Nicknames: Mercy Me!, Mercy Me Me, Miss Mercy, Mershey, Girlfriend (by her Dad)
Likes: She loved to ride on her Dad's shoulders and was very friendly to visitors. You couldn't pet her without her licking your hands.
Pet-Peeves: Nothing really stands out as being a pet peeve of hers.
Favorite Toy: She wasn't as interested in toys as much as she loved to climb cat trees and perform stunts on them
Favorite Nap Spot: Varied during the day but at night she always slept with her Mom and Dad
Favorite Food: Dry and wet
Skills: She was the best at making us proud to be her parents
Arrival Story: One morning I drove the dogs to the dog park near our house before going to work. As soon as I got out of the car, Mercy started meowing loudly at me from a tree inside a huge empty lot that was secured by a chain-link fence. When I called to her, she immediately jumped off the tree and came to the fence but I couldn't figure out how to get her over to my side. As soon as I dropped the dogs off at home I brought her some food and water and slipped it under the fence. My husband went to check on her after he got home from work. At the time, we had our cat Bibi, who was very ill from cancer. I worried about Mercy all night and the next morning she was back in the tree. I walked around and finally discovered a larger opening under the fence, called to her, and she crawled right out. She didn't mind being picked up but she was shaking. She appeared to be clean, so I thought for sure she was lost. Our vet thought that she was about 7 months old and she had been spayed. She was scanned for microchip identification, signs were posted, but no one claimed her. We were so happy!
Bio: Mercy was a blessing as our 17-year old Bibi shortly succumbed to her cancer. She was a good girl that was also fun, confident, affectionate, goofy, and polite. She absolutely loved being talked to and responded by giving us short meows while squirming around in odd positions. If my husband or I coughed, cleared our throats, or talked to each other while she was napping nearby, she would let out a meow with her eyes still closed because she thought we were talking to her. A wonderful role model to her siblings and that's why they all loved her.
We want to thank you for leaving us with so many wonderful memories. This was the best place to meet other cats and those that loved them. We have been through so much together!
In case you're wondering, there are 11 cats in the house now! Yes, Sofie, Riley, Pebbles, Reebok, Nike, Joy, Enzo, Melody and Pixie are still around, but there are two more!
Jake and Ace are two long-haired boys. Jake looks similar to Joy and Ace is black. They're about 16 months old now. Mom is on the Humane Society's email list and there was a plea last year for fosters to help pull kittens from the local kill-shelter for a couple of weeks. Unfortunately, this will always be an ongoing issue.
"Just a couple of weeks" Mom says to Dad, but being that Dad is just one of the best guys around, he agreed to it. They ended up taking home a litter of four, three boys and one girl. Well, the kittens decided it would be in their best interest to prolong their stay by having poop explosions! No way could they then be put up for adoption! Two weeks turned into four but they finally got well and had to go.
By then, Jake already told Mom and Dad that he found his permanent home right between them on the couch when they watched TV, so he was adopted first. Mom was really sad to drop off the other three, but one of the boys and the girl were adopted within two weeks. The last one was the black boy, now named Ace. Mom couldn't stop thinking and worrying about him getting adopted and didn't want him to be left there much longer. She didn't really need to convince Dad, though he let out a big sigh. They are both very friendly.
Joy had some teeth pulled and got a lion cut while she was knocked out. She looks sooo cute! Huey the dog is still there breaking up cat arguments as well.
We know we've missed a lot on what has been going on with our friends but we wish you the best, always.
Thank you to my pals for stopping by to remember my Bridge anniversary yesterday. It's been two years already.
Mom has been working hard to get rid of stuff in the house to make room for new stuff for the cats. Dad cut down the oldest big cat tree in the house. Some of the posts on it looked like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, anyway.
I would have had so much fun with the new stuff they're getting but I'm glad to see my brothers and sisters are happy. Mom still mentions my name to them to make sure they don't forget me and to keep me there in spirit.
Thanks again for remembering me. You know I miss you all!
The party continues with my being one of the DDPs today! Angel Rocky Ann and I went shopping on Purple Cloud 33 and had lunch afterwards. She brought her pink shopping bag and I brought my red one. You know RA, she knows where all the best deals are!
Thanks to my angel pals and earth pals for congratulating me today with comments, pmails, gifts, treats, and mementos. It was great visiting with you!