Finn Makes Five

After about eight months of discussing the merits of a third cat and deciding it was too much of a risk, we fell in love with a new little boy named Tab Hunter this weekend and brought him home anyway.

What swayed us was a long conversation with his foster daddy, an incredibly knowledgable and caring man who blew me away with his knowledge of cat health and behavior. We knew the kitten had been raised well, was not aggressive, and had all the behavior qualities we were looking for in a new family member. Plus, Kitten Rescue has a fantastic return policy if things just don’t work out. They value good, safe, happy homes over all else, and we do, too.

So please help us welcome Finley (“Finn”) Hunter Reese! He’s about 13 weeks old and loves to play, purr, and follow his new brothers around with wild-eyed joy.

From Finley

We’ve had the Feliway running for a few days, and so far the boys are adjusting well. Cairo hisses and growls (totally normal), but is not aggressive, and Oslo is intensely curious and has already tentatively started to play. So far, so good.

A typical tableau, with Finn at its heart:

From Finley


Steph Burgis 7 years ago .

I love those pictures! And I am so happy for you guys and for Finn, because he's found such a great home.

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    Aw, thanks so much, Steph. We felt like we had more love to share, and that our kitties could use another playmate. Hopefully it will all work out.

Carol Penn-Romine 7 years ago .

Your new owner is adorable! I hope the getting-acquainted process goes well and with minimal blood shed and naughty cat words.

Just be sure to mind him! ;)

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    So far, I seem to be obeying his commands admirably. :-D And the other dudes are slowly coming around — no fighting or bloodshed so far!

Erik Ratliff 7 years ago .

So Wambach was out, eh?

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    If they'd won, it would have been a contender!

Lisa Moore 7 years ago .

Those are big ears!! Finn is a cutie. Three cats work. Congrats!! :)

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    Thanks, Lisa — I knew you would understand about three cats. :-D

Sally Felt 7 years ago .

Gods be with you. You're outnumbered now. (And also, awwwwwww!)

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    LOL. Outnumbered by cats, and WAY outnumbered by boys. (Although three of them have asterisks after their gender…)

Christine Ashworth 7 years ago .

So cute! Good job…and Finn is a terrific name!

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    Thanks, Christine!

Bill 7 years ago .

More kitties for me to lure!!!! Yay!!!!

    Greg van Eekhout 7 years ago .

    That's quite a lot of AWWW! Congratulations!

      Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

      Thanks, Greg! Looking forward to congratulating you when Dozer gets a sibling… :-D

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    Absolutely! YAY!

Susan Franzblau 7 years ago .

"Finn" — "Glee?" Three — or rather 5 — is a wonderful number! Another friend just took home a second cat and The Gary Monster and I are starting the process of being picked by a cat. Someone I know runs her own shelter, but if that doesn't click, I'll visit your place.

Just be patient.

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    Not a Glee reference — we both just love the name. (Chris likes to call him "riley Finn" when he's being crazy — a Buffy reference.) And I can't recommend Kitten Rescue highly enough — they're fantastic!

Heather Shaw 7 years ago .

What a sweetie! Those ears! And I love the name!

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    Yay! I'm so glad you like his name!

Susan Franzblau 7 years ago .

Finn is a great name just not as geographical as Cairo and Oslo. I looked at the adult males at Kitten Rescue — how did you make it out with just one cat? I want them all!!

Has Finn been helping you type or taken any other chores?

    Chris East 7 years ago .

    Finn may be Finnish, depending on how close he gets with Oslo…

Vera Nazarian 7 years ago .

Oh, he is BOOOOTIFUL!!!! LOVING him already!!! YES!!! All hail the Three Reese MouseKeteers! :-)))

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