Sunday, November 13, 2011

How Guido Was Rescued.. gues post by Alicia from Pet Epicure

Alicia and her family run Pet Epicure, a pet boutique, luxury cat boarding facility, doggie daycare centre and pet grooming shop that also rescues and adopts out ex-stray cats.  As Guido (or Jake as he was known then) came from there, I invited Alicia to tell us how he ended up in her place....

Guido "killing" the living room rug.
I'd like to say I was surprised when Annabelle and Olivia (friend and sister) called to ask if we could take in a solitary emaciated kitten they had found outside the shop, but I wasn't. Whether he was dumped or had crawled over led by inner intuition that help was near, we will never know.


Over the years we have rehomed over 180 cats and kittens and TNRed almost 3 dozen. Keeping our numbers realistic has always been a challenge. Aside from financial constraints, we are constantly walking the fine line between overcrowding and quality care.


Feeling optimistic that day, I said yes, but he would be the last until we rehomed or released some.


Jake was discovered during one of our busiest times; we had too many adults that had spent almost a year with us without finding a family and a bunch of other abandoned kittens. However, the little man seemed to understand our stretched finances and over taxed schedules; he accepted his Accurate calmly and struggled just enough during his bath to hint at his indignation and eventual vigour. He promptly began eating and quickly gained weight, growing a handsome glossy coat and charming the socks off man and beast.


And the rest as they say is history. Sailing under a lucky star, he came to be adopted by a lovely couple who offer him a forever home, love and a fair amount of roast chicken. What else can a cat ask for?

If you want to adopt a pet, or happen to have tonnes of spare cash to give away, do consider calling Pet Epicure or check their Facebook page.

36 comments:

Cat-from-Sydney said...

How lucky for Guido yo have been found by you Aunty E. Or is it the other way round? purrr....meow!

Sparkle said...

Guido was a smart kitty - he knew to ask for help from the right people! It takes a village to find a kitty a home, doesn't it?

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We think Guido is a very smart kitty and planned it all this way:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

The Cat From Hell said...

What more can a cat ask for? Ham and tuna {{{{Giggle}}}}
Really, guido is one lucky cat! Just like me!
Kisses
Nellie

Mr Puddy said...

You are a lucky one, Guido !
And smart kitty will end up with lots of Roast Chickun ; )
I had it last week too...YUM !!!!!
xox

We love LUNA said...

Guido is so sweet, I'm so happy that he is fine.Lucky boy.
purrs to you all
Luna

Declan said...

Your a lucky boy Guido, but then cats just are! Deccy x

Declan said...

Your a lucky boy Guido, but then cats just are! Deccy x

Old Kitty said...

Yay for gorgeous Guido!! Big thank you to all these lovely people who helped him and gave him and all these poor abandoned kitties a second chance.

Take care
x

Brian said...

Bravo Guido, it was just meant to be!!! Hooray for you!!!

Barbara said...

Well done Guido, and well done you for giving him a home.

Sharon Wagner said...

I love the new triple header.

Katnip Lounge said...

Guido, we know it was all part of your Master Plan! Lucky you, finding the right People to help you.

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

What a happy ending! Sounds like they do a lot of good for so many kitties, bless them!

periwinkle farm said...

I am sooo glad that there are a few people in this world who care about our furry friends it is so depressing thinking about the unlucky ones. Thats why when I know i have the extra money i go rescue a cat out of the shelter. Thats where my 7 have come from.

m.q said...

one lucky Guido!!!
yay....


Oren the Destroyer
Meow Meow Family

BeadedTail said...

Guido knew exactly where to go for help in finding his furever family!

dusty cleo said...

Lucky Guido!
We were both rescued too; Dusty was rescued from the middle of the road, and Cleo was adopted fm the SPCA :)

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

You are one of the lucky ones Guido. We wish all cats could be so lucky.

Gattina said...

Another happy end how wonderful !
Thursday I fly back home. It's enough sunshine now and my bed is so empty :) !

rumpydog said...

Oh Dog! Guido looks like our June Buggie! I am glad you have a wonderful home now.

Admiral Hestorb said...

I loved reading this.Mom and I love you three babies. I hope you are all happy and well. Guido iyou are a lucky boy and I remember when you first arrived in the family. I would love to have some roast chick-hen too. Mom just gives me that ol' canned stuff.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are so glad Guido found his righful forever home. xx

meowmeowmans said...

Hooray for Guido! Sounds like a match made in heaven. :)

Cindy said...

Guido knew where to go!

Simba said...

Aww, what a great story of how he was rescued and you came to have him!

GrammyMouseTails said...

Guido was meant to live at your house! a great rug killer too!

catsynth said...

What a great story. We're glad you found Guido, and it's great that Alicia and Pet Epicure help rescue so many cats like him.

Cindy said...

We all so happy Guido was rescued and has such happy home now with good family!
Wow, guys, our Mom read your comment about lightening hitting your house! We so happy everyone is safe!! We would be freaked out if that happen to us! Storms are scary! Be safe!
Buster, Rudy, Sam and Cindy

Clooney said...

Guido (aka Jake) was definitely under a lucky star! Great post.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Guido is a lucky kitty! Lucky to have you and you are lucky to have him! A very lovely ending :)

Roy said...

Tegar says: "Guido, you does has good taste in humans doesn't ya! Me thinks you a really lucky boykitty. Whatevers, you a handsome kitty and you deserves da best. I tinks you has the best fambily around. Jus sayin .... "

Dianne said...

Happy 790th post ;)

I thing people who help animals are a special breed of folks

thanks for your supportive comment
as for the showering thing, it is what the abuser is now saying happened rather than the charges of raping young boys
he's just grasping at anything to save himself
I do find the US to be overly puritanical but showering with your coach is something even I would find creepy

Hannah and Lucy said...

Guido you have been lucky - a loving home and roast chickhen also it must feel wonderful to be loved and safe from harm.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Remington said...

Great story! Smiling in Minnesota!

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Good job, Pet Epicure, and hurray for Guido!