Hi everyone! Please pray and purr for Pipo and Minko’sΒ  Dad. PowerOfThePaw WeBeesMeezersMrJackFreckles

Phoebe update: Murmur was still there so now we wait for the ultrasound on March 4th.

006It looks like I am now the proud owner of this little ragamuffin. As you know, I brought him in to be neutered. I don’t know if it is the same in all states, but in Massachusetts you have to sign a paper saying if any wounds of unknown origin are found that you will quarantine them for 6 months or they will euthanize. I wasn’t going to allow a seemingly healthy cat get put down. When I went to pick him up, I knew we were in trouble because out paperwork was off to the side. The vet found several injuries on his neck. I think it was from fighting with other male cats, but it doesn’t matter what I think, this is the law. I know if I care for him for 6 months there is no way I am letting him go- I have attachment issues.

Right now he is totally segregated. If after 6 months he seems like he can be introduced to the others then I will get him FELV/FIV tested and go from there. I was thinking of names and so far all I can think of is Daryl the feral. Any other ideas? I will get better photos soon- I hope.

And my last ROAR today is for Here Today Animal Shelter in Brimfield, MA. I am volunteering at their SPAYghetti dinner this Sunday. I am also crocheting some toys to be sold at the dinner too. I am glad that I can help, I never volunteer at shelters because if I make contact with any cat, I want it.


  1. I hope that eventually Daryl can drop the Feral part of his name! But geez, that law seems wrong to me. It’s a good thing someone is looking out for him, even though you hadn’t planned on it going this way.

  2. 6 months???? Wow. That’s a really long time!

    I hope Daryl will like being inside, and get used to the life of a spoiled cat in your house πŸ˜‰ You’ve a very big and wonderful heart – let Phoebe’s be as strong as yours!

  3. We think Daryl is a fabulous name!! Thank you for taking care of him! He will love your household – eventually! Love to Penny and Millie. <3

    1. Thank you, I hope he can adjust. Penny and Millie will make sure to do selfies this week for BobbieSue and Toby. XO

  4. Oh Daryl is a cutie – very handsome guy but I’m sure right now he’s probably upset and confused…..understandable. Purrrhaps he’ll have a chance to adjust to “life inside” while he’s on his own and will fit in with the rest of your furrrramily after his quarantine. Bless you for helping him……
    Hugs, Sammy

  5. I think a concatulations is in order then, since you have yourself a new mancat in your life! You’re such a wonderful person, to ensure his safety by taking him in. And I think Daryl (the feral) is a great name for him. He sure is handsome!

    We’re purring and praying for Pipo, Minko, and Mr. Jack Freckles’ dad. And we’re of course still purring and praying for Phoebe!

  6. Daryl the feral is funny. So is SPAYgehtti dinner ! May you be blessed for all that you do!!

  7. He sure is a handsome mancat. Other names… how about something from the Hobbit? Thorin, Dwalin, Ori? Concatulations on the newest member of your family.

  8. That’s all I can say is that this cutie hit the jackpot, to have you as his caretaker! I’m thinking you’ll need some time to come up with his real and forever name, once you get to know his personality.

    1. Thank you, I am really glad I signed to take him or they would have euthanized. I don’t know why they are so strict about that. Yes, I will get to know him before an official name- right now I am thinking Fraidy because he is afraid.

  9. You have a big heart for taking in this guy. I look forward to updates and hope he will warm up to you. Maybe someday he’ll even pose with props and hats? I do like the name Daryl, or maybe Darrin?

  10. That kitty has found his way into an excellent home!! He is cute. πŸ™‚

    I’m sorry Phoebe’s murmur is still there. Please keep us posted, okay?

    What is wrong with Pipo and Minko’s human? I think I missed something. Hoping he will be okay!!

    1. Thank you, I don’t know what is wrong with their Dad, I just saw the post they had.

  11. Oh, we like Daryl! He’s a real cutie. Purrfect name. We’re sorry Phoebe’s murmur hasn’t gone away. Shucks. We’ll be purring and praying for Pipo and Minko’s human.
    Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

    1. Thank you for the purrs and prayers for Pipo and Minko’s Dad. Daryl is cute, I hope he learns to trust.

  12. Just a note in case Daryl should test positive for FIV, I have had 2 FIv+ cats, that shared food, litter, beds with my other FIV negatives for years and no one was ever infected. It requires a deep bite wound (not play biting). Best of luck.

