Tuxedo Cat

Remember the little kitty I blogged about a couple weeks ago? Well, turns out it’s a boy, and I was so excited to be able to pick him up from the animal clinic the other day…

(Click the play button on the video below to see him in action!)

It only took him a couple of hours to get over his camera shyness…

And figured out that dangly camera straps are fun to play with…

We’ve been calling him Kit-Cat, because he reminds us of those old “klocks”…

And we thought the Kit-Cat Creed described him pretty well, too:

Put a smile on everyone’s face;
Love in everyone’s heart;
Energy in everyone’s body;
and be a positive force in everyone’s life!

He’s been living on the “quiet” side of the house, while Max (our chihuahua) has been sticking close to us on the other side. (We have a little gate separating the two sides of the house right now.) Kev and I have been taking turns hanging out with Kit-Cat at different points throughout the day, but Max has always been very jealous of us holding or petting other animals, so it’s pretty much impossible to bring Kit-Cat over to Max’s side of the house. Our old cat, Bean, (who passed away earlier this year) never could sit on our laps because Max would always run him right off. :-(

We’d really like to find someone who doesn’t have an attention hoggin’ dog to adopt little Kit-Cat because he’s so affectionate and we want him to live a stress-free/love-filled life! (We travel a lot, too- so that’s another reason we’re thinking we should find him another home.) The vet said he should remain a strictly indoor kitty because of his fragile leg, and we’ve already taken care of neutering him, and we’ll bring him in for his rabies shot next week. So if you live near Prattville, Alabama- and you’re interested in adopting him, drop me a line and we’ll go from there!

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  1. says

    Pets really do make your life. Despite all the work with the renovation, our dogs have their own blog at giantwuppie.wordpress.com. Our cast of characgters includes Penny The Crochety, Waldo the Lion, Nellie the Nervous, and the Giant Wuppie himself.

  2. Kim says

    Love the way this cat’s story is unfolding. Also LOVE the music in the video…was that Kev singing?

  3. says

    Hey y’all,

    Stephanie is interested in adopting your little Kit-Kat thought
    you might of missed her comment. I am cat person too I have
    Chloe who we rescued in 2003. Love this kitty too much.
    So glad you touch the time to save this one.

  4. says

    OK… So I am not even a cat person… and this precious one has stolen my heart. My husband is also allergic to little kit-cats! BUT… he sure has a great story with you and brings a sweet smile to your face… I join some others in voting you keep him and let the love flow! :0) He is too precious!

  5. says

    I have to say, rescued kittens like this make the best “dog-cats”… you know, look like a cat, act like a dog? Mine actually comes when you whistle, and he totally fetches twist-ties (while still retaining the feline look-of-utter-disdain for appropriate times, like when I ask him to move off my keyboard so I can type. The nerve!)

    I don’t think there was ever any doubt you two are fabulous people, but not many would have taken the time to give this kitty a chance at a good home. I hope he finds one!

  6. says

    How sweet! They find a way into our hearts so fast! We are “fostering” 3 kittens a neighbor found. I am looking for homes for them…that event will be as hard as yours!

    Bless you for the kindness you have shown!

  7. says

    What a lucky little guy to have found you two and gotten a second chance at life. I really hope you are able to find him the perfect home! What a sweetheart!

  8. Lisa says

    I noticed two people (above) were potentially interested in adopting him – Brittany from Madison, AL, and Stephanie from GA. We’d all love to see Kit-Cat get a a great forever home! Keep us posted! : )

  9. Katie says

    He looks like he’s a licker! My baby girl (well, she’s 2 and a half…) isn’t much of a cuddler or a snuggler, but when she’s in a good mood she’ll curl up next to me and start licking me. Makes it really hard to scratch her head, actually, because she keeps trying to lick the scratching hand.
    I wish Kit Kat luck… I can understand not wanting to add another pet with Max being like that, and if you’re always going to leave kitty alone. It’s great that he has you guys to stay with for the time being, though!

  10. Carol Sullivan says

    Did Kitty find a home yet? I keep checking back to see if y’all have posted an update!

  11. Wendy M says

    What a sweet story Layla and Kev. So nice that what started out as an abandoned, injured kitty has turned around to a bright future for this little guy, all due to you both. Kudos to you! His story touched me, but being from Canada (a tad far away) and the fact that my hubby is definitely not a cat person, I can’t offer a home. You make a good point about all your travelling – does Max go with you ‘on the road’? I don’t remember seeing him around in your posts from other locations. If the two of them can’t come to terms, that would be difficult. I hope it works out that you either can find a forever home for Kit-Cat, or Max finds a way to accept him. Either way, he is way better off than where he was. Wishing a happy future to you all!

  12. Cindy Chapman says

    So many folks don’t bother neutering a male, but they live a much happier, healthier life when they are fixed. So speaking for the Montgomery Humane Society,where I work, thanks! If you can’t find him a home, bring him to us and we will gladly find him one!

  13. Reenie says

    He knows you guys saved him……I sure hope that you can keep him. That kitty will run away and hide from Max…..I say start slowly getting them used to each other. In time, Max will get used to him …..and they’ll become best buds. =)

  14. Renee M says

    About 6 weeks ago a tuxedo kitten walked into the machine shop my husband works at. The guys all thought it would be neat to have a shop cat so they started feeding him, even went out on the 2nd day and bought cat food. But by the end of the 3rd day, they all decided it was too dangerous for such a little fella to be hanging around there, so my husband brought him home to join our other 4 cats:) He is the most loving little thing. Hope yours finds a good home if you guys can’t keep him!

  15. Ann says

    Just checking in to see whether you are keeping KitKat or if he has found another forever home. All “us cat people” would love to hear the latest about him. Do hope he, and you, are well and thriving. Please let us know.