Monday, August 3, 2009



Yup, it's Grover here, long time no see! Listen, we thank you so much for your emails. We so appreciate it! We will be back soon...promise!

In the meantime, we wanted to check in and let you know that yesterday we acquired a little brother and we named him Don Vito Curlyone...we picked that name because one, he survived a hit on his life as you will read below, two because he has a chest full of curly hair, and three because he has a rather commanding presence for one so young.

He's a Devon Rex, just like me (though I think he's rather a mutant Devon Rex), about 6 months old, and was found at the World Trade Center site doused in gasoline. Angela from the Devon Rescue contacted our mom because she has a Devon already, ME! At first, our mom did not want another cat because she feels 3 cats in a New York City apartment pushes her over the line into Crazy Cat Lady territory, but when she met him in person, she folded. What a wuss!

Piggy and I gave him a few stare downs and hisses but mostly we're like 'yeah, whatever' and he's the same, though I must admit (though I really don't want to!) that we kind of like the weird little thing and we think it's kind of cool to have him around. It keeps Piggy away from me a little, and I think when Piggy warms up to him for real it will give Piggy a playmate and I can just be a snuggle cat with my mom like I want to be without that potato-smelling beast trying to gallump me all day. Hooray!

Vito, as we're calling him for short, has paws bigger than his head and the meow of a Siamese, which had us all nonplussed at first, thinking he was hurt in some way when we heard what sounded like an evil baby in the living room, but it's just the way he talks. Mom is a bit apprehensive that he's going to grow as big as a Bobcat, which we think he looks like anyway, but we shall see!

So, we are proud to introduce him to y'all! More soon!



P.S. Hi, it's Piggy. Listen, I'm doing very well health-wise and take my meds every day. I gained some weight and am pretty much back to my usual self. Thanks for all the prayers and good wishes - they helped!! I slept on my super special blanket on the couch last night, like I always do, and I let Vito sleep a few feet from me. I let him play with my crinkle ball, too, but I did not play with him because I am still checking him out and I don't want him to be all confident that I like him or anything. I'm the boss of him and he needs to know that. I did let him sniff my butt for a second though, before I hissed him away. He's kind of cute. Not as cute as me, of course, but I think I'll let him stay...I think... Luv, Piggy


Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

OhMyCat, He does look like a bobcat, sorta a moth-eaten on. What a story, doused in gasoline...he is so lucky to have been rex-cued and then come to will find 3 in an apt isn't too bad...the biggest problem is finding space for 3 litterboxes--the experts say one more box than cats, but we don't think you'll have room, unless you make them "high-rise" HaHaMeow.

Give our licks to Vito! Welcome!

Ps: we was one of bunch emailing we's very happy to hear what's been happenin' and that Mr Potato Head is doing so well.

Daisy said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family! I love his name, too. Grover, I'm sure you will make him feel right at home.

Piggy, I'm glad to hear you are feeling well!

C Meir said...

Look at that Punnum! So cute! Yeah, I'm back up to three cats myself and can relate to the whispers of "that's the lady with all those cats" thing, but I had to get one that looked like Piggy! Anywho, so glad to hear things are better and all of the Meir Cats look forward to Vito's post.

The Creek Cats said...

Bless heart!! It is so nice to meet your new brofur and we just LOVE the name! Mom is a big Godfather fan! Bless your mom for taking him in and giving him a safe and loving home. And kudos to you guys for taking it so well!

Sooooo relieved to hear Piggy is doing so well and gaining weight! He had us so worried!

mister jeter harris, hizself said...

well ... welcome don vito curlyone!
it'z good to heer yer voice grover. i hav missed u an da grate piggy, hizself.
jus one comment ... i think (but i'm not sure) dat yer mom iz already a crazy cat lady ... it'z too late.
i'm jus sayin dis.

Junior and Orion said...

Vito looks adorable! We are so glad you have given him a great purever home! Doused in gasoline........humans can be idiots!!!

Elenka said...

I'm soooo happy to hear from you, Grover and Piggy. (Glad you're feeling ok, pig!!) It's been a long time and I've been checking in now and then. Congrats on your new friend!!! He is cute, but so are you guys.
Just wondering how your mom is doing, too?

Anonymous said...

Welcome Vito! It's always good to hear about a little one who's been rescued and has found a happy home.

Camie's Kitties said...

Grover and Piggy, it is so nice to meet your new brother Vito. That is a horrible beginning to his life, but he has a wonderful story for the rest of his life. We are glad to hear that you all seem to be settling in without too many hissues.

Purrs for everyone.

Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jade and Gracie

Pinky Ash and Boo said...

We're happy to meet Vito. It's good that he has a a special forever home after being treated so badly. He is a cutie, but not as cute as you two.

The Meezers said...

Hi Vito! It's furry nice to meet you!!! we is sorry you hadded such a rough time out on the streets, but you gots a really really WONDERFUL furefur home!!!

Anonymous said...

We have been following Piggy for a few months now, wishing him well. Great news on your good health, Mr. Piggy.

Oh and good luck on convincing VITO that he ISN'T the BOSS (if ya know what I mean).

I have a new sister since November, she still bosses me around, wacks me on the head until I look stupid. But I figure she's been through a lot herself, so I let her think she's all that.

Hang in there with the new addition.

Armani (the cat with a headache)

Sparky said...

Nice to meet you Vito! That is so exciting that you are in a loving home and we know you'll fit right in, once all the butt sniffing stops...then again, Reggie and I still sniff each other's butts on occasion even though we already know each other! Our mom cracks up that we still do this - sort of like we still have to make sure that that's our brother when we sniff butts!

Can't wait to hear more about you Vito and Piggy I couldn't be happier your health has improved. That makes our mom smile.

Marley..and Reggie too

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Doused in gasoline? What is the matter with humans? It was nice of your mom to take him in. We hope you are all okay.

SuziQCat said...

Hey fellas, I happened upon your site, and love what I see! What gorgeous boys you all are. I'm glad to see that Pig is doing better. Grover is too funny! Thanks for sharing your boys with us!

homeless, alcoholic, narcissistic writer said...

oh yay. hello little are in great hands and will be in a home with tons of love...congrats..we all of us fans of piggy and grover look forward to hearing about more of you...

Jan's Funny Farm said...

So how is it working out with Curly? Everyone okay?

Cliff and Olivia said...

Hey Piggy. Great news. We hope you're still doing well.

We're looking forward to pictures of the new family member.