  13. ~~~~~~ whitefish waves two ewe daryl & welcome ta yur new for everz…. we iz sorree bout de woondz & stuff & de quarunteenz…..but….in de long run ewe will bee better givin up street life….eye noe eye waz buzzed happee ta tern in me pass a port….high paws two yur mom for helpin ewe N everee one on sunday….we hope de dinner raizez a bazillion $$$$$$$$$ β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯

    butter lover boomer o cat & de crew

  14. Well that is one lucky cat to have found you and get caught by you. Hope he turns out to be a nice cat and it all works out for you.

  15. Prayers for Daryl, for Phoebe, for you and your kitties & for the Meezers’ Dad !

  16. OMC Awnty Ellen, fank you soooo much fur lookin’ after “Daryl”. Muffins like their cousins Dolls (ie: Me πŸ™‚ ) shuld never be allowed outside as we aren’t equipped to survive on our own like other cats. We completely unnerstand, mommy has those same attachment issues, but we’s never heard of dat law. Daryl is nice. Mommy’s Muffin’s name was Ransom. And you know we believe dat when one door closes another one opens. And you not only have room in yous house and life fur a new addtion, yous also have enuff luv. We’s sorry Phoebe still has da heart murmur, but she kuld be totally fine. Ransom had one and it didn’t bother him lessen he was doin’ lots of zoomies. And he wuld get really tired and outta breath purretty fast.

    As fur da noms from yesfurday, sorry everypawdy liked them but went a little sideways. We tried ’em once when mommy was tryin’ to switch me’s noms. Me wuldn’t eat ’em so we can’t say dat we went wild cuz of them. hope fings settle down fur y’all. Sendin’ purrayers all round.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

    1. Thank you for the prayers. I didn’t mean he is a real ragamuffin cat, I used it more as a term of endearment. He hasn’t attacked me, he just stays away and he is eating so I hope he will come around. XO and love to you.

  17. Mee an LadyMum has a name to offer Lady Ellen: ‘Midas’….as inn thee littul fell-oh has thee “Midas touch’ bee cause yur are fosterin/adoptin him πŸ˜‰
    What do you fink????? We went thru 87,000 namess an then this name hit us!!
    An mee iss so-o worried bout mee sweet darling Purrincess mee doess not know what to do!!! Mee will bee big an brave an purr an purray fur her! An mee iss sendin ALL mee LUV to mee Phoebe gurl <3
    ***paw kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    1. I will try that name and see how he responds, but I kind of like the sound of Daryl the feral. Please don’t worry about Phoebe, she is acting like herself, she has been a lot more active since she got her new pole right before Christmas. XO and pawkisses from Phoebe.

  18. Daryl is a sweet name. That law seems very rigid. Our Mama would definitely get attached as well after six entire months! Daryl , you have landed in a kind and loving family, lucky boy! We hope you will fit in with everyone seamlessly. Phoebe, we have our paws crossed that the heart murmur is nothing serious.We will come back to check on the results of the ultrasound.

    the critters in the cottage xo

    1. Thank you, you are very sweet. Ultrasound is next Friday, they only come once a month to the vet hospital we go to. XO

  19. We’re so glad you’re gonna take care of “Daryl” but we’re surprised that they wouldn’t even test him for you. 6 months is a long time to keep him separated from the other cats.

    Purrs for Phoebe.

    1. Unfortunately, the only way to test for rabies is to kill them and check the brain. Thank you for the purrs for Phoebe.

  20. TBT here: Just out of curiousity, how is “quarantined” defined? Does your whole house count? Are vet visits allowed? Would an enclosed space outdoors in nice weather be permited for an hour? How close is another cat allowed to get? Is sniffing from both sides of a doorway a violation? And who is going to know?

    6 months seems too harsh. I would seek a cat advocate to negotiate as much freedom and socialization as possible.

    1. Those are good questions and I don’t know the answers. I will look into it. I have him in one small room, the back entryway. At this point he is very afraid and I couldn’t get hin to an enclosed outdoor space if I wanted to. I am going to take it slowly.I figure this happened for a reason and he is meant to be mine.

  21. A new man cat named Daryl! Mes thinks that is PURRFECT!!!
    Mes can’t wait to reads more about him.
    Lots of Nellie kisses for each and every one of yous guys!

