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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Welcome home Sumo!





I certainly did not sleep well last evening...had all of 2 hours of sleep...
and it wasn't because we were getting Sumo today...rather that 
Sumatra never coming home became a reality for me.

( I shared this with my sweet friend, trying to explain my mixed feelings
before we ventured out to pick up Sumo today) 

I am sure Sumatra came into our lives to  remind us all to not waste time about things we can never change…I think that is why I could not sleep…it was like she was taking her last breath in me…Bringing home Sumo solidifies that she is gone… She will always be in my heart but memories are already fading…….I guess they have to so I have room to make new ones… I was trying to just hold on to so many of them….but I can’t — it  just hurts too much …..

HOWEVER, there is some happiness....uncanny actually...All the time we drove out to meet Charlie, our breeder, who met us half way ( they are simply wonderful)   I was nervous...sharing with David, "what if I am expecting too much, what if he does not like us, what if I don't like him...( although I seriously doubted that one, as I did fall in love with him at first sight) ....  WEllllllllll, this was the first 5 minutes that we made eye contact....Sumo bore into my soul....we connected , I noted David watching us in the back seat and I think I saw a tear....

I thought about my morning, writing out my cards this am, drinking my coffee in solitude, a quiet
peaceful morning... After the day we spent together, it may be awhile before this morning is repeated.....lol


And yes I made up Christmas cards of our sweet Felines....





This is Sumo in his carrier....he was not with us 15 minutes, and he was already
bearing his tummy to be scratched...he knows his name...Thanks to our Breeders
Sandy and Charlie for calling him Sumo....They are so wonderful 
they even sent a blanket among other wonderful toys, combs, food
treats....to remind him of his 1st loving home...



He never cried once all the way home...he stayed awake and we just talked and cuddled
and cried tears of JOY....he purred most of the way home...he most certainly
found his forever home......

Upon entering our home, we already had his dishes ready and mat in his "room" for the
next few days so we can climatize  our sweet T-cup...


After he ate, Sumo wanted to explore our home...
I took him to his room, our kitchen the bedroom and in my office he took a stand...
on my desk, as soon as I bring out the camera, he is camera ready..
Reminds me of our sweet Sumatra..he loves the camera as she did..
I think a lot of that has to do with Sandy...I was constantly asking for photos
so he would get used to the flash....

Here he is exploring his room for the next few days....we were playing fetch..
he had me in stitches....David kept T-cup comforted, while I tried to exhaust our
new family member....

  Now this was supposed to be Sumo's bed, but T-cup decided this will be her new bed...
Ok, we can always get a few more....She has certainly claimed this one...and we are good with
that lol...




She took her stand on the window bench and observed....there was a bit of hissing
and a bit of disgust to say the least...but we know she will come around....
She is very loving....and Sumo is not afraid of her at all...I think he has been hissed
at a few times...he just turned away and went and chased some LED mice lol


The day has been exhausting....Sumo is on my desk as I write this....
he is snuggled up in a blanket that T-cup has used the past few days..
We wanted to share each others blankets so they could get use to each others scent...
I have Bring him HOME by Alfie Boe on my Apple ....and Sumo fell asleep for
the past 2 hours, as I downloaded photos and wrote this...he is in heaven...
At times, he glances and me and just sighs...

and my heart swells...
ohhh wanted to note...every time I left the room for something 
he would CRY...."WHERE ARE YOU?" or something like that..
as soon as I said "I"M HERE SUMO" he would stop and chase after me..
( someone else did exactly the same thing) 


T-cup too is just flat out exhausted...they both will no doubt sleep well tonight...
I think we all will wink...
                            I just took this shot...OMG is this not a perfect end to a perfect day..?
There is going to be a lot of happiness in our home once again..
David said that is all he wants now..."his sparky to be happy again" xx


But wait....Sandy sent me an update of MONCHAT....
he will be here before Christmas...

It has been a very emotional, touching, loving day...
and Sumo is HOME in both of our hearts already..
As no doubt Monchat will be too soon....

