Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fleamarket is Back

Unfortunately it didn't work out between Fleamarket and Mark's dog, and the experience was stressful for Mark's wife. So the little guy is back on our back porch again today, and the search for a home for him goes on.....

22 comments:

Diva Kreszl said...

Poor little one...maybe you are meant to keep him after all???

Torey said...

Well, if you do decide to keep Fleamarket and you want an outdoor male cat there are a few things to consider. Unless he is altered, he will run away "looking for love". If he is altered, he could be run off by a bigger, meaner tom. We have had several outdoor kitties that have lived with us for a long time. The trick is, you have to lock them up at night. If you have a garage, or a shed simply lock them in there at night. That is when cats are most likely to get into trouble, or get hit by cars. If you have the cat fixed he won't run away, and if you lock him up at night he won't get run off or into fights. And honestly, locking them up every night will help them act more "dog-like". He will come when he is called b/c he knows you are going to feed him. Just my 2 cents.

Melissa Miller said...

Oh no! I can't wait for Fleamarket's happy result for a new home. :)

Chris said...

He's destined to be yours. I think you need to accept that. :)

Anonymous said...

It's a sign......

Prairie Girl Studio said...

oh dear ... what a calamity ... how many tales do you suppose little fleamarket is going to have in his many lives ... it's been fairly exciting so far!
prairiegirl

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Oh, no! Maybe Diva Kreszl is right...perhaps you two are meant for each other. Does your other kitty like him?

Dianne said...

We have had an outdoor male cat that has been neutered for 17 years!!!! Yes, that is right, 17 years. He is happy and healthy and loves his yard. It can be done!! Good luck with whatever you choose.

Anonymous said...

If you can get him to Northwest Indiana I'll take him!! :-)

Showed my huband the video clip last night and he just loved him.

GREAT, WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL blog. LOVE it.

Diane
alainasmom@homerco.net

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Awww, poor fella! Hope you work it out somehow.

The Country Nest said...

Torey's 2 cents are right on the money!!!!

IFEA said...

layla, stop fighting it ;-) some things in this case "fleamarket" are just meant to be. don't try to hide or run from your fate! ;-) greetings from germany. Iris

Cameron said...

You're breaking my heart! If only you were in Texas my husband and I would come and snatch him up. Good luck, little Fleamarket!!!

Betty G said...

He's a little cutie. I wish I lived closer! I'd take him in a minute! We have a stray that all the neighbors are feeding. She won't let us bring her in. My 3 cats are really curious about her but she doesn't like them. I feel for you! It looks like he has your heart already. It is a hard thing to deal with but I know you will either keep him or you will find him a good happy home.

Pony Girl said...

Have you considered him being an indoor/outdoor cat? Like he can come in to sleep at night, or go out during the day, or vice versa, whatever his habits are. That way he is not inside all the time (thus not too much additonal hair, litter, etc.,) yet he isn't completely living out in the elements? Just a thought. My sisters 4 cats are indoor/outdoor and it works fairly well. Still, get him neutered as soon as his age allows.

NeeNee said...

I think he's meant to belong to you. That's why he came to your yard. It was a sign. You know you want to keep him.

Collins said...

I think it's a sign that he belongs in your backyard. He is just too sweet - you have to keep him!

Liz said...

Things happen for a REASON and maybe that reason keeps coming BACK TO YOU!!

larry7pokey said...

See? I think it might be destiny...
: } pokey

Erin said...

I want him, will you hand deliver to IN? :)

Denise said...

We adopted 2 cats last summer...or maybe they adopted us! They just showed up at our farm and we live in a very rural community. After a visit to the vet, they are both healthy and cannot reproduce. We named them Zucchini and Sasha and they live happily outdoors. They even get along with the dog that we adopted a few months after the cats arrived. Maybe you and Fleamarket are meant for each other...and Mr. LC, too!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Layla, The stray cats that find you tend to make the best pets because they know you saved them. I hope you keep him and I agree with others get him fixed and keep him in at night. He will become a beloved pet I just know it. Jennifer