Au revoir, LloydTuesday, August 06, 2013
I've known Lloyd for a little over a year and it's with great joy I'm here to announce...
Lloyd is no longer a stray!The weekend before last I drove four hours to State College, PA to meet up with Lloyd's new parents. It was three hours for them to drive back to their place from there. Over 420 miles to his new home but Lloyd is now a new resident of Philadelphia.
I basically say the same thing every time I blog about him but he really is one of the best cats I've ever met. People asked all the time why I didn't just adopt him if I like him so much and it's so hard to explain. I just don't feel like he was meant to be my cat. When I met each one of my critters I knew that second we were going to be together for a looong time. Even as Doctor Octopus tried to worm him way out of my arms the first time I held him as a kitten, I just knew. I didn't have that with Lloyd. He was such a cool cat but he wasn't mine. I don't know if that will make sense to very many people but I'm unsure how else to explain it. Regardless, I am very happy to have had him in my life even if it was just for a short period.
He was a heck of an outside companion. He'd often spend all day snoozing on my deck and was always SO excited to see me. He had a habit of just magically showing up when you popped outside if he wasn't already on the deck, you'd look away for one second and then he'd be there when you looked back. He loved getting rubbed on his belly and would always flop over so I could have easy access. In our year together he never once hissed, bit or scratched at me. He was definitely a lover, not a fighter which was evident by the boo boos he always had on his nose.
If I fits, I sits - All pictures of Lloyd napping in a small orange container I had on my deck.
My Three Strays - A post about my three favorite outside dudes.
Lots of Lloyd - Just me gushing about the cute guy with the toupee.
A new straybie - The very first post about him.
Weekly Nail - Not a post specifically about Lloyd but it does feature a small bit about him and a picture.
Momma said - Another post not specifically about Lloyd but has some pictures from a day we spent gardening together.
This past week has been weird without him. I catch myself looking for him, and wondering if he'll be asleep in his favorite chair on the deck when I look out the window. I miss him SO much. I feed a handful of other strays but none compare to Lloyd. I am so happy to know he's safe though. He'll never hop his way up on my deck again with a paw curled up from a fight earlier in the day instead he'll be snoozing in a sunny spot in a window or be curled up in a real chair not a patio one.
Marine & Shawn, Thank you so much for adopting Lloyd. You guys are the best.
PS. Lloyd's mom, Marine, has a blog if you're interested in keeping up with him!
P.P.S. I supposed it should be addressed before someone presumes the worst (just like every other time I post about him) - Lloyd is a confirmed stray. His "family", previously my neighbors, left him behind when they moved. He wasn't just an outside cat, he had no family.