On this day last year I saw Mr. Oliver, sleeping under the cover of a bench and tree to stay dry from the rain. Knowing he was homeless and seeing him there stirred my heart to take action. I realized I probably couldn't bring Oliver inside my house so I needed to find another solution.
|August 22, 2011|
Then in another six days came the Dining Hall.
Nine days after that his original house was converted to a guest house and I built him a larger fully insulated house just for him. He took to living in his house right away. He had to wait until mid November to get the heat installed, poor guy. His big house sits right in front of the bench swing I saw him sleeping under.
|Guest house is on left, big house on right|
|non-stop loves and purrs|
It didn't take long for him to invite his family over to share his wealth.
|Dining Hall filled to capacity|
|Oliver takes the roof and gives his family the house|
Sometime over the summer of 2012 Oliver talked me into having a daily morning snuggle time on the human bed. He meets me at the door, I carry him inside and we have our morning snuggle time.
Oliver is an extremely affectionate cat, probably even more affectionate than the indoors cats. He loves to play and to be close. If it wasn't for his insistence on urine marking his possessions, he would certainly be an inside cat.
Today it's time to celebrate Mr. Oliver's 1 year of gotchadom!!!
To mark this special occasion today, Mr. Oliver gets his official collar and tag to tell the world that he has been gotcha'ed!!!!!!
I got proof! I'm not homeless cat anymore!!