Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tortie Tuesday: You Gotta Have Faith!

You might have caught my comment yesterday about the call from CAPS, the local shelter where we took all the cats. It was about Momma Tortie. If you missed it, here it is:

They called me about Momma Tortie today. Apparently she has gone wild. They can't touch her. I explained her past situation and the fact that even though she was loving with me, there were times she just turned and bit, hard. Then she'd go right back to purring. It didn't happen very often, but it's the type of thing you remember.
They do not consider her adoptable. So they are going to send her to a cat refuge. There is a guy that owns a big two story house out in the country on a big fenced piece of land. The cats have the run of the house, and SPECIAL cats, like Momma Tortie, also have outside time to run and hunt and climb. That should be like heaven for her... ML 2/18/2008 08:53:00 PM

Okay, that was good news. Then they had some "bad" news. They couldn't "handle" Babie Tortie. Literally. She apparently tried to bite a couple of the workers and they were scared of her (after all, she weighs a whole pound). Being so young, with so much attitude, they didn't see her as having much of a future. She is definitely not a threat around here, unless you considered being "purred to death" a problem. So we brought her back home.

Deb had been telling me before, during my depression over losing a house full of kitties, "you have to have faith". When I said Babie Tortie needed a new name, Deb stopped and said, "Why, it has to be Faith, of course. Now you have Faith!"

Actually, Deb's first choice for a name was Boomerang, since she came back to me, but we decided that could be her middle name.

So, may I present to you, the tiny tortie Faith Boomerang Sherwood, another in a long line of petite "yellow dot" torties (we think KC coached her):

62 comments:

divakitty said...

Aw, Faith is a prefect name. Those tough *ss torties just love you ML.

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Faith is lovely!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh that is precious! She knew what she wanted and got it!

Jewelgirl said...

Faith is so cute, a bite in
the hand wouldn't stop me from
loving her. Maybe she's with the
right person...
I have 2 torties - 1 young + 1 old.

Tara said...

I'm glad Missy is doing better, and I do think Faith was destined to return to help you with the sudden silence in your home!

Tara

ML said...

The strange thing is, Babie Tortie, now known as Faith, never bit anyone, never even scratched.
She played with Margaret's grandkids (ages 2 and 4), neighborhood babies, woofies, etc. Her only problem is she is a social butterfly. She never wanted to stay in the room with her mother and brothers. She had to be out where things were going on. Even if she was asleep on your lap, snoring and purring, she wanted to be with her people.
That's what makes the whole thing so unbelievable. And the shelter said they had about six people really wanting her, but she wouldn't let anyone touch her.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Welcome back Faith...yoo neffur wanted to leave did yoo.

Samantha & Tigger said...

Awwwwwwwww....Faith Boomarang Sherwood is a beauty! She knew where she belonged and made sure everyone else did too!
Your FL furiends,

Frostin said...

Welcome home Faith. Never give up on something you really want.

Parker said...

I think Faith had this planned all along. She's as smart as she is pretty!
I'm glad she's with you. I'm also glad Mama Tortie will have a good life at the cat refuge.
Smooches!

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Faith is the perfect name for her! We are glad to hear that Mama Tortie is getting a wonderful home at a cat refuge and that you were able to take Faith back into your home!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

WELCOME HOME FAITH BOOMERANG SHERWOOD! You are beautiful!

KC: Great coaching job, we Tough *ss Torties have to stick together!

Love, Tough *ss Torti -- Spats

Kaz's Cats said...

We're so glad little Faith found her way back to you - glad for her and glad for you guys. It sounds like Mama Tortie will be set up nicely too, with room to roam outside at the cat refuge. We know a lot of cats and people have said it before, but we think you're a champion foster mom, ML, and you did a wonderful job raising all of those kitties.

Purrs to all in the Sherwood household,

Gypsy & Tasha

Marilynn said...

Deb comes up with the BEST names! All five of her kitties have superb names, and of course she named Grace, too. Grace definitely lives up to her name, and I have no doubts about Faith.

Congrats, ML and Deb. She's beautiful!

Purrrrrrrrrssssssss...

Marilynn, Grace & Company

Pixel said...

I guess like mother like daughter. I am glad everyone is doing great. You are a blesssing to animals

Wrigley & Cobalt said...

Oh how exciting!! Our bean says her eyes might start leaking. We think Faith is the perfect name for her! We can't wait to see more of her.

The Tower Hill Mob said...

It takes a special person to handle the tortie terrors. Torties rule!

Eric and Flynn said...

