Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bella's Birthday

It's our newest roommate, Bella's birthday today! She's 11 years old!



She has only been here just over a week, but Delilah and I have opened our home to her. Currently we are fostering her, but if all continues to go well, we will be adopting her soon.

Bella's story is a little sad, and we think she misses her human a lot. She lived her entire life with a man who, in the last couple of months, was put into a hospital to live because he had Alzheimer's disease. His daughter, who apparently is not much of a cat person, wanted to have Bella put down, but was too 'busy' and left her alone in the house for a week before she brought her to the vet. Of course, the vet didn't think she should be put down, so he contacted a local rescue to see if they would take her in. Just before she came here, she was shaved because of a few mats in her fur, which we think might be why she is so shy. As much as we hate what she has gone through, we are so happy she's here with us now. She really loves Mommy and The Ball Guy and she is slowly coming out of her shell.



She also loves tuna, so we'll have plenty of that, and of course nip and toys to play with, so you're all welcome to come celebrate with us and welcome our new sister!



Happy Birthday, Bella!

Samson
xoxo

45 comments:

Cory said...

Happy Birthday Bella! I brought you a present...a big sock! ::wink::

It's one of my favorites so I hope you enjoy it. We want you to be happy!

BeadedTail said...

Happy Birthday Bella! We wish you many more years of happiness and love as a Monkey!

Bella's story is very sad but we're so happy the vet made sure she went to a rescue. Just thinking about what that daughter wanted to do made our mommy all leaky but we are so happy that she is with you now!

Lisa, Jack and Baby said...

Happy birthday Bella! A bad lady took us to the vet to be put down too, but the vet said no way, thank goodness. We love our new furrever home so much, and our mom would never dream of abandoning us. We hope life continues to get happier for you.

Misha said...

Happy birthday, Bella! And purrs to Delilah and Samson for welcoming you into their home.

Cat with a Garden said...

Happy 11th Birthday, Bella!
We are 100% sure that your human misses you as much as you miss him. It's a shame that it wasn't possible for you two to stay together in some kind of catfriendly caring facility. It's hard to adjust to a new life after so many years, but we know that you are in good hands. Take your time and just start by enjoying your special day.
Many purrs to you,
Siena & Chilli

Kea said...

Oh, Bella, your story is so sad, and we know it's all too common, that this happens. We're so glad the vet contacted a rescue group!

But now you have a wonderful foster/probable forever home and we hope you celebrate many, many more birthdays with Samson and Delilah and Sweet Pea too.

Lots of kitty kisses from us and big smooches from our human...Happy birthday, Bella!!!!

The Paw Relations said...

Poor Bella! You're in the right place now. Once you settling in you're sure for a happy and well loved life.

Happy Birthday xxx

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Happy Birthday, Sweet Bella! You are in the BEST place! Samson will make sure you're taken care of!
Noir

The Island Cats said...

Bella, this really is like a Birthday!! The start of a new happy life!!! You are a lucky girl!! Happy Birthday!!

AFSS said...

Happy Birthday Bella!!!!!

We are so happy the 3 of you get along so well.

Keiko (from Kitty Trio) said...

Happy Birthday Bella! We are so happy to be celebrating your 11th birthday with you!
We were very saddened by your story but so glad that your vet refused to put you down, what a horrible thing to do!

Lots of purrs and hugs to a special tortie :)))
Purrs, Keiko, Kenji, Pricilla & Yuji

PS. Samson, you are always welcome to play with us cow kitties! purrrpurrr

Mishkat said...

Happy birthday to you, Bella! We are so sorry that you had such a sad experience. We are glad, though, that you had such a nice vet, and even happier that you found such a wonderful foster home.

We're sending you many purrs!
XXX from Tasha, Franklin, and Dobby

Sweet Praline said...

Hi Bella! Happy Birthday! It's so wonderful that you've found a new forever home and appear to be adjusting.

Don't worry, your floof will grow back and you will be more lovelier than you are now.

Marg said...

Happy Birthday Bella. We are sure glad the hoooooman found you and brought you home. Too bad about you other hoooman. But it sounds like you have a good home now.
Have lots of nip today and enjoy your special day.

TK and Squashies said...

Happy Birthday, Bella!
We is so glad you finds a great home to live in. We purrs it can be your last furever home.
Has a wonderful day purrty girl!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Birthday, Bella! We are so happy for you to be there with other kitties and folks who already love you. It's great the vet saved you after your human had to leave you. It's sad he couldn't take care of you any more, but you're safe now.

cats of wildcat woods said...

Happy Birthday Bella! So glad you have a new home. So many children just put down their parent's pets when the parent dies or get old! Didn't they learn to care for animals from their parents I wonder?

the casbah kitten said...

Happy Birthday Bella! I'm sure that soon you will become an official Monkey. It's a shame you and your human had to be separated but you're in a wonderful home now so relax and have fun!

Sammy and Andy said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday, sweet and beautiful Bella.

