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leejaye
post Jun 26 2011, 11:35 PM
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Well I didn't think i would be writing a post like this for months, but on Saturday morning we welcomed a little ginger and white boy cat with big floppy feet into our family and lives. He was the last kitten in the pet shop again and i foolishly agreed to have a cuddle - he started purring his head off, threw his head back on my shoulder, looked up at me and went to sleep purring. I gave him back and walked away quite confused about what i was feeling and what i should do, my mum settled it by buying him for me and while I have been having intermittent guilt episodes (am i being fair to mischief, am i being fair to him? I go round in circles. I had also intended to get a rescue cat when i thought i was ready, mum argued that pet shop animals need rescuing too), I'm so glad she did buy him - he is so quickly wriggling his kitten way into my heart!
I've named him Purszival because he purrs whenever you pick him up, so loud you can hear him across the room! He is nothing like my Mischief girl, which is good, because I wasn't looking to replace her -I never could anyway, but i was lonely without a cat child, I think my Mischief would know this.
Purszi and I are still getting to know each other, but he already has his own very definite personality, bit of a rough and tumble crazy boy when he's awake but so cute when he's asleep (he does this thing where he crosses his front paws over his face in his sleep!). Oddly he has done a few things already that were peculiar to Mischief - yesterday he marched into the bedroom, ignored his water dish (and he knew it was there), got on the bedside table and drank my glass of water, just like he knew all about it - this was one of Mischief's favourite things, even if i got a new glass for myself she would drink the new one, seems she told Purszi cos he did that too. He also likes standing on my shoulder while I walk around which was her favourite perch when she was little. I hope she is here teaching him, I will never forget her and never stop loving her or missing her but I realised something this morning - I think that I can love both of them without diminishing my love for either, I'm just hanging onto that thought.
Wish us and the furniture luck (he really is a crazy boy, tearing along the back of the lounge)! I've attached some pictures of him in his cute sleeping pose!

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post Jun 27 2011, 09:57 AM
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Awwwww..leejaye, Purszival is so pretty and cute the way he is laying. No you are not replacing Mischief, you are just adding another furbaby to love. I bet Mischief guided you to this sweet furbaby. I agree pet shop furbabies need rescuing too.

leejaye, thank you for sharing the cute pics of Purszival. I wish you much happiness with your new furbaby. I know you have lots of love to give to Mischief's Sweet Living Spirit and to Purszival.

God Bless...

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post Jun 27 2011, 12:28 PM
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Hi leejaye,
Congrats on your baby boy! He's soooo cute! I bet he keeps you guys on your toes when he's awake. The beautiful thing about the human heart is its elasticity. As much love as you give out it can always hold more. I'm sure Mischief is looking down on you guys and laughing her tail off at her baby brother's antics. We had almost decided to get another baby but hubby fractured his heel last week and will be laid up most of the summer. Probably not a good idea to have a kitten tearing around the house until he's back on both feet. Besides, TyTy is enjoying being solo cat, Kay had such a strong personality that the poor boy was quite overshadowed when she was around.

May you, your partner and Purzs (hope I spelled it right, love the name) have a wonderful future together. Please keep us updated if you want.

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post Jun 27 2011, 03:53 PM
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Hi, Leejaye, thank you so very much for sharing with us how you're doing. Congratulations on your new lifetime companion Purszival. He is so o o adorable, and I'm so very happy that you know that you can DEFINITELY love this little new little life and always love your precious Mischief. It's NOT a choice of either / or: it's a matter of embracing each and every furchild into their own special place in our hearts and home. Please know that your precious Mischief is doing her "happy dance" with the angels seeing you happy with your precious little Purszival.

Leejaye, it is my sincerest hope and prayer that you and your precious little boy will have a long, happy, and healthy earthly journey together. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers, and look forward to knowing how you both are doing.

