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post #31 of 47
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I just got back from visiting "Lyle" at the humane society. He is in a room with about 15 cats but he is in a cage because they felt he was too shy to be out with the others just yet. I opened his cage door and he head-butted me. Then he stood up with his paws on my chest and pushed his face into me. He is very skinny and looked even more so with his little shaved body, but he is a real sweetheart. The worker there said he was quite dehydrated and that he drinks a lot of water. I think he'll be there awhile until his fur grows out enough that someone will find him attractive because he certainly isn't right now.

As I was waiting to get an application for volunteering, the office cat, Beau, was sitting on the counter. I petted him and he went crazy. He licked pretty much every inch of my face, my ears and neck and puts his paws in my hair to pull me closer so he could groom me some more. One of the ladies there called the others out to see how Beau was reacting to me. Apparently he is very friendly but they had never seen him quite that friendly. Anyway, Beau finally settled - against my body with his head tucked into the crook of my elbow. I hated to leave.

So it appears as though Lyle is well cared for and since this is a no-kill shelter, he will be kept until adopted.

There was a lady and her husband there adopting a lovely kitty and we were talking. I told her about TCS and how wonderful it is so she will be visiting us here.

Please send adoption vibes for sweet Lyle. I so want him to have a happy home. I feel so much better seeing him and the way he is being helped by those lovely people.
post #32 of 47
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Went to visit Lyle again today at the Humane Society. He is very shy and seems sad but the one girl says she picks him up and cuddles with him often. He seemed to enjoy my visit with head butts and laying his sweet little head in my hand. I spent about 1 and 1/2 hours just sitting in the one kitty room and there were 5 kitties besides Lyle that were vying for my attention. One (Linus who has been shaved due to mats and looks so cute) decided my lap was a good place to have a little rest, so while I was petting Lyle with one hand, Linus was getting the attention of my other hand. I really enjoyed being there. There was one orange tabby kitty there that had the raspiest meow and kept talking to me and "asking" for attention. I loved it.
post #33 of 47
Oh I really hope someone sees Lyle for his true beauty & adopts him soon!
post #34 of 47
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Well, I'm unable to visit Lyle tomorrow since we are having a surprise party for my FIL for his 80th, but I did go to the website and they have him listed with a picture of his beautiful face. I'm going to attempt to attach it so you can see him.
post #35 of 47
Awwww look at Lyle!! What a nice looking boy he is. He sure does have big paws. Has he gained any weight? Is his hair growing back in nicely? Is he still sad?
post #36 of 47
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Awwww look at Lyle!! What a nice looking boy he is. He sure does have big paws. Has he gained any weight? Is his hair growing back in nicely? Is he still sad?
He does have big paws and I think he's nice looking too. I love his eyes - tilted up at the corners. I haven't seen him in almost 2 weeks so I'm not sure of the weight and hair thing. He is still shy apparently. I have volunteered at the humane shelter where Lyle is and have an orientation for volunteering on July 14. There was an orientation taking place next Saturday but we'll be in Montreal at a wedding so I couldn't make it. They do an orientation before they actually let you volunteer. I was talking to one of the animal control officers last week and she says they are looking to hire 2 more officers. I got some information on what type of training I would need to be an officer so I may just go back to school (night school) so that when I retire in another 4 years I could do something like that. I also found out they have a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation within that humane society. I'm impressed - and they are a no-kill shelter as well. It doesn't get much better.

Keep your fingers crossed as say prayers that Lyle will find a forever loving home.
post #37 of 47
Yes he does have very beautiful eyes.

It certainly sounds like he is in a good place with dedicated people. Hopefully, he is adjusting better and not so sad now. I will continue to send vibes out for him and a forever home.

How exciting for you to find a place like this, I hope it all works out for you as something very fulfilling for you.
post #38 of 47
He's a beautiful boy and sounds so sweet. I'm glad he's in a safe place. Sending lots of vibes that he finds a loving home soon.
post #39 of 47
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To all you folks that were so encouraging last May, I wanted to update you. My little Tuxedo, Lyle, (he'll always be my little Tuxedo in my mind) was adopted finally by a good family.

The last time I saw him at the shelter before he was adopted, I was sitting on the floor in the cat room and he stood up on my chest and was rubbing his head and face all over my face and neck. I'm so glad this special boy has a new home. I have no guilt feelings about taking him to the shelter. Even if it's taken almost a year to get adopted, the time at the shelter must certainly have been better than the life this poor sweet boy was living outside.
post #40 of 47
That is fantastic news!! I hope he has a long happy and healthy life.
post #41 of 47
I found and joined this site long after the initial series of posts, so I only learned all the details today. What a wonderful story with a happy ending! I know that Lyle will always remember you as his savior!
post #42 of 47
Dear Linda,

Wow! What a wonderful story you've posted. Ain't karma grand? That your husband and the shelter decided on the same name? Your sweet foundling must have some deep connection with that name. I wonder what his new family named him?

Your husband must have realized that you did the right thing in saving this boy's life. He didn't need to be so protective of other people's "property" if they showed no interest.

Obviously all the cats spotted you as a special person with a lot of love to give. How is the volunteering going?

Love and Peace, Katie
post #43 of 47
Wonderful story! I just love happy endings!
post #44 of 47
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Originally Posted by katie=^..^= View Post
Dear Linda,

Wow! What a wonderful story you've posted. Ain't karma grand? That your husband and the shelter decided on the same name? Your sweet foundling must have some deep connection with that name. I wonder what his new family named him?

Your husband must have realized that you did the right thing in saving this boy's life. He didn't need to be so protective of other people's "property" if they showed no interest.

Obviously all the cats spotted you as a special person with a lot of love to give. How is the volunteering going?

Love and Peace, Katie

Yes, hubby agreed that I did what was best for Lyle but he was surprised it took so long for him to get adopted.

I'm still volunteering one night a week and I believe our daughter will be going with me now. She went with me for the first time last week and fell in love with a 12 year old black cat named April. April has litter box issues - she poos outside the box so the folks that adopted her brought her back instead of trying to work with her. DD is looking forward to seeing April tonight and spending time loving on her. I told her the other kitties need love too.

Our shelter has adopted out about 15 cats over the last few weeks so I'm really happy about that.
post #45 of 47
What a beautiful ending to a beautiful story.
post #46 of 47
I'm so happy about Lyle! I have just read this whole story today, and
what a positive!!!!! I loved it! and I am now waiting on more! although
your baby has been adopted out! I love your writing, your such a great
lady! I have the upmost respect for you! You stood by what you believe in, and went on with it!and on top of that you got a volunteer job!
Your my hero!!!!! Just wanted you to know that!!
Monique
post #47 of 47
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I'm so happy about Lyle! I have just read this whole story today, and
what a positive!!!!! I loved it! and I am now waiting on more! although
your baby has been adopted out! I love your writing, your such a great
lady! I have the upmost respect for you! You stood by what you believe in, and went on with it!and on top of that you got a volunteer job!
Your my hero!!!!! Just wanted you to know that!!
Monique
Gosh, you give me too much credit. There are TNR folks and others here who do so much to give these wonderful creatures a better life. I'm only glad I was able to help at least one. Those other folks help dozens. Thank you for the kind words though - they are very much appreciated.
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