Nicknames: Sunshine; Sir Alfie; Fuzzybutt, Smudgie (refers to his cute chin) He was an absolute love bug, my big boy, my loveable lug.
Gotcha Date: March 18th 2006
Birthday: October 1st 2005
Coloration: Orange & White Tabby
Likes: His mom's lap;
Pet-Peeves: He has none..well, he doesn't like being ignored.
Favorite Toy: Da Bird!! laser light;
Favorite Food: Wellness (Chicken and herring is a big favorite!)
Arrival Story: Alfie. Where do I start? He was the only cat I have that I set out to get. I don't mean him specifically but I always longed for an orangie. I have a friend, Suzanne who is very involved with a rescue group here in Montreal.She called me March 2006 all excited.There was a litter of kits, she heard they are "amazing" Oh yea, 2 of them were orange/white. So this time I was determined to not let my heart lead the way. I said TOTAL orange, cause that is what I wanted. She sounded a little miffed.Are you not listening she asked me? They are great kittens! So what if they are orange and white. So I am ashamed to say I said, no thanks. That week-end the kittens went to adoption day at a local pet store. It was nasty weather and the adoption day was not a success. All this time I was obliviously carrying on waiting for the perfect orangie. Thank heavens Suzanne called me again. You are going to be so sorry she said. So OK I can be stoopid but not THAT stoopid so my friend Ellie drove me to the house where Alfie was living. It was a Sunday( March ) Momma cat and her 4 kittens were all there. I made a bee-line to the kitten with a smudge on his chin who would become my Alfie. I held him in my arms. He got very cosy and started purring. I fell madly in love on the spot. Never even held the others.It was as if I was afraid of letting go of him. HE IS MINE or is it the other way around?
Bio: Alfie's momma was a little orangie who followed a nice lady home. Nice lady thought she was taking in a fat boy. October 1,2005 she had a lovely surprise when "fat boy" dropped a gift on her bed. (4 kittens, one of whom would become my Alfie. With the help of her 2 young daughters she did a marvelous job of socializing them. When I first saw him one of the little girls was bringing out the 2 brothers. One each hanging like a stuffed toy from her arms. I am also happy to say that the nice lady (whose name I don't recall.) ended up giving away the babies but she kept mama cat:)
When my vet first met Alfie she said she wanted him!!! I mean she really did!!! She had me call the nice lady to see if Alfie's bro was still available. Some lucky person had taken him. (Wish it had been me.)
CATSTER HONORS: DDP ~JULY 26/2007
DDP ~ NOV 02/2007
DIARY OF THE DAY~ NOV 05/2007
CAT OF THE WEEK :Week of August 18 2008
CAT OF THE DAY : October 7 2010
My sweet orange friend in the UK, Alfie needs purrs.
His mom posted the following message on Facebook:
I brought Alfie home from the hospital this afternoon. He's a very poorly little boy and his kidneys are failing. I'm trying to tempt him to eat a little and syringing some water for him. He's on medication but I can see the spark has gone from his eye. I know he's on borrowed time and I won't let him suffer. He looks fairly relaxed in his bed just now and is loving me talking to him and is purring. I just can't bear to think of losing him and I'm in denial just now. When I had breast cancer 7 years ago he never left my side and kept my spirits up. I just love him so much and he's my top priority just now. Please forgive me if I don't respond to your e-mails and comments but I just want to spend time with Alfie.
Would you please visit his page? Send him purrs. His poor mom too.
Alfie passed away at 6.00 am this morning. He was in his bed and it was very peaceful. I told him how much I loved him and how special he is and always will be. He is with his dear brother Albie now.
I have sad news. My friend Prince has made his journey to the Bridge.
Please help me welcome him.
Some of you know he had been very ill with cancer.
This morning his mom was about to take him to a specialist but had trouble
breathing and collapsed.
She took him to his vet but he didn't make it.
Those of you whose moms are on facebook can read about him Facebook
We need to help his grieving family. His mom wrote that Prince loved life.. he was a sweet love bug and a clown.
We will sprinkle healing angel dust and remind them that love is forever..
Love and purrs,
My family and I got a friend invite from a sweet family.
They have a 16 year orange/white boy named Ollie. Ollie is 16, sick
and he is asking for help.
Please read his diary for details.
We all need friend but when we are sick, it is a lifeline, right?
If nothing more than a shoulder to lean on, words of encouragement!
His mom is crying.
Sadly we can all relate to a mom's tears...
PS Thanks Violet for an important reminder! Please send Ollie a friend request!