Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Goodbye, Pearl

Two doors away, there lived a beautiful black kitty.  She often greeted me as I began or ended my evening neighborhood stroll.  Never knowing her name, I called her Pearl.


Pearl liked to get pets and rubs!

She wasn't that fond of the camera

Gorgeous Pearl!

Last week, I'd noticed that Pearl was wandering around her home, but there was no human around to let her inside.  There were also bowls of kibble and water on the front porch.  Had she been abandoned?  The Hubby and I discussed it; if she was without owner, we'd take her in or find a new home for her.

On Sunday, there was a Rent-a-Truck in the front yard of the house, so I walked over to ask about Pearl.  Turns out, the in-poor-health elderly couple living there decided very quickly to move into their daughter's house, and son and daughter-in-law were clearing things out.  I introduced myself, and apologized for being nosey, then asked as to what was happening to the kitty?

Turns out, Pearl only responds to her momma's voice, and on the day the couple were leaving, Pearl didn't show up.  She is an indoor/outdoor kitty, but you see her ear-tip in the photos.  She was spayed when our city had a free spay/neuter deal going.  Her sister was too, but the sister cat disappeared over a year ago...sad to say.  I called her Opal.

The son promised me that momma was coming back Monday or Tuesday this week, to call out for Pearl, and take her to their new home.  After dinner yesterday, I walked the two doors down, and discovered no more bowls.  Pearl had gone to her new home.

The last photo I snapped of Pearl...

Yes, of course I know this is a GOOD THING!  Her humans did great; taking her along.  I don't count in this scenario; I'm just the neighbor who dotes on every cat she sees.  But Pearl is special, with her floofy tail, and high squeak of a meow.  I'll miss our tender snuggles, sweet girl!

Goodbye, Pearl!  Bon Voyage.

28 comments:

  1. Worrying about the welfare of Pearl is a good thing. I know you'll miss her, but if she's with her peeps then it's a good thing.

    Have a fabulous day and bless you for caring so much. ♥

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  2. We'd worry just the same way. She is a gorgeous gal and I'm so glad she wasn't left behind.

    p.s. I'm doing pretty darn good and feel better than I've felt in a long, long time. Thanks for asking about me.

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  3. Aw it's sad you have to say goodby, but I'm so glad Pearl is with her humans. She is such a gorgeous kitty with super floofy tail. I hope she will settle in quickly in her new home :-)

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  4. we are glad she had you looking out for her. hopefully in the new place they will keep her inside and safer

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  5. pearl; we iz happee yur goin home...we noe ewe will mizz sweetie & de POM but
    thiz iz a "good thing " !! ☺☺♥♥

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  6. Whew thank goodness for a happy ending. I was so worried.
    Hugs Cecilia

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  7. We're glad your story has a happy end ! Purrs

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  8. Oh, I am so glad Pearl was able to go with her family ! I know you will miss her though. Purrs.

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  9. Aww, even though Pearl went home with her human, I know you are missing her lots.

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  10. Oh my gosh. Such a sad but happy story. I'm so glad Pearl wasn't abandoned but it won't be the same not seeing her everyday now for you.

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  11. Phew, I'm glad she went to the new home, too!

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  12. We're glad that Pearl's humans came back to find her.

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  13. We are also happy to hear the family came back for her.
    Hope she is doing well.
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

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  14. i feel just as possessive of the cats I meet in my neighborhood! Glad Pearl is home

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  15. You're so wonderful to look out for her! I get attached to neighbor kitties too and dread when their humans move away.

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  16. I know you will miss her, but I am glad she has a home.

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  17. I must admit, as I was reading your post, my heart rate was going up as I anticipated a non-happy ending. I'm glad to hear her humans followed up on their promise! She's very pretty, reminds me of my former outdoor black kitties. She could have fit right in with Oliver's family!

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  18. I came home tonight from my knit night and it was very cold and rainy. My next door neighbour’s cat Jack was meowing and sneezing pitifully at their door. Of course I went and knocked. His mom said he must have escaped. Poor kitty. He’s old and is mostly indoors only.

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  19. I too worried that it would be unhappy. I am so grateful that she is alright. I hope somehow you hear soon.

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  20. Mom is so thankful that this little tale had a happy ending. She feared this was about a cat who went to the RB. We know you'll miss your kitty friend, but we are so happy her family did not leave her behind. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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  21. Whew! I was scared that Pearl was gone OTB not just gone to a new place. Thanks for sharing your furrrend with us.
    Purrs
    Marv

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  22. That's kind-of bitter sweet. It's wonderful that Pearl has a home where she's loved and cared for, but it's sad that you won't get to see her anymore.

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  23. From your title, I thought Pearl had died. What a relief to know that she has been taken to her new home with her person. Thank you for watching out for her.

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  24. I'm sad for you that you won't get to visit with beautiful Pearl anymore. I get attached to all the furbabies I meet in my life as well, and when one moves away, I always miss seeing them. But, I am happy that Pearl was able to make the move with her mom! Too many kitties are abandoned and left behind, but Pearl's mom didn't do this to her. If she had, though, Pearl would have been lucky to call you her new mom.

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  25. We're glad she went home with her peeps, but keep an eye out in case she comes back. Sendin' hugs and purrayers.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  26. Thank you for caring for your neighborhood. It's amazing how often people leave without their pets. I'm so thankful this wasn't the case with Pearl. ♥

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  27. I'm glad that Pearl wasn't left behind.

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  28. since I am still a little weepy, I was afraid this was a bad goodbye. I am glad that she made it with her family even if I am sorry you won't get to see her any more

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