We think it would be the most wonderful birthday gift to get adopted by The Monkeys!!!!!!!!! You deserve only the best, sweet Bella.

xxxxxxxxx

Busby and Raymond said...

Happy birthday Bella! We're so happy that you have found a wonderful family to stay with. We hope things continue to go smoothly for you there with our friends Samson and Delilah. (we know they will!)

Harry Spotter said...

Happy Birthday Bella!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

HAPPY PURRDAY BELLA~!!! We are SO happy your have a new (almost) furrever home! You have PAWesome new furblings too!!!

Maggie May said...

Happy Purrthday, beautiful Bella!! We are so glad you have a wonderful home to celebrate your special day!!

We are sad that Bella misses her human and his daughter treated her the way she did. It's so sad. But we are happy she is in a home full of love and attention with you guys!

SuziQCat said...

Happy Birthday Bella...we are so glad you have found a wonderful home to live in!

CCL Wendy said...

Happy 11th Birthday, Bella! We're glad that you're in a wonderful home right now (and hope you get to stay there). Certainly your life will get better from here on in. And how wonderful that Samson and Delilah have officially welcomed you.

Have a wonderful birthday party, and I hope you get everything you ever wanted.

Can't wait until your furs grow back in, too, because you are so beautiful.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi Bella, we are so sad that you human had to go away and that his mean daughter was such a jerk to you. We know you miss him but you are very lucky to have found a great place after that! And wow, 11 - what a great age to be! Happy Happy Birthday - we are going to sing you our favorite birthday song (we hope our singing doesn't scare you - and we don't mean because you are in a new place - hey, wait that isn't funny to write mom - we sing good!) Anyway here it is!

What day is today?
It's Bella's Birthday!!
What a day for a Birthday!
Let's all have some cake!

We hope you have a wonderful, fun filled day and that you are happy in your new forever home (yeah, we know things are going to keep going well and that you will be a permanent resident there!)

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Birthday Bella. We are glad you have found a lovely new home. We are sad that you had to leave your owner and that his daughter was so nasty, but we are sure you will be happy again.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy Purrthday Bella! We'z sorry yoo is missing yoor human but yoo did land in a purrty cushy new home and we just know yoo is gonna haf many more years of happiness. Hey, yoo gots brofurs and sisfurs now and lots of frends in da blogosphere! A big hug and kiss to da vet dat said "no" to killing yoo simply acuz some dumb bein din't wanna be bothered.

Junior and Orion said...

Happy Purrthday Bella!!! You are very cute! We are very glad that v-e-t didn't put you down, and chose to help you instead.

Cats in Trees said...

Happy Birthday Bella! Your great new home and family must be the biggest present of all. Expect a future filled with fun and love.

Catherine said...

Sweet Bella ~ how wonderful to have a second chance for a new loving home! I hope you have the Happiest Birthday week!

xo Catherine

Derby, Ducky said...

Happy Purrthday Bella. Glad you found a safe haven.

Fin said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Bella-Boo. Yep Mom has given you a nickname!

Angel and Kirby said...

Happy Birthday, Bella! Mac knows how you are feeling. It is hard to loose your person. You have found a good home now and will be loved. You will come out of your shell and learn to love your new furblings!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy birthday, Bella. We were sad to read about what happened before, but are glad you are living iwth the Monkeys now. Samson, Deli and Sweet Pea (and their mom and the ball guy) are the BEST. Wishing you many, many more happy birthdays...

Furkidsmom said...

Happy Birthday purrty Bella! We're glad you found a home where you will be loved furever!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

One Cats Nip said...

Oh Happy Birthday Bella! I'm so glad you joined the monkeys! I'm sure your secretly really glad too!Can't wait to see tons and tons more of you!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Happy Birthday Bella and many, many, many mooooore!! We are so glad the Monkey's rescued you and gave you a wonderful forever home!!
Your TX furiends,

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Happy birthday Bella!! We're so glad you've got such a good home now, and you'll never be left alone again.

You poor sweet girl, our mum wants to give you a big cuddle for all the sadness you've had.

Everycat said...

Happy Birthday and Welcome to your new home beautiful Bella. We hope you will be very happy and soon become friends with Samson & Delilah.

Some new love will really help you heal from the grief of losing your first Dad.

Whicky Wuudler

Batu said...

Happy Birthday Bella - you have gone to a lovely home!

Sweet Praline said...

Happy Birthday, Bella! I am so glad things are going well and you are adjusting to being a Monkey!

ABBY said...

Happy purrday dear Bella.
WE understand that this might be a bit of a trying year for you with the loss of your beloved former home,but we think that you will discover a new love for your current home and you have such a loving Mom and siblings who welcome you with open arms. WE hope that you are able to celebrate the love that is coming your way today.

purrs

>^,,^<

♥Abby♥

The Crew said...

Well, well...see what happens when we don't get around to visiting for a few days?

Welcome, Bella. We hope this will become your forever home.

Cat said...

Hi Bella, I'm so sorry that your dad had to go to hospital and you were all alone. But now you are in a safe and loving home! I'm sure you will become good friends with the other cats very soon :-)