Monday, February 15, 2016

Meet Connor

In Friday’s post, I asked you to guess what Natasha was thinking, and said Natasha would reveal the truth today.

And this is what Natasha was thinking:

“Are you kidding me? Another cat?”

Yes, we have adopted another cat. Meet Connor Romeo Barbour.

Connor Romeo Barbour - taken Feb. 14, 2016


Romeo, as he was named at the county shelter, was an owner surrender. His picture on Facebook was as cute as could be, but there was a sadness in his eyes. I couldn’t forget him. 

I wanted to go meet him. But my husband Larry said that he thought two cats were enough for now. I believe that when bringing in a new animal, it’s good for both me and my husband to be happy about it. And maybe . . . well, maybe two was enough.

Wednesday Larry called me at work. I thought he was just calling to say hi. But then he said he was thinking about Valentine’s Day and what our gifts to each other might be.

“Why don’t we go adopt Romeo?” he asked.

It took no convincing. Yes!

Connor on the day we brought him home.
You can from his eyes that he doesn't feel good.


So that afternoon we brought him home. It has been a tough few days. He wouldn’t eat much on Wednesday night and ate nothing on Thursday. He was also favoring his left front leg and paw. 

Thursday afternoon we took him to our vet and discovered that he had a fever. The vet couldn’t find anything specifically wrong. She said he could have gotten bitten and had an abscess somewhere we couldn’t see. His breath smelled like he might have the beginnings of an upper respiratory infection.

To start, the vet gave him an antibiotic shot. We were to call the next morning.

Connor late Thursday night, as he began to look more comfortable.


Thursday night, we were scared. Connor was lethargic, barely moving, looking miserable. I stayed with him all night. I felt hopeful when he kicked off the blanket and started moving around more. He began to look more comfortable. And at 6:15 Friday morning, he ate a little dry food.

We took him to the vet later for sub-Q fluids. He has been on the mend and is now eating, drinking water, exploring, cuddling, and purring. 

Connor on Friday afternoon taking a bath after eating.
A simple thing, but it made me so happy!


Connor on Saturday, feeling better and better.


We haven’t let the girls interact with him except to look at him while I carry him around in case he has had something contagious. I hope after the initial bumps in the road that usually occur when introducing cats, things will smooth out and all three will enjoy each other.

Connor Romeo is the best Valentine’s gift I’ve ever received, and I think Larry would agree. How was your Valentine’s Day? What has been your favorite Valentine’s Day gift ever?



36 comments:

  1. He is beautiful. And I'm so happy to hear that he's doing so much better. We have two cats and I often get the urge to get one more because there are so many at the shelter in need of homes. But I'm not quite there yet. And I'm not sure my husband would be keen on that!

    (I didn't realize you had so many posts on this blog. Bloglovin' (the blog reader I use) is only showing one!)

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    1. I reloaded Bloglovin' and now all the posts are showing, so I don't know what's going on. Wacky!

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    2. It's so good to see you, Martha. Yes, the time to adopt has to be right--and sometimes the right time sneaks up on you.

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  2. So happy for you, Tina, to have pets that bring you so much joy! Connor is adorable! I'm so glad that you are blogging again! Thank you for visiting me!

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    1. Hi, Patty! It's so good to connect with you again.

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  3. What a wonderful Valentine's gift! I am glad he is doing well.

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  4. What a wonderful Valentine's gift! I am glad he is doing well.

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  5. Definitely the best Valentine's Day gift ever! We know, because we got a kitty for Valentine's Day too!!! Glad to hear that Romeo is feeling better - great news! We look forward to watching him find his place in your home. What a lucky kitty he is. Purrfect name too!

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  6. Congratulations on your new addition! He is so adorable.

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  7. He's adorable! And I'm so glad you adopted this poor little guy...I know he'll have a happy life. :-)

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  8. What a great valentines. Im so glad he feels better.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. We were very worried last week.

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  9. Welcome to your new home - and the CB, Romeo. We're very pleased to meet you. We hope you continue to improve, and that everyone learns to accept each other.

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    1. Thank you! We are working on the accepting each other part.

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  10. Oh he is precious and I am sure he is going to thrive! Bet the girls will take to him in no time! I love his name as well! Congratulations!!!! catchatwithcarenandcody

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    1. There is some growling/hissing going on, mostly on Connor's part. But their "meet and greets" are going well over all.

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  11. He is so handsome & I'm glad he found a home with you <3

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    1. Thank you, Carolyn. We are thankful for him.

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  12. I'm thinking, so serious bonding has happened between you and Connor. He's so squee!

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  13. hehehe, you have enough "cat love" for everyone!!!!

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  14. Well happy Gotcha Day Connor. what a rough start. I hope he continues to improve and does well.

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    1. Thank you! He is improving. He is getting rambunctious! lol

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  15. Aw, that was sweet of Larry to think of getting Connor for Valentine's Day.

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    1. Hi, Kristina! Good to see you. Yes, Connor was a perfect gift.

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  16. Congrats on your new edition. Connor is super cute. I'm so glad he's started to feel better. Hope the girls will accept him quickly.

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  17. Connor Romeo is a very cool name, I glad to read his is better and I wouldn't have guessed this was what N. was thinking last Friday. Hello Connor :-)

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  19. Connor looks super cute. I love his fur. He's really adorable.

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