Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Vacation update Part One....

Did you miss me?
I missed all of you!

This week I am going to give you
an update of my LONG
vacation!

First I would like to introduce you
to the newest member of our family --

Ladies and gentlemen....

The Talented Mr. Ripley!
or as he is also known
Little Ripper....

Here is what happened....

Remember the feral cat that had kittens in
Zone 3? 

They were staying under Billy the Bus --
one day Beth noticed mommy taking the
kittens out into the forest.  All but one....
Beth watched from a distance
and kept a close eye on him all day
but mommy didn't come back. 

After 14 hours the little guy was
crying pretty hard.  Mike came home and
said we couldn't leave him out there so
we brought him in the house.  Of course thinking
we would find him a great home....
Well, he found a great home --
with us!

Mike and Beth took him to the vet.  The vet
said she had never seen a 7 week old kitten that
small.  She also told them that the mommy
left the little one there on purpose....
That is how they eliminate the weak
from the litter.

Anyway -- the little guy is fine! 


He and Ozabella are great friends!
They run and play!
They are closer in age so that
will be GREAT for both of them!

He likes to play trucks!


He and Trevor had LOTS of fun!


He loves to cuddle!
 Bailey did a great job doing that!


I am certainly happy
with my new little brother!

He keeps Ozabella occupied
so I get to spend lots more
time with Beth!

I think he is happy he is with us....


Tomorrow....
the Bailey and Trevor
Adventure!


Later -- Remington --
starting to recover from all
this vacation!
-- out!

45 comments:

verobirdie said...

What a cutie! He sure looks happy.

Just Ramblin' said...

What a sweetheart! Breaks my heart to think of him out there crying so hard. Yes, it is the 'order of things' or the 'way of life', but sometimes a little helping hand can alter that path! Yeah for all of you for giving Little Ripper a chance and a home. I am sure he will be happy and thrive with you all. I look forward to reading about your vacation adventures. : )

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! OH How CUTE!!! For sure OzAbella is extra happy having Ripper. You have to be extra gentle with him since he is tiny. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Ohhhhhhh ohhhhhhh... HH is all leaky eyed seeing how cute the Little Rippeer is. And to know he has such a wonderful home. Well... I'm not sure she can type for me right now. Yay for all of you!!!!

pawhugs, Max and HH

Gloria said...

What a HAPPY story! Thank you so much for saving little Ripper! I sure would like a little friend like that! Puppy kisses, Miss Mindy

Gus said...

Ozabella has another brother! Hooray!

We like the picture of Bailey cuddling, and think having a LITTLE cat like that around might be OK.

gussie n teka

Maggie Mae said...

Remington,

Welcome back my furiend! Your new little kitteh brudder is so cute, Mom and me thinks Little Ripper hit the jackpot when Beth and Mike decided to make him part of your family!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Whisppy said...

What a cutie! Little Ripper is lucky Beth saw what happened. And it's so cool that Ozabella gets along so well with him. :)

Madi and Mom said...

Rem I don't have a large enough vocabulary to tell you how much I missed you so I'll keep it simple. I missed to a ton!!

OMC Ripley, he resembles my friend Cap'n Ripley too. What a great name and he is very adorable and fits into your home very well. I know how much you enjoy raising kittends so this will be fun for you too.
Hugs from your BFFF,
Madi

Madi and Mom said...

PS Baily and Trevor are growing up before our eyes.
Beth and Mike have Beautiful g-children!!
C

Stewey said...

OMD - what an adorable little kitten!!!!!!
Stewey

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh, he's so cute! How can Mama cat just leave him like that? He looks pretty good to me!

:o)

PeeS....Glad you is back!

Kathy said...

Of course we missed you, Rem!
Bless your hearts, taking in little Ripper!
That is so good of Ozabella to show him "the ropes" of being a cat!
And you, the gentle Giant, for beings such a good BIG BROTHER!

Tucker The Crestie said...

Oh, little Ripley is absolutely adorable! Mom's pretty sure that something similar happened to Finn ... he clearly is "not quite right" but we love him anyway. Many thanks to your family for giving this needy little guy a wonderful home.

Sandra said...

this is the best story you have told us in a long time, so sweet so cute and a rescue kitty friend for you and Ozzabella. i love the shot with the cars and i see you are training little ripper to pose for beth's camera just like you do. whoo hoo more photos coming soon

Chatty Crone said...

I missed you and I am thrilled your back. You look like you had a great time! sandie

The Mama Monster said...

Oh he is sooooo sweet! Yay, congrats on your new brother!

Ms. ~K said...

Ripper, You fell into the lap of luxury and love!
Welcome to the family!
Good job Mike and Beth!!!
xoxo

mayziegal said...

