Friday, October 3, 2008

Foster Friday- How Bobby Got His Surname.

When Bobby Dazzler first came to us, he was a frightened little boy. He was a tiny thing, and still had his baby blue eyes.

He was trapped in a park by a ranger, who had seen that he was carrying a tail injury. Because of the injury, his mother had likely shunned him. The next 24 hours were a whirlwind for him- a car ride, bright lights, a partial tail amputation, pokings and proddings, being kept with other cats and kittens at the shelter, then another car ride to our house. He was filthy, and spent an hour being washed and deflead. A pretty traumatic start to life with people!


Bobby (so named because of his bob tail) almost exploded out of his shell. Within 24 hours of getting to our house, he was climbing on chests, kneading and purring his heart out. It was a beautiful sight. He was very bright, and so friendly with people, Fui and Suey (although at times, a little too friendly for Suey!).

He was fearless, and didn't whimper once when he had to go back to the V-E-T when an infection developed. While he didn't like his antibiotics, he gave in without too much of a fight.


We had started giving the fosters surnames, to try and tell potential adopters a bit about their personality. Bobby had such a shining personality that Dazzler just seemed right.

Our Dazzling little boy was adopted very quickly. This was lucky, as we were sorely tempted to go back and snap him up for ourselves!

6 comments:

jenianddean said...

That is such a sweet story. Thanks for sharing...
--Jasper

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, what a terrific story! We are so glad you fostered Bobby Dazzler so he could have a forever home.

goldenshade said...

Bobby Dazzler sounds like a real sweetheart! So glad he found his forever home after such a traumatic start to his life.

Purrs Goldie and Shade

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Bobby Dazzler is also incredible cute! We loved hearing about his name and his happy ending story!

GRRRETA said...

Bobby is so adorable! I'm so glad that story had a happy ending.

WhimPurr's Whim and the Whiskers said...

What a purrecious widdle guy! So happy he was loved by you and had a wonderful ending to his troubled start! ~ Purrs ~