An animal control officer picked up Mojoe in January 2012, when he was wandering the streets of Campbell River. Mojoe was brought to the BC SPCA Campbell River Branch with the hope that his home could be found. Unfortunately Mojoe didn’t have any identification and without I.D. it is impossible to locate an animal’s family; all we can do is hope they come looking for their furry family member. Like many other stray cats, this was not the case for Mojoe, and so after a period of waiting he was put up for adoption.
Orange tabby cats are often quick to get adopted and it seems and Mojoe was no exception. Many potential adopters liked him and one couple fell madly in love with him. They have sent us an update on Mojoe, now known as Paddy:
When we brought Paddy home from the Campbell River SPCA, it took him an hour to decide that this would be his new home, and that he would be in charge and we would be his new employees.
Mew Rules were proclaimed and a few old rules were amended: "The couch is for the cat." "My food dish will be in the kitchen." "I must play when I feel like it." "I will sleep wherever I want." "I will pounce on any unsuspecting human from wherever I can or whenever it occurs to me so to do."
Though the SPCA called him ‘Mojoe’, we named this orange and white cat ‘Paddy’ in honour of his Celtic colouring, his white paws, and the proximity to St. Patrick’s Day of his adoption. We love the warmth of his ‘catonality’ (personality to you humans) and his insatiable curiosity.
When he gets us up in the morning he greets us with extremely loud purrs of enthusiasm. Stalking the birds we feed on the back deck, just outside the sliding door, is one of his favourite pastimes; by now the little birds are becoming accustomed to the fact that he simply can’t reach them. The crow he spied on the telephone wire one day has no idea at all how thoroughly it was stalked, even perhaps caught in Paddy’s imagination.
On sunny mornings when the light shines through a hanging crystal, Paddy chases dancing rainbows all over the living room floor and walls. Of course he has his toys, and his brown paper bag to pounce in and out of. He has discovered the curser on the computer screen and also the fact that the mouse will move it around so that he can play with it.
Thank you for looking after our cat until we arrived to adopt him. We’re all delighted with the results.
Paddy is a great name for this curious little guy and we are so happy to hear he has not only settled into his new home, but made a few rules of his own. Thank you to Chuck and Martha for opening your home to Paddy and for making adoption your first option.
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