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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Paying it Forward on Thanksgiving

Kitties!


We have something to show you...
There's a power cord on our Catio.

It leads Outside to the side of the house...
...and into here!

Kitties, this is Henry's Hut.
Henry is a handsome grey and white Tuxedo kitty, who doesn't have a home.  He showed up a couple of months ago, and we have been feeding him every day.  Tonight it's going to get really cold here in the desert, down to 29 F (0 C), which is why we're super glad Daddy built Henry a Hut.
Henry is pretty shy, which is why we don't have a picture of him...yet.  (Daddy's working on that!)
But he comes in each evening and cleans his dish, two whole cans of Friskies!  He likes the salmon flavor a LOT.
Today, he showed up in the early afternoon and Mommy went out in the yard and talked to him a little bit.  He scampered off when she got too close and trotted across the street between two houses.

The Hut has pretty decent amenities:  water, food, (see, Henry's already been in to eat!) and best of all, a HEATED fleece bed!  That's what the power cord is for. 
Kitties, it feels really good to know Henry has a meal and a safe place to sleep.

Today we're giving Thanks that we can help; after all, we all were homeless once, too.


Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving, and for our non-American pals...have a Happy Thursday!


Love, The Lounge Kats

50 comments:

  1. Seeing this hut for Henry makes me so happy! I wish all homeless kitties were lucky enough to have neighbors like you!

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  2. I can't wait to see Henry ( Especially, he is Tuxie ) , Your parents are so generous to him. I prey to COD, I wish one day, he will be the 14TH of Katnip Lounge....hee...hee... ( I remember your dad always said no more cat ! but I bet he will be a part of your family : )

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  3. I hope Henry comes around and gets to live on the Catio some day! My AAB had an outsidey-cat she fed one winter; she put a heated cat bed in a plastic litter pan--the kind with a lid and a door--and he slept in it for weeks before he disappeared. Maybe Henry will be a keeper! I'm sure he is Thankful for all the help!

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  4. Your Mommy and Daddy are SO SO SO kind. That's a first class homeless hostel for Henry. We really hope he gains confidence and will soon be an official number 14. A heated fleece bed is just such a lovely gift - we hope Henry gives thanks to you!
    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

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  5. That is so nice of your mom and dad to make a nice warm, food filled hut for Henry! That warms our hearts too! We hope all of you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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  6. That is a super nice hut your Dad built for Henry. We think paying it forward is the only way to go. Happy Thanksgiving friends, we like the way you roll.

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  7. We are glad that Henry has a nice warm place to hang out when it is cold!

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  8. That's a nice thing to do. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. Your parents are so pawsome! Da Crazy Lady has installed cat doors on da garage and leaves the heat on in der for da winter. No worries on any bad stuffs to make kittys sick, she keeps it all locked up tight in a cupboard! We also have houses all around da yard wif nice warm blankets and straw and she put foods in dem evfurry day. We have a few kittys around dat dont like people, so we want to make sure dey are warm and full too! We just know Henry is loving it! Your all so pawsome!

    Da Critters

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  10. I think it is really awesome of your Daddy to build the outside hut for Henry, and include a heated pad! I look forward to pictures of the camera shy Henry soon!
    Happy Thanksgiving! :)

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  11. We are THANKful that yoor hearts are big enuff to help Henry. being homeless at this time of year must be so very hard.

    Happy Thanksgiving to yoo all. We hope the year ahead is healthy, wealthy and very happy.

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  12. Oh you guys! We're sending you all, and especially your parents, a great big huge hug for being so nice! Henry is very lucky to have found such a great 'safe house'.

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  13. Dear Katnip Lounge Kitties...What a Mommy and Daddy all of you have ! They are such a blessing as are all of you ! Happy Thanksgiving to all at Katnip Lounge, and Henry too.

    Eva & Gracie's Mom

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  14. Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy your holiday dear friends!
    purrs and love
    Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

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  15. How wonderful that you all are looking out for Henry! Happy Thanksforgiving Day!

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  16. You are such a wonderful family and, for once, Henry has something to be truly thankful for!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all of you!

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  17. We're very glad Henry has such a fantastic "hotel," and hope that in time he will approach your humans...maybe even move in!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

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  18. Happy Thanksgiving ...

    We are thankful to have such thoughtful and kind friends. {{{hugs}}}

    We hope to see a photo of Henry soon!

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  19. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! That is a wonderful thing to do for sweet Henry!

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  20. You're all wonderful to paw it forward in such a perfect way!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  21. Bless you two. There are so many homeless cats out our way and when I see someone step forward to feed or house them it warms my heart. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I'll keep my fingers crossed that we get to see Henry some day soon. Hugs, Hugs & more Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

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  22. Awww, dat's so very kind if you to give Henry a heated blankey, a very nice hut, and food and water. You have the true spirit of what Thanksgiving means - helping others and giving back. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  23. I've said many times there is always room in the heart for one more, it's just room in the house that worrys me - LOL! But look at you, 13 cats and still helping another to be safe and warm, I think you are fantastic :-)

    Wishing you and yours a healthy, happy Thanksgiving!!!

