Throw Back Thursday: Terry.
Way back in 2009, we had a group of fosters known as the True Blood Six. This is what they looked like almost exactly 7(!) years ago:
The True Bloods consisted of Sam, Hoyt, Bill, Lafayette, Sookie (the only girl), and over there on the far left of the picture is Terry. The entire litter had a condition known as Eyelid Agenesis, wherein their eyelids didn’t form correctly. Up close, you could see that there were chunks of their eyelids that just weren’t there. Luckily, the vet Challenger’s House uses was willing to do surgery on them at a reduced price, reconstructed eyelids for them using skin from their lips, and they all came through surgery just fine.
(That’s where a lot of you guys came from, when I posted asking for help raising the funds and IBKC among many other blogs picked up the call for help. I’m still blown away, all these years later!)
So, back in 2009, this is what sweet little bunny Terry looked like:
Terry was adopted out in 2009, and all was well… until November of 2014, when he was returned. I don’t remember the reason for the return, might have been a divorce or a move or… whatever.
He was in the cat room at Challenger’s House for a while, and I went to see him and snapped these pictures.
As you may or may not remember, reader Christine fell in love with Terry and just could not get him out of her head (who could blame her?) She just so happened to have a friend visiting Huntsville at just the right time, who was willing to bring him home with her. So in mid-December, Terry went home to Christine and her husband and their two boxers.
And now we have pictures of that sweet boy in his forever home, looking just as happy as he could possibly look.
(I swear to y’all, I would recognize that face anywhere!)
I sent Christine a link to my favorite Terry video and told her that I watch it, at minimum, once a week.
Christine said: Aw, mouthy baby Terry! I can tell you he hasn’t changed a bit – I need to try to get video of him now for you. He still talks A LOT and LOUDLY when you talk to him or pet him. And he still rolls over so you can rub his belly when you pet him. He’s the only cat I’ve ever been around that loves a belly rub so much – for once, it’s not a trap! He never grabs your hands and bunny kicks, he just enjoys it. They broke the mold when they made Terry! 🙂
They certainly did! Thanks, Christine, for the pictures and letting me share them. Give that boy a kiss from all of us!
Here are the many sides of Hemlock.
Videos! In case you thought Juniper is the only playful one in the foster room, here’s proof that it isn’t so. First, Hemlock plays a little and then does some whining ’cause he’s da BAYBEE.
And Privet playing – ’til Juniper takes her toy away. So I stepped in to assist.
2015: Terry update!
2014: Oh, it’s so fascinating when she tells that story. I can’t wait.”
2013: No entry.
2012: RAZZIE HAS BEEN ADOPTED!
2011: These kittens are the standing-up balancingest kittens I’ve ever seen.
2010: Jake of the l’Unervilles.
2009: “O crystal ball, when will I get my fancy new eyelips?”
2008: I know. I’m an unreasonable monster.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: Morning kisses.