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post Jun 28 2011, 02:51 AM
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Hi, leejaye! Congratulations on your beautiful Purszival! What a cutie - just look at that adorable patterned tummy! : )

I'm so happy for you! Like everyone said, there is definitely enough love to go around - I know you have a really big heart, so there's plenty of room in there for both Mischief and Purszival. : ) Congratulations again! : )

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post Jun 28 2011, 07:27 PM
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Leejaye what a precious little bundle of kitty cuteness! Purzi is adorable! I'm so happy for you and I know that Mischief is smiling down on you and her new baby brother-smile.gif

I also recently took a leap of faith and adopted/rescued a beautiful new baby furbaby named Bailey (JRT mix). She's not like my Abby either and that's okay because there will never be another. But Bailey is her own doggie and has already got me wrapped around her little paw LOL-smile.gif

Congratulations! I hope that you and Purzi enjoy one another and have all the happiness that you both deserve.

Blessings to you both,
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leejaye
post Jun 28 2011, 08:11 PM
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Hi Everyone, thanks for your kind comments about Purszi, he is definitely a cutie! I'm still a little worried that i got him too soon, I don't want him to feel the sadness in my heart for Missy and think I don't love him properly. What do you guys think?
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post Jun 28 2011, 11:01 PM
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Forgot to tell you, we had our vet check yesterday and purszi is a 100% healthy kitty (apart from the 2 free fleas the pet shop gave us)! I was a little worried cos he was from a pet shop, the vet told me these little guys are often not as healthy as rescue cats (!), so we go back next week for vaccinations - bet Purszi is braver than i am! Thanks again for all your support and big purrs from Purszi!
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post Jun 30 2011, 04:21 PM
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Hi, Leejaye, thank you so very much for sharing with us how you and your precious little Purzi are doing. There is no doubt in my mind that you love little Purzi with all your heart and for who he is. But he also knows there is an "empty place" in your heart, - - a place he knows he will never be able to fill - - and he is doing his best to comfort you to let you know it's okay. He wants you to know that he's not there to "replace" your precious Mischief - - he only wants to be a part of your life in his own special way. So, please relax, dear Leejaye, and just enjoy your new beloved lifetime companion - - as your precious Mischief so very much wants you to.

And thank you so much for letting us know that his check up went so well. I am so thrilled that he got a good health report from his doctor, and I hope and pray you both will enjoy a long and happy and healthy lifetime journey together. Please know you both are in my thoughts and prayers, Leejaye, and look forward to knowing how you are doing.

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post Jul 2 2011, 02:36 AM
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Those pictures of Purszival have been making me feel all gooey inside. Thanks for sharing, and it is great to know he is in good health.
It gives me hope that before too long I may welcome a new kitten into my life as well.

Thanks.
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leejaye
post Jul 2 2011, 04:50 AM
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Hey ChrisL, Purszi just does all this super cute stuff when he's asleep, when he's awake he goes at a million miles an hour - so i tend to get pics like the 2nd one below...i really didn't think there was hope beyond my girl, i was lucky enough to have her for 17 yrs, we were part of each other, so anything else was inconcievable in those first weeks, but i met this little guy and he's making a place in my life and heart and we're getting there, I still think of Mischief everyday, but then Purszi will come and purr all over me and beg for a game, it really helps...hope you like the pics, give Loki his favourite pat for me

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post Jul 3 2011, 11:42 AM
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Hi, Leejaye, thank you so very much for sharing with us how you and your precious Purszi are doing. And thank for the WONDERFUL pictures of your little boy. He is a real sweetheart. Have no doubt in your heart and mind that your beloved Mischief is so very happy that you and little Purszi have joined your lives together.

I hope today and this weekend is being kind to you and little Purszi. Thank you again so very much for sharing with us how things are going for you both. Please know you and little Purszi are in my thoughts and prayers, Leejaye, and I look forward to knowing how your'e doing.

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post Jul 26 2011, 10:32 PM
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A quick Purszi update: Purszival has settled in really well and steals a bit more of my heart every day, his determined little boy personality is really coming out! He's already had an action packed week - we have been going for walks in the garden (with his harness on, which he is really good with actually, and loves the garden) and he found out about bees the hard way! Thank goodness he is not allergic and he got stung on the paw (not mouth), but his paw puffed up to twice it's normal size (he already has big floppy feet!) and he wouldn't let me put ice on it, trip to the vet...anyway, he seems to much prefer toys i make for him - scrunched up balls of paper, bits of string with something tied on the end, and this cardboard box he found, i cut a couple of holes in it, kitten heaven! I thought i would post these pictures of him enjoying his box, hope they make you smile , Leejaye

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post Jul 27 2011, 03:15 AM
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MUST

RESIST

KITTEN...

