Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's Official! Marco gets a happy ending!

Marco was adopted last week and today I just received word "he has stolen our hearts"! Attaboy! So, its official, Marco "The Mush" has a forever home, with a mama and a papa and a big sis! I've been informed he is eating like crazy, snuggling like a pro and doing a little happy dance when he's "especially happy"! This last one I witnessed when I dropped him off, he'd shake his butt and dance/knead with is front paws with his head up high!

Here he is the day I said goodbye to him!
Did he grow up into a handsome little guy or what?!
A far cry from what he looked like when I got him...
Marco was rescued by Annie, of Kitty Loft. He was 1 of 5 kittens nursing from a mama who had a broken leg and only weighed 4 lbs. Needless to say, their mom was not providing her FIVE kittens with the nutrients they desperately needed, so the kittens had a rough start. 2 did not make it, 2 did very well and Marco was in bad shape. He was half the size (14 oz) of his sisters (30 oz) and not eating at all.

I asked if I could take him for a bit as I can take him to work and provide round the clock care, syringe feeding and a close eye. It worked!
Here he is at my office with his napkin bib on for a syringe feeding,
one of his most famous photos;)
Marco was soon eating on his own and thriving!
He quickly mastered the art of snuggling
and his cuteness level was through the roof!
I had not planned on adopting him out so quickly, but at an adoption event, sponsored by North Brooklyn Cats, at Muddy Paws...
he was settled into his kitten sling and his new family walked in and immediately fell in love! They had done their due diligence to find the right cat, looking at several rescues and taking their time to make a decision, the saw Marco and the deal was sealed! I fell in love too, with a lovely couple that wanted to provide a safe, loving and nurturing home for my little Marco. His name is Bruno now, but they mostly call him "Little Guy". I am so grateful and my heart is full of joy knowing he will spend his life in such a loving home.

What a great ending for such a sweet kitty:)
More pictures and stories about Marco/Bruno are here

November 2011 Update:
Marco doing well and all snuggled in with his big sis, Smokey!
He is super playful, running, jumping and playing fetch!
But his best skill is still the snuggle:)
February 2012 Update:
Marco looking good!
His mom says "He is the center of our universe and has the most happy, friendly, playful, snuggly personality I've ever seen in a cat..."
May 2012 Update:
Marco's 1 year old!
1 year old and up to 10 lbs! I first met Marco when he was about 10 oz! Mom says he is doing great, his official name is still Marco, but he's mostly called Little Guy;)
And he still has that awesome bushy tail! Love it!
 Oh, this is too much!

Sunday, September 18, 2011


We're Burlap and Dungaree!
We used to live in a back yard behind a fabric store in Astoria (hence our names). Our foster mom came and told our mom she'd take us to her home to be "pets" and had our mom and her friends spayed so they'd never have to worry about food and shelter for kittens ever again!
We were not keen on the "pets" thing at first, but man, we've got to admit, THIS IS THE LIFE!

I'm Burlap!
I'm Dungaree!
We love to snuggle!
Sometimes our foster mom wakes up to get ready for "work" and we do this to make her get back in bed for more snuggle time! It works every time!
We love our foster mom!
She's nice and soft for kneading!
And makes a really warm and soft pillow!
We'd really like a chance to be adopted together:)
So, new mama and/or papa, we're ready!
We'll be sitting here waiting for you!
Burlap and Dungaree