  22. Hi! Hey, thanks so much for posting about our pawppy! He is doing a lot better now and home is in the near future…

    We think Daryl is a nice name,

    Darryl the Feral,
    No longer in ‘peril’
    You might need to wear some apparel,
    Or bob for apples in a barrel…
    Your eyes are like beryl;
    Loved and owned, now; not feral!
    Yes, you are mancat Dapper-Daryl!!

  23. Ahhhh, so I now see how Daryl got his name πŸ™‚ He is a handsome boy from his later photos. Hope he continues to fit in and you grow to love him as you have the rest of your wonderful Gang. Looks like Somekitty guided another furkid to you πŸ™‚

  24. Ok Lady Ellen about thee name….mee just thott Midas wood bee kewl…how iss Darryl doin now? Iss hee inn yur house?
    An pleeze give Phoee mee luv….
    LadyMum has been takin care of Aunty Ruth efurry day an mee not online much. …Aunty had to go to Hospital today an then tomorrow morning. LadyMum iss all so takin care of Cuss-innss Purrsia an Kashmir; mee barelee saw her this week!!!!
    ****paw kissesss**** Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    1. I am sorry your Mum didn’t get to be with you much, but how sweet of her to help your Aunty.I will say a prayer that she gets better soon. Love and paw kisses to my purrince.

  25. Yur rite Phoebe gurl…LadyMum was beein a good furend an there were 2 Aunty’ss sick…so shee was doin dubble duty! Fingss calmed down this afternoon so wee has spent time playin an snugglin an mee even went out inn Condo fur 1/2 hour….
    No wee iss watchin lotss of “Downton Abbey” an mee iss a happy kittyboy…
    ****paw kissess**** an ~head rubsss~~ Siddhartha Henry~~

    1. I was watching the Downton Abbey special and Mom said it was boring and changed the channel- can you believe it? Phooey! I am glad you had time with your Mum and her friends are doing better. XO

  26. You Too Phoebe???? LadyMum said wee seen this all ready an she etened thee tee Vee O-F-F!! Mee was not impurressed at all πŸ™
    Mee even been notty today to prov mee point….
    Our Mumma’ss are two peass inn a pod aren’t they???
    ~~~head rubsss~~~ Yur Peeved Purrince~~~

    1. That is funny. I am glad you have been such a good kitty boy. Love, Phoebes XO and paw kisses too.

  27. Just fink thiss Sunday iss thee last eppysode of “Downton Abbey” mee Phoebe gurl…..mee hopes our PBS Channelle will do ree-runss….mee luvss thee show so-o much!
    ***paw kissesss*** Yur Purrince Siddartha Henry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    1. I hope they do reruns too. We can’t wait to see how it all ends-will poor Edith end up alone? And we still don’t trust Bates. XO and love to you.

      1. Our Vishun TeeVee iss runnin “Downton Abbey” frum thee beginning so that iss good!
        Edith sur has no good fortune at all πŸ™
        An Mary furinallee came to her sensess….
        An what will happen to Barrow??? Hee iss a wreck!
        An why you not trust Mistur Bates….hee iss a good man…an will Miss Anna have a healthee baby? Wee finks they are movin thee endin too fast…what do youss’ fink??? Mee finks there should have been 2-3 more eppysodess….
        Butt what do wee know? Wee just kittykatss…..**sighsss**
        ***paw kissesss*** to mee Purrincess
        Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

        1. I think they should have kept it running for another season or 2. It is too odd that so many have died near Mr. Bates- too many coincidences. That is what my Mom says, I must admit that I tend to doze off sometimes during the show. XO and love to my sweet.

          1. Wee agrees Phoebe gurl…let “Downton Abbey” have another seeson beecause they are movin too fast to ‘tie up loose endss’ as LadyMum callss it! An wee nevurr thott about Mistur Batess as beein a bad purrson….mee-you that iss scary as mee likess him a lot. An funny old Carson thee Butt-lurr!! Sumtimess hee iss so snobby an pomp-ass!!! Now mee likes Lord Grantham…an hee has a new doggie…..wee will watch on Sunday nite an try not to cry…..
            ~~head rubsss~~ an **paw kissesss** deer Purrincess….

          2. Carson is pompous, maybe Bates is OK, but he is always snooping around and suspicious of Anna. I will pretend we are together watching it Sunday night. Maybe we could have catnip tea in a fancy cup. XO and love

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