Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Smokey




What a sweetie pie! Life here was pretty dull before Smokey came along.

Seems like just yesterday that we heard a tiny meowing in the woods. Someone had thrown out another kitten. A dirt path off the main highway is the perfect place for people to drop off unwanted animals.

For three days we searched for the kitten but as we walked his meows got further away. I was out feeding the animals one morning when the guineas came walking up the road and following them was this little grey kitten...he hid under the old dog house...

We slid bowls of food and water under for him and it wasn't long before he trusted us enough to come out and play...


It was along about this time that Poppy insisted, no more cats!!

He meant that too! Can you tell by the mean look on his face?

Guineas roam and I really believe they brought this kitten home for us to take care of...

The guineas checked on him every day.

It wasn't long before he found the porch and Eli...
 a warm furry blanket for when it's cold outside

betcha nobody bothers me now, said little Smokey. Just let those sorry folks who threw me out try anything!

riding in the wheelbarrow.


Wow! Look at me today! All this is mine...






and I am mama's boy!

Guess I had better get busy. This feels just like a Monday, doesn't it?

I will be around to visit and catch up...

Love,
Henny





42 comments:

  1. What a perfect little joiner! He's cuddly! It's fun to read his story, Henny.

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  2. You have spend time to get your beautiful little pet:)

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  3. Oh Henny, thanks for sharing Smokeys story! He is adorable.
    Have a good day!
    Robin

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  4. Oh I love that picture, of Smokey, curled up with Eli...!!!!!!

    what a lucky kitty he was, to be brought home, by the hens...

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  5. I feel like I know Smokey from watching him grow. I've loved him from afar. :) This is such a heart-warming post. There are so many strays needing love and he was certainly a lucky one to follow those guineas. My favorite photo...All this is mine! lol

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  6. I really wish people wouldn't do that with pets. My mother had second thoughts about her new cat, and I made sure to let her know that she needs to stop being so fickle and own up to it. Though she wouldn't just throw it out in the woods, she'd probably find a new owner.

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  7. How nice to hear Smokey's story! I think he knows he is a very lucky cat to have such a special home. But then he gives back a lot of love too doesn't he!

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  8. I remember when little Smokey first appeared, a tiny little thing, just dumped out in the woods to fend for himself.
    People are so cruel.
    He's grown into a large and loving boy, Poppies bestie and thank you Eli for allowing him to snuggle inside your warm fur, during those tender days.
    Beautiful.
    ~Jo

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  9. What a uplifting post to hear Smokey's story, he certainly fits in well, full of mischief and love.

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  10. I remember when Smokey arrived and wormed his way into Poppy's heart! He's sure a big boy now, overflowing your arms.

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  11. I enjoyed hearing Smokey's story. Eli and Smokey sleeping together, so sweet!!
    Carla

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  12. Smokey is one handsome kitty and I am happy he won Poppy's hearts over!! Hope you and Poppy are doing well. Love you both!

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  13. Smokey was meant to be yours, plain and simple!

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  14. Whoever "threw away" a BEAUTY OF A CAT like Smokey was just a sorry old IDIOT--plain and simple. The good part is---I truly beleive he was meant to be yours......and his scary/bad path did lead him straight to you. And yes, I believe the guineas helped him find home, animals sense and take care of one another. Too bad many humans don't have enough sense to do the same. I'm not sure I'd ever seen any kittybaby pictures of Smokey---sure love those! What an adorable baby he was, and look at him now--he's gorgeous.

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  15. PS-- I think I"ve told you this before but your Smokey is a humdinger-ringer TWIN OF OUR SMOKEY. They are identical. How old is your Smokey?

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  16. I love his color! I have a cat with a similar color, but with a white face. Sometimes it turns out the person who threw out the cat didn't know what they'd be missing.

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  17. Oh I love Smokey!!! He is so lucky to have found you guys, and Eli too. Enjoy the little guy!!! Hugs, LJ

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  18. Hello Henny, I am over here visiting you via Debs JustCats blog. I just loved the story of Smokey so much - thank you for sharing it. I have two cats that "found me" also ... I love them & their funny little ways. We get lots of cats dumped next door to us at a trucking depot yard, they are dumped when the yard is shut. They always find their way over to my place & I feed them & (try) to find them good homes. Your blog is lovely, I shall be back again soon :-) Julie from New Zealand xxx

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  19. I had to laugh about Poppy saying no more cats....my husband said the same thing and now we have three more {{smiles}}

    Your Smokey is simply precious and I'm so glad he has such a good home. Hugs to you!