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  24. Move over Cory ::steals computer keyboard::

    Nigel here!

    Please tell Henry that I've been in his paws. I've been scared...I've hung out in the cold snowy backyard...on the outside, looking in. Sneaking up to the house for my daily dose of Fancy Feast (seafood variety pack)...not letting the nice humans here get near me. Sleeping in the dog house (no heating pad).

    Please tell Henry the best thing I ever did in my whole life was to step into a trap on a cold snowy morning almost 2 years ago. I'm now on the inside looking out and my paws haven't touched the outdoors since because that's the way I want it.

    There is much to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving Day. I count my kitty blessings everyday and now offer help and advice to those who are oh so close to knowing the wonderful life that I've been so lucky to have.

    Let them adopt you Henry. Step into the inside. Step into paradise!

    Mancatly headbutts,

    Nigel

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  25. Oh, it's so nice to read about Henry. You guys are the best!


    The Human has gone to snowy Oregon, but I should be thankful that the two really nice neighbor ladies are taking good care of me. They are the ones I actually allowed to TOUCH me last time (sorry, Scouty).

    Happy Thanksgiving Kitties!

    November 25, 2010 6:49 AM

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  26. Henry sure has a lot to be thankful for too!! And maybe someday he'll get to live in the catio??

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!! We are thankful to have you as our furiends.

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  27. A great post=we look forward to meeting handsome Henry!..He is very lucky to have you guys to care for him=the 14th member of the catio, perhaps?...Happy Thanksgiving precious friends; we hope you all have a lovely day together…kisses…Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  28. That is so nice I am glad that Henry has you to watch out for him. To give him heat as well as food is just awesome. I am sure that he will soon come to realise that there is love, safety, food and warmth and to learn to trust your mum and dad.. Hugs GJ xx

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  29. Bless you all for helping little Henry. His hut is great, all he needs is a fridge and a tv :). We hope he'll warm up to you guys (no pun intended). Have a great Thanksgiving!

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie

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  30. What a wonderful thing to do to help Henry out. We know he is very thankful.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  31. Awwwww wow!! Me and Charlie are thankful that wonderful Henry has found your lovely mum and dad sweet kitties of Katnip Lounge!! We love the brilliant hut your ever so fabulous daddy and gorgeous mum have built!!!! Just excellent!! Yay!!!!

    Have a great Thanksgiving!!! Take care
    x

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  32. Bless your daddy for providing food and shelter for Henry.....we will be purraying that he will get over his shyness of your 'rents.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you....we all have so much to be thankful for today and every day.

    xxxxxxxxxxx

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  33. Great heated hut for Henry! Thanks for caring about him. Happy Thanksgiving to you from all of us!

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  34. Bless your beautiful cat-lovin' hearts!!!
    We have an insulated small dogloo that we got from our neighbors that weren't using it anymore.
    It's sheltered under the deck and has heat retaining purr pads & a bed in there for any kitty who is lucky to find it. We think one might have been in there last night, we saw tracks in the new snow.
    Hope to see a picture of Henry soon.

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  35. Love you MomKat and Daddy cat. So does your grateful guest. (((hugs)))

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  36. Hooray for Henry :) I bet he is ever so thankful he came into your garden prrrrr. We can't wait to see what Henry looks like xx

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  37. What a beautiful thing your daddy has done!

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  38. Happy Thanksgiving! We're so thankful for great furiends like you!! You guys have the most awesome mom and dad who take such great care of the homeless kitties! Henry is such a lucky kitty to have that pawsome hut with yummy foods!!

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  39. Henry's Hut is a great place for him to live. We bet he really loves his heated bed.

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  40. Your daddie is just about the best carpenter for kitties that I know. Henry is so lucky to have found your place. Thanks for keeping him fed and now safe from the cold. You are the best. Sending best wishes to you and your family across the miles as you celebrate Thanksgiving Day!

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  41. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!! Thanks for helping Henry. It's super sweet of you. I hope he stays safe and warm.

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  42. That is a wunnerful thing ta do fer Henry...

    Happy Thanksgiving Day to all of you!

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  43. thats so nise of yall ta take care of Henry.

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  44. We are thankful for kind and caring beans like yours who make such a wonderful difference in the lives of kitties in need. We know Henry must be very thankful for his awesome hut. We wish you a very happy Thanksgiving!

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  45. You are good, good people. You amaze me.

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  46. That is so nice of your humans to take care of Henry. They sure have big hearts!

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  47. How very cool! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!!

    Laughed about the Sweet Peatatos

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  48. How lucky for Henry that your Dad built him a Hut. We hopes he stays there all safe and cozy and eventually lets your parents pet him.

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  49. That's a nice shelter, complete with a 'porch'...our Teri is thinking about putting one of our heat pads in the box she made...maybe that will encourage TomTom or Mama Katz to go in it.

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Oh Boy...this is gonna be GREAT!