Seriously though, that last picture. I didn't know it was possible to be that goofy and handsome at the same time.

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post Jul 27 2011, 04:22 PM
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Hi, Leejaye, thank you so very much for sharing with us how you and your precious Purszival are dong. And thank you so much for sharing these absolutely wonderful pictures of your boy at play. WONDERFUL pictures, and blessed memories.

I hope today is being kind to you and precious Purszival. Please know you both are in my thoughts and prayers, leejaye, and look forward to knowing how you both are doing.

Peace and blessings,
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post Jul 27 2011, 05:56 PM
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Hi leejaye.....Those pics of Purszi are soooooo cute. That is one cute cat playhouse you made. He is such a sweet cat and I'm glad he is settling in well. I hope his little foot gets better.

Thank you for sharing your new beginning with us leejaye.

God Bless...

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leejaye
post Jul 28 2011, 12:30 AM
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Hi ChrisL - Resistance is futile!! And you have summed up the essence of Purszi - impossibly handsome and goofy at the same time! An interesting combination!
Thanks Moon-beam for your kind words, I didn't have a camera when Mischief was small, but my mother bought me a digital camera for Christmas so I'm really making use of it with Purszi in his kittenhood! Please give Noah a snuggle for me
Hi LoveMyMickey, I'm so glad you liked the pics, I think he's a cutie but I am undeniably biased! His paw is back to normal size (big - I can't believe the size of his feet, I wonder how big he will grow?) but he tried to mess with another bee today - we went inside straight away!!
Hope life is nice to all of you today (tonight?), Leejaye (and a loudly purring Purszival)
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post Jul 28 2011, 12:46 AM
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Forgot to say I asked LS Support to move this thread to where I should have put it in the first place, I felt kind of uncomfortable posting when people come to the Death and Dying forum with such damaged hearts, at the same time I kind of wanted to show that life could eventually go on...I suspect that if Mum hadn't bought Purszi for me I would still be depressed as hell, I don't think there was ever going to be a time when I felt "ready" for another cat child... not that it has been easy, for the first week I was consumed by guilt, I knew I had enough love for Mischief and Purszi but kind of felt like I was doing them both a disservice - I had a big talk with Purszival and explained he was definitely not a replacement cat and was a special little guy in his own right, things have been slowly slipping into place ever since, I miss my girl but life moves steadily onwards and I have no choice but to go with it, I'm just lucky I found my Purszival to walk (leap crazily!) with me.
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post Jul 28 2011, 06:28 PM
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Hi leejaye...Thank you again for sharing your beautiful Purszi story and pictures with us. I'm glad his foot got okay. I had to laugh as I read again about the 2 free fleas you got with him. smile.gif I hope you have many many happy and fun years with your leaping Purzsi.

"Purszival...You better stay away from those bees." smile.gif

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post Aug 3 2011, 11:33 PM
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Another Purszi update: We are staying at my mum's place this week - to date Purszi has fallen in the pond (So did Mischief, and my mum's dog - i think it must be a rite of passage at Grandma's house!) and made one new friend, a 2 yr old West Highland Terrier who had a dreadful hatred of cats before he met Purszi (actually I think it was just that he hadn't met one properly, he's so boisterous we used to keep him away from Mischief). After lots of initial growling and barking on Bandit's behalf (and massive amounts of bravery on Purszi's) he decided that this strange furry thing was good to play with - they started off with what looked like hide and seek, then Purszi's favourite "chase me, chase me!"... Bandit is amazingly patient with Purszi climbing on him, biting him, trying to steal his biscuits and generally bothering him, he just looks kind of bemused by it all and is astonishingly gentle with Purszi. This afternoon they are sleeping in the sun together on mum's bed, I wish I had the camera here...I have a photo of bandit on my computer so will attach that, have a good day everyone!
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