Thursday, September 22, 2011

Gentleman Cat Beau and his New Forever Home

Gentleman Beau will be living with Our Neighbour, Barbara Shephard, who has been longing for a pet!


When she still lived with her parents, she told me, she routinely had several random canines AND felines share her bed with her!

Barbara is Disabled, and as such finds herself home bound much of the time.

When I "introduced" her to Beau online, and spoke of his Mom Cathy having passed from her Earthly Pains to live with Our Lord, Barbara remarked that Cathy was young (younger than either one of us, by a few years) and "just starting out in life".

We did discuss how it may take Beau time, weeks perhaps to acclimate himself to his new home and New Adoptive Momma, but as I know from experience, Barbara is the soul of patience!

While in the hospital first last year, and then again this past January, Barbara came over, well, several times, to check on the Royals, take out their precious Temptations and feed them to all three Royals one at a time.
For Brutus? THAT is remarkable! He insists I serve them by the Texas Handful!

38 comments:

Cory said...

This is the best news! We are purring for Beau and his new momma. I bet they will be very happy together!

xoxo Cory and family

ML said...

I am so happy for Beau, he is going to have two new homes, in a way.
Barbara seems to be "purrfect" in so many ways and she understands it will take Beau time. He's had a lot of changes in his life recently.
Teresa is heading back to Nashville and will get Beau's favorite things packed and shipped off to QM Rose.
And I am making arrangements for Beau's flight... Teresa hasn't decided if she will accompany Beau on his flight.
We will provide full coverage of Beau's Moving Day, whenever that will be!
And we can't wait to meet Barbara!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That is great news for Beau! We are so glad that there is someone who can devote plenty of time and attention just to him.

Ikaika said...

What wonderful news! We think Cathy would be very happy to know that Beau is going to live with Barbara and be near Rose and the Royals.

MoMo said...

So happy to hear that Beau has a loving home and mom to go to. Having you guys close by would help with the transitional period. AND we are also happy to be able to keep tab on his progress.

Sparkle said...

When I saw the graphic on the Cat Blogosphere, I knew you had something to do with Beau's new home! What great news! Barbara sounds like the perfect human for Beau, and I am looking forward to hearing how he is doing.

ZOOLATRY said...

Paws Up to Rose and Paws Up to Barbara ... this is a wonderful thing you have done, for Beau, and for Cathy ~

Life with Lily said...

Well done in finding Beau a new home ... it is a wonderful thing. Mum and I look forward to hearing more news when he has settled in. Sending huge purrs and hugs from Australia.

Brian said...

That is wonderful and I'm so happy Beau has a place to call home.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are so happy that dear little Beau is going to be in such a wonderful new home. Thank you so much for helping. We think his Angel-mom will be very happy too. xx

The Island Cats said...

We are still sad that Beau has lost his mom Cathy, but this is good news for Beau. It sounds like Barbara will be a good mom to him!!

ArtemisiaFSS said...

We are very happy that Beau has found such a wonderful home. We just know he will be happy with Barbara and that she will enjoy her sweet Southern Gentleman-cat

Sweet Purrfections said...

This is very exciting news. I'm purring that Beau will adjust to his new environment and mom quickly and they will be a comfort to each other.

Truffle

Fuzzy Tales said...

This is wonderful news and we're thrilled for both Beau and Barbara. We know it likely will take him time to adjust--it's a lot of trauma and change for him--but are so glad he'll have a loving and patient human to dote on him. :-)

Marg said...

That is so terrific for Beau. What great news. ML, you are such a special person to help with the move. WE are so excited that someone as nice as Barbara is taking him and like ML says, he will have two homes. It is so nice to hear some good news. Take care.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so pleased to hear that Beau has his new home. It sounds as though they will be just right for each other.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

This is beyond wonderful news! I am so happy that Beau will go to a loving home and be well taken care of. I know he will get lots of lovin and his new adoptive mommo will help ease the pain of not having his mom here. Please keep us posted on how he is doing?

Random Felines said...

YEAH!!! We are glad Beau has found what sounds like such a wonderful new home. :)

FURKIDSMOM said...

We are so thrilled for Beau and for his new Mom! We know it will take time for him to adjust, but we know he'll be happy in his new forever home.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We're so happy to hear that Beau has a new home with a loving Mom! If possible, we'd really like to send him a Christmas card this year if Mom Barb would be comfortable with that. You can reach us via our momma's email - colleemc@microsoft.com.

