Sunday, April 22, 2018

It's a Jungle Out There...







That's what Iggy thinks, anyway. And after the start he had to his week, it's a reasonable opinion. On Monday, he ran into the street during the busy morning traffic. Our daughter was able to safely avoid him and pull over to effect a rescue. That was after she got elbow deep into the wheel well of her car where he ran to safety. She drove him the few blocks back to her home and secured him in an area with food and necessities; and away from her 3 cats who were not happy to see him. So she ran late for work that day, but Iggy lived to tell the story. Talk about drama!




She kept him overnight and loved him, but knew 4 cats are too many for her to care for and work, too! She asked if we would take him to the Humane Society for surrender while she was at work, and we agreed. But when we saw him, we just could not. So he came home to see how things might work with our other animals.





We named him Mimi at first, but a vet visit confirmed that we were wrong. So Iggy it is. He has all the other pets pretty well intimidated. Just one tiny hiss, and they give him quite a wide berth. Here is a meet up with Abby, who actually moved her pet bed closer to my husband just to get away from him- yet he followed her. If you look closely, you can see that frightening hiss is being delivered and Abby is frozen in place.





Of course Iggy provides constant laughs and many photo ops. Just so cute! It will be the peaceable kingdom here in time, I'm sure.






Our front garden area must feel like a jungle to Iggy- the vet estimated his age at 7 weeks and he weighed in at all of 1 1/2 pounds. By the way, when he was rescued, there was nobody around the area, and our daughter drove the neighborhood that evening to see is there was a mom-cat or any signs up for a lost kitten. He does eat food, so is likely newly weaned.





He's a tidy boy, and after a little romp out in the jungle- er, garden- he came in to get cleaned up.




Iggy seems pretty happy here. He even has his own porch fountain which is endlessly fascinating. Wait until the water is in it!




Currently our farm population is three horses, two cats, two dogs. Only one horse was born on the farm, a Quarter Horse my husband used to show and now rides each day (when both are sound). The other two, I call Patch and Brownie, are also rescues. My husband is boarding them to provide them with more favorable conditions than they were in. Both dogs and both cats are strays or rescues. We didn't plan to run a rescue ranch when we moved here, but we have a heart for animals and sometimes things just work out that way!





After a guy has spent the day exploring and tearing around the place, he just needs a nap and can hardly keep his eyes open. He did a little face-plant into the sofa, and it was lights out. Zzzzz......  Iggy is a ton of fun and a great little guy. He gets to stay.






9 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh Nancy, I'm so happy for you and for Iggy, too. I so enjoyed all the photos of him, and he doesn't seem to be intimidated by the camera or the other pets. I'm glad your daughter found a good forever home for Iggy and I'm glad it was YOU. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for rescuing him. He is a real joy.

sonja said...

What a lucky little cat from wheel well to his forever farm! Nancy he is adorable and will love finding your studio no doubt!

Createology said...

Iggy is super cute and sweet. Such a wonderful family you have with your rescue farm of friends. I love kitties. <3

Robbie said...

Oh, Nancy! Iggy is just adorable!!!!! I am sure you all will benefit by his antics and personality traits he will come to display! So glad he has found a good home...poor little guy!!! But now he'll live in your home and heart! Enjoyed our get together today!!!

Barb said...

what a sweet kitten and nice rescue story.
I love his coloring and I'm sure everyone will get along in no time.

Lenna Young Andrews said...

Awww, thanks for telling me about this post Nancy, so sweet! A "rescue Ranch", I love it!! Iggy looks like he will be great fun. How is your other cat doing with the addition to the family? I let my two get used to each other in small batches, and now they are great friends. :o)

Wendy Bress said...

What a Mom you are Nancy I'm sure lggy appreciate all that you have done and Joanna for saving his little life!😍😍 Thanks!!❤

Linda UpstateNY said...

Hi Nancy!
Iggy is a lucky little guy and I’m sure he is just thrilled to have found such a great home!
Loved the Iggy Cronicle!��

Jan said...

Iggy is awfully sweet looking in spite of his hissiness, I'm sure that will pass as he becomes more relaxed. Having just lost my one cat, I'm missing having one around. But with all the birds I feed and attract it just doesn't seem fair to get another cat. One will probably show up some day much the way your Iggy did.