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A Glutton for Punishment

Posted on Nov 16, 2017 by Dawn   2 Comments | Posted in Animal Antics

Meet our newest addition to the Baca household.

While Jeremy was away on the annual Man Hike in September, a message came across the Next Door App asking for help finding a home for a found Tabby. Usually I don’t pay much attention to the messages or I don’t notice them. For some reason it popped across my screen and I noticed a request for this particular kitten.

Ironically a month and a half prior I did a day trip to Oroville with my friend Angie to pick up two dogs from their shelter. While there I came across a shy little longhaired orange tabby that struck a cord. But I talked myself out of him because it was a 4 hour drive home and I hadn’t brought my carrier. (I was trying to behave, really I was.) But I couldn’t get him out of my head. The following week the hubs gave me “permission” to go back and get him, but by then he had been adopted. That is a good thing but he was still in my head. So of course when I least expected another little orange guy crossed my path. I didn’t hesitate, I didn’t think it through, I just pulled the trigger and went and picked him up.

He’s a precious little bundle of energy who was a little afraid of the dogs at first, but wants to play with the other cats that are very slow to accept him.


It took awhile, but we settled on the name Mr. Bingly from Pride and Prejudice. Some days though we’re not sure it fits him, and I think we should have named him Ronald Weasley instead. Mr. Bingly was a “shy and modest” fellow, while Ronald Weasley was talkative and clumsy. But hey, he’s still growing into himself! And he is a sweetheart, even if he does continue to wake us up almost every night between midnight and two am, with a five-minute rendition of the song of his people.

He has food and water. He’s not cold as he’s sleeping on our bed snuggled up against us. But every night he starts crying, and nothing stops him until he’s worn himself out.

Everyone has adjusted, including the hubs.

2 Responses to "A Glutton for Punishment"

  1. Comment by Loretta Taylor
    January 4, 2018 11:54 am

    He’s a cutie, I like Bingley, it fits!

  2. Comment by Renee Cheap
    January 4, 2018 11:56 am

    Awe … What a cutie

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