Faith obviously didn't want to be parted furrom you and she made sure she got her own way to return to you.
Momma Tortie's new home in the refuge sounds like it will suit her down to the ground.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

It is Tough *SS Tortie Tuesday at the Taylor CatSSSSS in honor of Faith:


http://taylorcatsssss.blogspot.com/

All Tough *SS Torties are welcome!

Tybalt said...

Baby Tortie knew what she was doing. She wanted to come home! Welcome, Faith!

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Oh yeah, she looks like a real man eater in that photo. I have a related story to tell, but it involves a woofie, so maybe I'll tell the story tomorrow on woofie Wednesday.

Daisy said...

Ah, it was meant to be!

Artsy Catsy said...

Daisy took the words right from our mouths - it was meant to be! It makes us think of that quote: "If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they're yours ..." Faith was just biting everyone to let them know she's YOURS!

Rocky
& all of us at Artsy Catsy

Jewelgirl said...

Thanks so much for stopping
by to see my torties!
Hugs for Faith!

Hilda said...

I'm so glad you got to keep one! I was hoping that you would get one back. I hope your husband, Missy, & KC aren't too upset with you!

Hot(M)BC said...

Yep, KC must have coached Faith for sure. How else could Faith have scared full grown humans when she only weighs a pound? hehehe But it's super they called you :) And it's so great that Mama Tortie is going to a cool place to live where she can go OUT and all.
Purrrrrrrrs,
All of Us

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Our Lady's eyes are dripping all over the place. She's happy though, go figure. That fluffy little miniature KC was meant to be with you - WELCOME HOME FAITH! We hope you settle in on mommy ML's lap and cuddle and purr for hours and hours and hours. And they all lived happily ever after...



You know, Lucy was exactly like Mama Tortie. She was so loving and purry, then she'd lash out without warning and bite. We never knew why. She went to a place very similar to the one Mama Tortie will call home. However, the people there said they found someone who wanted to give her a forever home. I guess as an only cat and with the right person, Lucy was much more relaxed.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

By the way, KC must have given some great lessons. After all, the people at the shelter where she was were terrified of her 6 week old, hissing, biting little self. And the way she jumped into the Lady's arms to cuddle under her chin - scary!

jenianddean said...

Awww, Faith! Welcome back babydoll!

Purrs and headbutts!!
-the McKitten-Cats

Pumpkin said...

I gess Faith knew she had alreddy fownd her fureffer home and threw a tantrum so that she wood be sent back. Good job! Now KC has sumwun closer to her own age to play wiff.

PB & J said...

Clearly Faith was destined to come back to you! You know us torties, we've got a mind of our own!

Welcome back Faith!

Purrs,
Pearl (your fellow tortie!)

Fat Eric said...

Yay! We love this story. We were feeling very sad for you about all the kittens leaving even though it probably was the best thing. But we think it is great that Faith made herself so difficult at the shelter that she got to come back home! Those torties, I don't know... heh heh heh

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

the Lady keeps coming back to look at sweet little Faith, home where she belongs.

Mickey said...

Do you believe in 'synchronicity'?

The uncanny coincidence. The unlikely conjunction of events. The startling serendipity. Who hasn’t had it happen in their life? You think of someone for the first time in years, and run into them a few hours later.
(http://www.flowpower.com/What%20is%20Synchronicity.htm)

On Feb 14,I did my T13 -Expressive Cats post. I looked at the kitties in your blog and chose Baby Tortie(Faith). Then she goes away and comes back! This is too cool.
Faith is a darling.You need to keep her.Synchronicity you know :)
Purrs Mickey & Mom

Radcliff, Allie, Luna, & Ozzie said...

ML, you seem to be making a name for yourself amongst the 'uncontrollable Tortie' poodin's.

Concats to you and Faith Boomerang both.

Derby said...

Goodness what a change of events. I like the name Faith Boomerang, it works well. Also sounds like Momma Tortie has found a good spot too. I sometimes put the bitey on mum, but in a friendly way.

Maggy & Zoey said...

Welcome home sweet Faith... you have found where you were meant to be... you knew it all along.

Boy said...

I'm gwad that Faith aka Babie Tortie is back! *waves to Faith*

The Meezers said...

see, Faith knowed where she wanted to live, and she wasn't going to give up! we is glad she's home wif you.

Jimmy Joe said...

Wow, what a dramatic bunch of posties you've had over the past week! I'm glad your eye is better, Missy, and I can tell your momma sure is happy to have Baby Tortie Faith back with you. Now you have three little kittens to boss around!
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

The Cat Realm said...

