Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Happy First Adoption Day to Our Adorable Roary!!

 It is so hard to believe our adorable "marshmallow boy" Roary has been with us an entire year!!! It's time to celebrate!!!  I had introduced you to Roary quite some time ago and for this post there will be a mix of his intro post and some new things! Hope you enjoy!

A year ago, I believe in  August I thought I might be up for adding a kitty to our family again, I wasn't sure, but I subscribed to a number of sites and figured if it was meant to be it would be. One day after meeting two other cats that were instantly obvious they were NOT the right ones, I saw this:


Yes, Roary began his life as a "Felix!" I saw this face and instantly fell in love. I decided to send Lenny to PetSmart to check him out in his cage first, just to see if he was friendly. Lenny came home with a great report, "Felix" held his paw out to Lenny and proceeded to work his way into his heart. I promptly filled out an application, they checked my references and an appointment was made to meet "Felix" on September 21, 2020.


The rest is history! "Felix" instantly was named Roary, (after the Detroit Lions mascot), and we promptly adopted him. Roary was born June 10, 2020. He was a little over 3 months old when he joined our family. What strikes me as strange is Dakota was diagnosed with cancer on June 8th, we found out Cody had to have biopsy surgery on June 9th and Roary was born June 10th. It certainly seems that a higher power had a plan that I knew nothing about.

The original Roary and I at a game on my birthday

Our Roary, a friendly, playful, adorable bundle of fur came into our house like a terror. He was into EVERYTHING (and I DO mean EVERYTHING!) From getting behind the washer/dryer, to getting stuck under our china cabinet (or so we thought, until we called the Fire Department and Roary came out 2 minutes before they arrived after being under it for nearly an hour).......we knew we had a real character on our hands. He went from being UNDER the china cabinet to scaling it.



Now, a year later, you can find Roary still scaling heights from the cat tree



to the shower when Lenny is in it, to the top of a doorframe, if it's a high up spot, Roary wants to be there!



In my original post I wrote that I didn't think Roary would ever be a lapcat. I had said that because he was always sooo busy! I couldn't have been more wrong! Roary began to settle down at around nine months of age. Trust me, he still gets into plenty of mischief but he isn't constantly on the move like he was when we first got him.

Roary LOVES to give kisses, he LOVES being held, cuddled and petted.



He still loves to play (I am guilty of not playing with him one-on-one enough) because he prefers wand toys over almost anything else (except those crazy colored springs that so many of the cats  have, he LOVES those!)  He also likes mice, (the small ones, not ones quite THIS big!)





Unlike Cody who was completely disinterested in boxes, Roary has yet to meet a box that he DOESN'T like!








Roary has A LOT to deal with in reference to Levi. Roary likes him, but Levi just doesn't leave him alone.. Still Roary doesn't mind being around him (as long as Levi is behaving, which is usually NOT the case!)




Roary was a most darling kitten and he is an adorable cat. He has grown into his body, but his head seems surprisingly small. It's as if his body grew but his head decided to stay the same! 


For Roary's first adoption day I bought him a couple of items that I wanted to share with you, I BOUGHT these items, I did NOT receive them free.


The mat above is made by SmartyKat and it is called the Purrfect Play Cat Activity Mat. It makes a crinkly sound when Roary plays with it. I think it is darling and Roary loves it!

My favorite item is below. I first saw it on the Hauspanther blog, it is a cat scratcher made to look like a laptop. It is just too stinking cute!!!! You can read all about it where I linked to the Hauspanther blog above.



 




Every day we are grateful for our fun, adventurous, mischievous Roary. He is truly a special boy. He's kind, patient and extremely intelligent. We made it through his wild kitten days!! We love our "Marshmallow" boy and wouldn't trade him for the world!

Happy First Adoption Day Roary!!!
xoxoxo
Love, Mom and Dad 



50 comments:

  1. Happy Gotcha day, Roary!! You are a very handsome kitty, but we think you already know that!


    When Pipo was still here, Benji wanted to taste him, Dalton was scared of him and it was cute to see their interactions, esp after Pipo used his whappy paws, LOL! Maybe if Roary would give Levi his just rewards he might just stop being a pest and allow a good snuggle/cuddle.

    Maybe Levi will take longer to settle down...

    Have fun, Roary, hope you get lots of cuddles and treats!

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    1. Oh Roary is giving Levi his "just rewards" all of the time. Levi is NOT easily deterred, nor does he EVER become insulted. With Cody and Dakota, all Cody had to do was hiss at Dakota once and Dakota got his act together. If Dakota gave Cody a hard time Cody would whap him. Dakota was an EXTREMELY sensitive dog......Levi is the polar opposite. He is NOT sensitive at all lol

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  2. Happy gotcha day, Roary! You are such a bundle of fun.

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    1. thank you and yes he is...except for about 20 minutes ago when he got into the kitchen cupboard (under the sink) and he closes the door behind him......that's a dangerous place for him to be so he bought himself a time out in the bedroom for a while. :)

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  3. Happy first Gotchaversary, Roary! That scratcher laptop is so cute with it's own mouse.

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  4. happy happy coming home day... and we love that you are like da Lion(s) and that even your name says that...