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  20. He's a handsome feline. My husband is like that too. Phones baloney. I remember when you found that kitty. Good woman

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  21. diane in northern wisMay 30, 2017 at 6:01 PM

    Love your smokey Henny .....didn't he turn out to be a beautiful cat! Thanks to you and your hubby and your kindness and Eli was a big help too! Love your blog and loved seeing those pics of your rescue of little Smokey again. Weren't those guinea hens great to lead him to you! What a great story.

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  22. I loved reading Smokey's story and these photos are the cutest!!! My Kaboodle looks so much like Smokey.

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  23. I've been following your blog long enough to have heard Smokey's story before but I enjoyed hearing it again. He's such a lovely kitty!! I'm glad the Guineas brought him to you.

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  24. That Smokey---he has a real happy ever after story to tell.

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  25. I love the story of how you got Smokey! I never heard of guineas bringing home forsaken kittens before. So cute! Now Smokey is safe sleeping beside Eli. So full of love!

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    1. That would make a great picture book for kids, wouldn't it? I can just see watercolors of a baby Smokey following a group of guineas up a country road towards a beautiful little homestead with a big white dog standing guard.

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  26. Smokey got so big, and so beautiful! He is obviously lovable and well loved.

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  27. What a wonderful story! I'm glad that sweet Smokey followed the guineas to find such a loving home. He and Eli look so cute together. We currently foster 4 kittens someone left in front of our home. We named one of them Smokey as well. :)

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  28. what a beautiful story & so sweet of you to take him in, i know i would! it looks like a wonderful little farm he has there to roam around on. the guineas knew you would help him :))

    found your blog through "just cats"
    thanx for sharing

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  29. What a heart warming story! He looks just like my Slate and his story is similar! That picture of him curled up on Eli is just the best. ♥

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  30. I am so glad sweet Smokey found his way to your beautiful home, Henny! As well as your heart! How could anyone be so cruel? My sweetie's kitty was also found as a small baby (6 weeks) on the side of a deserted mountain road in a snowstorm. People are so awful, I often wonder what happened to the other kittens....because you just know there were more. Thankfully Lucy crawled to the road just as he was driving by....and she couldn't be more loved or spoiled!

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  31. Smokey sure is a beautiful animal. I love all the photos. I'm glad Smokey now has a forever home.

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  32. Oh, Henny, I loved reading about Smokey and I loved the pic of him and Eli!

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  33. Smokey is a lucky kitty, and happy to be loved. One of our cats ended here by similar means. Somehow it ended up under our house, and youngest boy crawled under the house to bring it inside.
    God bless.

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  34. Those little critters sure do tug at your heart! I adopted Tabbie from the shelter the day after my beloved silky terrier died. I had to have something to hold and love. She made herself right at home from the start and now shares her home with another silky terrier Mandy. I just love her. Smokey is indeed a very lucky fellow to have found you.

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  35. Those little critters sure do tug at your heart! I adopted Tabbie from the shelter the day after my beloved silky terrier died. I had to have something to hold and love. She made herself right at home from the start and now shares her home with another silky terrier Mandy. I just love her. Smokey is indeed a very lucky fellow to have found you.

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  36. Awwwww, little Moke Moke. You are so good to your fur babies! I love you, Mama! I would follow the guineas to your house too if someone threw me out. Love you! ~your child who did not like to pick up pinecones on Saturdays

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  37. Sure do love your blog and all your beautiful pictures! Smokey and your pup are so beautiful together!
    Deena from Texas

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  38. He's wonderful! I remember when I was a kid (around 6yo) I was visiting my aunt and I also found there a little kitty. I heard her for few days, my aunt told me to leave her, because it's not domestic cat, she'll be afraid of me and she tried to convince me that I shouldn't even try to find her. But I didn't want to hear about it. I was looking for this little meowing cutie all the time and one day I saw her sitting among the huge plants! She (it was a kitty girl) wasn't afraid of me, she came to me, I fed her and I was playing with her all the time. It was crazy, I took her to my home, my mom wasn't very happy, because that was hard time for her, we lost a cat few weeks before. But finally she agreed and Pusia (it means Fluffy) was living with us 19 years!
    I love your photos of Smoky, and these photos with huge dog! Awww! I think animal love is beautiful, pure and animals don't know the prejudices!

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