She definitely wanted to stay with you! No doubt about it! Faith is a beautiful name! And we hope Momma Tortie will be very happy at the refuge!

The Cat Realm said...

By the way: Anastasia would do that too - and scratch - never meant bad - just didn't know that human skin and meat is frail.... hahahahahha - the staff learned to see it coming.......
Oh shoot - we miss her.....

MoMo said...

Welcome home, Babie Tortie/Faith! Hope Mama Tortie enjoys her new life at the refuge.

Good to see that Missy is getting better.

Tiger Lily said...

Faith Boomerang is a lovely name. Welcome back! It is good to know what you want and be able to convince the humans to go along with it!!

Lux said...

That is the perfect name, and I'm so glad she came back home to you!

Camie's Kitties said...

Welcome back home Faith Boomerang. We love her name. We can't believe that that little angel was deemed unadoptable. Poor thing - it seems that she knew where her forever home was all along, and she just wanted to get back to it.

How is Missy's eye doing? And is KC feeling all better now?

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

wozog said...

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Karen Jo said...

Welcome home, Faith Boomerang. I am agreeing with everyone else who said that Faith knew where her forever home should be and fought to get back to it.

Astrid, Kashim & Othello said...

Awwwww! Now this is some good news isn't it?
Welcome home Faith Bommerang we love your name already!!

Victor Tabbycat said...

"oh, the cat came back, the very next day, they thought she was gone but the kitty came back... the very next day!"
I'm wonderin bout these cat peeps who can't handle one ascared kitty... or 2. Those kitties has nefur been caged or nothin. Acourse they's scared!
Concatulations ML, KC, Missy, an specially Faith on yur happily efur after.

Lorianna said...

Well, now my eyes are leaky. :) I'm very happy for you and Faith. You were meant to be together! Have a wonderful day with your kitties!
Hugs and Purrs,
Lorianna

Lisa said...

I love Faith and what a perfect name for that sweet little baby that just KNEW she had to come back. KC needs a mini-me, too (my Maggie nearly got a mini-me, but someone else thankfully adopted little Billie Jo). I'm glad things worked out for Momma Tortie. I'd love to have one of those cat havens some day.

Sammawow said...

Oh, we love that name, Faith Boomerang! We also felt sad that all of the kitties left but how wonderful today that Faith came back home! Our Lady's are all leaky with this happy ending! And we're all glad that Missy's eye is getting better and that Mama Kitty will have a good life at the cat refuge!

Purrrrrrs, China Cat & Willow

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Faith is perfect! Mommy and I thought of you all day yesterday and sent up a prayer last night for you and now we see it was answered!
I think Faith will be a "mamas girl" for sure.
I also think a Tough A*s Tortie group is long overdue. KC could be the ringleader!

Welcome home Faith!

Chancy, Ernie's Voice & Jake said...

We love Faith...she new where she wanted to be. Faith is where she needs to be. This story warmed our hearts.

HUGS~ Chancy, Ernie's Voice & Jake

Mo said...

ML: Faith is a perfect name.
My heart goes out to you.
I just caught up on reading the past week's posts.
You are so wonderful, and I'm glad there is a happy ending for everyone.
Much love,
Mo
(aka Not The Mama)

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Oh dear, we just found out the news! How sad to give them all up after bonding with them and they with you. But we understand its for the best! Glad things seem to have worked out for momma tortie and we are sure glad that you now have Faith! Hugs.

meowers from missouri said...

appaws!! appaws!! we is so glad faith is back where she belongs--we bet she fits right in that hole she left in your heart when she went to the shelter!! mom's not surprised--the Great Design sometimes lets us reap our rewards right now;-) an' what a prize that li'l tortie is!!

Anita said...

I have just known Missy's accident. We are glad know that already she is better and will not lose her beautiful eye.

Oh my God!! Please, excuse me... I have just known Missy's accident. We are glad know that already she is better and will not lose her beautiful eye.

Good luck with "Babie Tortie"

A big Purrrrrrrrr.

Junior said...

I still sometimes do the same thing that Momma Torite does....meowm is just glad I don't do it as often as I used to.

Welcome Home Faith!!!!!!!

Emma's Kat said...

Love the name Faith. Welcome back home Faith. I agree w/DK, you's a tough a@# tortie Faith, and knew exactly where you wanted to be!

Jan said...

We like Deb's attitude. Or is that catitude? We're glad things are working out for the different kitties. Mama tortie will have a home and Baby tortie - now Faith - is home with you again. She sure is cute.

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