Charlemagne, Tamar and Mal

meowmeowmans said...

What wonderful news. We're still about Cathy's passing, but we think she is smiling upon you, Barbara and Beau right now. It sounds as though Barbara will be a great new mommy to Beau. Purrs and prayers for the transition period...

Max said...

Awesome. I am really relieved that Beau is going to have a good home...and I really hope he adjusts quickly and is ok. He has to be so confused...

ABBY said...

Our Miss Boo was Beau's special girl friend cat and she says she is soooo happy that she will still be able to see Beau from time to time. She has been so sad because she thought she would never see him again. We are so happy that beau is getting such a wonderful caring loving home. he is a special special kitty. Kitty kisses to Mom Barbara.
purrs
Miss Boo

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

We are so, so happy that Beau will have a new, loving furever home with your neighbor, his new Mom Barbara ... it brings happy tears to our eyes! We know that Beau misses his Mom Cathy more than anything in the world, but we are purring and purraying that his transition to his new home will go well, with his new Mom giving him all of the love and attention that he needs so much after what he has been through. Thank you so much for helping Beau find a new home ...
Love, purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan

The Crew said...

We're so very happy that Beau and his new Mom will have each other.

We sure hope he'll get back to blogging again soon!

The Lee County Clowder said...

Purrrrring that Beau adapts quickly to his new home. Sending headbutttss to Barb for taking Beau in.

ppuurrrrrrrrr

caspersmom said...

This is such a neat picture of Beau. He looks like he is posing his heart out. So sweet. Ah yes, a also like your Ahoy Matey picture Royals. Very good. I also think Cathy would be happy where Beau is going. LIke you said she is one of the first of us starting on the Daily Kitten, and we have come a long way since then. Thank you Rose and Barbara for doing this.

Casper, Cleo and Mom

Katie and Da Katz said...

oh whats wonderfur mewz!!!

Oh Beau haz a blue eye! We didn't know dat!

We amz purrin fur Beau and hims neww Mommy!

Bootsie Woo n Katie Too
Maxwell Tigger

GreatGranny said...

We're so happy about Beau and his new Momma being together. He truly looks so regal as he poses for the photo.
xoxo Kassey

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

We are so ecstatic for Beau and his new home. We've never met you and the Royals but have seen your name around the Blogosphere. I spoke the Cathy 8 days before she passed away and her greatest fear, in fact the only time she cried was when she said she was so worried for Beau if she should die. She didn't cry when she told me about her pain and her ordeals but only for Beau's welfare.
After reading what you wrote about his new mom being disabled and homebound I couldn't have asked for a better match. Also he needed to be an only cat, in Cathy's (and my) opinion and this is just a perfect fit. Beau knows this situation and has years of experience with Cathy being in a wheelchair and her medical issues. I think once he gets over the acclimation stage, Barbara will be blessed having this beautiful cat in her home. She sounds patient and loving and and he will be blessed by this kind woman too. Cathy is smiling down on you both from heaven.
Lynne @ Little Cat Feet

Pierro said...

this news makes us so happy.
Beau is a great gentleman and he deserves to be with a lovely lady such as Barbara. We are going to purrrray that all goes well with this transition

bonks!

Jade and Myst said...

YAY for Rose & Royals for their part in finding Beau a new home with Barbara whom we sure will comfort Beau as he deals with his great loss. We are always amazed by the great work of the CB community when one of our own is in need.

Many purrs....

Oui Oui said...

Beau is so very lucky to have found such a good new mom. We hope its the beginning of a beautiful friendship! We wish them the best of luck, and many happy years.

Poppy Q said...

What wonderful news. Please pass on our regards to Barbara for opening her home up to Beau, and we hope they have lots of happy years together.

Smooches
Julie and Poppy Q
xxx

Karen Jo said...

Thank you so much for helping Beau find a new forever home with such a wonderful lady. I look forward to hearing about him in his new home.

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Beau looks so handsome in that picture! That looks like a purrfect weight for him. It will take time but hopefully he will adjust quickly. With lots of time and patience he will be fine. The best to all of you! We'll be praying for the best transition ever. Give Beau plenty of hugs from us when he gets to Barbara's. Fanks!

TK and Squashies said...

Oh this is such good news, Mommy bursted into leaky face when she hears this, she has been so worried about poor Beau. She finks of how him must be so sad.
Fank you fur sharing this wonderfur news!
Love, TK

ArtemisiaFSS said...

We are so thrilled Beau has found such a wonderful home.