10 days makes such a difference...Look on your left how much FLUFFIER Monchat has become ..
gosh he is beautiful!


Gratitude for wonderful breeders and hearts that mend....


80 comments:

  1. Oh my. What a cutie. He is absolutely adorable. What a perfect pairing. I am so glad to hear all is going well. Hope you had a fun date last night. I can see where this little guy will be taking up a lot of your time. So precious. Happy Day.

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    1. Oh Mary....as cute as he in photos..he looks bigger than he is...he is so small. he is only about 12 inches long....he is 3.2 pounds... and our fun date...well let's just say it will be a night we will never forget x

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  2. Samm, your Sumo is so sweet. That first picture of him...oh my goodness, that is so adorable. I love how photogenic he is, he is just so ADORABLE! That playing picture..... and the sleeping pictures.... oh my what a gorgeous kitty you have. You two are going to be inseparable. Congratulations new mommy! I love how you make the most of what life deals you, and the fact that you opened your heart to not only one, but TWO new little lives is such a wonderful example of heart. I am excited for you as I watch you heal from such sadness. You have so much love to give these little guys. You two were meant to be together, and his cute little "I'm home" sighs tell you so. Have fun with your furry ball of joy Samm. xxx

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    1. HI Cori..he is up now..that lasted as long as I needed to do the photos and write the post..he is now on the lounger with us playing with his stick....we are trying to tire him out for the night...not sure that is going to be an easy task...he just went through our spindles of the staircase and jumped down five steps...and then ran up the stairs....he is a climber...already can jump up on our lounger...he is such a riot...T-cup has retired for the evening...not sure she wants anything to do with us tonight... tomorrow is another day....Sumo will be placed in his soft carrier beside our bed....zzzzzz

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  3. Sumo is gorgeous. I am sure you will be making many wonderful memories with him. Enjoy the adventure.

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    1. Oh Cathie...we already have started on the right track.....it has been a day of many smiles and giggles x

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  4. Awwww......a house full of fluffy love and purrs. What a wonderful way to spend the Christmas season. Sweet dreams everyone.

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    1. HI Chris....ohhh Christmas is going to be rather challenging...i think we will have to limit many of the displays...2 young kittens....oh my lol x

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  5. Those eyes Samm....just stunning! May each day with Sumo be more blessed than the one before it!

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    1. Hi Marlene...well we got through our first night....and it was those blue that greeted me this am along with an abundance of energy lol

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  6. What a beautiful addition to your family! The first picture is simply AMAZING. It looks like his eyes are asking for your total love and commitment while telling you that you will always have his. I can understand from looking at it how you two made a deep connection.

    I am so happy for both you and Sumo as well as David and T-Cup, although I'm not sure T-Cup feels that same way right now. lol. It's been two weeks since Skylar joined our family and Riley is just now adjusting to having a little playmate. It's to the point that they are starting to play without the hissing from either one. It's so funny to watch a 3 pound ball of fur going into attack mode all arched up and being sooo sure of himself while 12 pound Riley just looks at him like he's lost his mind.

    I can tell you are enjoying these moments and can't wait to hear about all the memorable times that are to come within the next few weeks. Rina

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    1. HI Rina he is a doll ....and the love and energy he shows is a statement of how quickly he has settled already ...lol
      T-cup is better this morning, only one hiss and an incredible curiosity over this fluff ball lol
      We know it will take awhile but no doubt they will get along like your Riley.......sx

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  7. Welcome home Sumo
    He is darling. What a handsome little fella

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    1. HI Rosemary B here...he said thanks kitty lover ...xx

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  8. Samm I am so happy for you! I know you will be a perfect mum for Sumo! ^_^

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    1. ahhh Maria...I am hoping I will be as attentive and that he knows he is very loved....

