Saturday, January 26, 2008

Tom's Story

If you have been reading Caturday for a while you will remember the shelter blog The Secondhand Dog and some of the characters there, Snickers, Bucky and Tom.

The first two have been adopted and live happily in loving homes. Bucky moved in with Ben, the mailman, and Snickers underwent a personality change when she finally found staff that respected her royalty.

Tom is a VVW, Veteran of Vehicle Wars, and he had lost a leg in the battle. He had survived but he was living in a shed in his family's back yard and sadly, no one seemed to understand what a kind, sweet fellow he was. They brought him to the shelter.

Tom found a job at the shelter working as Greeter, kind of like at Wal Mart. When you arrived and walked down the Dog Hall, Tom would come out to greet you and lift his head for a scritch and a kiss if he could get it. He could hop up and down the hall and spent a lot of time managing the Pantry. He and Bucky were good buds and could often be found shooting the breeze together.

I liked Tom quite a bit and would have loved to offer him a home. But this place has a lot of up and down and his movement would have been limited.

But then, as we say at Caturday, Every Cat Has His Day. A kind woman saw Tom's story on the web and knew he was meant for her. She arrived from hours away and took the old fellow home. He has a low couch of his own and a few housemates he is getting to know.

I will miss his friendly greeting but I am happy to think of him warm, cozy and well looked after in his elder years.

Bucky and Tom hanging out.


Jessica said...

Great story! I was on my way to getting in the car to go meet the little guy.
Glad to hear he is happy and comfortable now.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am glad that he has found a good home!

Derby said...

All of us have a forever home somewhere. Some of us just take longer to find it.

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

We love happy endings!

Fat Eric said...

YAY! Tripod Tom has a home. This is furry furry good news. Am purring like mad to hear it.

jenianddean said...

What an uplifting story! We are so happy to hear that Tom has a fur-ever home!

-Jasper McKitten-Cat

The Cat Realm said...

What a wonderful story! We are very happy for Tom!!!

Samantha & Tigger said...

Yeah!!! A furever home for Tom! We are so glad!
Your FL furiends,

Artsy Catsy said...

Oh we love stories with furever home happy endings! Tom is such a handsome fellow.

& everybody at Artsy Catsy