Hi Remington! Madi told me abouts your new little brudder. My kittteh brudder, Cap'n Ripley, just had to sail for the Rainbow Bridge last week. And he was all orangey like your new little brudder! It makes my heart all kinds of happy to know that there's a new little orange kitteh in the world with the name Ripley. If he's anything like my brudder, he'll keep you all laughing every single day. Con-CAT-ulations!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Benny and Lily said...

Remmington you are such a cool dude for taking the little one in. Bet he is not scared anymore with you around
Benny & Lily

Sarge said...

Hey Remington!
Wow, Little Ripper is so cute! Boy, he's just a little biddy thing. Can't wait to hear more about the vacation! Welcome back!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Val said...

Hi fellow K-9 lover, just found your blog!! love it and look forward to seeing more of Remington's adventures. Stop by and see what my Gracie is up too!!

Grady and Leonardo said...

Welcome back Rem.

We are so excited that you have a new kitty brother. Mike and Beth always make the best decisions.

Mom and Dad use to raise Labrador Retrievers,and Dad's first was named Ripley. He was such an awesome dog. (granted not as great as we Newfies are.) Please give Little Ripper a big newfie welcome kiss from us.

Lotsa love
Grady, Leo and Moms.

Oskar said...

What great news! I bet this means more fun for everyone.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

brooke said...

OMG! So cute! Little Ripper welcome! You've got a great big brother in Remington and Ozabella will show you the ropes in living a good kitty life! What a lucky fellow!

Chewy & Lilibell said...

Awwww, he's so cuuuute! Remington, you sure are the bestest for taking in this poor little kitty and giving him a home.

Waggles & Chi kisses, Chewy & Lilibell

Soggibottom said...

Love happy endings :-) x x x

Sweet Purrfections said...

What a cutie! I'm home with Mom Paula now, so please come by and visit.

Truffle

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

Welcome, little Ripley! Your Mom clearly had a great plan for you!

Woofs and Purrs,
Tommy and The Chans

Ginny said...

Oh, he is so cute!!!! And is fitting in with your family do well!!! You could not just leave him out there alone and crying! and i bet Bailey and Trevor just LOVE him!!! Can't wait for tomorrows pictures!! Remember, Rem, you are still Top Dog!!

Soggibottom said...

:-) Love that kitten, he reminds me of one that we called MEW :-) Now you know why she was called MEW....
MEW, mew, mew, mew, mew, Lucky little guy :-) Night night x x x

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Watch out Handsome!

Those khreatures are taking ovFUR!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Maggie and Mitch said...

Little Ripper is adorable! Bless you for rescuing him, Remington!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Marilyn said...

We always take care of the underdogs around here (undercats,too). Sarah has been successful in taking care of kittens that still had their eyes closed and bottle fed, and cleaned them as well as a momma cat. Glad you enjoyed your visitors!♥♫

Junior and Orion said...

Oh he is so adorable! Thank you for taking him in and adopting him! We know he has a great home with you!

Sagira said...

Oh my...he is adorable. That is so mean of his mom to leave him behind on PURPOSE! Can you believe that? Oh well...her lose right?

Tessa the Maltese said...

Oh he sure is a cutie pie! He is even tiny to me!

Hope you got some rest cause we sure are happy that your back Rem!

woos, Tessa

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Welcome back!! We just love little Ripper!! He is so cute and so little. We know he loves it there with all of you!!! Looking forward to hearing more about your vacation too! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

SquirrelQueen said...

Aw, Little Ripper is so cute. It is sad that his mommy left him behind but maybe she knew he would be taken care of by some really nice folks.

It's good to have you back my friend, you and your family have been missed.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Congratulations on the expansion of your loving family! Little Ripper is SO lucky to have been left at your house where he will be safe and nurtured and loved forever. The news makes us all smile.

Welcome back from vacation, dear one.

Shane Kent Louis said...

Welcome back Remington! You really had a great bonding with your Family, and nice photos your brother and sister was really cute.


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bichonpawz said...

We have missed you Remington!!! So glad that you have such exciting news!!! A new little kitty friend!!! Ozabella must be just beside herself with excitement!!! You look pretty big compared with that teeny, tiny little kitty!! It is very sad that his mama left him. Thank goodness Beth was watching and you all took him in! We look forward to all kinds of new adventures with your new buddy! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Roo said...

Welcome back Remington! I missed ya pal :) Congrats on the new addition! And what a cutie pie guy he is! Welcome Mr. Ripley! :D

Waggin at ya,
Roo

The Army of Four said...

Oh, Remington!!! You and your Beth and your Mike are AWESOME!!! Welcome back to you - and WELCOME HOME, Ripley! That is so exciting - he looks like a very cool little guy!!!
Play bows,
Zim

The Thuglets said...

Welcome back Remmy. We missed you.

Ripley is so cute how lovely of you to adopt him!

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The Thugletsx