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  9. He seems so at home and relaxed..bless his little heart...you too sound so happy, so pleased you have your little man home safe and sound and of course the new other little man to look forward to too..Christmas is arriving early at your home xxx

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    1. HI sweet lady...he does, you would never know he just came yesterday, he is already familiar with many spots in our home...his sleeping spot, dining area, exercise room and window sill for his tv... at the moment he is chatting with the birds... It was wise to remove all of my crystals from the window sill....they would already been broken lol x

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  10. ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ Que preciosidad de gatito !!!!!!
    Disfrutarlo mucho , besos

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    1. Thank you Elvira. he certainly is a charming little fellow...x

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  11. Sumo is so very and unusually handsome for a male cat ♥♥♥♥♥♥ I simply love his face ♥♥♥♥♥

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    1. Hello sweet lady....yes Sumo has such character...he really is adorable..when he looks at me..time just stands still...it is pure JOY to share him with you...

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  12. Oh, he is so beautiful.
    I just love his eyes, and his pink toes are so darn cute. :)
    And Monchat has grown a lot too.
    Both of the kitties are going to the bestest forever home ever, we all know that.
    Have fun with Sumo.
    Marilyn

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    1. HI Marilyn...it is hard not to think of any of our sweet felines as not being beautiful..but this one has such a distinctive personality, such vulnerability and sense of purpose already..he is sitting with me on the window sill at our window bench..he saw his first blue jay..."LOOOOOOOOK" he meow...kept looking at me and the birds...he is riot..there is no doubt it takes 2 or rather 3 sweet cats to fill our hearts after our daring Sumatra...But already we are mending...x

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  13. Oh, Samm, thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures. All of your babies are so sweet. T-Cup will most certainly be in charge of this group. Such a serious face. Sumo is so beautiful I can hardly stand it. Those eyes get to me. Enjoy the new happiness, dear friend.

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    1. HI Charlotte...it is indeed my pleasure...we are already snapping photos on day 2...he is settled for a few minutes while write you...he really is quite demanding, and then quite relaxed the next...like a newborn, you take advantage of those moments to sit and enjoy ....T-cup is relinquished a back seat but not neglected and she knows that as she squealed this morning when she saw me and then hissed at Sumo...they will unite there is no doubt in my mind...x There is certainly JOY in our home on day 2

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  14. I am so happy for you and David. T-cup will take time by in the end, they will become friends. It certainly will be a very merry holiday at your house!

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    1. Thank you Gracie...merry holiday...mmmmm I am already thinking of many decorations that have to be shelved this year...this wee guy is a climber....we have a month to mold him and then Monchat will be here...so we may be changing a few plans already...lol Less will be more......x

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  15. You are indeed blessed to have such a beautiful soul enter your life - Sumo is a beauty !

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    1. HI Kathie...not sure if it is a blessing or a plan to fulfill a purpose that was to bring so many hearts together...nothing can do that like a kitten or a puppy... He wants a sip of my coffee and we are listening to Christmas music and he is just purring away like a sweet contented kitten should be..xx and there is no doubt he is meant to be here....it all feels so right ...x

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  16. Aww, a sweet, sweet post. Love those pink kitty toes.
    I made a nice, masculine looking bed for our new Murphy, and Miss Mabel promptly claimed it, just as your T-cup did. ;)

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    1. Hi Vickie, ohhh yes they are so tender sweet...and yes the bed for him is no longer his..but T-cup has allowed Sumo to have the big bed that I made for both Sumo and Monchat..their Christmas bed....x

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  17. Oh wow. It does sound like it was a day filled with emotion, both happy and sad ones. I know that Sumo will bring much laughter to your house again.

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    1. HI Michele. oh it was and already this new day is filled with excitement... they are both resting now, so we are too....it comes in waves...lol

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  18. Each addition to the family is always a thrill. Each has a new personality to add to the mix and Sumo isdefinitelythe epitome of that. Oh the new memories you are going to make. I can only imagine the fun, fun, fun, you are going to have.

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    1. HI Suze, that is so right...he is different but there are some similarities, he is no doubt a gem...
      we certainly have laughed more these past two days then we had for quite awhile. x

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  19. Just read your blog with teary eyes! Your love and devotion for your feline friends comes through in your writing and is so touching. And they are beautiful. Lucky you and lucky them.

