Oliver Update!

Post Published on June 8, 2011 | Last Updated on June 8, 2011 by Jenny

Oliver 6-7-11
Oliver 6-7-11

For those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile, you know that I love to coupon.  Well, my favorite place to work the deals is at CVS.  Last April 2010, I was at the register at CVS and a cashier there who I have become close to goes, “Hey Jenny, do you like cats?”

I thought it was a joke – figured one of my family members had told her about Floppycats.com!  I snickered back at her and she goes, “Well, do you?”  And I go, “Oh yeah, I thought you were joking because I have a website all about cats!”

She replied, “Well, there’s this cat on the side of the building.  He’s been there all day when I have gone out there to take breaks.”  So I ventured out there and sure enough, there was Mr. O scared out of his mind – huddled in the corner.

Although Jill, the CVS cashier, said he was nice, I have never made it a habit of picking up cats I didn’t know – especially scared ones on the side of a building.  I told her that if she could get him into my car, I’d take him to my vet.

Oliver 6-7-11
Oliver 6-7-11

Sure enough, she got him in the car without a second thought and Oliver rode with me to the vet – he sat on the floor of the passenger side.

Long story short – Oliver stayed with me for a little over 2 weeks.  Since the vet didn’t know if he had ringworm, he had to stay in my bathroom, and Charlie and Trigg went to live with my mom until Oliver found a home.

My boyfriend’s a teacher, so I made YouTube videos, plastered Oliver all over my Facebook wall and 2 weeks later (after my boyfriend had showed the videos to his math class – word had spread through school about this cat that Bill had at home) and I got a phone call from a family interested in possibly adopting him.

Oliver with the Neko Flies katarantula cat toy
Oliver with the Neko Flies katarantula cat toy

They came a few days later and adopted him!  I knew he liked them, the second we sat down together.  I visited him yesterday for the first time since they adopted him.  Although I have kept in touch with his mom through texting, Facebook, phone calls and more, I hadn’t seen Mr. O in over 1 year!

He was so happy and healthy.  I loved it.  More over, he needed a family and got one!  I brought him some Neko Flies as a present and he really enjoyed them.  He even hauled the Kittenator up the stairs like Charlie does!

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3 thoughts on “Oliver Update!

  1. Beth says:

    What a wonderful story with a happy ending! Much like the way I got Baby Mew except I could never part with her after keeping her over the weekend… she’s been our darling over ten years now!

    Thanks for sharing this 🙂

  2. cate says:

    This is such a great story and Oliver is so cute! I’ve been thinking of fostering…not sure how Milly and Poppet will feel, but this had convinced me! Thank you 🙂

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