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    1. and I LOVE that YOU said that! I never thought of that!! xoxo

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  5. Happy 1at year in your home Roary!!!
    It was a great year and you have a pawsome family too :)
    Purrs, Julie

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  6. Pawkisses for a Happy First Adoption day, sweet Roary🎉 We were astonished that it has been a year ago that we first met, but so glad you found such a wonderful furrever home. Thanks for the smile you brought on our face today with your lovely pictures. You're sure a heart cat💗 Extra Pawkisses for all of you🐾😽💞

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    1. thank you so much! We're astonished that it's been a year too. Thank you for your extremely kind words xoxoxo

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  7. Happy Gotcha Day, Roary! You have grown from a cute kitten to a stunningly handsome Mancat.
    And what pawsome prezzies you have received. We purr-ticularly love that laptop scratcher.
    Chag sameach to you and Levi and your pawrents.

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    1. thank you! xoxo It's funny you said that because when Roary was at the Vet on August 24, the Vet looked at him and said "he has really grown into being a good looking cat", but I always thought he was good-looking!!!

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  8. Happy First Adoption Day!! Roary is truly adorable and I thought that the first instant I saw him on your blog. Those eyes.....they say so much. I can see why you instantly fell in love with him. I think he's JUST what you needed. He's a lucky boy to have such a wonderful family to grow up with. Here's to MANY MANY more celebrations with him AND with Levi!

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

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    1. Awww thank you Pam!!! He is definitely a little charmer, we are blessed! xoxo

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  9. Happy Gotcha Day, Roary! The photos are simply wonderful. So much happiness!

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    1. thank you so much Ingrid! Yes, he is a good boy, he really became a fabulous cat...he was a bundle of terror as a kitten, but he is overall, a good boy now xoxo

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  10. Happy Gotcha day Roary! So happy you have such a great home and we wish you 1000 more years of happiness!

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  11. Roary sure is a cutie patootie! Happy Gotcha Day, sweetie, we hope you get lots of extra treats!

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  12. Happy Gotcha Day, Roary! Your cat activity mat is so cute.

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  13. Happy Gotcha Day, Roary! You sure landed in the perfect home for you!

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  14. Happy Gotcha Day, Roary! I'm so happy for all of you.

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  15. ♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you,♪♫
    ♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you,♪♫
    ♫♪Happy Gotcha Day Dear Roary,♪♫
    ♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you!♪♫

    Have a fabulous day and week. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥

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  16. Happy Gotchaday Roary. We're sp glad you got gottedd. And dude, you hit the jackpot. You got a great home. We know all about those kitten antics. MOL We're glad to be your furiends. Big hugs

    Luvs ya'

    RaenaBelle and Zebby

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  17. Happy Gotcha Day to Roary. A year sure has gone by fast.

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  18. Happy Gotcha Day to Roary! sounds like he was a really exciting kitten and quite the climber! How wonderful that he's grown into such a handsome and sweet cat boy! Love all the adorable pictures!

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  19. You have had an epic first year at home sweet Roary and we couldn't be happier for you. Happy Gotcha Day sweet guy!!!

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  20. Happy gotcha day, Roary! You are such a lucky kitten!

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  21. A Very Happy Gotcha Day Roary! What a fine day for a kitty and knowing that when you are adopted there is room for a new kitty at the rescue makes things even better! We sure have enjoyed watching you grow up and look at what a fine fellow you are full of love and play. Many returns my friend!

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  22. Has it been a year already?! Roary is such a beautiful kitty and the photo of him on the SmartyKat Mat is perfect. Happy 1st year. We hope the 2nd is even better.

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    1. I know! It's hard for me to believe too! Thank you! I love that photo as well!!!

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  23. Happy Gotcha Day sweet Roary! XO

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  24. A year already?!?
    Where does the time go?
    Happy Gotchaversary, Roarie!

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  25. Happy Gotcha Day, Roary! How handsome you are!

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  26. Happy Gotcha Day sweet Roary - and many more !

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  27. Aww, we love Roary, too! Happy Gotcha Day to you all -- the whole wonderful, loving family. We LOVE that Roary is a lap cat now, by the way. :)

    Chag sameach!

    XO

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    1. You are the sweetest! Thank you so much! We love that Roary is a lap cat now too! xoxo

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  28. Happy Gotcha Day Roary. You are such a handsome little guy!

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  29. Happy Gotcha Day, you little sweetie. What a heartwarming tale, and the same for Levi's story, too. We're struggling to catch up here, but it was nice to take a few to read about Roary. Here's to many, many more!!

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  30. Oh Roary, you are so stinkin' adorable! Happy Gotcha Day!

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    1. thank you!! I have to agree, he still has that adorable face lol

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  31. The laptop is too cute!! Glad he likes it!! Happy Gotcha Day!

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    1. OMG he LOVES it!! Told ya he just LOVES scratchers lol! Thanks so much for stopping by and for the Gotcha Day wishes! xoxo

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  32. He's just too gosh darn cute. Hope he had a pawsome Gotcha Day and the treats and boxes to play in were plentiful. 🐈‍⬛

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  33. Happy Adoption Day, Roary! There's no doubt you ended up exactly where you were supposed to be. I can see why you fell in love with his face, Caren. He is just such a good-looking cat! He sounds quite adventurous too! I can't believe it's been a year already, but I'm so happy for your whole family with how things worked out for all of you. ♥

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  34. Happy Gotcha Day Roary ! We hope you had a wonderful celebration ! Purrs

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  35. Happy 1st Adoption Day Roary! You sure look happy and it sure looks like you make your Peeps happy - a love story!

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  36. Happy Gotcha Day, Roary! So many adorable pictures!

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