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    1. Ahh Jocelyn...we both take this role seriously...they repay us with such comfort, companionship and pure Joy...it is hard not to be so devoted to them...it is a wonderful price to pay...at the moment he is sitting between us just playing with one of his toys....and T-cup is observing and no doubt a bit entertained as well...We all win, there is no doubt about it..x

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  20. Good Morning Missie Sammflower, Rex and I just admired in full size on my new Mac laptop, all of your adorable pictures
    TeaCuppie reminds me of sweet Prinnie when she discovered there was a baby in the house (Pierro) and she sat up in -- yes, Pierro's new bed. ♥️
    Hubbs suggests that if you are planning on having your Christmas tree this year, you might want to think about how to attach it to the ceiling.
    I hope you have a delightful day today with your fuzzy babies. One thing I always thought about... I wondered how my beloved Caesar would have loved Pierro. I know that Sumatra would have been tickled with the silliness. I am so glad that TeaCuppie can enjoy that and laugh from a safe distance

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    1. Ohhh a new Mac laptop....one of my fav's too RosemaryBhere, that is what is on my lap....Glad you could the pics more clearly...and Pierro's new bed...seems this is something that is more common that we think...we are good with that... We have extras anyway...just did not put them out yet...and re Christmas tree, with both felines the past we always had our tree secured..learned that lesson early on...And I agree Sumatra would have loved the events in her home....Her spirit is no doubt present, we have way too many coincidences...x

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  21. What cuties you have (and soon one more.) I do hope that T-cup and the new little arrivals will became fast friends and that there will be no jealousy. I loved all the photos - thank you.

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    1. HI Dolores well day 2 has less hisses than day 1....and both are incredibly curious of one another, we are bringing them together at only intervals...Sumo stays in his "safe room"
      for at least the next couple of weeks, at the moment T-cup is in Davd's office and Sumo is in mine ....x

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    1. Thank you sweet lady...he is a gem....there is no doubt about it...and his personality is so developed already...curious, a dare devil and patient and kind...xx

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  23. so sweet, may you make new memories with Sumo.....such a beauty...

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    1. HI Kathleen, thank you and we are already...x

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  24. Welkom thuis Lieverdje....heel veel geluk met hem..en wat een lieve foto's!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Sweet lady...love taking photos and it helps when one loves to have photos taken of him lol

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  25. He is a sweet little doll! Glad to see such a happy little guy has made it home!

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    1. Oh Kris, he is very content...if his activity level is any proof...really funny.. already knows how to play fetch, within hours...x

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  26. So glad, that your heart is freshly filled with love and laughter. Have a wonderful time together! He really looks so sweet! Thanks for sharing your heart!
    Be blessed, hugs Martina

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    1. HI Martina....we laughed a lot today...more at both T-cup and Sumo...they are such fine characters that we really enjoy being their keepers..x

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  27. Oh Samm, I can tell that your heart is full. I teared up reading your post. What a lucky little kitty Sumo is to have found himself in a home filled with love. Beautiful photo memories, thank you for sharing them with us.

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    1. Hi Ev, oh my it is, but we still have space in our hearts for Monchat too.. we will always have love for these fine little creatures..it is a joy that is hard to define, but it can be felt with a heart ...x

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  28. Congratulations! Very beautiful new pet! Let your home bring only positive things!

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    1. Hello sweet lady...he is a delight in every way...

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  29. I am truly happy for you and David. There can never be enough love and laughter. Hugs

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    1. HI Mary Ann, he really cracks us up...I cannot go to my powder room without him wailing lol...
      you can hear him through our whole house..lol. We have to keep bells on him so we know where he is...lol

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  30. Wow, what an emotional day! But such a sweet kitty! Glad that t-cup seems okay for now. Glad that you have such a wonderful husband who only wants to make you happy! I am so excited for you two and glad that you can have such big hearts to love your kitties so much. Made my day today. K-

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    1. It was Kristy, but day 2 is over....and we survived yet another exhausting day...he is a darling...T-cup had a cute moment with him...our hearts are open so they can fill them up.... our secret, we make them our priority and the rewards are grand.. as far as my David, he is a GEM!

