commercials with the sad-eyed mistreated dogs and my heart breaks. Nubs is special with or without a tail and I'm glad she found the "purrr-fect family (with a dog named Bosco) to love her.
    {{{HUGS}}} Susanne :)

  5. She's a cutie, glad they are getting along so well:@)

  6. Both our dogs came from a shelter, I would not go to a breeder, while healthy animals are being destroyed just because they are unwanted. I am so pleased you adopted this special girl, she will give you a lot of love I'm sure.

  7. Ah, she's so cute. Nubs is so lucky to have found you and Bosco.

  8. Nubs is so cute. And it sure is wonderful the Bosco got along with her right away. You were just ment to have her.

    We have 3 spoiled dogs and a cat who think he rules the house. They are all loved and we would miss them terribly if we did not have them.


  9. awwww what a sweet story. I am sure that they will be best pals!!
    Have a great sunday

  10. I think she's cute! We once had a cat that had a crooked tail with no feeling in it. Poor fellow must have had an accident before we adopted him. Have fun w/your new kitty!

  11. Hi La,
    congratulation for having a cat now. So cute that both animals like each other. You all will have a lot of fun with Nub.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  12. I was just searching for my Secret Santa, but it's not you because you're in Ohio. However, I just wanted to say congratulations on the new addition. I'm very partial to rescues...all my cats and one dog are rescues. Years ago we had a Siamese with a two inch tail. Her tail had a ball shape at the end. She too was born that way.

  13. She is such a cutie and they look adorable together!

    Our two cats were both rescues. The orange tabby was looking for someplace warm, und3er the hood of a car, in a truck stop. She was 5 weeks old and feral. She's the queen of the house now! The black one was rescued a pregnant kitten on the streets. Her kittens didn't survive and she was brought to the cat shelter. They say that black cats are hard to place. I've had 2 and they have been the most affectionate cats I've known! Double kudos to you for adopting a hard to place cat! :)

  14. oh La this is the sweetest story. Enjoy! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  15. she is sooo cute! they look so cute together!
    We have 8 black kitties. we have been trying to find some of them homes too. I love them all so much I am not trying too hard! lol!!
    Hope you have a wonderful Holiday with your new addition!

  16. She is just adorable, La! I'm glad the babies love each other! Love your blog background; very seasonal. Merry Christmas!


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