Monday, June 22, 2009

Pet Pride ~ Marvellous Marvin

That's me "Marvellous Marvin"

Hello my name is Marvin, I was found in a dumpster when I was a youngster and rescued from a SPCA sponsored pet store in Ottawa, Ontario by this pretty university girl. Life was pretty cool until the girl left university for the summer for a job on the road and I had to find a new place to hang out. So I was placed in a crate, drugged and sent on a couple of planes 4,000 km away.

My new caretaker was older, fatter but had a pretty neat place to live right on the ocean with lots of other critters. I grew to be a handsome, healthy (25 lb) fella. I loved the beach and all the birds. In the evening the raccoons visited the deck to eat the plums that fell off the tree. One day I climbed a very large red cedar tree...seemed simple enough going up, however coming down was much more than I expected. Spent four days up that tree because some guy said "we don't get cats out of trees anymore".

Six months after my arrival I was on my way back to Ottawa. My university girl had graduated and now lived and worked in Ottawa. She had a nice little apartment albeit on the forth floor with NO access to the out of doors and she had a boy friend. One of us had to go and to my surprise it was ME! I'm not sure if the jump off the window sill onto the boyfriends private parts had anything to do with it!

Scaredy cat Kayley and me

Once again it was back across the country to the older fat lady and a life of leisure and laziness on the shores of Haida Gwaii. I share my home with a pretty, scaredy cat called Kayley and occassionally with some annoying foster kittens....I don't know what people see in them, they are so annoying!

My favourite position!
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14 comments:

Mahmood said...

Hi Carolyn! Your blog is very nice. The photographs are very beautiful. Let us pray for peace for the world. Let us make the world pollution free and save it for our children. Wish you all the best. God is Great.

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magiceye said...

hey marvin! welcome on board Pet Pride
great to see you here! you sure have had an adventurous life! no wonder you cannot suffer fools anymore! but out here we have a lovely set of guys! am sure you will have fun visiting everybody and meeting the others!

bozo

Tom said...

What a stunner...
I was never a 'cat person' until resently when a cat adopted me... it's not ours but a neighbours. Each morning it comes to our house... we always have the windows open... he jumps up and climbs in.. and of course out many times during the day... at night he stays until our bed time them 'we' put him out.. He dose have a cat flap at home and is well loved there... but he seems to like our/my company and will sit here on my knee. I think now he as changed me into a 'cat person' :o)
Tom
My post are: Buttercups With Holly and Natures Beauty

VioletSky said...

I hope Marvin collects Air Miles.
You have had quite the tour. Glad to meet you.

ms toast burner said...

What a handsome fellow! And a very lovely post.

Awwww....

Gen said...

Oh Marvin…your stories are legendary here in Ottawa and even now, six years later, I’ll find a long gray fur once in a while and I’m convinced is yours!!! Though I’m surprised you didn’t tell your cyber friends about your stay at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver airport…lucky fur ball you!!

It’s true…the boy did win out in the end (he’s a better cook!) but always remember that until I found the perfect man…I had the perfect feline! xoxo

Cedar ... said...

Marvin,.. you are very handsome and definitely a survivor to have flown across the country so much. If you ever come to the northern part of NY state in the U.S. please give me a call... ooh I'd like to go on a date! Signed,.. "Middy", (I "own" Cedar!)

Deborah Godin said...

Marvin - you are quite the raconteur! We all (myself, and the Gang of Four - Pearl, Sweeney, Flash and Elliott) loved hearing about your amazing adventures.

chrome3d said...

That is one healthy looking cat.

Powell River Books said...

If Marvin was black he could be a twin of my (now my mother's) cat Stick Tail. He had to take a long airline trip from LA to Bellingham after 12 years of living indoors with only occasional trips to the vet. New her regularly rides in the car up to Powell River and in the boat up the lake. He hates the traveling still, but loves to explore safely outdoors (most of the time) on the float. - Margy

Tammie Lee said...

This sure is a fun post!

Greyscale Territory said...

Marvin! You have been on some amazing journeys!

The Duck said...

Wonderful story! Great to meet you!

Dianne said...

hey Marvin!! you resemble Mia a bit

tell me, do you allow people to brush you? if so please speak to Mia for me

I enjoyed reading about your adventures

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