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  31. Oh my, he really is a sweetie! Those blue eyes - so deep. I am sure T-cup was just explaining that she was the oldest and therefore the boss, and yes, you may have thought this bed was yours but I decided I like it, but don't worry Mum and Dad will get you a new one. Love, kisses and hugs to both your beautiful cats and roll on a few more days till Monchat arrives and the fun begins all over again!

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    1. HI Karen....he is a darling...and to tell you the truth, he is much cuter in real life his little head is the size of a large egg...he is really a minute..but travels at the speed of light...his personality is so genuine....he was napping earlier, he wanted to snuggle so close to me...we could not get a feather in between us and still he had to have one of his paws on my lap...When Monchat comes, I don't know how we are going to do it all....but we will...when you have LOVE you can really do anything xx

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  32. Hi Samm!
    He is definitely soooooo sweeeeet! And these eyes! I'm sure, he will love you all!

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    1. HI Olga.....he is he is....and it is hard not to love his kitten ways ..lol

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  33. This little beauty makes me miss having a kitty in the house. He's adorable!

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    1. Hi Carol....well he certainly brings so much JOY to our home....he makes us smile and laugh even when he is cat napping..

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  34. Oh Samm... I am in love your new darling Sumo! What a beautiful boy he is :o) I can see we will be enjoying lots of delightful pics and stories!! I hope T-cup is enjoying her new friend... it will be nice for her to have another feline companion to play with - even if she pretends otherwise for the time being!! :o)
    "Bring Him Home" is my favourite song - I can't hear it without having tears roll down my face.... so you can imagine what I look like right now - tears of happiness and sadness for you both as you settle in with a new friend and miss the old friend and then you mention my tear-jerker song.... :o)
    Have fun with your baby!
    Hugs xx

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    1. Ohh Noni, trust me there is a lot to love in this 3 pound 2 oz package....lol I could fill a book already with the adventures we have experienced in 3 days in our home..lol. And Bring him home...is a perfect song, he loves this when he has nap time.....We certainly miss Sumatra, but our hearts are already mending and Sumo is one of the reasons...x

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  35. What a handsome "boy")) His eyes are incredible!

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    1. HI Fata....he is changing daily, and yes his eyes you can just fall into them, there is so much passion behind them...he is nothing but sweet delights...

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  36. Absolutely beautiful. I'm so happy for all of you. Glad you are all adjusting well.

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    1. Surprisingly well Corrie...I think when your heart is just ready, you can fill it up with so much love...our felines certainly are aware of how wanted they are....x

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  37. I know you must have been nervous! I can't believe he rode so well in his carrier. We tried to take Sugarplum to the hill country house only once and she cried so pitifully all the way we think she thought we were trying to get rid of her or something. When we got there she hid under the bed for 24 hours! Not a nice experience. Your little Sumo is really special!

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    1. HI Linda, the nervous part was fear too...you never know if there will be a connection...it is like an adoption..you choose a sex....you pick a photo you meet....and it can go 2 ways...for us ....it was in our favour...We really are connected already....ohhh and Sumo loves the car...when we got him home, he acted as if this was his home forever.....Sad that your sweet Sugarplum did not have a sweet experience.... isn't funny how different they all can be... he is resting by my head on my lounger..one of his fav spots....so he rests, I try to do the same x

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  38. Hearts that bond and forever will know unconditional love...a family, a home and lots of happiness. Sumo is so beautiful and those blue eyes are heaven. Blessings Dear...

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    1. So true Sherry....we are in a new chapter and it is so delightful....xx

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    2. So true Sherry....we are in a new chapter and it is so delightful....xx

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  39. Those kittens are just beautiful!

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